Tuesday, September 9, 2008

TWD: Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops



This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was selected by Rachel of Confessions of a Tangerine Tart. You can find the full recipe for these delicious cookies on Rachel's blog here.

All I have to say about this recipe is mmmmmm mmmmm mmm mmmmmm mmm!!! These cookies were sooo good I made them twice in one week. My husband absolutely loved them and after the first batch was gone from both of us devouring several and taking some to work, he asked me if I would make a second batch a few days later. We both took more to work, but kept a nice little container full of cookies at home to enjoy this week as well.

Several TWD'ers said they used vanilla or plain malted milk powder for this recipe. When I was reading the recipe and it suggested using Ovaltine malted milk, I just assumed it meant the chocolate flavor as that is all I am familiar with anyway. These were super chocolately cookies, but that just made them better in my opinion.
And as many other TWD'ers reported, the Whoppers sort of melt and carmelize when baked if they are too small. I used a food processor to chop the Whoppers, which really just pulverized most of them, but I made sure during the second batch to leave some just chopped in half so there would be a little more of a crunch to the cookie. I also baked the second batch a little longer, about 14 minutes total, and it helped them to hold up better but remain moist and chewy.

I've been part of TWD for a few months now and have made several recipes. The chocolate pudding I think is still my favorite recipe to date, but these cookies are a very close second. They are super delicious and will definitely become one of my favorite go-to cookie recipes.

13 comments:

Mrs. Ashworth said...

MMM, aren't they awesome! Yours look great!

Teanna said...

The pudding was amazing! Glad you loved these so much! They look great!w

Nickki said...

They look so good! I really enjoyed these cookies too. Definitely worth making twice!

Engineer Baker said...

I agree completely with your reaction. These are definitely a perfect go-to cookie.

confectiona said...

It's funny how mixed reactions were to these. We thought the dough was much better than the cookies themselves, so we tossed it into some ice cream!

Jules Someone said...

My cookies look just like yours! And we loved them in our house.

Tara said...

Yours looks good! Mine were all chunky and weird!

SUGAR BETTY said...

I am glad you loved this cookie recipe as well. I think it's my favorite one so far. Mmmmm!

Amy said...

Your cookies look great. We loved them too!

Nit said...

OMG! They look and sound delish! I am going to make some tomorrow & if they come out good, will send a batch to Q. He is going to love you for introducing me to this recipe! :)

Nit said...

Ok, so I didn't do much else this weekend other than get ready for work (seriously, I thought this would be an easy gig ~ who was I frickin' kidding)...but I did make these tasty little things!

I am in love...with you, with them, with whoever created this recipe!

I sent Q a box today...let you know what he thinks, although I can already guess that he's going to want to spend Christmas with you instead of me :)

Flourchild said...

My husband thought the same as yours. He is always asking me to make them now! I thought they turned out wonderful. Im so glad you liked them. Im looking fwd to the plum cake after all of these cookies!

Barbara said...

Glad you liked them! Chocolate = good!