Tuesday, September 9, 2008

TWD-In the great words of Carrie Bradshaw

Me no likey...

Rachel of Confessions of a Tangerine Tart chose Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops, and I valiantly attempted his weeks TWD recipe despite my dislike for whoppers and malt in general. I know, utter madness. Stop me before I hurt someone, or myself. I also used peanut butter whoppers since me and PB are BFF now. I think that was the wisest decision I made because the slight detection of PB in this cookie is the only reason I didn't vom.





After last weeks peanut butter breakthrough I felt bold and daring. I felt like the baking diva of yesteryear! Who knows? Maybe I would discover my favorite new cookie! MAYBE I WOULD BE ONE STEP CLOSER TO TAKING OVER THE WORLD WITH MY MAD BAKING SKILLZ PEOPLE! Unfortunately neither one of these phenomenons transpired. These cookies are weird, and chewy, and cake like. The malt flavor is very pronounced and sorta made me want to gag. Truth be told, that picture you see down there with the bite it...yeah, that one. I spit it out.





Straight out of oven these are really gross. The malt is like a crazy punch in the face. After they cool they are still gross, but you dont feel the sudden desperate urge to puke if you take a bite.

If you like malt flavored goodies you may like these (or if your taste buds are broken).



Be sure to check out the Tuesdays with Dorie blogroll to see everyone else's yummy *barf* cookies.

You can find the recipe @ Confessions of a Tangerine Tart for all of the daring souls out there.

XOXO
Stay Sweet;)



UPDATE: After reading several blogs that made these same cookies and hearing them ooohhh and aaahhhh that they tasted like brownies I grew perplexed. Are these people crazy? Are everyone's taste buds broken? With much despair I headed over to the host's blog and realized that I left out an ingredient (this is why you should only bake when you are coherent and not at 11:00pm when you are sleep walking in the kitchen). I left out the cocoa powder! I wonder if that is why the malt taste was so pronounced? Maybe if I added the cocoa powder I would have loved them? Anywho I hold firm to my opinion until I feel brave enough to make them again. Things that make you go hmmm....




14 comments:

Lori said...

you're hilarious. i take it you didn't like them? :)

it must be all in one's preference for malt, because i love it but couldn't taste it at all in my cookies. i guess if you're really sensitive to it and anxious about tasting it, it doesn't take much to be noticeable. anyway, there's always next week! and you saved yourself all those calories.

Carmella said...

I'm sorry you didn't like them. I haven't tried them myself, but the batter looked and smelled really good when I made them for my husband's co-workers. They really enjoyed them.

chocolatechic said...

As I was reading your post, I kept thinking...."I didn't taste any malt after they came out of the oven, maybe she is just really sensitive to it."

We didn't like them much either, but we loved the dough.

Megan said...

Yeah well, we no likey either. So at least you know someone else was on your side :)

LyB said...

lol! Uh, I mean sorry you didn't like them. ;) Make sure you read the ingredients list twice for next week's cookies, OK? :D

Donna said...

I almost forgot the cocoa too! But the cocoa I used was extra dark and my cookies came out black! Maybe I should have done what you did and left it out!
More cookies next week!

Engineer Baker said...

Uh oh - leaving out cocoa was probably part of it, but if you didn't like malt you might be doomed anyways. There's always next week to take over the world!

HoneyB said...

LOL, well, don't worry, you don't HAVE to like everything! :)

Susie Homemaker said...

Needs More Malt. You are just wrong.
Vom. Vom??
Where do you get this stuff? :)

Mike Spoodles said...

Welllllll, you could always send them to me. I can make a nice house for your cookies INSIDE MY STOMACH. Bummer about the cocoa powder. Without it, you're right, it might just be too malty.

The DeL Sisters said...

We did not really care for them either. I hope next week is better!

Pamela said...

Eh, it happens. So you left out an ingredient. You tried, right? And your cookies still look pretty good to me!

Foodycat said...

This is funny. I get the impression that you didn't care for them much?

Barbara said...

I'm neutral on the malt thing--not crazy about it but don't mind it too much. With the cocoa these weren't too bad but I don't know if I will bother making them again. Oh well, always next week -- lots of chocolate, no malt at all!