Sometimes life necessitates a cookie as big as your face.

Bigger even. Two faces.

Like when your boss gives you two summer students to order around tyrannize sculpt and mold into budding scientists and still expects you to get your own work done. You know…in your down time when you’re not making sure the two little ones (who are both taller than you, by the way) aren’t ruining everything you’ve done for the past two years. Right.


Like when you have a wedding to attend in just over 24 hours and are still without anything to wear on your feet that won’t leave you screeching in pain after twenty minutes.  (Change-of-shoes flip-flops? Classy. Happening.)


Like when a brand you’ve been hired to take photos for makes you an (absurdly generous) offer for a second project…and you say yes. And then you realize you’re probably going to have to take days off from your “real job” to be able to finish both projects by their respective deadlines.

Worth it = yes. Slightly insane = double yes.


Or like when you realize this is going to be your last post ever on this site, at least in this incarnation. Now before I induce a state of panic, don’t worry! I’m not actually going anywhere.  But this site is. Kind of.  With the help of the ladies of Wooden Spoons Kitchen, it is being moved over to WordPress and getting a total makeover. So while it will be down this coming Sunday and Monday, it will relaunch on Tuesday into a brave new world of awesomeness. All of your old links and such will remain the same so no worries about any of that, but if you do have any recipes you want to make from it during the two days it will be down, I highly recommend that you print them or save them to your computer before then.

So until then, I’ll be vacillating between total and utter giddy excitement…and sheer panic.

And making this malted milk cookie tart again (and then possibly again) so that I have something to stuff into my face whenever it gets to be too much to take. And since it’s not only face-sized but also chewy gooey malted milk chocolate delicious…I’d say it’s pretty perfect for such a task.


One year ago…Black Bean Patties with Corn Relish
Two years ago…Steamed Wild Salmon with Mizuna, Mustard Greens, Soy and Ginger
Three years ago…Vegan Golden Vanilla Cupcakes with Avocado Buttercream Frosting
Four years ago…Seared Flounder with Zucchini and Toasty Garlic Mojo

Malted Milk Cookie Tart
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup malted milk powder
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces, room temperature
  • ½ cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup malted milk balls, coarsely chopped
  1. Heat oven to 325. In a food processor, pulse together the flour, malted milk powder, sugar, and salt. Add the butter and pulse until moist clumps form. Gather into a ball and press evenly into the bottom of a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom.
  2. Bake the crust until it is evenly golden brown, about 20-25 minutes. Scatter the chocolate chips over it and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Spread the melted chocolate over the crust. Sprinkle the malted milk balls over it. Let cool completely before serving.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 16 wedges


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77 Responses to Malted Milk Cookie Tart

  1. Hey gorgeous, gimme a slice of that!

    I love that your posting daily now! How do you do it? Do you still have a day job? I’m jealous!


  2. Need this in my life! So exciting about the redesign. Can’t wait to see it! Happy weekend!

  3. I love all things malted, so this cookie tart sounds amazing. Congrats on the project! And good luck with your site relaunch. I’m so excited to see it!!!

  4. This looks amazing! Good luck with the move to WP I have been wanting to do it too.

  5. cquek says:

    These would totally disappear in my house in 5 minutes.

  6. Killer looking tart! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Audra says:

    SO excited about your big switch and even more excited about this cookie tart. It looks so simple and hugely adaptable with different candy toppings which I love!!

  8. What a fantastic looking dessert!
    Also, congrats on the migration to wordpress!!!

  9. Good luck with the move – hope it all goes well – the tart looks amazing!! what a fabulous idea – its breakfast time but I’m up for a large slice of it now!
    Mary x

  10. Stacy says:

    That is one big malted milk ball sugar cookie of happiness! Best of luck with the blog move this weekend. Scary times, but I am sure it will be even more fabulous when it’s done. Just shuck your shoes for dancing at the wedding and I am sure no one will care!

  11. Ahhh I cannot WAIT to see the new design! I love everything that WSK puts out so I know it’s going to be gorgeous. 🙂

    This tart is like the dessert of my dreams! I love it.

