Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops

Decadent chocolate cookies with malted milk powder, crushed Whoppers, and chocolate chunks. These cookies came together in no time at all.  But I warn you, it is VERY hard to resist eating the dough, which reminded me of thick chocolate frosting. Mmmm…frosting! 😉 These cookies include malted milk as an ingredient. I have made several recipes on my blog with malted milk and have had excellent results. The Brewer’s Blondies actually have whoppers in them too and the Malted Milk Sandwich Cookies taste like a vanilla Oreo! I love malted milk, especially in old-fashioned chocolate malted milkshakes. When I stumbled across this recipe with malted milk powder in my Dorie Greenspan cookbook, they immediately caught my eye. They are perfect for dunking in a glass of milk, making into ice cream sandwiches or just eating them straight out of the oven. Crispy edges and a chewy, gooey center make these cookies a definite winner with my family!

Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops

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  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup malted milk powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick plus 3 tbsp butter (11 tablespoons), at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups (6 ounces) Whoppers, coarsely chopped
  • 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, malted milk powder, cocoa, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar together on medium speed for about 3 minutes, until thoroughly combined. Add the eggs one at a time, beating for 1 minute after each addition. Beat in the vanilla until combined. Add half of the dry ingredients and beat at low speed just until combined. Mix in the milk, then the remaining dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. With the mixer on low, mix in the malted milk balls and chopped chocolate.
  4. Drop the dough by rounded tablespoonfuls on to the sheets, leaving about 2 inches of space between each. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes, rotating the baking sheets front to back and top to bottom halfway through the baking time. Let the cookies rest for 2 minutes before using a wide metal spatula to transfer them to the racks to cool to room temperature.

Source: Baking: From My Home to Yours

20 Responses to “Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops”

  1. #
    Amy — April 3, 2011 @ 11:29 am

    Whoppers are by far one of my favorite candies. These are so tempting!

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    shabs — April 3, 2011 @ 1:37 pm

    I totally agree with Amy , these look so tempting :)

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    Baking Serendipity — April 3, 2011 @ 1:47 pm

    Strangely enough, I have a box of Whoppers in my pantry. This is the perfect use for them!

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    freshandfoodie — April 3, 2011 @ 1:55 pm

    I love malted anything! Must make these.

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    muppy — April 3, 2011 @ 4:43 pm

    These do look like a winner. i am guessing ‘whoppers’ are like ‘maltesers’ here in aus. I will have to add these to my very long list of sweet things to bake :)

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    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 — April 3, 2011 @ 7:11 pm

    I love malted milk balls. I’ve got some malted milk powder in my cupboard just waiting for a use. I think I just found one!

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    happywhennothungry — April 3, 2011 @ 7:36 pm

    Oh Wow! These cookies look amazing. I love Whoppers and definitely need to bake these!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — April 3, 2011 @ 9:15 pm

    I need to make these for my dad!

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    katshealthcorner — April 3, 2011 @ 10:44 pm

    LOVE CANDY INSPIRED RECIPES!!! i just made some Almond Joy inspired Dessert Bars. 😀 AMAZING! 😀

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    Jenny — April 4, 2011 @ 1:09 am

    Wow those would be dangerous at my house! 😀

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    Junia @ Mis Pensamientos — April 4, 2011 @ 6:11 am

    ahhh i never thought about using chocolate malt candy in cookies!! sweet idea~~~ :)

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    briarrose — April 4, 2011 @ 8:28 am

    What a fun cookie….and the name just tickled me. 😉 I have yet to make anything malted…I must shop for ingredients!

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    Michelle — April 4, 2011 @ 1:53 pm

    These look awesome! I haven’t had Whoppers since I was a kid. They always make me think of the movies and Halloween! I’ve also never baked with malted milk powder. I’m going to have to try that sometime soon!

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    Jenny (VintageSugarcube) — April 4, 2011 @ 5:44 pm

    Holy Batman!! Those are the BOMB diggity..

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    Jenn@slim-shoppin — April 8, 2011 @ 10:44 pm

    Those look so good! I love whoppers.

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    vera@growntocook — January 20, 2012 @ 7:29 am

    When I made them they looked just like yours, and not so much like the picture in the book. In the book you can see little cubes of chocolate, but in my cookies the chocolate melted more. Tasted great though.

    • Christina replied: — January 31st, 2012 @ 5:30 pm

      I am glad to hear that you enjoyed them! Not sure how they got the cubes of chocolate either…but they were great either way! Any dessert with chopped whoppers is bound to be great! :)

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