Thursday, September 18, 2008

Chocolate Whopper Malted Drops

Even though I've done quite a bit of baking lately I realy don't put myself in that category. My friend Allyson however, she has the bakers touch and I CANNOT wait to share with you some of her amazing bread recipes. I wish I could share the beautiful loaf she recently brought to my house... I would if it weren't devoured by Jim and I in one day. Here, Allyson is stepping in once again as my guest blogger and I can't wait for you to read about these amazing cookies.

Hey Allyson, when do I get a taste of these??
Although I’m not an official member of Tuesdays with Dorie , I think it’s fun to make a few of their recipes now and then. TWD is an online baking group that makes recipes from Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan once a week. When I read that the group was making Chocolate Whopper Malted Drops, time stood still. Chocolate. Whoppers. Malt. Cookies. I’m not even part of the group, but they picked something with all my favorite ingredients? How nice of them. ☺
You can find the complete recipe and baking instructions on Rachel’s website, Confessions of a Tangerine Tart.

I would HIGHLY recommend these cookies. They were chocolately, but not too sweet. The Whopper texture and malt taste wasn’t overwhelming, but added a nice subtle flavor. I actually would have preferred more Whopper and malt, but I REALLY like malt flavoring. Even one week after I made the cookies, they remain very moist, and haven’t dried out at all. I’ve kept them in a Ziploc bag in the fridge.
Here are a few changes I made to the recipe:

1. I used regular flavor Ovaltine. I couldn’t find regular malt powder, and some of the TWD bloggers had used Ovaltine, so I gave it a try. It tasted great, and prompted some good entertainment from my husband…he’s still saying “More Ovaltine, please!”

2. I cut most of the Whoppers into quarters. Some halves. Not much smaller than that. They really broke down during cooking, so you don’t have to be worried about big chunks of candy in the finished cookies.

3. Some TWD bloggers used peanut butter Whoppers, and I think that would be great. But I couldn’t find them at my store.

4. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips, instead of bar chocolate.
Everyone loved these cookies, especially my brother.
Thanks Allyson! And thank you also for sending me this link to Martha's post titled, "How to create your own blog." It looks like Martha just aired a show featuring bloggers and had one of my favorites on... Deb from Smitten Kitchen!


  1. Allyson, these cookies seriously look delish and I wasn't kidding when I said I wanted to try one. The pictures of your brother are great too! Thanks for being my guest blogger!!


  2. These cookies look great - I can't bake to save my soul. Nice to hear from another Austinite and I've added your blog to my link list so I can keep up with your latest post.

  3. The cookies look great - and the photos of your brother eating them are too funny. I passed on an excellence award to you for your blog! You can see it on my blog. Enjoy!

  4. Mandy..
    Very cute site! Thanks so much for your visit to my site and leaving a comment on my Pay It Forward Post! Good Luck..and stop back by anytime!


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