Monday, May 26, 2008

Hidden Treasure for a Blog Birthday

Today is my 2 year Blogiversary. It doesn't seem that I've been doing this that long, but then again it doesn't seem like I should have less than a year until I'm a doctor! Yep, I've finished my third year outside of my 6 board exams and Step 2...the follow-up to Step 1 that I took one year ago today. So, in honor of my blog address...CookieDoc...I give you a cookie recipe. This is one that I made for my dad a few months ago. It is based on Dorie's malted cookies. I decided not to put chocolate in them because, numero uno - I didn't feel like making chocolate cookies, and numero dos - I didn't have any cocoa! These ended up better than I thought they'd be upon pulling them out of the oven. You see, I followed instructions and made them with butter. Typically, I don't like the way cookies are when made with butter (with a few exceptions!); they're just too flat and crispy for my tastes. However, though these were flat, they were not too crisp. In fact, they turned out quite soft in a pleasant way. Daddy didn't really say much, but I'm sure he liked them. Malted Whopper Cookies adapted from Dorie Greenspan Baking from my Home to Yours
1 stick plus 3 tablespoons softened butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup milk
2 cups AP flour
1 cup malted milk powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups chopped Whoppers (malted milk balls)
1/2-1 cup mini-chocolate chips Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (I used this...the temperature was not listed in the recipe). Cream butter and sugar for 3 minutes. Add egg and vanilla. If it looks curdled...no worries! Stir together the dry ingredients. Add half of them to the butter mix and stir. Stir in the milk and then the remaining dry ingredients. Stir in the malted milk balls and chocolate chips. Drop dough onto baking stones/sheets in tablespoons. Bake for 11-13 minutes but do not overbake. Let the cookies cool for ~2 minutes and remove to a cooling rack. Enjoy!

4 comments:

Anna said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I plan on baking up another batch of Dorie's malt cookies too. The first ones are good, but hers looked puffier than mine. I think she uses more flour per cup. Your non-chocolate version is interesting.

Peabody said...

Happy Blog Anniversary/Birthday!

I have yet to make those but they look so good.

Red Dirt Mummy said...

Dropping in to wish you a belated 'Happy Blogiversary'!

Jane said...

Happy Blog Anniversary Claire!

Those cookies look great. I LOVE Woppers & malted milk. I'm adding this to my growing pile of recipes "to be made"! Heh...I have a mountain of books "to be read" & a mountain of recipes "to be made". LOL