Tuesdays With Dorie
It's Tuesdays With Dorie time again! We've been doing a lot of cookies lately, and that's fine with me. Last week it was Chunky Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters, a few weeks ago we made Granola Grabbers. And the cookie fun doesn't stop there! Next week the recipe is Chocolate Chunkers - another chocolate cookie! John loves cookies though, and he'll be thrilled when he comes home to find a plate full of Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops! I'll have to buy a half gallon of milk tonight because these are wicked and sinfully chocolatey! I didn't procrastinate this time. I made them on Monday instead of Tuesday!
Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops
This week, Rachel of Confessions of a Tangerine Tart chose Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops. You can find the recipe on page 84-85 of Dorie Greenspan's book, Baking: From My Home To Yours or by clicking on Rachel's blog.
Cookies My Way
Like the past cookies, these were very easy, although loaded with butter. But, I do agree cookies taste better with real butter than with a substitute. The recipe calls for malt powder or Ovaltine. I didn't have any hanging around and quite frankly, I didn't want to go out and buy yet another ingredient that would be used only once. BUT, I did have a BIG can of spiced chai! It's very close in texture to Ovaltine - kind of like dry hot cocoa mix - so I used that instead. The recipe also calls for chocolate chunks, but since I still had a hal a cup of white chocolate chips, I added that to the chocolate chunks to make one cup. When I went to the store to get Whoppers Malted Milk Balls, they had two choices to pick from. Regular chocolate malted milk balls AND Reese's Peanut Butter Whoppers! I took one of each and mixed 'em up!
My cookies came out a little different than what was originally planned, but we bakers are great improvisers! John thinks they were the cat's meow, and that's really what counts, isn't it? The rest will go to work with him tomorrow and all the guys will love me forever!
Don't forget to check out the rest of the Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops at Tuesdays With Dorie!