Chocolate Malted Whopper Cookies

As I write this post, I’m polishing off the other 6 ounces of Whoppers that weren’t needed for this recipe. I mean come on, how often do you have extra Whoppers on hand in the house? And they’re healthy, right? There’s some wholesome milk in them.

At any rate, last week I borrowed Dorie Greenspan’s Baking From My Home to Yours, from the local library. The book is simply amazing. I’m sure to order my very own copy very soon. First, it’s huge. Over 500 pages long. Most of the recipes are photographed. That really matters to me. There are few things that I dislike more than a photo-less cookbook. I started exploring the book in the cookie section, of course. There are many that I’m going to make, but the one that really caught my eye was the Chocolate Malted Whopper Drop Cookies. Ms. Greenspan references Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory in her introduction to the recipe. How could I go wrong?

One final note: These cookies are even better after they’ve chilled out in the fridge for a couple of hours.

Chocolate Malted Whopper Cookiesadapted from Dorie Greenspan, Baking From My Home to Yours

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup malted milk powder (I used chocolate Ovaltine)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 11 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups Whoppers, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips or chunks (I used chunks)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.

Sift together the flour, malted milk powder, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.

In a stand mixer, with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar together on medium speed for 3 minutes, until very smooth. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla extract. At this point the mixture may look curdled.Β  Don’t worry, it will even out as the dry ingredients are added.

Reduce the mixer speed to low and add half the dry ingredients. Mixing just until combined. Mix in the milk, then the remaining dry ingredients. Mix until the dough is just incorporated. Do not over mix. With the mixer on low, add the chopped Whoppers and chocolate chunks.

Drop the dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto the sheet leaving 2 inches of space between cookies. Bake for 11-13 minutes, rotating the sheet after 6 minutes. When done, the cookies will be puffed but slightly soft to the touch. Let the cookies rest on the sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


16 Comments Add yours

  1. I’ve heard a lot about this Dorie book lately, going to have to check it out if chocolately goodness is inside.

    Also, on a different note, one of the best things about baking are surplus ingredients. I’m always pulling the ‘oh no, I bought too much chocolate/raspberries/cheese for this recipe and they’ll go bad if I don’t cram them in my face this instant.’

  2. betchacanteatjustone says:

    oh man, about a month ago had baking and a french cooking Dorie Greenspan Combo for $5 and 80 some cents! I bought two sets and with my shipping to Canada only paid a total of $25! I was a little irk’d because my copy of Baking was closer to $40 when I bought it…..anyways, my friends were treated to great gifts! I’ve not made the chocolate whopper cookies but I love love love the malted milk flavour! I’m also a big fan of the Perfect Party Cake from that book, oh and the browie cake with the caramel and all the peanuts….I’m talking too much! Your cookies look delicious!

  3. I’ve been drooling over that Brownie Cake with Caramel and Peanuts. Oh, it’s gonna get made!

  4. sarah91880 says:

    Really, the picture of the coarsely chopped Whoppers is doing me in! I am almost going off to the store tonight for ingredients!! It is taking all my willpower!!! They look great!

      1. sarah91880 says:

        I have a dress to fit into in July and it you keep posting cookies and cakes and sweets I am going to hold you personally responsible for me looking lumpy in my dress………but right now it seems so worth it

  5. emmycooks says:

    I want these! I will have to request the book from MY library. πŸ™‚

  6. I love Whoppers! And I love Dorie! So I am positive that these cookies would rock my world. Looks fantastic. I bet the cookie dough was pretty good too!

  7. YUM! I too love Dorie Greenspan’s cookbook. I made her Tres Leche Cookies and they were AMAZING! I need to do more…it’s gonna be a whopper! I know…not funny! But I had to say it πŸ™‚

  8. I just bought that book a few weeks ago and haven’t made anything from it yet but these cookies are convincing me I need to bust it open and try something!

  9. 312lala says:

    Anything i could you instead of eggs (as i am allergic) Also how big should the scoops of raw mixture be?

  10. musingmar says:

    Oh my, these sound heavenly! Who doesn’t like Whoppers? And what fun it would be to chop them up for this recipe!

  11. putneyfarm says:

    Nice post- we will be making these!

  12. These look positively amazing, I’ll have to trial them. Do you think the uncooked dough would stand up to freezing?
    Amazing blog by the way love your work!

    1. I think you could definitely scoop the leftover dough and freeze it for later baking.

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