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, Ã 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 â€” it didn’t taste like aÂ malted-milk cookie. The Whoppers didn’t come through. But the dough was excellent, like chocolate frosting.
#2 Son: They’re just chocolate â€” 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.
But everyone loved the batter in the ice cream, especially with Ovaltine sprinkled on top!
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!).