Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie: Chocolate Whopper Malted Drops



These were good. Well, bake Whoppers (chocolate-covered malted milk balls) into chocolate cookies with bittersweet chunks and there's little chance it would not taste good. The batter had a frosting-like consistency, resulting in light and almost cakey cookies.

Brought to you by Confessions of a Tangerine Tart and found on page 85, it was a delightful treat, albeit a rich one. I was a little surprised to see that the baking temperature was omitted from the recipe, but it turns out that 350 degrees F works just fine.

It turns out that Whoppers caramelize when baked, leading to a chewy and toffee-like little hunk in the cookie. I envied the bakers who had better access to Maltesers, which I have a hard time finding here in Southern California.

15 bites:

Rebecca said...

These cookies were surprisingly rich! Jeff was wolfing them down, but I couldn't do it. I snacked on the leftover Whoppers. ;)

Teanna said...

So absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful photo!

The DeL Sisters said...

Wonderful job! I agree that the dough did look like iceing!

TeaLady said...

Funny I didn't even notice the temp was missing. Just automatically put on 350. Bad Dorie!! But Good Cookie!!! Yours look yummy!!!

Jules Someone said...

Your cookies look so yummy!

Sharon said...

I love whoppers but really am too embarassed just to buy a box of them (and then eat the whole thing). These cookies are a great excuse to be in the candy aisle!

Nickki said...

They look great! I loved these cookies too.

Jennywenny said...

mmm, they are sooo good! If you're in san diego you could pop to the Shakespeare shop in Mission Hills, or cost plus world market should also have maltesers.

Engineer Baker said...

I agree that the cookies were very rich, but not so much I didn't want to eat the whole batch :)

The Food Librarian said...

Yummy yummy looking cookies!

confectiona said...

Your cookies look beautiful. We liked the frosting-like consistency of the dough better than the cakelike consistency of the cookies!

SUGAR BETTY said...

Looking good! Looking good! ;)

n.o.e said...

Beautiful photo - glad you loved the cookies.
Nancy

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

I think the caramelized Maltesers were my favorite part...yum!

Erin said...

Your cookies look wonderful!

15 bites