Chubby Hubby Cookies

Aaaahhhh cookies…. Like I’ve mentioned a few times, this is the week of baking for me.  I have a special dessert planned for the Thanksgiving dinner I’m going to, but I also wanted to make cookies for a few friends for the holiday.

And I love cookies.  Really I just wanted an excuse.  ;)

I’m a big fan of Culinary Concoctions by Peabody.  Because she seems to have the same belief that I have when it comes to baking- find something awesome and make it even MORE awesome.

So when I saw her Chubby Hubby cookies that she posted a while ago, I immediately bookmarked them and patiently waited.  I knew they’d be worth it.

Luckily, I was reading the recipe over on Sunday to make sure I had everything.  Good thing I did, too- the dough for the cookie part required chill time in the refrigerator.  You can imagine how extremely upset I was to have to start on Sunday night, already… sigh…

The malted milk cookies reminded me of sugar cookies.With sour cream.  I’ve used sour cream in baking before, but it always weirds me out when a recipe calls for it.  Turns out it’s really great for making cookies/cakes a little more dense.  Which I like.  So… bring it!

And I’m happy to report it did not change the fact that the dough was still quite amazing.

If you’re into eating cookie dough, anyway…

So like I said, after I made the dough, they suggest you chill it for at least 3 hours, if not overnight.Once you have it in the refrigerator, feel free to enjoy an ice cold beverage and cheers yourself in a job well done.  Or not.  But I do advocate enjoying an adult beverage during any baking venture.  It completes the experience.  I don’t see a problem with this unless you’re a morning baker.  Then you may want to reconsider such choices. 

Wait until noon, dude.

So that was Sunday and last night I finally got to fire up the oven in my new Anthropologie apron from Mon.Don’t I look so domestic?  I feel like Charlotte in Sex and the City.  But with gross post-workout hair and no makeup.  So really, nothing like Charlotte at all.

Back to the cookies…

I followed her recipes for the cookies exactly.  And thanked God I didn’t decide to double it.Because I ended up with a crazy amount.  Mon came over to help me.  As in, I like having her around so that I don’t wolf down cookies every step of the way. 

The peanut butter filling was the only thing that gave me trouble.  It just wasn’t staying together well. Was this because I subbed the vegetable shortening with real butter?  Maybe?  My solution was to add a little more butter.  Any complaints?  No?  Didn’t think so.

Mon helped me make the “sandwich part”.And she also crushed pretzels while I dipped the sandwich cookies in chocolate.  I also used more chocolate chips than what her recipe called for.  Not sure if it was because I was more liberal with it or because my cookies were smaller than hers or what- but I don’t see this as a problem. 

So after a while, we had about 40 cookies (seriously- can you imagine if I had decided to double the recipe?!?!) that looked like this:Amazing, right?  I didn’t stop there.  Because I like to be obnoxious and do everything a little over-the-top, I added some white chocolate to the mix.Yeah, I went there.  I was up to my old tricks with the white chocolate- just melt it and throw it in a ziplock bag that you snipped the end off of…

Mon and I both had one after the chocolate had chilled a little.  A-Mazing.  If you like the sweet and salty combo, you have to make these.  They really aren’t hard at all.  I swear.  They just take a bit of time.  Because they’re just so darn cute.

Feel free to drool.  I sort of did.

Happy Tuesday everyone!  :)

65 Responses

  1. Drooling is probably mandatory when it comes to those cookies… wow! They look amazing.

    And that anthro apron? Adorable :)

  2. Dude. It’s probably a good thing I don’t share your talent for baking because I have no self control when it comes to white chocolate.

    And, dear…Bud Light is not an adult beverage.;-)

  3. Those are quite impressive cookies!

  4. Wow, talk about an amazing looking cookie! You have some lucky friends :)

  5. Those look amazing, girl! Seriously. And I can’t believe how many it made.

    I love your apron, too! so cute!

  6. I read this and thought, “I want friends who make cookies.” If I ever come to Chicagoland, I will be happy to ease your Chubby Hubby burden. And I’ll bring you real beer.

  7. Holy shit, I want some. I think i’m the only one of my friends who attempts anything in the kitchen, not cool. And bud light in the fridge, classy, haha.

  8. Holy crap those look unbelievable!! I was impressed just with the cookies but then when you stuffed them and coated them in chocolate and other treats? Heaven.

  9. Those cookies look incredible. They just kept getting better and better. My friends never make me cookies. Clearly I need people like you in my life!