  12. Sarah says:

    ben loves whoppers! he’d adore this. so pretty too 🙂 hope the blog move goes well!

  13. Sam says:

    Don’t stress most women don’t keep their shoes on at weddings. And just get some sparkly flip flops. They’re fancy. It’s fine.

    This pie reminds me of something I once saw at
    Milk Bar, so clearly it must be the best thing ever.

  14. Dixya says:

    oh heaven – its been a rough week for me and this exactly the kind of tart I need to myself. I am so excited for your new website 🙂 🙂 🙂

  15. Jessie says:

    Oooooh, I’m so excited to see your new site! It’s going to be epic! I can see why you made this delicious tart – you have a lot on your plate (in addition to the giant cookie tart, of course). Peter made a maltball malted ice cream a few months ago and it was fab – I’ll bet this is even better!

    Have a great weekend, Joanne!

  16. I have been waiting for this! I saw the teaser you posted on Instagram a few days ago, and have been drooling ever since!

    By the way, can’t wait to see the new site!

  17. Pam says:

    Oh my – you have a lot going on lady! This little treat has me drooling. Seriously.

  18. I’m so in love with this tart! Malted? Took it completely over the top!

  19. london bakes says:

    This tart = totally epic.

  20. I want this in my face. That is all…

  21. This is PERFECT for the weekend! What a fun recipe!

  22. This looks beyond amazing! I am a total sucker for anything that contains the word ‘malt’, though… Looking forward to your updated site 🙂

  23. Totally head over heels for this tart!

  24. Gloria Baker says:

    I love this tart Joanne!!

  25. That’s so exciting about your site redesign! Can’t wait to see it!

    Also, that tart looks amazing. That’s all…

  26. Amazing tart!!!
    Can’t wait for your redesign – exciting! 🙂

  27. Amy says:

    Managing is really only babysitting. Never liked it. This tart, though? NO. WORDS.

  28. Ooo I have been trying to figure out something to make with the Reese’s pb malt balls. I think this might be it.

  29. Oh my gosh! That looks yummy!

  30. Wow… this looks amazing. Need now!

  31. I used to eat whoppers by the box! This looks great. Good luck with everything!

  32. Holy cow, this is amazing, Joanne! I love Whoppers!

  33. That Girl says:

    I need a cookie as big as my face.

  34. I have no words, Joanne. Besides, AMAZING!

  35. Monica says:

    Oh no, you didn’t! Divine!

  36. debbie says:

    Whoa…that looks absolutely AMAZING…you have finally outdone yourself Joanne! I love it and I’m looking forward to your blog’s new makeover!

  37. Dining Alone says:

    Wow that looks amazing!! I am excited to see the new site, I am sure it will be worth all the panic 🙂

  38. Hotly Spiced says:

    Welcome to the wordpress family! I signed up with blogger but just before I sent my first post live someone told me I should be on wordpress. I was so glad I canceled blogger and went with wordpress before I had actually done anything that would result in needing to involve others to move things over – just a headache I didn’t need. You do sound super-busy with your day job, looking after students, blogging, the wedding season and paid blogging work – what a juggle but you seem to handle it so well xx

  39. Sippity Sup says:

    You’re making whoppie with whoppers! GREG

  40. Oh my lord, that looks amazing! Who can say no to this tart? WOW!

  41. Beth says:

    That is one spectacular tart. Looking forward to seeing your new blog!

  42. G’day! I LOVE The Original Malt Balls, true!
    Your tart looks SO yum…is breekie here, but could go for a slice of this NOW too!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Now on FB

  43. Blond Duck says:

    I want to eat the whole thing!

