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Tuesdays With Dorie: Chocolate Whopper Malted Drops

September 9, 2008

Rough week here. But I couldn’t skip Dorie, now, could I? So I made the batter on Friday, amidst all the other goings-on, and managed to bake one batch of 12 before dinner. But that was it.

We ate a few after dinner on Friday, when they were meant to be our special Friday dessert, but we were all so tired by the time dinner was done that the sense of ceremony was lost.

And I didn’t have time to bake on Saturday, either. Once again, #1 Son to the rescue. He pointed out, quite rightly, that the batter was once again delicious. And that he had not been terribly impressed by the cookies. And that we had most of a carton of vanilla ice cream in the freezer, which had been intended to go with the cookies for Friday dessert.

The logical conclusion: Chocolate Whopper Malted Drops Dough Ice Cream!

The batter had been sitting in the fridge overnight, so it was pretty solid. I portioned it out into ice cream-appropriate bits and froze it for a couple of hours. Then I softened the ice cream in the food processor, à la the Chocolate-Banded Ice Cream Torte. Then I combined the two and stuck the result back in the freezer to harden.

It was a very good thing.

Comments on the cookies were as follows:

#1 Son: No depth of flavor — it didn’t taste like a malted-milk cookie. The Whoppers didn’t come through. But the dough was excellent, like chocolate frosting.

#2 Son: They’re just chocolate — you don’t really get anything else out of them.

Husband: I liked the soft and chewy texture, but the taste wasn’t particularly complex or interesting.

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But everyone loved the batter in the ice cream, especially with Ovaltine sprinkled on top!

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If you want to see what everyone else did with the actual cookies, head on over to Tuesdays With Dorie. And if you want to try them yourself, either as cookies or as batter — complete with raw eggs! — check out the recipe at Confessions of a Tangerine Tart (or, even better, buy the book!).

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. September 9, 2008 9:54 am

    I totally agree with Son #1.

    Not enough malt, but the dough was fab!

  2. September 9, 2008 11:20 am

    Now there is a way to make an ordinary cookie extraordinary! I agree, there wasn’t much about these cookies, but turning them into ICE CREAM?! HELLO!

  3. September 9, 2008 11:44 am

    Tnat is about the best idea EVER. The dough is so good, but it loses something in the oven – ice cream solves that problem!
    Thanks!

  4. September 9, 2008 12:21 pm

    Oh I thought of ice cream sandwiches just didn’t get around to doing it. Son #1 knows the dough was great!

  5. September 9, 2008 1:35 pm

    Oh wow – that dough in ice cream sounds fabulous. Great save.

  6. September 9, 2008 1:38 pm

    Well, I wasn’t a huge fan either…………….

  7. September 9, 2008 2:04 pm

    What creativity! The ice cream looks so delicious and tempting! I’m glad everyone enjoyed it.

  8. September 9, 2008 3:24 pm

    I agree that the dough was the best part. Your son is inspired! The cookies also did well in ice cream sandwiches. But as a cookie? Not my fave.

  9. September 9, 2008 10:02 pm

    This looks wonderfully delicious! Great idea!

  10. September 9, 2008 10:53 pm

    I will try putting the dough into the ice cream. In fact, I will do so right now! Thanks for the idea. I still love this cookie recipe though. My favorite so far. 😀

  11. Kelly D permalink
    September 10, 2008 12:06 am

    Wow. The ice cream idea sounds FABULOUS.

  12. September 10, 2008 8:08 am

    It didn’t cross my mind to pair the cookie dough and ice cream, but it did cross my mind to pair the cookies with ice cream. I heading home tonight to have chocolate whopper malted drop-malted ice cream sandwiches! Can’t wait!

  13. September 10, 2008 10:51 am

    Such a great idea! Malted Cookie Dough Ice Cream, you should submit that to Haagen Daas as a new flavor, I’d buy some. 🙂

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