Tuesday, September 9, 2008

TWD: Chocolate Whopper Malted Drops

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First day of school.. I only had a 1 hour physics (yuck!) class today and as much as I didn't want to commute all the way down to campus and back up again, I just couldn't skip a class... never have and never will. Even in high school when some declared the day before the Christmas holidays 'national skip day'.. nope, not for me. I and maybe a handful of other kids would go to class as if we were actually learning and spend time just talking about what we'd be doing for the holidays and stuff like that. Maybe I'm like this because my mom would never let us miss school unless we were deadly ill and that was determined according to her standards. Now let's steer away from school and focus on something more relaxing, fun to to make, eat and snap a million photos at.

Chocolate whopper malted drops, it sounds like something I would enjoy and I did if it were a brownie, but from cookie standards.. not so much. Maybe I screwed up the recipe when I decided to quarter it, but I ended up with a cakey brownie
type cookie... thick, soft and gooey. Now that may sound appealing to a lot of people, but I'm just not too into that when it comes to a cookie. The flavour was awesome though! I added brown sugar to boost the butterscotchy flavour and for extra moisture. I also had no idea I enjoyed malt so much, since the last time (a long time ago!) my grandmother made Ovaltine for me it was almost comparable to my pasty and soggy oatmeal experience... hopefully one day I'll get over it, but until then I can only eat my oatmeal and cereal dry.

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I'm so glad I had these on my first day of school.. even though they weren't exactly my favourite cookie because it's always nice to bite into something sweet and chocolatey to help relieve stress and anger. If there's one thing about going to school that totally annoys me, it is having to deal with the daily traffic jam. The worst are the ones that aren't caused by volume, but when people decide to drive 100-120km/hr on the passing lane with an open road in front of them and a whole lot of cars behind them. Honestly, I don't care if people drive fast or slow as long as they don't get in the way of others. When our family was driving down to Michigan, Pensylvannia or Florida, drivers seemed more courteous than here. Maybe we just lucked out in those states, but we certainly didn't have to deal with as many unnecessary traffic jams. Now that I'm done with my mini rant, off to a happier note.

Thanks to Pamela and Carla for giving me the I Love You This Much award! It definitely put a smile on my face, especially since school started today.

A little off topic (yet again), but my cell phone plan will be due and I'm probably renewing and getting a new phone this Friday. Should I get the iPhone? It's just so pretty and the screen is huge! Does anyone know what it's like for web browsing.. ie. google reader?

Thanks to Rachel of Confessions of a Tangerine Tart for choosing this recipe, which can be found on her blog and in Dorie Greenspan's Baking: From my Home to Yours. Don't forget to checkout the TWD Blogroll!

30 comments:

  1. these look great--dark and chocolatey! hopefully they were supposed to be soft and gooey, cuz mine were too!

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  2. Oh my, those cookies like SENSATIONAL - perfect to have for your first day of school!! And speaking of school, hang in there with your classes and everything!!

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  3. Mine were cakey, too. I guess I'm just more used to the regular cookie texture, know what I mean? I dont' know anything about the iPhone, except that it looks really cool and I would love to have one. But if I did have it, I would probably end up playing with it all day long!

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  4. Oh no! I didn't have time to email Laurie and I really wanted to bake for TWD. I've been bookmarking pages, and this is one I really really wanted to bake. Waaah!

    Okay, enough about me.

    Your cookies look great! I'm a bit disappointed to hear that they were more brownie than cookie. I'm going to bake them nevertheless.

    Steph, you deserve the award. I too love your blog :)

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  5. Oh, my girlfriend has the IPhone and loves the web features. She says it's really convenient. Dunno if this helps any.

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  6. You should of brought the cookies to class. I would've actually went to physics if I had a cookie girl there :)

    The cookies look great. I love the stacked up pic, they look so chocoately :)

    And good for you for always going to school. Did mom always make sure you got A's?

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  7. Mmmm nothing like real homemade cookies, especially when chocloate is involved. Your cookies soft and gooey which is my favorite.

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  8. I love your Choc Drops!
    I will be making them this weekend!

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  9. Glad these cookies helped you survive the start of school! They look wonderful.

    We have an Iphone and we love it! It comes in handy. I think you should get one!!

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  10. That cookie pic is phenomenal!

    My mom was the same way. I'd have to barf up a lung to stay home from school. ;)

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  11. Congratulations on your award! Mine didn't turn out cakey but I wish they would have! They turned out so flat, but my family loved them anyway. Yours look better by far!

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  12. I'm with you on the cookie/brownie thing. These cookies were just too soft for me. And I like soft chewy chocolate chip cookies, but it's a different kind of soft, I guess.
    Nancy

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  13. Congrats on your award. You sound like an exemplary student. I wish my Humanities students would be a little more like you! Actually, I often have to miss class myself and the whole class is happy.:)
    Your cookies look just perfect.

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  14. They look great (but I agree it was a little cakey for my liking!) Good luck with school!

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  15. Wait, where in Pennsylvania because I live near Pittsburgh. We are supposedly one of the cities with the nicest drivers, but I couldn't tell you because I haven't driven anywhere else.

    I cut my recipe in half and also got the cakey cookies. I still liked them though. I don't get why Dorie's picture lookes different though. If the texture bothers you, try them frozen (let sit out for a few minutes so you don't break your teeth!)

    Oh and I don't skip class either. Well, sorta. If I know that there is nothing going on (i.e. turn in your project and leave or a movie that won't be on an exam), I will turn my stuff in early and not go.

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  16. These look great...I love the inside!

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  17. I agree - physics is blech :) I can't skip classes either though, so no luck there. Your cookies look wonderful though - incredibly dense and moist.

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  18. I think your mom knows my mom. I got an award in high school for never missing a day of school! Your cookies look delicious!

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  19. ?!?!?! You did NOT just say Grove City!! Seriously that is 10 minutes from my university. Too bad I'll be home for Christmas break (which is an hour and 30 minutes from GC).

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  20. Mine were soft and chewy too, so quartering the recipe sounds like it worked! Great pic!

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  21. They look really delicious! I enjoyed these, but like you I prefer crunchy cookies. These have a very soft texture. Mine had no crunch at all! They still had a lovely flavour though.

    As for the iphone, I don't have one myself, but they look really good! I have heard good reports about them.

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  22. That second picture has me dying. So do your pb marshmallow bars! They both look SOOO GOOD!

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  23. Mmm, sorry you weren't crazy about them. I think yours look delish!

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  24. Thank you for the happy birthday for Bethany, she will be so surprised when she sees it. You are the same age as her. Yeah, lucky for the cat I do not believe in putting them to sleep. I just love the birds when they sing and I have Canadian geese that fly right over my house a few times a day. I wish she would try to get one of them, that would teach her. Also, I am hoping to join TWD, I just have to buy the book and it ain't cheap. I like cooking but I really love baking.

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  25. lovely cookies... it would definitely relieve us of any stress... :) thanks for sharing

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  26. Sorry you didn't like them! Mine turned out great: my coworkers just loved the chocolate banana combination.

    I'm not sure what kind of camera Imight be getting... I want to wait and see if I can get some money back from my insurance, since this happened during my vacation. After that I'll now my price range, that will make looking for a new camera easier. But if you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them!

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  27. I love your close up pics! Very nice!

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  28. yeah, these are a little cakey but i still loved them! they look super chocolately in your pics! yum!

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  29. Good for you for not missing class!

    I actually loved physics (and majored in it). There's a lot about it that's really cool but most teachers don't bring that out. And you do have to like math.

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