Chocolate Pecan Malted Cookies

Chocolate Pecan Malted Cookies

2 C. butter-flavored shortening
2 1/2 C. packed light brown sugar
1 C. chocolate malted milk powder
4 T. chocolate syrup
2 T. vanilla extract
2 eggs
4 C. flour
2 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
3 C. semisweet chocolate chips
2 C. milk chocolate chips
2 C. chopped pecans

Combine shortening, brown sugar, malted milk powder, chocolate syrup and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Beat for 2 minutes. Add eggs and beat for 1 minute. Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add to creamed mixture, mixing well after each addition. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans.

Shape into 2-inch balls and place about 3-inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375°F. for about 10 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes on baking sheets before moving to wire racks.

Makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies.

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