September 8, 2008

Mathematically Challenged



It wasn't until 5th grade that all the trouble began. I don't know how it happened or why, but from that day on I was mathematically challenged. Percents confounded algebra was gibberish, and geometry well, you can just forget it. I got by with a lot of hard work and frustrated tutors but boy was I glad when I took my last final for my last math class in college. Lucky for me the pythagorean theorum doesn't come up to often on film sets. Imagine my dismay when I realized that pursuing my love for baking would reveal my dirty little secret- I stink at anything that involves numbers!

I read the recipe for this week's TWD, Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops, very thoroughly and everything was going fine until I got to the part about the chopped whoppers. The recipe called for, "2 cups (6 ounces) chocolate-covered malted milk balls." Did that mean take 2 cups of whoppers and then chop them up? Or, chop whole whoppers until you have 2 cups of whopper pieces? It sure seemed like a lot of whopper chopping at the time, and it was only when I dumped the whole 2 cups in that realized my mistake. So how does the story of my Really Whoppery Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops end?



They were actually pretty tasty. To make up for my overzealous whopper chopping, I left out the 6 ounces of chocolate chips. The cookies were soft and not overly sweet, and a little chewy in parts. I think this recipe would be great with heath bar pieces...in the right amount of course.

10 comments:

Teanna said...

Hahah glad the extra whoppers turned out for the better! They look great!

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

Yep, something definitely happens in fifth grade. Enter Puberty; Exit Math Ability. ;)

Engineer Baker said...

I cheated and weighed mine - kitchen scales are amazing things. Extra whoppers shouldn't be a problem here though.

The DeL Sisters said...

Your too funny!
Love your cookies!

Pamela said...

I would've tossed 'em all in and added the chips. I'm a glutton like that! ;o)

Lauren said...

a few extra whoppers never hurt anyone . . .

SUGAR BETTY said...

The more Whoppers the better! ;) Great job on the cookies.

Kelly D said...

Numbers aren't my thing either. I try to avoid halving or doubling recipes but sometimes it is a necessity. Extra malteds were probably a good thing.

PheMom said...

Oh, I hear you on the math issues!! They still look like they turned out great!

Audrey said...

I learned somewhere that it depends on the commas! "2 cups Whoppers, chopped" means that you take 2 cups of Whoppers and chop them; "2 cups chopped Whoppers" means that you chop enough Whoppers to end up with 2 cups. But your story is much funnier - and your pictures are lovely!