Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookies

The cookie exchange is just around the corner and  I haven't decided what cookie I will make.  Madeline and I tested out this recipe, but added a little twist!!

The recipe calls for a small brownie square in the middle. We have so much halloween candy and we thought, why not try putting the bite size snickers or milky way in the middle. 

Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookies
(original recipe from 2009 Christmas with Southern Living, pg110)

1 (20oz) package double chocolate brownie mix
(this is where we used candy)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
2 Large eggs
1 egg yolk
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups semisweet chocolate morsels
Parchment paper

Preheat oven to 325 for brownies.  Prepare brownie mix per box directions and allow to completely cool.  Cut into 3 dozen squares. (this is where we used 3 dozen bite size snickers and milky way candies)

Beat Butter and shortening at medium speed with an electric  mixer until creamy. Add brown sugar, beating until smooth. Add eggs, egg yolk, and vanilla, beating until blended.

Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; gradually add to butter mixture, beating just until bleneded after each addition. Stir in chocolate moresls. Cover and chill  for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350 for cookies. Scoop 1-2 Tbsp (depending on size of cookie you wish to have). Using your fingers, make an indentation in the mound of dough; place 1 brownie or candy in center. Press chocolate chip dough around brownie or candy.  Makes 24-30 cookies. Chill for 15 minutes.

Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned and cookies look set. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheets; remove to wire racks, and cool completely.

Next week: Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing (my favorite)!!

1 comment:

Natasha said...

I will HAVE to try that recipe soon-my mouth is watering!!!It looks like you both had a wonderful time baking together-those are the best moments aren't they!
Thanks for sharing this heavenly recipe!
Congratulations too on winning the prize-enjoy!
Best wishes, Natasha.

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