Midnight Chocolate Whoppers




Midnight Chocolate Whoppers

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
1 teaspoon espresso powder
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large egg whites
1 cup coarsely chopped Whoppers

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a large sheet pan with cooking spray or butter.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking soda and salt.
In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat butter and sugar until creamy, about 1 minute. Beat in milk and vanilla extract until well combined. Reduce mixer speed to low, and beat in flour mixture, until just combined.

In a separate medium sized mixing bowl, using a mixer on high speed, beat egg whites until foamy and thick, about 3 minutes. Fold egg whites and Whoppers into cookie dough, until combined.
Chill cookie dough in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes, or until firm.

Place heaping teaspoons of dough onto sheet pan, and bake at 350 degrees F, for 13-14 minutes, until puffy and set. Cool 2 minutes before transferring to wire racks, to cool completely.

Makes 16 cookies

54 comments:

  1. So the cookie diet won't work he? Shame... Oh well we'll have to survive with "not so fat" cookies like these. They're look dark and great! About the malted milk, Anna (cookiemadness) just posted a cake that uses it.

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  2. They look yumptious, Em. My spool chucker doesn't recognise yumptious as a word either, but it is if I say it is.

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  3. I too stay up and watch those "infomercials" and have thought about many of the "miracle diets" on offer!...I'm sure these cookies would be the best snack while I'm watching them...

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  4. I'm just thinking if I went on all the diets that on the women's magazine each week -- and I'm sure they ALL work -- I could just *poof* disappear from the earth. You know you don't need to lose weight, girl! Love the new look of the blog -- my how it has changed.

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  5. shheeee - it, I thought I was having a cookie jar nightmare.... mixed with that cake from before....nuh uh...I am in a sweet swirl....

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  6. Ooh, I love Whoppers. I think I need to buy some now. :D

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  7. I saw "chocolate" and "whopper" and you had my attention! Even though these are less evil than normal cookies, they look totally evil - I have to admire that in a cookie. And dagnabbit is a word - what does spellcheck know??

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  8. What a great little cookie, they sound delicious!

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  9. Well, I hope these do the trick then. But you could make some ice cream with the 3 leftover yolks just to make sure.

    Your cookies look great, and since I do most of my baking when the midget's in bed, perfect.

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  10. You must be telling a whopper. You don't need a cookie diet, a Fullbar, or anything like that, I'm sure!

    I've made those muffins of yours, the healthy spiced oatmeal ones) quite a few times (except with quick oats bc they're really cheap) and they fill you up a lot. Make some more of those instead :)

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  11. wow, great job lightening up this recipe. these look just as satisfying as something full fat. can't wait to try them!

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  12. holy crap! those are amazing. Where are you going for your trip? I am food editor for Go Galavanting now, and am ALWAYS looking for new food articles and you know I love your stuff. Interested? It pays about enough for a few drinks... shoot me an email! and i agree... most desserts are best when made (and consumed!) at midnight!

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  13. I thought I was the only one that fell for those infomercials. Dont worry about your weight. When I think of all the time I agonized over my weight at 20 something. and now looking back to wishing I was that weight! And those cookies look killer!

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  14. Wow, do these look rich. Seriously, your blog just about knocks me over every time I read it.

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  15. what amazing looking biscuits - I love the richness of the colour and the almost shiny finish.
    Sometimes you can just look at something and know it's good for you!

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  16. Dude, these would totally go with my midnight margaritas!

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  17. The cookies look great. It is hard when you enjoy baking and cooking to stay trim.....very hard!!!!!

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  18. You have my devoted attention here with those sheer delights of chocolate whoppers!! Would you care to pass one over - plz ????

    Rosie x

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  19. "Dagnabbit" reminds me of when I was a kid and Saturday morning cartoons. Elmer J Fudd is my hero:D I like the lighter version of a chocoholic fix Em:D

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  20. Baking at Midnight? Must be fun at your house...

    "Hey what's that noise, robbers?" "Nah, Em's just baking stuff again..."

    I know I wouln't be able to sleep with chocolate coffee aroma coming from the oven... you have some serious willpower :)

    Oh, and start fasting now, so you're starvin marvin for the food in the city...

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  21. Damn those late night informercials. I've purchased more than one exercise components while getting sucked in to watching them. They're sitting in a closet somewhere.

    I do have some of that malted milk powder in my pantry. Yep, it was expensive, and Yep, what the heck am I going to do with it now. Good call just using the whopper candies. THese look yum.

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  22. Stuff the diet, have another cookie.... I like the dark chocolate cookie!!!!!

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  23. Even if I am home all day I generally don't start baking until 9pm... perhaps we are vampire bakers.

    Dagnabbit may just be spelt incorrectly, try two "g"s ;)

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  24. diets don t work. Just eating healtily its the best way. I like these malted cookies hmmm look good as a midnight snack :-)

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  25. Haha, that cookie diet thing STILL cracks me up :0D

    Man oh man those cookies look tantalizing - wowza!!

