Tuesday, September 9, 2008

TWO DAYS WITH DORIE


I planned to skip this week's recipe for health reasons. Chocolate Whopper cookies call for 2 cups of Whoppers, 1/2 bag of chocolate chunks/chips plus a cup of malted milk powder or Ovaltine. That's pretty high on the sugar scale. The other problem is that whoppers make me sick. A lot of people feel the same about whoppers. It is probably because you can't eat just one.

I've been on road trips with a carton of whoppers at my side. The kind of whoppers that come in a milk carton sort of box. A thin chocolate coating that probably isn't real chocolate at all. An hour into the trip, I have that yucky feeling that comes with too many whoppers.

But just in case, I buy some whoppers in bulk at Sunflower Market, which is next to McGuckin Hardware. McGuckins is a Boulder institution. There are smiling men & women at every turn and they all want to help you. "Nuts and bolts" is such a friendly aisle that I share my whoppers with staff & shoppers alike. We are having a grand old time until someone points out that eating too many makes you sick. This pretty much kills the party in aisle 7.

On the way home, I buy more whoppers. I buy chocolate ones & yogurt-covered ones. The latter are white and may not be real whoppers anymore than white chocolate is real chocolate. Nevertheless, I used them both in my cookies with good results. The only other change I make is to use Nesquik, as suggested by some TWD bakers, instead of malted milk powder. (My research on the net fails to come up with a healthy alternative.)

This is my second Tuesday baking with Dorie and I've enjoyed eating the results. I'm not sure what's next, but I hope it involves zucchini. My garden is full of them.

13 comments:

Melissa said...

So I've spent quite a bit of time in that hardware store since half my family has gone/goes to CU Boulder!

Lori said...

ha - I think you're right about whoppers. i'll bet everyone has OD'ed on them at least once. the funniest thing is your next to last sentence.....YEAHRIGHT. Dorie, with zucchini?? it's mainly just Dorie with butter and sugar. you'll have to save us all and do something with zucchini, then give us the recipe. i'll be watching!

Julie said...

Thank you for leaving me a welcoming comment on my new blog. I'm so happy to be part of the TWD!
Have a nice day,
Julie

HoneyB said...

lol, great post. I'm glad my whoppers are gone. Well, almost gone. I might have 2 left in the PB box....

Christine said...

What a wonderful post! Your cookies look delicious and I am so jealous that you have a garden full of zucchini my garden didn't do well at all this year!

Teanna said...

Welcome to TWD! I like the idea of the yogurt covered whoppers!

Pamela said...

The whoppers you got look like they have a fabulous layer of chocolate/yogurt on them. Glad you are enjoying TWD!

The DeL Sisters said...

They look perfect!

AmyRuth said...

Welcome to TWD...How about it?!? Glad you're enjoying the fun. Look forward to reading more posts...;~ )) YUM YUMMMMM

AmyRuth said...

Seriously Susan,
How about you and I do a Cookbook give away contest for "The One" who keeps off the most weight? he he
AmyRuth

SUGAR BETTY said...

Thanks for the cookie effort! I like the little tweaks to the recipe. Good job!

Barbara said...

Boulder, what a great town!

Hm, maybe you can come up with a dimply zucchini cake? zucchini whopper cookies? Oh well. Wish we'd planted zucchini, maybe it would have done better than the tomatoes and peppers.

n.o.e said...

Your cookies look good, and I hope you found lots of wonderful uses for the zucchini! Will we see you baking the dimply cake?
Nancy