TWD #29: W is for Whopper
I think these past few weeks, all 250+ Tuesdays with Dorie-nators have been overrun with cookies. (I don’t hear anyone complaining though!) We did granola, chunky peanut butter and now whopper. I have a feeling Cookie Monster wouldn’t mind either. That puppet loves his cookies. Nom nom nom…
Of all the cookie recipes so far, I was particularly excited about this one. I always find myself in the candy aisle during every grocery store excursion. Something about seeing all the shelves of candy that makes me happy. I wouldn’t say whoppers are my favorite candy but the last few times I’ve been to the grocery store I noticed the strawberry milkshake whoppers. I admit I’ve even put them in my grocery cart a couple times, but get candy remorse as I approach the checkout counter b/c I really didn’t need a big box of strawberry whoppers so they go back on the shelf … until now! Rock on. This time I had an excuse AND its legit! Its for Dorie.
This week’s cookie is hosted by my good friend, Rachel from Confessions of a Tangerine Tart. You can find the original recipe on her blog. Definitely go check out her blog and say HI! She’s a CW like me. She’ll love the extra attention! Who wouldn’t, right? LOL
What I learned this week:
Even the best authors/bakers can make a mistake. The oven temperature was left out of this recipe but some resourceful TWDers confirmed with Dorie that it should bake at 350F. It reminds me that Dorie is human like me and that makes me love her even more!
Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops
(Recipe from Dorie Greenspan’s BFMHTY | photos from me!)
makes 30 cookies
malted milk powder (I used chocolate ovaltine)
unsweetened cocoa powder
whole milk (I used half and half instead)
whoppers (I used strawberry milkshake whoppers)
Preheat oven 350F.
Sift together all the dry ingredients and set aside.
Using a flat beater, cream the sugar and butter. Add the eggs one at a time until well combined. Beat in vanilla. Add the dry ingredients a little at a time until batter resembled fudge frosting consistency.
Turn off mixer and fold in the chocolate chips and whoppers with a spatula.
Spoon about 1 tablespoon+ of cookie dough onto a baking sheet. Bake for 11-13 minutes. Repeat with remaining dough.
Husband rating: B+
He liked it but wasn’t a fan of the caramelized whoppers b/c it hurt his teeth/jaw to chew.
Wifey rating: B
I may get stoned for saying this but these cookies was TOO chocolate-y for me. Maybe next time I’ll use regular malted milk powder instead of chocolate to cut it down a little. The caramelized whoppers were hard to chew but thats kinda my fault b/c I didn’t read the recipe very closely and forgot to cut them in 1/2. Ooops!
Other rating: B+
I brought the cookies over to T’s family Labor Day party and they pretty much ditto hubs.
Next week: Chocolate Chunkers page 70