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.

25 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

I was surprised by how wet the dough was too - the addition of milk was an odd one, but I think it made them fudgier. I agree though that they spread quite a bit and didn't seem as bumpy and thick as the ones in the book, but as long as they taste good I'm not going to complain too much!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

i think they look good--lots of nice chunks in there! i also used used dark maltesers.

adele said...

Malteser cookies? That sounds like a fantastic idea.

I guess I might do more cookie-baking this weekend. :)

Cristine said...

I love seeing the whole maltesers in your cookie! Great idea!

PheMom said...

I think yours look really good! The dough was very sticky so I actually ended up chilling mine (and portioning and freezing quite a bit of it) and those ended up a bit thicker - but it is a rather 'spready' cookie.

Deb said...

Funny, I thought the same thing about the photo too. Mine spread big time! Wonder if it is the difference in NZ flour and ingredients to US ingredients??

Yours look yummy though. Good idea to leave the Maltesers whole. Wish I had done that to give more crunch and chew to the cookie.

CB said...

I didn't read the part in the recipe about cutting the whoppers up either so mine were like a hard caramel bits in my cookie. Very chewy indeed! Your cookies look yummy in the pictures. Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Pamela said...

The texture of your cookie looks so much different and more inviting than mine! Sounds like your husband liked them.

Jules Someone said...

Mmmmm. Dark chocolate Malteasers! They only make milk chocolate Whoppers. My cookies came out flat as well. I'm thinking that most Dorie recipes need a fair amount of refrigeration. Yours look delicious!

The DeL Sisters said...

I love the way you can see all the yummy chunks in the cookies! YUM!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

I'll have to look for Dark Maltesers! Sounds great. I chopped mine up, but maybe they're better whole?! Looks great!

Lauren said...

yours look so nice and whoppery though. you can't really tell what is in mine. nice job!

Heather B said...

They look so good! Great job!

Fit Chick said...

You are so lucky you can get your malt balls in dark chocolate; we only have milk, yuck! But I do love the malt balls anyway. Your cookies look good, even if you think they were a bit flat.

n.o.e said...

I like your idea of leaving out the milk. Maybe add a bit more flour? The caramelized whoppers were the biggest surprise for me.
Nancy

Rebecca said...

I love the top photo! Such nice texture. These cookies weren't exactly ... photogenic. ;)

Prudy said...

I added an extra cup of flour-a whole cup-because they looked to loose and sticky. They look deelish with all those whole whoppers.

Judy said...

I guess malt must be an acquired taste. I have always love it, so these cookies were a great hit. Someday I'll have to try maltesers for comparison purposes.

Beth G. said...

I loved them too! Your cookies came out beautifully~ they look delicious!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

I loved these cookies, too, which was a real surprise considering that I wasn't really a fan of Maltesers or malted milk. Here's a tip for next time: I did chill cookies pre-baking for a minimum of 15 mins, which turned out big fat cookies, like in the book.

Jodie said...

They look great!

Teanna said...

Sounds like they were a huge hit! Good idea leaving the milk out... it probably wans't necessary!

Jaime said...

they look great; sorry they spread so much; at least they still tasted fabulous, right? :)

Rachel said...

Great idea not to cut up the candies. I think that would make for a fantastic effect! Thanks for making my pic. :D

Matt said...

Yours look very "whoppery" and delicious!