Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie: Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops

Another delicious cookie recipe this week - Chocolate Malted Whooper Drops chosen by Rachel of Confessions of a Tangerine Tart. Doug was very excited about these because he loves chocolate malts and Whoppers. The recipe came together just like most cookie recipes. The most tedious part was chopping the Whoppers, sometimes they wanted to slide out from under my knife. And of course there was the temptation to pop a few 'extras' in my mouth while I was chopping...
I used Chocolate Malt Powder (I think Carnation brand) mainly because I wasn't going to use the entire bottle on the cookies and we're more likely to drink chocolate malted milk than plain. The actual cookie dough was so good I snuck a spoonful and I rarely eat raw cookie dough. Dorie says in the book it will resemble fudge frosting more than cookie dough and she was right but it tasted amazing and this was before i added the Whoppers and chocolate chips.
I did use a little less butter than called for so my cookies were more cake-like, fluffy with those caramelized bits of Whoppers and the melty chocolate chips. I can't even describe how good they were warm. Doug loved them of course. It is a more decadent cookie recipe than I would normally make. I'd probably reserve these for special occasions but man they were good!

More cookies next week too!

16 comments:

TeaLady said...

These looky tasty.

Anne said...

I'm glad you like them- they look wonderful!

Madam Chow said...

They look like they turned out great! A tip for cutting stuff like the whoppers, or nuts: Use TWO chef knives at the same time, parallel to each other. Don't know why it works, but it does.

Flourchild said...

I love your cookies and Im glad they turned out so good. I used Peanut Butter whoppers.

Rebecca said...

I snacked on these while I made the dough, too. Sometimes the dough-making is the best part. ;)

Teanna said...

Haha I kept popping the Whoppers in my mouth as well! They are dangerous to cook with! Those look great!

Prudy said...

Success! They look fabulous. How much butter did you use??

Pamela said...

They look so good. I think that they turned out cakey either way. And I agree with you on the batter! Yum.

n.o.e said...

And if you thought these were decadent, next weeks look positively sinful! Interesting to know that cutting the butter made them fluffier.
Nancy

Steph said...

I think you're right about how decadent they seem, but there's supringly not that much butter in this recipe compared to other cookie recipes.

HoneyB said...

your cookies look great!

Engineer Baker said...

This was, without a doubt, some of the best cookie dough ever. The perfect time to break your normal rules :)

Christine said...

The dough was the best! Your cookies look delicious!

The DeL Sisters said...

They look wonderful!

Jules Someone said...

Mmmmm. Those look delicious! I may have to make more....

Barbara said...

Yours are so pretty! Glad you liked them.