Chips Ahoy! with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
I dunno why it took something like 50 years (since 1963 for Chips Ahoy! and 1928 for Reese's PB Cups) for the marketing gurus at the Nabisco and Hershey's to come up with this combo.
But, as they say, better late than never, right?
So, what's not to like about chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter cups?
Indeed, what is there not to like? Well, in fact, not much. This is one seriously good finger-licking cookie.
The sweetness of the milk chocolate is balanced nicely with the lip-smacking saltiness of the peanut butter. In fact, I would say these are better than the original Chips Ahoy! cookies, which even with my sweet-tooth can be sometimes a bit too cloyingly sweet on the tongue. But the addition of peanut butter provides a nice foil to this effect.
Granted, you have to start off as a fan of Chips Ahoy! cookies in general to really appreciate this combo. But if you are then I think you're in for a nice treat.
And, if you don't like Chips Ahoy! cookies, then I'd imagine that anything short of a full-blown nuclear assault on the Nabisco factories will appease you ...
I tried the Chips Deluxe peanut butter cup cookies. They tasted just ok, kind of like peanut butter cookies.
I took a closer look at the ingredients and saw about three different hydrogenated oils. Then I noticed the serving size was *one* little cookie. No wonder they can claim 0g trans fat, the serving size is unrealistic. Probably has .49g per cookie.
Do the Chips Ahoy have similar deceptive labeling?
I, too have been spoiled by homemade choc chip cookies, and hadn't had a Chips Ahoy in YEARS...never looked back.
But recently, my step son from the UK requested them...
I had a hankering for something sweet, so I tried one and thought "OH yeaah.!! These are pretty good!"
Maybe it was nostalgia - but I did enjoy that cookie!
I would definitely try the PB ones!
We used to bake these--chocolate chip cookies in a mini muffin tin and press a little pb cup in the center when it's still hot. Eaten hot, it's one mass of melty goodness. Trader Joe's makes little chocolate chip sized pb cups which can be used like chocolate chips, too. I can't remember the last time I had a Chips Ahoy. I do remember loving them when I was young.
I used to eat Chips Ahoy cookies when I was young, but since I've been making my own cookies for the past 25 years or so, I really can't stand the taste of Nabisco, Keebler, or most of the other grocery store brands.
I wish no harm to any of their factories, but seriously, and I know it might be only me, but I really can't see praising a cookie with a shelf life of 60 days or more?
I agree Infomaniac that homemade is of course much preferred to Chips Ahoy! (or really any store bought packaged brand).
But there are times in life when you want to satiate an immediate cooking craving but life intrudes and making them yourself is just not practical, or possible, or both.