This weeks Tuesday with Dorie was chosen by Rachel of Confessions of a Tangerine Tart. She chose Chocolate Whopper Malted Drops on page 85 in Dorie Greenspan’s book Baking: From My Home to Yours. As soon as I saw this recipe I was EXCITED. I love Whoppers aka Chocolate Cover Malt Balls. YAY!!!
I remember being so excited when I was a kid when we would go trick or treating on Halloween and I would get Whoppers. My favorite way to eat them would be to suck all of the chocolate off the ball and then let the inside melt in my mouth. YUMMY!!! I also remembered one of my parents really liking Whoppers, so I was excited and hoped that I could mail them a few. I called my mom (who I thought loved them) and asked her if she likes Whoppers and she said, “Not really, but your father loves them.” So I call my dad next and ask him and he says, “They are okay, but your mom really likes them. But you know I will eat anything.” I guess they are both confused. Thanks dad, I appreciate your willingness to partake in the cookies 🙂
While chopping up the Whoppers for this recipe, I noticed something interesting. There is such thing as a bad Whopper. Notice the picture of the good Whopper below to the left. It has a chocolate coating on the outside and a full malted interior. Now look at the BAD WHOPPPERS to the right of that. They have they chocolate coating, but they are hallow. It looks like a caramel spider crawled into those balls and spun a caramel web of malt that sticks to your teeth and tastes a little like a burnt malt ball. You never would have thought that such a thing existed until you bite into one. Like I did, yucky 😦
The cookie tasted very nice. I actually didn’t notice a malt flavor at all. They are very chocolaty and have almost a nice doughy chocolate taste to them. My favorite part was the chewy bits of melted whoppers. I noticed that if there are whoppers on the edge of the cookie when they bake they won’t bake in a perfect round circle. They will become deformed. But who cares they are tasty. This would be a good late night snack with a giant glass of milk, a comfy blanket, and a movie 🙂 .