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Friday, April 13, 2012

Chocolate Chubbies

Anything chocolate for me.
This recipe came from SaraBeth's Cookbook
"From My Hands to Yours"
Sarabeth Levine is a Pastry Chef, her spreadable fruits are in thousands of stores in the states and abroad. What I like best is her directions are not complicated, she is practical.


  • Sarabeth's Chocolate Chubbies
    by: Sarabeth Levine, from her cookbook - 

    Sarabeth's Bakery: From My Hands to Yours

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       * 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
       * 9 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate (no more than 62 percent cacao), finely chopped
       * 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
       * 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
       * 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
       * 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
       * 3 large eggs, at room temperature
       * 1 1/4 cups superfine sugar
       * 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
       * 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
       * 1 1/2 cups (5 1/2 ounces) coarsely chopped pecans
       * 1 1/4 cups (4 1/2 ounces) coarsely chopped walnuts

    1. Position racks in the center and top third of the oven and preheat to 350°F. Line  two half-sheet pans with parchment paper.
    2. Bring 1 inch of water to a simmer in a medium saucepan over low heat. Put the butter in a wide, heatproof bowl, and melt the butter over the hot water in the saucepan. Add the semisweet and unsweetened chocolate, stirring often, until melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove the bowl from the heat and let stand, stirring occasionally, until cooled slightly but still warm, about 5 minutes.
    3. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together into a medium bowl. Whip the eggs in the bowl of a heavy-duty stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment on medium-high speed until the eggs are foamy and lightly thickened, about 30 seconds. Increase the speed to high and gradually add the sugar, then the vanilla. Whip until the eggs are very thick and pale yellow, about 3 minutes. Reduce the mixer speed to medium and beat in the tepid chocolate, making sure it is completely incorporated. Change to the paddle attachment and reduce the mixer speed to low. Gradually add the flour mixture. Remove the bowl from the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the chocolate chips, pecans, and walnuts, making sure the chunky ingredients are evenly distributed at the bottom of the bowl. The dough will be somewhat soft.  
    4. Using a 2-inch ice-cream scoop, portion the batter onto the prepared pans, placing the cookies about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake the cookies immediately—if you wait, they won’t be shiny after baking. Bake, switching the position of the pans from top to bottom and front to back about halfway through baking, until the cookies are set around the edges (if you lift a cookie from the pan, the edges should release easily, even if the center of the cookie seems underdone), 17 to 20 minutes. Do not overbake. Cool completely on the baking pans. 

    Makes about 2 dozen chubbies

They are all shiny when you put them on in the oven.

The came out to cool for 20 minutes, the house smelled so good.

I am taking these CHUBS to a little party tonight, and I hope I don't come home with any of them.


TexWisGirl said...

i usually don't comment on recipe posts, but you made me laugh. i just downed a 1/2 pint of cherry ice cream - just because i deserve it, dammit! :)

Chatty Crone said...

No recipe listed??? :( They looked so good. sandie

Janie said...

You are right Sandie. I will put the recipe on there within 24 hours, going to a party now. Need these babies out of my house asap!

lisa said...

Oooo, these look so yummy Janie!!
If it's chocolate, I'm in!!!
Sending you wishes for a wonderful weekend!

forgetmenot said...

Those look and sound terrific--I'll make some soon. Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

Colleen said...

I sure would love the recipe to those, they look amazing!! Hope you enjoyed the party! :)

Ellie said...

Mmmm these look delicious. I'm afraid you've got my week point - chocolate - I love it. Hope you enjoy the party!!!!

Catherine said...

Hi Janie, These have the cutest name!!
They sound and look delish!! Have a great weekend my friend, Blessings, Catherine xoxo

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, my!! I think these may be just the medicine I need!!

Janie, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your encouragement and kindness. It is the tender mercy of strangers that is holding me up right now. Thank you. blessings ~ tanna

Chatty Crone said...

Thank you for the ingredients - then? lol sandie

Chatty Crone said...


Remi said...

I was now hungry looking at your beautiful pictures ... :)

PKB said...

Wow, these sure look delicious. . .I will have to try the recipe!

SweetMarie said...

These look so good! I will be making these soon! Probably by the weekend. I LOVE chocolate anyday! Thank you...

That gentleman's lady said...

I stop by and the first thing I see is chocolate treats!

A woman after my own heart :)

Elisa said...

Oh my God!That looks soo delicious!I want one to:)

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Red Rose Alley said...

Anything chocolate for me too. These look so yummy. I wish I had one to go with my tea right now.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley