September 9, 2008
Tuesdays with Dorie: Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops
The Tuesdays with Dorie group is on a cookie kick lately...and this week's recipe was chosen by Rachel of Confessions of a Tangerine Tart.
I had been promising my college English classes that I would bring them a treat, so I made these cookies for them.
"Did you make these yourself," one girl asked.
"Of course," I replied.
"Wow. I've never had a teacher actually make something for a class."
I've been trying to keep them on their toes. Heehee.
Actually, though, I've only revealed little bits about myself since school started a few weeks ago. I wore long pants the first day and a skirt the second day, revealing the white daisy tattoo on my ankle. I got a lot of "you have a tattoo?" that day. When we were doing descriptive exercises, I said something about seeing Rob Zombie perform live.
"You've been to a Rob Zombie concert?" one kid asked.
"I've been to two." I said. They looked confused. "Oh, I forgot to tell you," I explained. "I'm hardcore."
Later that period, I was talking about food descriptions and I told them to avoid words like delicious and tasty, because they are too subjective. What's delicious to me might not be delicious to them.
"For example, I think caviar and raw oysters are really delicious." I said.
"Wait," one boy interrupted, "You eat caviar and raw oysters?"
"Sure. In fact, I had caviar and champagne for dinner just last night."
His response: "Who are you?"
"We've already been over this," I replied. "Hard. core."
These cookies are hardcore chocolatey, but since I used regular malted milk powder (not chocolate-flavored), they weren't too chocolatey. And the Whopper bits sort of melt and caramelize into the chewy cookie. Really yum.
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yikes, that gooey bit of whopper oozing out of the cookie in the bottom photo is making my mouth water!! lucky class; my biggest claim to fame (i taught psychology at UT Austin) was making my students salivate to the word pavlov. they still remember it. :)
The chewy goo was my favorite! Great job!
Hehehe. I used to love messing with my students. Those cookies look amazing.
Hehe - my goal is to be hard core, but I think tattoos and caviar are a bit too much for me :) I hope your students appreciated the hardcore-ness.
What a terrific post! I love you have your kids wondering about you! Hmm, you have ME wondering! :-)
ohhh...that last pictures looks amazing. yum! (look...I didn't say delicious or tasty!)
Great post! Those pictures look really enticing.
Love your photos -- my favorite is the top one with the "reveal" of the hidden Whopper chunk inside. Now that's a sexy cookie!
I majored in physics in college, but now I work in a customer service job. I spend most of my time at work answering e-mails and taking Internet chats. Guess what skills I use most -- you guessed it, writing! spelling! grammar! The customer get to use abbreviations and emoticons, but we're expected to be "friendly yet professional."
I'm glad I spent some time learning those skills. You never know when they may serve you well!
Forever the cool teacher! I want to be in your class!
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