Tuesday, September 9, 2008

TWD- Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops (Whopper Cookies!)

Cookies are the first thing I remember baking and are probably still my favorite. I'm hard pressed to find something I'd rather do on Sunday afternoon than bake with my family and take treats to our neighbors. So, I ended up doing just that this weekend. These Whopper cookies came together in no time and the one bowl mess (yay!) was all cleaned up before nap time was over. I packaged up the cookies, loaded my son into the car, and we had fun delivering them. I even managed to get them out of the house soon enough that I only ate one. Whew. TWD is killer on the skinny jeans sometimes!

I used plain malted milk powder instead of chocolate so I opted to include all of the bittersweet chocolate (I'd heard they were too chocolately and then that there was no such thing so I compromised!) I loved the texture of these cookies and everyone loved them. I'm still a die hard chocolate chip cookie fan, but these would be awesome with a glass of milk and a good book. Or a good cook book if you're at all like me. For the recipe, stop by Rachel's blog. You won't regret it!

I'd also like to thank the DeL Sisters for this blog award. You guys seriously make me wish I had a sister to cook with! Keep it up!

42 comments:

Cristine said...

How nice of you to package these up and deliver them!

Lori said...

you have very lucky friends and neighbors! your cookies are just gorgeous.

Natashya said...

I love how they are wrapped up like little presents. Very nice touch!

Jess said...

You have very lucky neighbors! Lovely cookies.

Engineer Baker said...

Thank goodness for one bowl cookies, right? I breathed a sigh of relief when I realized I wouldn't have to melt chocolate in a double boiler, whisk together dry ingredients separately from wet, etc. Lucky friends, btw.

Pamela said...

Wow, I'm sure your friends, family and neighbors are all loving you when you bake! They look great.

Jules Someone said...

Can I be your friend? Your cookies look so delicious!

chocolatechic said...

My family won't let me give them away...sigh

hot garlic said...

Your blog is Yum Anne Strawberry! Had to click over from Picky Palate's blog. Everything looks tasty!

Jenny said...

Mmmm,
Love cute little wrapped up cookies! These look so good, I am a sucker for whopper cookies! Great post!

Christine said...

Your neighbors must love you! You are so right about TWD and the skinny jeans, so hard! Great job!

Cathy said...

Oh, Anne, you've outdone yourself again with your picture and your beautiful packaging! You have very lucky neighbors. I am so with you on the whole "TWD wreaks havoc on the skinny jeans" situation. I had decided to take up baking and running at the same time, and while baking has taken off, the running keeps falling victim to my snooze button. Maybe tomorrow. Gorgeous cookies!

Lady Baker said...

great gift wrapping!
I hear you on the jeans--and the fact that I started TWD right when Fall is hitting won't help either because I won't be worried about bathing suit season!
Sigh...I guess that stationary bike will have to do more than hold hangers of drying laundry...
:) Lisa

Teanna said...

Love the packaging! lucky neighbors! Where do you live so I can move there?!

April said...

I agree, baking on Sunday afternoon is the best! It's even better to share the goodies.

TeaLady said...

Your cookies look yummy all dressed up in red! Congrats on the award....

The DeL Sisters said...

Oh yes totally a cookbook and milk!

I like your little ribbons!

Susie Homemaker said...

So smart of you to get them out of the house! They look great all wrapped up.

kim said...

they look so cute all wrapped up like that! :) great job!

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

So cool to take your son with you to deliver the cookies. Great lesson for him!

rainbowbrown said...

They're so adorably packaged, I bet the lucky recipients loved them.

Maria said...

What cute packaging! Your friends and neighbors sure are spoiled!

Madam Chow said...

Those turned out so nice, and the packaging is a lovely touch.
Madam Chow
http://www.mzkitchen.com

Flourchild said...

I love your little packaged cookies. Im sure your friends enjoyed them. Your cookies look great!

n.o.e said...

I'm with you on getting rid of the goods before they take up permanent residence (on my waist, for example). I still think of that banded torte - I gave it away and only had one thin slice. Boy was that thing GOOD.

Prudy said...

Those look so fancy and yummy all wrapped up purdy! I wish I was your neighbor.

~Kimberly said...

Cute packaging!

confectiona said...

They do look lovely all wrapped up. Wish I had thought of giving them away before we ate all the dough!

Laura said...

Your cookies look fabulous all wrapped up! I'm bringing mine to a meeting tonight so they can be gone from the house. I'm having fun baking all these goodies, but so thankful I've got a treadmill to keep the muffin top at bay!

Spike said...

how neighborly! They look great

Steph said...

I totally agree! It's always so much fun to bake and give to others. Your cookies look great! I don't even own a pair of skinny jeans.. hahah

Nickki said...

They look so lovely all packaged up! These cookies were so easy to make, and really delicious!

Lauren said...

i would love to get a package of cookies from you! i know what you mean though, i can't get rid of this stuff fast enough!

Heather B said...

oh yum! They look so delicious! Great job!

SUGAR BETTY said...

How sweet! Packaged cookies! Did you make me some too? :D

Di said...

I gave away most of mine, too. But your packaging is much nicer. =) I love reading cookbooks. =)

Kelly D said...

GOOD idea to immediately give them away. I couldn't stop at one...or two.

CB said...

How adorable is your cookie packaging!? Cookies are meant to be shared. Yum!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

ostwestwind said...

Skinny jeans? I have to wear "tents" instead ;-)

Your cookies are looking great and are nicely wrapped.

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

One bite of these lovely cookies and I certainly didn't want to share, but I did for my own good...LOL!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Wish I were your neighbor!! I love a good cookbook over a novel too. Your cookies look so pretty all packaged up!

Erin said...

They look great! I love how you packaged them up! It's always nice to be able to give away baked goods- I agree it can be tough on the hips sometimes! :)