Stoners best friend….

So most people know the number one thing people tell me is that I am an evil genius. But the thing I am told the most by people is “You make the best Stoner food ever”. Of course, these statements are made from my stoner friends and teammates. If you are saying wow, you are too old to have stoner friends, I think you might be surprised to find out how many people you know who are. Now this is not a debate about me saying getting stoned is okay or not. For the record, I don’t get stoned. Never have. Now, drunk on the other hand. :D . I digress.

Most of the time I am bringing weird Rice Krispy Treats, like Pumpkin Spice White Chocolate with Gingersnaps (those were good). Or brownies. Or cookies. They aren’t getting elaborate baked goods…they don’t travel well. This week I pay homage to my favorite ice cream of all time…Chubby Hubby. It’s a Ben and Jerry’s flavor…the ultimate stoners. It’s malted vanilla ice cream, with ribbons of peanut butter, chocolate and pieces of chocolate covered peanut butter filled pretzels. Makes for a chubby hubby…and wife. So when I saw that the new Baked Cookbook had a malted milk cookie in it…I started thinking. What would a stoner eat? No, not really. But it did get me thinking about the ice cream. So that’s how I came up with the cookie. Malted milk cookie with peanut butter filling, dipped in chocolate and then rolled in crushed up peanut butter filled pretzels.

The cookie dough alone is worth it. I love the malt flavor in them. I actually plan on using in place of regular sugar cookies for Christmas Cookies this year.  I think it will go well with a nice vanilla buttercream frosting on top! Yum.

If you do make them and you liked to get stoned…just make sure to bake them before you get stoned. :)


Chubby Hubby Cookies

One recipe Malted Milk Cookies
One recipe Peanut Butter Filling
One recipe Milk Chocolate Coating
12 ounces Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels, crushed, but still in decent size pieces

Malted Milk Cookies:

4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup malted milk powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, malt, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Scrape down the bowl and add the eggs, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated. Add the sour cream and vanilla and beat until just incorporated. Add half of the dry ingredients all at once and beat for 15 seconds. Again, scrape down the bowl, then add the remaining dry ingredients and beat until just incorporated. The mixture should come together almost in a ball. (This didn’t happen for me, it stuck together when pressed, but not on its own.)
Loosely shape the dough into two balls, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Divide each dough ball in half, to make four portions. Place on portion on a lightly floured work surface and return the other three portions to the refrigerator.
Roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness. The dough will be sticky, so you may have to flip and lightly flour it a few times while you work. Use a 2-inch round cookies cutter (or the top of a drinking glass if you’re without one, I did) to create the sandwich tops and bottoms, transfer them to the prepared baking sheets, leaving about 1 inch of space around each cookie. Extra dough scraps can be refrigerated and re-rolled, if desired.
Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until they are slightly browned. (12 minutes for a crispy cookie, 9-10 minutes for a chewy one.) Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Peanut Butter Filling:
4 ounces vegetable shortening, at room temperature
3/4 cup natural peanut butter
3 1/4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the shortening and peanut butter until lump-free and smooth. Add the sugar in three parts mixing after each addition. Add the salt and vanilla and beat for 10 seconds. The filling should be thick but spreadable. You can add a few drops of water here and there if it’s too thick.
Using a small spoon or a 2-tablespoon cookie scoop, spoon the filling onto the flat side of one cookie. Place another cookie, flat side down, on top and press down slightly so the filling spreads to the edges of the cookie.

Milk Chocolate Coating
12 ounces milk chocolate
2 TBSP vegetable oil
In a double boiler, combine chocolate and oil. Stir until chocolate is smooth and dip-able.
Dip cookie into chocolate. Immediately roll in crushed pretzels.

Cookie recipe adapted from Baked Explorations by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito

Comments

  1. You ARE an evil genius – and I love ya for it :D

  2. You totally crack me up. And you’re exactly right. I was pretty surprised when I went to a NYE party last year in our neighborhood… how many of the guys went off and got stoned. It was a little strange (at my age), but to each his own I guess. And yes- these would be good for stoners- or just regular people like you and me :)

  3. Liz @ Blog is the New Black says:

    Yum! Forget the stoners, I like this! ;)

  4. I just think you might be nuts. And lol on the stoner friends. One of my coworkers told me “If Prop 19 passes it will be easier for your kid to get pot.” And I was like, “It’s already ridiculously easy for my kid to get pot. Half the people I know smoke it regularly. Let’s just tax them.” Bygones.

  5. Incredibly tempting!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  6. Oh my. Evil genius indeed.

  7. You couldn’t be more right. I know just the group of friends I will be making these for… lol

    And who am I kidding? I’ll love them, too…

  8. lol lol I am old and I do know what you’re talking about and I cant wait to try these.

    ps you are not nut you’re special and frigging funny ☮☮☮☮☮☮

  9. Oh Lord, I’m sorry I saw this. You make the BEST gooey things! Now I’ll have to make these!

  10. Peanut butter filled pretzels?!? PEANUT BUTTER FILLED PRETZELS!!?!?!? Such a thing exists?! I cannot get myself to the grocery store quickly enough.