  10. Those look amazing. So freaking good. Also, I love Anthropologie aprons–they are the cutest there are.

  11. Am I one of these friends that you’re baking for?? Man, I sure hope so.

  12. Those cookies have to be made this holiday season. It’s a MUST – they look absolutely delicious. Pretzels? Chocolate? Oh yes please

  13. I know Bud Light may sound childish, but if you would have had anything other than that your stomach would have burst between the heavenly cookies and the filling-ness of a ‘real’ beer. Give the girl some slack! Don’t hate the Bud Light!

  14. You did not! These are madness..simply madness!

    Way to go suzie homemaker!

  15. oh. my. word.

    those are definitely going on my ‘to-bake’ list for the office. there is no way i will keep those in the house.

    love the apron.

  16. I’m pretty sure I’ll never in my life bake something with that many steps. I consider anyone who has that kind of skill and patience to be slightly godlike. Therefore. you are goddess-like in my eyes. Hope you’re cool with that.

  17. i love your domesticatedness :) that apron is hot!

    and i totally love the cold beverage idea. baking is stressful to me (maybe because i’m such a newbie and i want to get everything right) so i think a beverage (or two) would likely hit the spot haha

  18. Oh my, those just got better and better as I scrolled down. When it comes to baking I think there is no such thing as overdoing it :).

    – Beth @

  19. I drooled. Those look wonderful and so pretty! Not pretty enough to stop me from eating one though. I never understood people who say something is too pretty to eat.. nothing is ever too pretty for me when it comes to food!

    That apron is snazzy but I’m liking the door behind you. Nice. ;)

  20. My sister got that apron for Christmas last year before the movie came out and now It is everywhere. I even saw this cute vegan cupcake baker wearing it in London. Its very international, you see.

    Those cookies….holy hell. Post-workout and no makeup be damned – you are a cookie queen!

  21. You are very Charlotte in that pic! And the Chubby Hubby cookie idea is genius! Not to mention gorgeous. I think you should send some to your readers, just saying…

  22. So first: you are adorable. You should model aprons. I love these cookies too! They look and sound AMAZING. Thank you for sharing. Continue to enjoy great food, lots of baking and good company!

  23. Holy crap you go girl!!!

    I have been in a cooking/baking mood lately too. I think I’m going to do some of it this weekend :)

  24. Those look SOOOOOOOO good!!! Although I can definitely not have them – and I’d rather not feed the Husband those. :) I can see why they’re called Chubby Hubby Cookies.

  25. You are awesome. I LOVE Peabody… you’re right, she makes everything better…

    these look FABULOUS. :D

  26. So when am I going to taste your baking? Cuz OMG that looks so OM NOM NOM!

  27. Wow, these look awesome. I don’t like Chubby Hubby ice cream but I’d totally make these. No, no I wouldn’t. I don’t want to find out how fast these would disappear in my house.

  28. Holy mother, these look freaking fabulous! If I was your neighbour I would be steeling these!

    I am looking for a killer cookie sandwich recipe!


  29. You are too cute! I love the apron. I also love toothpaste for dinner, so the comic made me smile ;)

  30. Those looks so killer! I love your race bib wall/door. :)

  31. um. omg. now. i need those, now.

    also, love the race decor.

    and the cucpake apron.

    basically, loving everything.

  32. Those look dangerous. And amazing. And I want one!

  33. GET IN MY FACE!! Wow, these turned out great. I would have not had the patience for this. Tasty work! Love the apron:)

  34. Totally drooling. They look like a meal. I want some!! Goodluck on your upcoming 4-mile race. You will rock it.

    PS – love the apron as well.

  35. Those cookies look amazing. I’d be tempted to play with the topping part. Maybe some broken up butterfingers, toffee, or salted caramel covered then in the chocolate. The possibilities are endless.

  36. those look amazing! :)

  37. Those cookies look so good. If I didn’t have to go to work this morning I would make them right now! :)

  38. HOLY CRAP!!!! Amy those are amazing!! theyre blowing my mind!! can u imagine if u were a kid and brought them to a bakesale.. im pretty sure everyone would have a heart-attack lol. ive never seen something so lovely! and ive never seen someone as lovely as you in that apron!! <3

  39. ps. the cartoon is hilarious!! ur totally the little baker in it!! “PUT THE SPATULA DOWN AMY! AND HAND OVER THOSE TREATS!!”


  40. […] for all the comments on the cookies, […]

  41. Charlotte would have flipped her shit over having no make up on. Ha. (Love that pic.)

    And holy shit those are some good looking cookies….

  42. Very impressive! Good looking cookies for sure. They belong in the Macy’s window, ha!

  43. Holy crap! AMAZING cookies!

    This post totally cracks me up. You’re a funny writer.

    You look so cute! I love all the race bibs on your door, too.

  44. holy shit. nuff said.

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