Every once in a while Zach asks me to make cookies, and when he does, it’s ALWAYS chocolate chip. Peanut butter, chocolate chip…dark chocolate, chocolate chip…regular old chocolate chip…it usually doesn’t matter…as long as it’s chocolate chip. This time, I thought that throwing mini dark chocolate peanut butter cups into the mix would be the perfect twist. There was only one thing wrong with the outcome…we wanted more. Don’t you just hate it when that happens! I sure do, and Zach definitely does. Cilantro would too, if he were allowed to eat chocolate. I know this because he told me so. Poor little guy, he always misses out on the fun stuff. So anyway, these cookies are made with a traditional chocolate chip cookie dough; and instead of chocolate chips, we threw chopped dark chocolate peanut butter cups into the mix. What’s better than peanut butter cups? Dark chocolate peanut butter cups, that’s what. They really bring a whole new level of flavor to a chocolate chip cookie. You’ll love them, I promise.
Beer: Speakeasy’s Black Hand Chocolate Milk Stout
Brewed By: Speakeasy Ales and Lagers
Style: Milk / Sweet Stout
Description: I think it’s pretty obvious why I chose to pair these cookies with a chocolate milk stout. Stouts alone go hand-in-hand with sweets. Add chocolate and milk into the mix, and it’s like a match made in heaven. This beer is a super solid, chocolate milk stout, and is actually quite impressive. We picked up a bottle of this beer just the other day, and it was like love at first sip. I knew that I had to pair it with a batch of cookies. It is heavy on the cocoa, but not out-of-control. It also has an incredible chocolatey, malty aftertaste…which I just love. I highly recommend a chocolate milk stout for this pairing, and Speakeasy’s Black Hand is just perfect for the job.