I am a huge fan of Ben and Jerry's Chubby Hubby (currently renamed Hubby Hubby) flavored ice cream. Basically, I am a fan of anything peanut butter/chocolate/pretzels. I am also a huge fan of bite-sized goodness. So, you can imagine how excited I was when I came across a recipe for Chubby Hubby cookies.
Ron's coming home so I felt the need to bake more cookies to have in the house. Unfortunately, he's dealing with some food poisoning but I'm sure these cookies will cure that situation up fast :)
These cookies are pretty damn amazing. Then again, what cookies are not pretty damn amazing? Seriously, the crushed pretzels add such a unique texture to this cookie and provide the slightest hint of salt. They are definitely in my top
adapted from What's Cookin' Chicago who adapted from about.com
Yield: I cut the recipe in half and managed to get 24 cookies. Joelen said the original full recipe should yield 24-30 cookies. ????? Regardless, the ingredients below are for the full recipe.
- 3/4 cup butter, softened to room temperature
- 1 cup graulated sugar
- 1/2 cup firmly-packed light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate baking chips)
- 3/4 cup peanut butter chips
- 1/2 cup crushed and processed pretzel sticks
- * The pretzel sticks can actually be any hard pretzel - thin sticks, standard pretzel shapes, pretzel rods, etc. Place them in a food processor and process until you get the consistency of graham cracker crumbs. If you want more texture in the cookies, pulse the pretzels down to coarse crumbs instead.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- In the bowl of your stand mixer attached with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugars until fluffy.
- Beat in egg and vanilla.
- Sift flour and baking soda together.
- Beat into batter on low speed.
- Stir in chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and crushed pretzels.
- Drop by rounded tablespoons (or use a small scoop) onto prepared cookie sheets.
- Bake 11-14 minutes until golden on the bottom and just set in the middle.
- Cool on wire racks.