    Have fun on your upcoming trip; and Happy Labor Day!! :0)

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  26. How do you chop the Whoppers
    without them rolling all over the place? Dagnabbit! How about whacking them with a frying pan?

    This recipe is another winner!

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  27. Midnight is a dangerous time for treats! They're even tastier and calories don't count in the dark!

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  28. I think I may have found a great new fave for Hubby!

    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  29. Well, it's only 4:38 in the afternoon and I want some midnight chocolate whoppers now.

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  30. I think you could totally come up with a better "full bar".
    Your Whoppers look so tempting... sounds like a recipe I would try. You know, less butter and egg whites. Makes you feel better about eating too many!

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  31. So what do you mean the cookie diet doesn't work? Say it ain't so. sniff sniff

    These midnight whoppers are chocolate heaven!

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  32. Oh, wow. These look like the best deep-dark, dark-deep, chocolate cookies ever! DH would have a fit for these :) And I'll bet he'd never suspect they'd been lightened up. Great work.

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  33. Yummy!1 My husband would love these!! :)

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  34. Wow those are some dark & deadly looking cookies! Great recipe!

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  35. Perfect girl, you know I need these too! This Labor Day Weekend blew my healthy eating goal! Drats, off to doing better tomorrow!

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  36. if i prepared these at midnight, i'd be awake indefinitely because i'd inevitably eat at least four baked cookies and who knows how much raw dough, and espresso powder typically does not lead to a restful night's sleep. :)

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  37. Wow oh wow those are some yummy Chocolate Whoppers, gosh you never fail to amaze me!

    Maria
    x

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  38. OMG these look fabulous and your site looks absolutely awesome! I've been out of food blogging lately due to wedding planning, but now that reception, church, dj and photographer are nailed down, I can breath a little bit :)

    Anyway looks like you've been baking some amazing things these days and I'm definitely not going to let a month go by again, I've missed too many posts!

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  39. Skip the diet and eat extra of these light cookies. That's what I'd do. They look delish and I'm making some whopper cookies this week.

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  40. I support the cookie diet! (I mean look what is on the menu!) Yoru cookies look d-lish!

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  41. Oh yum! I have to go buy some whoppers so I can make these! Great recipe!

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  42. It looks like the chocolate in those makes up for some of the higher fat ingredients. Wow. I just saw the photo and started to drool. They're so dark!

    Of course I am trying to lose a few pounds before my 20 year reunion coming up, so I am trying to cut back on sugar for the next couple of months. We'll see how successful that is!

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  43. I LOVE whoppers. I recently made a malted milk chocolate ice cream that I will need to make again with these. Ice cream sammiches!!! Aw YEEEAH!

    You are so freaking brilliant.

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  44. MMMMMM..I make a whopper coookie minus the cocoa! I can only imagine how good these are!
    I find a bunch of funny words in "The Urban Dictionary"
    And here is the official meaning of "dagnabit".."a rather nice alternative to "Damn!"
    LOL

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  45. They look great! The ice cream truck just passed my house and my kids practically chased after it!

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  46. Yum, whoppers! Those remind me of my childhood days..when I used to chase after the ice cream truck that you mentioned...who knows, maybe it's the same one?! :D Cooking at midnight = big time fun, so long as I don't have to do the dishes!

    Btw, thanks for the music suggestion earlier on, will check them out :D.

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  47. Dang. But dang.

    My trick is to eat lots of salads during the day (when I can't cook for myself anyways) and then eat a sensible amount of whatever I want later.

    The miracle diet infomercials on Japanese TV were the best I've ever seen. Even though I couldn't understand them I could just tell they were incredible.

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  48. I love how insanely dark they look, Emiline. And diets suck!

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  49. I've never been a fan of Whoppers, but this I would have no problem in trying because of the added ingredients involved.

    Nicely done.

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  50. I had to laugh, because my dad says dagnabbit all of the time. My husband always makes fun of him because of it!

    If they have whoppers, I'm sure I'll love them!

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  51. I made these cookies last night, but sadly they did not turn out as beautifully as yours did. The only thing I did differently, as far as I can tell, was use regular cocoa powder instead of dark, because that's all I had. They are sort of plain-tasting, and I am considering dipping them in dark chocolate or something to make them taste good. I know that will sort of negate the low-fatness of them, but some things are more important! I have one question for you though: when I mixed the flour mixture into the butter mixture, it was really dry and crumbly and not at all dough-like. Was yours like that? After I folded in the egg whites it was more like normal cookie dough, but the dryness of the previous step scared me a bit.

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  52. Jenn, I'm sorry the cookies weren't a homerun for you. I really like the dark cocoa powder for baking. I'm not sure how much of a difference it would make.
    And yes, the dough was dry until I folded the egg whites in.

    These weren't the most flavorful cookies in the world (from lack of butter and egg yolks, I admit, but I was desperate for a low fat cookie.
    Try dipping them in chocolate. That sounds yummy!

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  53. Nothing that a little chocolate won't take care of -- especially in whopper form! I might be up for the cookie diet...

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