Hello dear readers. Are you ready for another Tuesdays with Dorie? Are you sure? Because Rachel of Confessions of a Tangerine Tart chose a doozy of a recipe! Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops. Yes, malted milk powder, chocolate chips and chocolate covered malted milk balls combined in a fabulously chocolatey cookie.
I hadn't had a Whopper in ages and there was a reason for that. I can't be trusted around an opened package of Whoppers. I even decided that I would try Maltesers as well just to compare and see how different they were from Whoppers. The Maltesers are actually lighter and fluffier, for lack of a better word, than the Whoppers. But you know what? I love'em both! Martin doesn't like Whoppers but he actually liked their lighter counterparts so I decided to use the Maltesers for the cookies. The kids couldn't have cared less which ones I used as long as they could eat the leftover candy!
I used Chocolate Ovaltine instead of malted milk as I have never even seen malted milk in any grocery store around here. I was actually quite surprised to find Ovaltine, for that matter, and I almost did a little dance right there in the store. But I didn't want to embarrass the kids so I refrained.
The cookie dough came together quite easily. I actually refrigerated the dough overnight and when it came time to bake, I kept the dough cold, rolled it into balls and I didn't flatten them because I wanted to get really thick cookies. I underbaked them a little bit and once they'd cooled, they were like brownies in cookie form! I found that because I underbaked them a bit, the Maltesers didn't caramelize so much and didn't get sticky. And, although I really liked these, I might try using pecans or walnuts instead of Maltesers or Whoppers next time. This dough was just fabulous, and I'm sure other add-ins would work really well with it.
A word to the wise: these are really sweet cookies so make sure you have someone to share them with! I was lucky enough to have my mom visiting this past week-end and I sent her home with cookies to share with my dad. So go ahead and give Rachel a visit for the recipe and then you'll have the perfect excuse to get those Whoppers you haven't had in such a long time!