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Thursday, June 2, 2011

chocolate malted whopper drops.

These are cakey cookies, not the usual chewy or crispy kinds. I'm not wowed by them, but for malt lovers out there, these pack a good malty punch. My favourite part of the cookie is actually the whoppers themselves. I did not crush them, but rather chopped them into halves so that they don't dissolve into the dough. This way, when you bite into a cookie, you can get this pocket of melty malty goodness.

I'm going to try one chilled to see if I would like them even more in that state.

Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops
recipe from Baking: From My Home to Yours

1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup malted milk powder
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick plus 3 tbsp butter (11 tablespoons), at room temperature
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup whole milk
2 cups (6 ounces) Whoppers, coarsely chopped
6 oz. bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.

In a large bowl, sift together flour, malted milk powder, cocoa, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar together on medium speed for about 3 minutes, until thoroughly combined. Add the eggs one at a time, beating for 1 minute after each addition. Beat in the vanilla until combined. Add half of the dry ingredients and beat at low speed just until combined. Mix in the milk, then the remaining dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. With the mixer on low, mix in the malted milk balls and chopped chocolate.

Drop the dough by rounded tablespoonfuls on to the sheets, leaving about 2 inches of space between each. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes, rotating the baking sheets front to back and top to bottom halfway through the baking time. Let the cookies rest for 2 minutes before using a wide metal spatula to transfer them to the racks to cool to room temperature.

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