Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops

My family and I love to try new foods and experiment with ingredients that aren’t in your typical kitchen. In our kitchen, you can find dried chrysanthemum flowers, monkey-picked tea, date paste, and spices that you didn’t even knew existed. A vanilla malt has always been one of my brother’s favorite drinks, so I went to the store to get some malt powder to add to our ever-growing collection of ingredients that you will never use. 🙂

These cookies provide a decadent combination of that chocolate malt flavor with a crunch from the Whoppers (and Crunch Bars!) mixed in throughout. They were exactly what I needed after a long week at school, and they’ll certainly be appearing again sometime soon. 🙂

Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops- Makes 30 Cookies

From Baking: From My Home To Yours– Dorie Greenspan

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup malted milk powder (Either regular or chocolate flavored, I used chocolate Ovaltine)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 11 tablespoons (1 stick and 3 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 4 ounces chocolate-covered malted milk balls (I used Whoppers)
  • 2 ounces crispy rice candy (I used Crunch bars)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (or chunks)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare 2 baking sheets.
  2. Mix together the flour, malted milk powder, cocoa, and baking powder.
  3. Beat together the butter and the sugar until very smooth. Add the eggs one at a time, beating about a minute after each addition. Beat in the vanilla- Don’t worry if the mixture is curdled.
  4. Mix in the dry ingredients until just incorporated, and fold in the malted milk balls, crispy rice candy, and chocolate chips.
  5. Scoop onto the cookie trays (make them even!) and bake for 11-13 minutes- they will be slightly soft to the touch.

The only bad part about these cookies is when they’re all gone! 😉

-Rayna 🙂

(P.S. I’m trying to work on my food photography skills, feel free to comment!)

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One thought on “Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops

  1. Tallulah Strom January 16, 2012 / 12:41 pm

    I totally remember making these with you! they were absolutely delicious!
    – TACO<3

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