Sunday, September 7, 2008

TWD: Chocolate Whopper Malted Drops





It’s only been two weeks, and I’m enjoying TWD immensely (and was so excited to see that Crème Brulee is in the future for us all this month)!


As for this week--the recipe, Chocolate Whopper Malted Drops (page 85), was brought to us by Rachel of Confessions of a Tangerine Tart , ("and by the letter C.")

Well I must admit I hesitated at first when I saw “Whoppers” in the title as I am just not a fan, but knowing this is only my SECOND week here, I couldn't possibly skip a week already, so with a slight edit (using semi-sweet chocolate chips in place of the crushed Whoppers), I was back on track. I realize that means this is not the cookie Dorie intended, but wow is it amazing nonetheless! For the bittersweet chocolate I used Ghiardelli and for the malted powder I found Ovaltine Chocolate Malt Flavor.

Saturday turned out to be an inside-day due to the weather/Hanna, so this was perfect to create these. They went together with ease. The dough was indeed “frosting-like” as Dorie indicated it would be, which led to my only issue—it was a challenge for my cookie scoop as it would not push the dough out easily; it was so super-soft. It didn’t make for a neat/even lineup on the cookie sheets (it was just a bunch of blobs), but the mess is all just a part of the creative process (and because I was getting sloppy here and there it meant many a taste test was had to get the dough off my fingers! Wow was that dough good!)

In no time our rainy afternoon was uplifted with the delightful smell of chocolate cookies baking! I think I got about 50 cookies out of the dough…

Dear Husband came into the kitchen at one point as some were cooling, and I told him to try one. These tasted awesome warm!! He had been eyeing them as he loves chocolate--especially dark chocolate. Here is his reaction as it progressed: (Takes a bite) "Wow, these are good" (takes another bite) "mmm, really good..." (finishes cookie 1, reaches for cookie 2)…"they're dangerous..."

By the next day, he asked me to do (or NOT do, as the case may be) three things:
1. Please don’t bring them to work
2. Is it possible to freeze some because the 2 of us couldn’t eat this many while they were still fresh (well, we COULD….but we decided not to!)
3. Could I please NOT to make them often—because they are that good that he will eat way too many


So another rave review! He is a huge fan of brownies so I have no doubt that’s why he likes these as they have that cake-like consistency to them. (FYI, last night I grabbed 2 of them and zapped them for 5-10 seconds in the microwave and the chips became gooey again….soooo good!)


So another week of TWD brings another week with a full cookie jar--but they're going fast! I give it 7 days before we're defrosting the ones from the freezer!!

22 comments:

Melissa said...

Welcome to Tuesdays with Dorie! Your cookies sound amazing, even without the Whoppers. And I'm excited for the Creme Brulee in our future too!

Mrs. Ashworth said...

Welcome, they all look great!!!

Spike said...

I'm excited for the Crème Brulee too! Welcome to TWD

Cathy said...

Oh, they look perfect, Lis! And your picture -- I just knew you'd be a natural at this! I am jealous that you have a cookie scoop. I would go buy one right now, but I've been put on kitchen gadget probation after the last credit card bill arrived. Glad that your hubs loved these -- he is going to SO benefit from this new little hobby of yours! Welcome to TWD, Lis!

nancysrecipes said...

Your cookies look great! Welcome to TWD!

TeaLady said...

Welcome to TWD. Hope you enjoy baking with us. Your cookies look VERY chocolately. Weren't they good. Great Job!

Anne said...

Welcome to TWD! I'm glad you liked the cookies (and thank goodness so many baked goods freeze!)

Bridgett said...

Welcome to TWD. Your cookies look ultra chocolatey! There is nothing better than a full cookie jar :)

Rebecca said...

Welcome! What a perfect rainy-day cookie. I wasn't such a fan, but my husband was asking me to make another batch while he was eating the first one. I guess they are dangerous for some people!

Flourchild said...

Welcome! Your cookies look wonderful! Im glad your husband enjoyed them. Keep baking!

Steph said...

Welcome to the club!! You guys are totally right about these cokies being dangerous! My boyfriend ate about 8 cookies in the morning and another 6 at night! Bake-on!!!

Teanna said...

Hahah glad your husband was such a fan... so much so that he told you not to make them anymore! Those are the best kinds of compliments, in a weird way!

n.o.e said...

You might want to try the malted milk balls sometime when you're making this recipe. They get soft and caramel-y in the oven - nothing like the original Whoppers. I admire the restraint you guys have for doling out those cookies, even though you love 'em.
Nancy

SUGAR BETTY said...

Welcome to TWD! Good job!

Lady Baker said...

Thanks everyone!! What a warm welcome!! :)

Christine said...

I'm excited for the creme brulee, I might have to use it as an excuse to get the torch. Welcome to TWD your family is going to enjoy all the treats!

The DeL Sisters said...

Your cookies look great! I am so glad you are enjoying yourself.

I am really looking forward to the creme brulee also!

Melissa said...

Welcome! I thought these were great too!

Michelle Ioapo A'etonu said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful comment! Thanks even more for your support of our Armed Forces. I truly appreciate it. Your blog is just darling! I'll be keeping up with it--I've added you to my blog list! Happy baking!

Glass Slipper Cakery said...

Ha! The stroy about your husband is hilarious! I had my son take them to school in order to get them out of the house!! Nicely done!

Marthe said...

Welcome to TWD! Your cookies look really good!!

Pamela said...

Welcome to TWD! Sounds like you got some rave reviews from your DH! No sharing means that they must be amazing.