Sunday, September 7, 2008

Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops - Tuesdays with Dorie


Right now it's a beautiful Sunday morning and I am supposed to be baking my Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops, but there's a slight problem - I have eaten the whole 7 oz. pack of Whoppers I bought yesterday! Now I have to wait in for Sleepy's to deliver a new mattress, so I can't get to the supermarket to buy some more. Only myself to blame!

Later - I got my delivery and re-stocked on my ingredients. I have just done making the Whopper Drops. Oh my! Rich, dark chocolate, a serious cookie to be eaten with a cup of good coffee, perhaps after dinner. It's a bit surprising in a way - the title of the cookies sounds a bit like a quick crunch and munch casual cookie, good for lunch boxes and eating a plateful at a time, but these cookies are really sophisticated. Even I, with the ability to polish off lots of sweet stuff in one go, will savor these smart cookies and treat them with respect.

In spite of my delight with them, I don't think they rose very much - I used only half the baking powder as I halved the recipe - I'm wondering if one should do that or use the full amount of baking powder when all the other ingredients are halved. I pounded the Whoppers pretty small but I think I prefer them that way.

I baked them for 13 minutes as stated in the recipe and left them on the tray for 2 minutes; however, they were flopping and collapsing all over the place when I tried to move them to a rack, so I slid them off the hot tray, still on the parchment, onto the counter top. Let them sit for about 10 minutes. After this it was easy to lift them onto a rack. [This is the latest Sherry Trifle Tip.]

Thank you so much Rachel of Confessions of a Tangerine Tart for this wonderful pick. This is another Dorie GREAT. Oh yes, yes, yes I'll make them again!

16 comments:

rainbowbrown said...

I agree, it's a most respectable cookie.

Jules Someone said...

This is a pretty darn good cookie. I let mine sit on the baking sheet until they were completely cool. I couldn't get them off otherwise.

HoneyB said...

LOL, well I sat here this evening and finished off the chocolate whoppers and have started on the peanut butter ones! :rolling my eyes!:

Engineer Baker said...

I had to buy the malted milk balls and immediately bake the cookies. They're dangerous candies to have around.

n.o.e said...

That's so funny - I made these cookies weeks ago and I still have the rest of the large carton of Whoppers sitting on the counter! Wish I could send them to one of you guys via computer screen.

I'm so glad that you loved these cookies. They are rich, and maybe I wasn't treating them with enough respect. No china plate and ribbon for my cookies (just ate them off the cooling rack!) - yours look so pretty and dressed up.
Nancy

Susie Homemaker said...

those whoppers ARE too easy to just eat up. congats for getting them baked at all!

Cristine said...

Great cookies! I love the ribbon!!!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

a new mattress--delightful! you can lie in bed and eat delicious cookies!

HoneyB said...

I bought BIG boxes of chocolate and peanut butter whoppers....so the left over's went in the freezer and I snuck a handful in the evenings...polished off the chocolate ones last night!

Thank you for the award!

Teanna said...

Gorgeous cookies! I love the packaging!!! Haha and I almost ate all of the Whoppers before they went into the cookies as well!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

My boyfriend is a total Maltesers addict and I had to hid them in order to be able to make this recipe!

CB said...

Um yeah. Thats why I bought 2 boxes. There was no way I could have a box a whoppers and not taste test them to make sure they weren't poisonous before I used them in a cookie right? right?? LOL.
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

The DeL Sisters said...

They look great!

Rigby said...

**sigh** I also ate many of the whoppers before they made it into the recipe...I didn't buy mine too far ahead because I knew what would happen :)

Pamela said...

Hope your new mattress is comfy. The cookies were just flat. I thought they would be loftier, considering the pic in the book. Yours look pretty.

HoneyB said...

Thought I would let you know that I passed your award on today. Thanks again!