Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Cookies for everyone



This will have to be a quick post.  I'm in the middle of making cupcakes for my boss's birthday tomorrow (I'm writing this Monday night), and I have way too much other stuff I still need to get done before we leave for our trip on Thursday morning.  (My youngest sister is getting married on Saturday!)  

This week's TWD recipe is Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops, chosen by Rachel of Confessions of a Tangerine Tart.  I admit, I wasn't too sure about this one.  I love chocolate, but I'm not a big fan of malt.  And this recipe has both malted milk powder in the cookie dough and chopped up Whoppers thrown in.  But I knew that Jamie would really enjoy them, and odds were good the girls would eat them too.  Plus, Brianna has been asking me if I could make some cookies for her to take to her teacher.  With that in mind, I decided to make the whole batch. 


The ingredients...  Jamie found the Carnation malted milk powder for me.  I pulled out the Scharffen Berger cocoa that I've been using quite a bit lately.  I didn't use actual Whoppers; I found chocolate covered malt balls in the bulk section at Central Market.  They were huge--lots of chocolate coating.  And for the chips I used some Ghirardelli 60% bittersweet chips. 

The cookie dough came together quickly.  It was softer than I expected.  I used my trusty #40 disher and ended up with a total of 38 cookies.  I baked them for 11 minutes.  The finished cookies were also rather soft--I had to let them cool on the baking sheets for a bit before I could transfer them to a rack.  


The verdict?  Jamie liked them a lot.  I thought they were okay.  The malt flavor didn't seem as pronounced in the finished cookies, except for the whopper bits.  I sent half a dozen to school for Brianna's teacher, half a dozen for the after-school program teachers, and took a dozen to the daycare.  And of course, put one in Brianna's lunch.  The rest went into a tin on the kitchen counter.  When I tried to take some out for some more pictures, I found that they were rather stuck together, which was kind of annoying.  I'm not sure if I'll make these again, since there are lots of other cookies I like better.  But I'm glad I gave them a try.  If you'd like to try them for yourself, check out the recipe over at Rachel's blog.

21 comments:

  1. with such good quality ingredients, i bet they were yummy! mine stuck together too after a day...

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  2. Mine stuck together too - but they were still delicious!

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  3. that's funny - i didn't think the malt flavor was very pronounced, either. not like i was expecting, at least. you are dedicated, doing this in the midst of everything else you've got going on!

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  4. Your cookies look so different from mine. And they were sticking together over here, too. I put wax paper between the cookies so they wouldn't tear each other apart. They look fabulous.

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  5. I was so sad that they weren't as malty as the dough itself was.

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  6. Mine got soft and stick to gethery in the cookie jar, too. At least the ones that were left after the guys got to them. Yours look good, and great ingredients. Tasty Job!!!

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  7. HA! Mine stuck together too! But what lucky teachers! Great looking cookies!

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  8. I wouldn't make these again either. Too many other great cookies to eat!

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  9. I love the mug up top - it's so true! Mine stuck together pretty ferociously too, since they were such soft cookies.

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  10. My stuck together too! Have a wonderful time at your sister's wedding, your cookies look delicious!

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  11. I didn't really care for them too much either. Great looking cookies!

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  12. Everything you make is so beautiful. Your bread and hamburger buns look just perfect, and now these cookies. It's enough to make me go back into teaching if someone would bring me those.:) Sorry they weren't your favorites but I bet others will love them. Have a great trip and good luck with the cupcakes and wedding.

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  13. These look wonderful!! Lucky, lucky teachers. I hope that your sister's wedding is wonderful!

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  14. These definitely look yummy! Your daughter's teacher is lucky! Have a good time on your trip and at the wedding.

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  15. Sounds like you're baking cookies on the go. Good job!

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  16. How dare those cookies stick together and thwart your plans for additional photo ops. I agree about the prospects of making them again. Too many cookies, too little time!
    nancy

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  17. These do stick together but I loved them. Maybe you will be more excited with next week's selection.

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  18. I suffered from next day stickiness too, but next time I'll just put tissue paper between them. Your kid's teachers' are lucky to have your kids in their classes!

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  19. You're so nice to share! I agree they weren't my favorite but were fun to make. They look great!

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  20. LOVE the mug! I need to get one. We had the same experiences for the finished cookie product and I'm glad that you got to send some of them to a good home.

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