I love Whopper candy. I steal it out of my kid's Halloween baskets. Shhhh. Don't tell. There has been a container of Whoppers on my counter just waiting to be baked into cookies. I just want you all to appreciate my will power. Thank you. I bought malted milk powder just for the occasion. I made some minor substitutions and made one small.... mistake is too big a word. Just one thing I would change for next time.
The cookies used a minimum of dishes and came together pretty easily. I didn't have whole milk, so I used skim. I didn't have bittersweet chips and used semi-sweet instead. Neither made a difference, I think. Where I erred was being just a little too enthusiastic when it came time to smash up the Whoppers. I put them in a freezer bag and just whacked the bejeesus out of them with my rolling pin. Ooops. Many of the other bakers recommended leaving them a little bigger. Oh well.
I dropped them out on the cookie sheets. No chilling time! I didn't use the full recommended baking time. I like my cookies a little chewy. They turned out very chewy. I really enjoyed the chocolate taste with the malted milk tang. The chips added just a little richness to round out the flavors. They are not very pretty cookies, but who cares about pretty when they are so tasty.
Mmmmm. Malty, chocolatey, cookie goodness.
Here's a close up of the deliciousness. See the little, and I do mean little malt pieces?
Funny side note: I said that I liked my cookies chewy. After they had cooled, I carefully put them in a jar. I filled it to the top and was made sure not to smush any of the cookies. When I came back a few hours later, there was about three inches of open space at the top of the jar. I was ready to scold my husband when I looked really closely. My chewy cookies had collapsed into each other. Eating them was fun. You didn't grab a cookie so much as you grabbed a hunk of cookie. They still disappeared.
See the space on top of the jar? That was full of cookie a few hours ago!
Thanks to Rachel of Confessions of a Tangerine Tart for helping me to discover a new favorite.
Next week: Claudia of Fool for Food has chosen Chocolate Chunkers. The cookie celebration continues!