This week’s recipe was Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops chosen by Rachel of Confessions of a Tangerine Tart.   Ok, now, I have to confess – when I first got Dorie’s cookbook, Baking From My Home to Yours (aka: the book that changed my life!), I immediately saw this recipe and did a mental, “BLECH!” I’m sorry, but these cookies were one of the firsts on my  “probably won’t try” list. I’m not a huge fan of whoppers to begin with, so when I found out Rachel had picked these for TWD this week, I wasn’t really enthusiastic about making them. Buuuut, I figured I’d give them a try for variety’s sake and also since my dad really likes whoppers.

Ok, believe it or not, I really liked these! I mean, I don’t know if I liked them enough to make them all that often, but at least now I’ve tried them and know that they’re really not bad!  Here’s a run-down of some of the main ingredients: chopped up whoppers, malted milk powder (I used chocolate), chopped bittersweet chocolate and cocoa powder (to name just a few). As they bake, the whoppers inside the cookies sort of caramelize and come out really chewy and toffee-like. (I really liked that!) The cookies were super moist and chewy, almost like a brownie.

I will say, though, I stored these in a ziploc bag overnight and the next day the cookies tasted totally different. I didn’t like them at all the next day – in fact, I ended up having to throw them out.  Warm out of the oven was a totally different story, though – I think I ate about 10 in one night!

If you would like the recipe for these funky whopper cookies, head on over to Rachel’s blog and check it out!

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  1. What a great way to showcase the Whopper! I’m glad you liked them the first day. Isn’t the group great that we are doing stuff we all would have passed on? :)

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    Comment by food librarian — September 8, 2008 @ 9:41 PM

  2. i bet they were delicious right out if the oven, and i love that each one have a spinkle of whopper right on top!

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    Comment by steph (whisk/spoon) — September 8, 2008 @ 10:30 PM

  3. Love the chopped whoppers on top! Why didn’t I think of that….

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    Comment by Lori — September 9, 2008 @ 3:01 AM

  4. they look great! i totally agree that they were kind of weird the next day… oh well. i love your hobnail dish in the top photo! :)

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    Comment by kim — September 9, 2008 @ 5:49 AM

  5. Yum, these look delicious! I love the big chunks of whoppers on top.

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    Comment by Amber — September 9, 2008 @ 5:51 AM

  6. Your cookies look perfect, I’m glad you liked them even though you didn’t think you would! How funny that you didn’t like them the next day and that’s how we liked them best!

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    Comment by Andrea — September 9, 2008 @ 8:02 AM

  7. They’re very pretty. Well done.

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    Comment by rainbowbrown — September 9, 2008 @ 9:31 AM

  8. I see you used your "trick" once again, missy! :) They’re beautiful!!

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    Comment by hornedfroggy — September 9, 2008 @ 9:45 AM

  9. Now see there, I thought they were just "ok" out of the oven but liked them a lot better the next day! LOL

    Have a delicious day :)

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    Comment by Em — September 9, 2008 @ 11:25 AM

  10. They look delicious! Great job!

    Mine tasted just as good the next day as straight out of the oven. Its funny how things are different for everyone.

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    Comment by Heather B — September 9, 2008 @ 3:21 PM

  11. I’m sorry you didn’t like them the next day. I thought they got even better.

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    Comment by Jules — September 9, 2008 @ 4:20 PM

  12. Gorgeous pics. I wasn’t a huge fan either but they went fast at work. I might like them better with heath bar.

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    Comment by Beryl — September 9, 2008 @ 4:25 PM

  13. BEAUTIFUL cookies!

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    Comment by HoneyB — September 9, 2008 @ 4:57 PM

  14. So funny – most people seemed to like them the next day better. I liked them both ways, to be honest :)

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    Comment by Caitlin — September 9, 2008 @ 4:59 PM

  15. I loved them still warm from the oven, as well as the next day, and I’m pretty sure I’ll love them tonight too (2 days later).

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    Comment by Mari — September 10, 2008 @ 6:38 AM

  16. Congrats on your new house now make it your home! Your cookies look delicious!

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    Comment by Christine — September 10, 2008 @ 3:54 PM

  17. I love your photos! They are awesome!

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    Comment by Esther — September 10, 2008 @ 8:00 PM

  18. Congrats on being able to move into your new gorgeous home!!! Your whopper drops look sooo good! I love them sprinkled on top!

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    Comment by Teanna — September 11, 2008 @ 8:50 AM

  19. The cookies look great. I love the whoppers on top. Great idea.

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    Comment by pamela — September 11, 2008 @ 10:47 AM

  20. Your cookies are so cute with the chopped-up whoppers on top! I was doubtful about this recipe too, but they turned out pretty good. Funny, I liked them better the next day…

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    Comment by Barbara — September 14, 2008 @ 6:31 PM

  21. I want…

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    Comment by Susan — September 15, 2008 @ 1:33 PM

  22. i actually loved these! i’m glad you gave them a try even though they didn’t appeal to you initially; that’s the fun of TWD :)

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    Comment by Jaime — September 28, 2008 @ 7:22 PM

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