  11. I have been looking for an excuse to buy the Costco-size container of peanut butter filled pretzels. I think I just found it. Thank you evil genius.

  12. oh my word. yum!

  13. mmm these look really yummy, even for me who doesnt like pretzles!

  14. Oh wow! My to faves…chocolate & peanut butter! Looks absolutely delightful.

  15. These would be so much fun to make for some of my stoner friends. They sure would get a kick out of that! I cant make it for all of them because like you said, you’d be surprised how many cookies I would have to make! :D

  16. Oh yum! Great minds think alike – I made cookie bars inspired by Chubby Hubby ice cream earlier this year too (http://cakebatterandbowl.com/peanut-butter-chubby-hubby-bars.html) but I couldn’t find any malted milk powder, which was so disappointing and had to use Whoppers in my dough instead. Love your twist!

  17. Wow…these look great! I’m trying to remember if Chubby Hubby is one of the B&J flavors I’ve tried. I’m sure these are tasty either way. Love malted flavors and peanut butter makes everything better!

  18. Haha I could totally see your food being described as the ultimate stoner food. I mean it’s basically ben and jerry’s in baked good form. and as you said before – they are the ultimate stoners.

    These cookies sound awesome. LIke crack. For those of us who don’t do crack.

  19. Ummmm I could down a few of these and probably not even feel guilty…

  20. I’ve never been a “stoner” but back in the day in college in the late 70′s, um, let’s just say I went to a few parties. When I met my husband a little later in life he told me he’d never smoked anything ever. So, I knew I would never smoke pot again. Not a big loss – when you add up all the times in my life – it’s probably a dozen. At best.

    When I think about the kind of foods people tend to want after enjoying the weed – I think of crunch. Downing a big bag of Doritos or potato chips. Pretzels certainly fall into that category.

    A few weeks ago I bought a small bag of Peanut Butter filled pretzels while in line at the register at Target. My friend, a self-confessed foodie, sneered until I convinced him to try one. He couldn’t keep grabbing ‘em and popping ‘em in his mouth. Stoner food.

    The salty and sweet combined in your recipe here is almost like the new Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate offering these days at Starbucks. Except there’s is missing the crunch.

  21. Oh do these look delicious! I love all of the flavors in them! Funny story, too!

  22. Oh my goodness. I want to eat one of those RIGHT NOW. And I’m not even stoned. Peanut butter, chocolate, salt…perfection. And the cookies sound like a great way to use up that malted milk powder I bought! Thanks for sharing!

    Carly
    carlysulli.wordpress.com

  23. The pumpkin spice white chocolate gingerbread sounds really good! Could you post or send a recipe? My nieces are away at college and they would make a great care package. For all 4 of them! Yes I am a crazy aunt who sends care packages with baked goods to each : )

  24. These are just another reason I need malted milk powder in my life.

    Did I mention that they look super tasty?

  25. Evil…so evil! chubby hubby is THE best ice cream and these cookies..oh my…drool:)

  26. I can see myself developing an addition to these after the first bite. They look amazing.

  27. Baking while stoned? Yeah, not a good idea. I think I’d prefer to eat these not stoned so I could savor every morsel.

  28. first, THOSE LOOK AMAZING! second, you’d be surprised how much wonderful food/sweets are when you’re stoned LoL even great food ideas (not that you need help) flourish at best when stoned. i’m sure your friends have tried many times to convert you, but i’m just adding on to the pressure! haha

  29. haha – I love reading your posts!

  30. Well, I’m not a stoner, but I’m pretty sure I’d love these!!

  31. BWAHAHAHA!!! You’re awesome!

  32. People call you that because you ARE an evil genius! :) You definitely don’t have to be a stoner to appreciate these cookies – yum!! I’m a fan of Chubby Hubby too — check out my CH Blondies:
    http://www.bethlipton.com/cookiepie/2009/3/20/chubby-hubby-blondies.html

  33. Haha! You totally do make the perfect stoner food… And these might be the best yet! :) Delicious!!

  34. Malt sugar cookies? Yes please! I had to order malt powder online because I couldn’t find it anywhere (only to have it shipped to me from within my own state!), but now that I have a pound in my cupboard and am always excited to find new recipes. Yummy!

  35. this sounds amazing!!!! pretty sure i would be the biggest hit with all my roomies if i took a stab at making these! thanks for sharing

    http://chloesnacks.blogspot.com/

  36. Well now I’m totally going to become a stoner just so you make food like this for me ;)

  37. slackjawed. not a stoner either, but am for sure an eater ;)

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