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.


Anonymous said...

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. :)

~Kimberly said...

The chewy goo was my favorite! Great job!

Jules Someone said...

Hehehe. I used to love messing with my students. Those cookies look amazing.

Engineer Baker said...

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.

Shelby said...

What a terrific post! I love you have your kids wondering about you! Hmm, you have ME wondering! :-)

Heather B said...

ohhh...that last pictures looks amazing. yum! (look...I didn't say delicious or tasty!)

Eleganza Strings/ The DeLadurantey Family said...

Looks great!

Pamela said...

Great post! Those pictures look really enticing.

Bungalow Barbara said...

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!

eve! said...

Forever the cool teacher! I want to be in your class!