Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Soda or Powder
I always get on Tara's case for not following recipes on the rare occasions she makes something from a recipe. A few days ago, she sent me a link for these Chocolate Malted Whopper Drop cookies. I love chocolate, malt, and Whoppers, so what wasn't to like? We got the ingredients we didn't have during our weekly shopping on Sunday. Since the Whoppers were vanishing quickly (I needed 6 ounces of Whoppers and the 12 ounce box was going fast), I decided to make them tonight. I beat the Whoppers with a meat tenderizer, chilled the Ghiradelli Bittersweet chocolate bars and put them through a food processor. I measured everything, mixed the dry ingredients. The batter tasted really good. The recipe doesn't have a cooking time, so I tried 10 minutes and settled on 13. The first batch came out about 1/8" thick. The picture above, from the web site I got the recipe, certainly showed thicker cookies. I checked the recipe and sure enough, I used baking SODA instead of baking POWDER. I still had half of the batch in the mixing bowl, so I tossed in some baking powder, but it was too late. They still came out like pancakes. They taste OK, but I'm not a fan at this point. Tara mostly likes them, but the bits of Whopper ruin the texture for her. Oh well. There's always next time.