Tuesday, September 9, 2008
TWD - Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops
This week’s TWD recipe was chosen by Rachel of Confessions of a Tangerine Tart and is Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops. The photo of these in From My Home to Yours looks fabulous – the cookies look kind of chunky and perfect with the ice-cream they are photographed with. My cookies look kind of flat and I struggled to get an inspired looking photo of them.
The cookies are chocolate cookies, but are made with malted milk powder, which gives a subtle malt taste to the cookies. They have chocolate chunks and whoppers added to the dough. I used horlicks as my malted milk powder. I have no idea what a whopper is, but I guessed they are a bit like a malteser? So I used maltesers. I personally wouldn’t pick maltesers if I was choosing a lolly or a sweet treat – I have never really liked the taste of malt. Dad used to try and give us a dessertspoon when we were kids, but I never likes it at all. I also accidentally bought dark chocolate maltesers instead of milk, but I actually think that the dark chocolate ones worked out better than the milk ones would have.
I didn’t chop the maltesers like it said to in the recipe, and that was fine too – they kind of melted into the cookie dough a bit and were lovely and caramelised, giving quite a chewy cookie. Instead of 2 eggs, I used one whole egg and an egg yolk and I also left out the milk that was meant to go in the dough. I thought the dough was soft enough without the milk and as it was my cookies spread quite a lot.
My husband absolutely loved these cookies. He ate nearly the whole batch over the weekend. He loved the chewiness of them. I must say I quite liked them as well. I loved the chewiness and the way the maltesers had melted into the cookie dough. I did find them to be a bit flat – I prefer a more robust looking cookie and I was disappointed with how much they spread on the tray. I would make these again and make them smaller in size so I don’t end up with such huge cookies.
Check out the other TWDers Whopper Drops here.