Chocolate Whopper Malted Drops…

This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is Chocolate Whopper Malted Drops. I must admit, this recipe did not really intrigue me, although I do indulge in Whoppers from time to time. However, I knew my dad would drool over these, so I decided to proceed with the recipe. I could not find malted milk powder to save my life, so after checking three stores, I decided to just go ahead and use Ovaltine. I have never purchased Ovaltine and the only mental reference I have for Ovaltine is from the movie, A Christmas Story. If you have seen this holiday classic, you know that Ralphie decoded Little Orphan Annie’s secret message only to be disappointed that it was an advertisement for Ovaltine. Anyhoo…the dough came together easily and resembled thick frosting, but cutting those Whoppers was a pain in my ass! I tend to be overly anal and had to cut all of them in fourths as opposed to let’s say…beating them with a rolling pin or tossing them in the food processor. Honestly, I did not like this cookie dough at all and I kinda consider myself a cookie dough connoisseur. I weighed each cookie out to 1.3 ounces (more analness) and ended up getting 28 cookies. The cookies were very puffy when they came out of the oven, but deflated after they cooled to what is pictured. Speaking of pictures…I did not find these suckers to be very photogenic, or maybe I was just having a crappy camera day! Interesting Whopper fact…apparently these suckers turn in to a toffee like substance when they are baked which kinda bewildered me, but they did impart a nice texture to the baked cookie! The people that consumed these cookies thought they were tasty…I sent my dad some in the mail and his opinion will be the true indicator! If you want to see more Chocolate Whopper Malted Drops, check out the Tuesdays with Dorie site. If you want the recipe, check out Rachel’s blog, Confessions of a Tangerine Tart. Enjoy!

19 Responses to “Chocolate Whopper Malted Drops…”

  1. Cathy — September 9, 2008 at 5:20 am

    I can’t wait to hear what your dad thinks of them. I hate whoppers (or so I thought) yet adored these cookies. I don’t think these are the prettiest cookies in the world, but wow, are they ever tasty. Your picture makes them look pretty, though! My mind also shot straight to Ralphie when I was shopping for Ovaltine — “OVALTINE? A crummy commercial?”

  2. kim — September 9, 2008 at 8:12 am

    hehe, love that movie :) you are so painstaking, i totally beat them with the rolling pin (but only before i noticed that i was supposed to chop them… d’oh!)

  3. chocolatechic — September 9, 2008 at 9:57 am

    Yours look lovey.

    We didn’t like them quite so much, although the dough was superb.

  4. Prudy — September 9, 2008 at 11:51 am

    I can’t believe you were able to make them without eating one! Especially since yours came out so gorgeous. The smell enough would have been enough to make me over indulge. I thought about Christmas story with Ovaltine.

  5. Megan — September 9, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Yeah, I didn’t like these so much either, but at least we tried, right?

  6. Em — September 9, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Uhmmm… I’m thinking “analness” isn’t a word hahahahaha But don’t your cookies lined up in a row just look so perfect!!

    Have a delicious day :)

  7. Laura — September 9, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Your cookies are beautiful – so much closer to the photo in the book than mine. I wasn’t all that thrilled with these either, but found out (unfortunately for my waistline) that they taste pretty darn good when crumbled over vanilla ice cream. Thankfully, I’ll get the opportunity to get them out of the house tonight when I bring them with me to a meeting.

  8. n.o.e — September 9, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Actually your cookies look quite the stars in your pictures. Hope everyone likes them. I used ovaltine also (Had some in the drawer)
    Nancy

  9. Jamie — September 9, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Em-

    Come to think of it…I do not think “analness” is a word either (well maybe?!?)…I like to make words up sometimes!!!!

  10. Leslie — September 9, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    Funny you anal one!!!
    I too am anal!
    I made these some time ago..havent posted about them yet.
    Yours look yummy

  11. HoneyB — September 9, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    LOVE your photos! Your cookies look awesome!

  12. Engineer Baker — September 9, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    I was anal too and carefully cut them into quarters, so no worries! And I love the final pic – I tried to do that, but my cookies kept suiciding into the milk!

  13. Christine — September 9, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    After using Ovaltine I can’t get that movie out of my head! Sorry you didn’t like them, they were a huge hit in my house!

  14. ziabaki — September 10, 2008 at 9:16 am

    These look incredibly EVIL! Bad bad, but I’ll probably make them for my husband sometime because he absolutely adores malt balls. Our local health food store has these malt balls that are a wee bit healthier for you and covered in dark chocolate. Those are the bomb! Probably use those ones. Check out my blog sometime! http://danazia.wordpress.com/
    Thanks for your delicious efforts.
    Dana Zia

  15. Pamela — September 10, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Great pictures! I hope your dad enjoyed them. You cracked me up when you said that cutting the whoppers was a PITA! Agreed!

  16. PheMom — September 10, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Really love the look of your cookies!

  17. Teanna — September 11, 2008 at 8:43 am

    Hahah love the Christmas Story reference! The cookies look great, and I’m glad they were a hit!

  18. The DeL Sisters — September 11, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    I love that last picture!

  19. Jodie — September 12, 2008 at 10:50 am

    they look yummy!

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