  44. Amy says:

    Oh my…with your work situation, you definitely need some giant cookie tart to relax. This cookie tart is definitely decadent and would help me de-stress! 😉

  45. Kari says:

    Exciting about the blog move! Although I must confess I liked that you were one of the few ‘big’ bloggers on Blogger…it made me feel better about using it myself 😛 I’ll look forward to the new design though, and in the midst of all that stress, I think this tart is essential. I hope you’re not planning to share too much 🙂

  46. This looks amazing! Definitely will be trying it ASAP!

  47. So much craziness but I’m super excited about your new site! Congrats on another great photo, opp, look at you!!!

  48. Kathy says:

    OMG…Totally mouthwatering…malted milk balls has always been one of my favorite candies! I could definitely eat a slice of that right now…and it’s only 8 am.

  49. bellini says:

    Changes are happening at EWWO. I know you will love your new look.

  50. Johanna GGG says:

    looks amazing – and sounds necessary – I just wish I had one now – honestly I will find any reason 🙂

    (And fyi – beach weddings are great because flip flops are just the most appropriate footwear)

    good luck with changes to blog

  51. I can’t wait to see your new site! Life can be totally crazy, but it’s important to take time to appreciate the small things – like this cookie tart! It sounds dangerously easy to make too.

  52. COngrat Joanne! I’m super stocked for you. What a fantastic development.

  53. Can’t wait to see the new site, and congrats on the photo project!

  54. Christine says:

    Well my dear, you seem to have cornered the market on stress momentarily. 🙂 Can’t wait to see the makeover of the blog! I think you’ll be happy with WordPress.

  55. This looks fantastic! I have definitely had weeks where I needed a cookie as big as two faces–and this one looks perfect. Congratulations on the site move, you’ll love wordpress! It’s the best.

  56. I wore high heel flip flops at my own wedding when my shoes became too much for me 😉

  57. Christine says:

    Woohoo! New site is looking great! I really like it!

  58. Deborah says:

    Looks like I’m getting a sneak peek of the new site – LOVE IT!! Love WSK, they have hit it out of the park yet again. And this tart? Equally amazing.

  59. The new site looks great Joanne! I guess the comments didn’t transfer? This tart looks delicious! 🙂 Have great week!

  60. Gorgeous makeover! And this cookie tart? YES and YES! Can you pass the entire tart please? Because 1 slice just won’t cut it.

  61. Chewthefat says:

    Woo-hoo! NEW LOOK! This would be a great post-Halloween recipe, btw!

  62. Katerina says:

    This is my kind of tart! Nice to have you to wordpress! I hope everything will work for you!

  63. Holy cow does this look delicious and so decadent! Love the new site design, too – it looks pretty.

  64. Hey Joanne 🙂 Your blog is looking so great. And I have never wanted to eat a tart more.

  65. Lynn says:

    I was out of town from Friday to Sunday and was concerned that I couldn’t see this recipe – here it is though on the new site. Yay – I’m totally making this.

  66. Wow. This looks so delicious and decadent. AND, your site looks beautiful!

  67. Shannon says:

    oh yum. my dad loves whoppers, so i’ll have to remember this one for him 🙂

  68. I so want a slice of that right now!

  69. Joanne!
    Love the new site!
    I need a new design so badly.
    Was it expensive?

  70. Reeni says:

    Total decadence! I never used malted milk balls in my baking but I’m inspired – this is irresistible. I LOVE your new look! So CUTE!

  71. grace says:

    love the new look, joanne!
    i personally don’t care for malted milk balls, but i still think this is a lovely tart. 🙂

  72. ummmmm….

    I’m sorry….what did you say?

    I can’t stop staring…and drooling….

  73. Jade Merrett says:

    This actually looks like heaven on a plate! I’ve bookmarked this one to make for the next birthday at work! 🙂 Can’t wait!

  74. Susan says:

    OMG, I’m trying to avert my eyes. Temptress!

  75. Carrie says:

    Pure deliciousness – both the tart and the new blog design! 🙂

  76. Chris says:

    Oh my! I’ll have to show this to my wife, she’d love it! I’m usually not a big dessert eater but she made the Duggars Ice Cream Sandwich Cake last week and I have to admit I loved every excessive calorie. This tart looks just as delightful!

  77. elly says:

    Uh this is going to be like the first thing I make when I get the go-ahead to eat dairy.

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