Wednesday, February 18, 2009
As recipes always seem welcome around these parts, I'm going to try my darndest to share more. I made these amazing Brownie Cookies this morning. I've made this recipe a lot. And it was one of those that when it turned out, made delightfully scrumptious cookies. But every now and then I would make them and end up scraping what-should-have-been-cookies-but-now-is-just-a-mess off of my cookie sheets and into the (shhh!) garbage. And then I read about a trick. If you refrigerate cookie dough before forming and baking the cookies, the cookies hold their shape better. And since this recipe has melted butter and melted chocolate in it, it seemed like the kind of dough that would benefit from a little nap in the fridge before their trip to my oven. So I experimented a bit, and voila! Perfect Brownie Cookies!
Ok, here goes:
1/2 cup butter (I use the real stuff. unsalted.)
4 (1 oz.) squares unsweetened chocolate
1 bag of semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 t vanilla
4 eggs (yup, 4!)
1 1/2 cups of flour
1/2 bag white chocolate chips (or you know, you could add nuts or mini m&m's or more chocolate chips, or what have you...you want about 1 1/2 cups of goods)
Chop up the squares of chocolate. Add to a saucepan with butter and 1/2 of the bag of chocolate chips. Melt it while stirring. Add the baking powder and salt (I usually add the baking powder/salt/baking soda types of ingredients before the flour, even in recipes that don't say to, so I can be sure they are well mixed through the dough). Then add the sugar and vanilla and mix. Add the eggs and flour and mix well. And then the white chocolate chips.
Then let the dough rest in the fridge for, oh, I don't know, 10 minutes? Enough time to check your email....
Scoop spoonfuls of dough onto your cookie sheets (I lined mine with parchment paper...another trick that helps the cookies hold their shape). Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
And then, I'm sure, just like Andrew you'll be saying, "oh, I love brownie cookies!" I can almost guarantee it.