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Monday
Jan102011

Chocolate Chubbies

Aaaand we're back!  After a week off from baking and blogging, coupled with a steady dose of Eataly's ridiculously amazing pistachio gelato (thank goodness for to-go containers), we are ready to jump back in. 

The baking supplies are restocked, the Kitchen Aid is sparkling like new and the green sugar cookie icing is finally gone from the counter back splash. 

Oh wait, crap, no it's not.

Regardless, we're preheating that oven and baking once again.  And what you ask are we concocting for our very first recipe post of 2011?  Get ready, get set...cookies!!  Wait, no, brownies!!  Wait, wait, wait again, cookies!

Cookie-like brownies?  Brownie-like cookies?

Right, yes, that's it.  Brownie-like cookies.

Chocolate chubbies.  Yup muffins, that's what they're called.

Because while chubby isn't really an adjective we'd appreciate being called ourselves, when we're referencing a brownie-like cookie, chubby is good.  Chubby is GREAT actually.

Yay chubby!

Hmm, you probably won't hear us saying that again.

But we're saying it now.  Yay chubby!  You want to make these.  Yay chubby!  You want a brownie-like cookie loaded with three different kinds of chocolate and two different kinds of nuts.

It's 2011 cupcakes.  Go big or go home.

Or go chubby and go home we suppose.

Chocolate Chubbies
Adapted from Sarabeth's Bakery: From My Hands to Yours
Makes 24 cookies

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1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
9 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
3 eggs, at room temperature
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups pecans, chopped
1 1/4 cups walnuts, chopped

Position racks in the center and top third of the oven and preheat to 350 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

In a microwave safe bowl, combine butter, semisweet and unsweetened chocolate.  Microwave mixture in 30 second intervals until mixture is melted and smooth.  Cool slightly, until mixture is warm but not hot, about 5 minutes.

Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together into a medium bowl. In the bowl of an electric mixture fitted with the whisk attachment, beat eggs on medium high speed for about 30 seconds.  Increase mixture speed to high and add the sugar and vanilla.  Beat mixture until very thick, about 3 minutes.  Reduce speed to medium and beat in the cooled chocolate mixture until fully incorporated.  At this point change to the paddle attachment.  With the mixer on low slowly add the flour mixture.  Once fully mixed, add the chocolate chips, pecans, and walnuts (you may need to use a mixing spoon to make sure the add ins are evenly distributed).

Scoop out 2 inch diameter balls and place on baking sheets, spacing about 1 1/2" apart.  Bake immediately, rotating pans from top to bottom and front to back halfway through, until cookies are set around the edges, 17-20 minutes.  Do not over bake, cookies might seem soft in the center.  Cool cookies completely on pans.  Store at room temperature for up to 3 days.

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Reader Comments (21)

I have been wanting to make a version of these and yours look so delicious! Glad you are feeling better:-)

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren at KeepItSweet

Ooooh, I've missed your posts and recipes. Another winner right here!

Even though I just ate breakfast, I could really go for one of these cookies right now!

Mmm! I noticed a scale in that picture. Do you girls always use a scale for baking? I just got one for Christmas and want to start testing out recipes with it!

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLiz (Little Bitty Bakes)

I've missed your delicious-looking recipes lately!

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulie @SavvyEats

Mm, love thiss! I've never tried making a brownie-cookie...or a chocolate chubby, but I want to!

Mmm..these look just like a batch of cookies I made over the weekend! Chocolate overload. :)

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

I might have to make those for dessert tonight. They look fab!

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKarly

Welcome back and thank goodness you're here because these cookie/brownie deliciousness looks fantastic!! I really need these in my life.. soon.

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEvan @swEEts

These cookies look incredible! I also was bowled over by the pistachio gelato at Eataly. It's out of this world.

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlora

Girls- wanted to let you know that I gave you the Stylish Blogger Award because I love your blog! Stop by the blog and check it out. I hope you’ll share 7 things with everyone!

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren at KeepItSweet

I had a major chocolate craving today - and I am pretty sure that these sent me overboard! I NEED to make these ASAP! Looks divine!

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

I know a certain husband {mine} who would love these. I don't eat nuts in cookies, but he adores them. My guess is that these will be making an appearance at our house sometime soon.

These look SO good. I would happily get chubby off of these chubbies.

January 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEvan Thomas

These need to be in my mouth.

those look to die for!

January 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkate@ahealthypassion

another amazing creation! this looks just heavenly!

January 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterblackbookkitchendiaries

Hi, Abby and Katy! I found your girls' blog through Chef Dennis and I'm SO glad I did! You both are adorable and immensely talented both in the kitchen and behind a lens. These cookies are just magical - Magical, sugary, chocolatey bliss. I love 'em! Looking forward to following your baking adventures and trying some of your finger lickin' good recipes soon! :)

These could be my next best cookie. It is the look that is selling me. It has the right curves in the right places. Chubby is good.

I just printed it and hope to make it YESTERDAY. I guess, I will have to wait until tomorrow.

January 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterchaya

yum! these sound amazing!

January 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlynne

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