November 26, 2007

Whopper Drops

Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops
from Baking From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan

1 3/4 cups flour
1 cup malted milk powder
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick plus 3 TBSP (11 TBSP total) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup whole milk
2 cups chocolate-covered malted milk drops, coarsely chopped
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Sift together flour, malted milk powder, cocoa, baking powder and salt.

Beat butter and sugar together until very smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add vanilla. Add half the dry ingredients, mixing just until they disappear in the batter. Mix in the milk, then the remaining dry ingredients, mixing only until they are incorporated. The batter will look more like fudge frosting than cookie dough. Mix in the malted milk balls and chopped chocolate.

Drop the dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches of space between spoonfuls. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes, rotating the sheets from top to bottom and front to back after 6 minutes. When done, the cookies will be puffed and set but slightly soft to the touch. Let the cookies rest for 2 minutes before using a wide spatula to transfer them to racks to cool.

Makes about 30 cookies.

Notes: I'm not sure whether I cooked these sufficiently since the cookbook recipe does not include a temperature for the baking. But they came out chewy and didn't fall apart, so it was probably close enough. These are my dad's favorite candy. And so when I found this recipe I knew I had to make them for him. The cookies are good. However.... they don't have much whopper taste to them and are more like chocolate chocolate-chip cookies. Maybe they need less cocoa and more malted milk powder.

Posted by Jennifer at November 26, 2007 8:08 PM | TrackBack

I got to try one of these, and, despite the fact that I don't like Whoppers, I thought it was a pretty good chocolate cookie.

Which would seem to indicate that for someone who does like Whoppers there needs to be more malted milk flavor in there.

Posted by: Michael at November 26, 2007 8:56 PM

YUMMY! I really liked these cookies. I was really excited to see that you posted the recipe because I was going to email you and beg you for the recipe. :)

Posted by: Judy at November 26, 2007 8:56 PM

Lucky me! I got to eat more of the cookies than anyone! (I also got the rest of the box of Whoppers). They were excellent.
My one suggestion if you are a malted milk ball lover such as myself, you might want to use the large ones found in bulk bins as they leave the packaged ones in the dust.

Posted by: Dad at November 26, 2007 11:44 PM
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