Saturday, May 12, 2012

Brownie + Cookie = Brookie!

I wish I had a better with a cross-section of the treat would have been good...sorry!
I first saw these on an episode of Unique Sweets on the Cooking Channel. Then about a week later, my cousin posted a picture of the ones she made and called them "brookies." That was it. I made it my next baking mission to try out these little genius treats.

A chocolate chip cookie baked into a brownie. The best of both worlds. No need to choose one over the other. Or feel guilty for having one of each. Just eat one of these yummy baked goods and you'll be least for the moment before you contemplate having another.

I used a boxed brownie mix by Duncan Hines - Dark Chocolate Brownies.

Follow the directions exactly as the box says...

I did make the cookie dough from scratch, although you could do the same and use a mix. It doesn't really matter.

I used my personal favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe from Kitchen Aid. It's my fave because they are really chewy (lots of brown sugar), soft, and a little cake-y. Not crispy or flat.

Here's the recipe:
Kitchen Aid's Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup softened butter (thanks Eleanor for noticing this was missing before!)
2 eggs
1.5 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
12 oz. chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Mix sugars, butter, eggs, and vanilla in a medium-large mixing bowl with a hand mixer or in your stand mixer (like a Kitchen Aid - wink, wink). Blend it for about 2 minutes until everything is well incorporated. Sift the flour, salt, and baking soda in a small bowl. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Stir in chocolate chips by hand. Drop by spoonfuls on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before transfering to a wire rack to cool completely.

Now, you'll notice, that is the normal cookie recipe. For the brookies, instead of dropping spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet, I greased two muffin tins with cooking spray, and then put in one heaping spoonful of brownie batter and one spoonful of cookie dough.

Here's what they look like after baking for 15-20 minutes:

It made exactly 24 muffin-sized brookies. They would be awesome served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup. But, they are so good on their own too!

Happy bakin'!

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