A Southern Grace: who're you calling chubby?

July 9, 2013

who're you calling chubby?

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Weight can often be a sensitive subject, and there are a few kinder, more delicate ways to describe the size of something or someone.


If you have to use an adjective, portly and husky seem to be nice descriptors for dudes, and I think stout's all right too. For the ladies, pleasantly plump is okay, but the best term of all is one I heard in a movie the other day--zaftig. Gotta love Yiddish.


These fudgy cookies have been dubbed chocolate chubbies, and for good reason--they're practically bursting at the seams. There's quite a bit of chocolate in these little treats, both incorporated into the dough and added in morsel form, and they're packed with toasted pecan pieces too. If your mix-ins outweigh your actual cookie dough, I think it's safe to say that you're headed in the right direction.

Chocolate Chubbies Tubbies Pudgies Roly-Polies
From The All-American Cookie Book
Makes 30-35
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped pecan pieces, toasted
  • 8 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/3 cups semisweet chocolate morsels
Directions:
Preheat over to 325 degrees F. Line several baking sheets with parchment paper or thoroughly spray them with nonstick spray.
Melt the 8 ounces of chocolate and butter together in the microwave or on the stove top and let cool to warm.
In a small bowl, thoroughly combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.
In a larger bowl, with an electric mixer, beat together the sugar, eggs, and vanilla until thick and lightened.
Beat in the chocolate mixture, then add the flour mixture and beat until combined.
Stir in the pecans and chocolate chips until even distributed.
Refrigerate the dough for 2-8 hours, at least until firm.
Drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets by heaping tablespoonfuls spaced about 2-1/2 inches apart.
Bake 11-14 minutes, until just firm on the edges and still soft in the center.
Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for about 5 minutes, then move them to a wire rack to cool completely.

28 comments:

Half Baked said...

Those cookies are positively rotund! In a good way;)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Oh, those look terrific and totally irresistible!

Cheers,

Rosa

Velva said...

I can't think of a better way tod escribe my cookies than "chubby" that is exactly how I like them.

Awesome cookie recipe.

Velva

Barbara said...

You missed one I abhor: matronly. OMG.
And didn't I just refer to my veg phyllo as fat? Gotta rethink my language...chubby would have been better.
Nothing like a chubby cookie, Grace, everyone loves a cookie chock full of goodies!

Mimi said...

No matter what you call them they look darn good to me.
Mimi

Sharon Graves said...

In other words, what you're saying is that these cookies have a fantastic sense of humor and a great personality.

grace said...

@Sharon Graves: haHA! great comment! :)

jenn from much to my delight said...

These fat fudgies have me drooling out of my big rotund mouth!

Marjie said...

I could totally make these, and have my dudes drooling, and since I don't eat chocolate food, I would be safe from the million delicious calories each!

vanillasugarblog said...

LOL!
I like chubby, I'm chubby and vow to never ever be rail thin (thank goodness!)

Megan S said...

Gotta love chocolate :) It makes cookies taste so much better.
The pictures really make a person want to try it

Guru Uru said...

I think chubby and pleasantly plump is quite the compliment, especially if you look as delicious as these cookies :D

Cheers
CCU

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I do believe that if you called a woman stout or husky you might get a hand upside your head-and you'd deserve it! Better to give her these biscuits.

bellini said...

LOL. The descriptive gives us the right idea, that these cookies are stuffed to the rafters with flavour.

Erica said...

Love the post title, Grace! You always make me smile :) Those cookies look amazing,girl! My husband would LOVE those....delicious!

lisa is cooking said...

It's time for a cookie break, and I'm considering biting the screen right now. Love the heavy mix-ins!

Joanne said...

I think calling them "roly-polys" is ideal. In so many ways.

~~louise~~ said...

A very dear friend of mine who was from the "old school" of thought use to say, "Call me anything, just don't call me late for supper."

I love Sharon's comment too:)

A cookie can also be a term of endearment. A Chubby Cookie such as yours sure does have so much to offer. I'll take two please:)

Thanks for sharing, Grace...

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said...

I definitely want my cookies chubby! My thighs - not so much :)

I Wilkerson said...

Chunky? Though probably only for a food...

Angie Schneider said...

Chubby sounds GREAT to me.

Dianne @ Sweet Journey Home said...

OMGoodness! That's what I call a real cookie! Can't wait to try this one...

Blond Duck said...

I want these!

Rosita Vargas said...

Excelentes galletas muy lindas,hugs.

Beth said...

Chubby is not a good word for a person, but it's a great word for a cookie. These look awesome - I can't think of anyone who would resist them!

Pam said...

I am liking zaftig.

I am also liking, make that LOVING, these cookies! They look decadent and delicious.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Oh goodness! These have my name written all over them :) how divine!

Laura said...

This cracked me up! Roly polies! Love it and love chocolate cookies. Pinning now!