Hands up who likes Ben & Jerry’s Chubby Hubby ice cream…?
Same here!!! The combination of malt, peanut butter & salty pretzels, absolute HEAVEN. So I decided to try and make cookies/biscuits with the same flavour profile – I know, sounds a bit technical – “flavour profile” – but basically I wanted them to taste like the ice cream but in cookie form…
Success!!! ? Chubby Hubby Cookies!!! ?
Now let’s talk about the muffin tin aspect.
Cooking them in a muffin tin means the cookies/biscuits come out SUPER soft, dense & chewy, with no hard edges. If you only like your cookies with crisp, crunchy edges then these little babies definitely aren’t for you!
Flavours of malt, peanut butter and salty pretzels in a soft, dense & chewy cookie
- 150g salted butter - melted
- 1 egg
- ⅔ cup light brown sugar - firmly packed
- ⅓ cup malted milk powder
- ½ tsp vanilla paste
- 1½ cups plain/all-purpose flour - sifted
- ½ tsp baking powder - sifted
- pinch of salt - to taste
- ½ cup peanut butter chips
- ½ cup chopped chocolate coated mini pretzels
- 12 chocolate coated mini pretzels to decorate - optional
- Non-stick cooking spray
- Pre heat oven to 180c
- Lightly grease a 12 hole muffin tin with oil/cooking spray - see notes
- Mix together melted butter, sugar & malted milk powder until combined and lump free - this starts the sugar melting
- Add egg & vanilla, mix to combine
- Add flour & baking powder, mix until combined
- Add peanut butter chips & chopped pretzels, mix to combine - see notes
- Divide mixture between muffin tin holes - you will have about 2 tablespoons of batter in each
- Squash mixture lightly into holes, top with pretzels (if using) pressing on top to indent slightly
- Bake for 11 mins
- Allow to cool in tin for 15 mins before serving
Don't worry if the mixture still looks "wet" after you have mixed all the ingredients in, it will keep "setting" as you work with it, so you just need to give it a few more mixes with wooden spoon before you portion the mixture into the holes
There is no need to try to get the mixture squashed right down into the edges of the holes, the mixture may look quite thick but it spreads out as it bakes