Here’s another pre-blog era baked good: Cookie Brownies. I’ve been meaning to post these for like months now, 6 months to be exact since we started this thing on March 27 of this year! The only thing that’d be better than these is if I had an intern…seriously. Anyone interested? These are one of my favorite things that I make and usually my taste testers favorite as well. I have been known to eat a sickening amount of these, even more so than other treats which is saying something. I have also been known to say “there is something in these! Something addicting! Opium! I don’t know what it is but something”. This is most likely my excuse for eating a pan full of these, but I stand by my claim. They’re the most addicting thing I bake. So dangerous.
Guess what else? They’re incredibly EASY! That also makes them doubly dangerous because you can whip them up in an instant and have a cookie brownie FEAST. Just buy a roll of cookie dough, buy a box of brownie mix, scoop, mix, pour and you’re done! I think this is printed somewhere but I just got the recipe from someone else and have always kind of made up my own. When I first bought Dorie Greenspan’s book I saw her recipe for Chipster Brownies and I was a bit miffed. I love Dorie, but girlfriend totally copied my recipe. Just kidding, this is totally on the Betty Crocker website or something, and DG’s Chipster Brownies look to die for. For Cookie Brownies, just be Sandra Lee, do it semi-homemade. You wanna make Chipster Brownies? Be my guest, but for Cookie Brownies I’ve tried it with homemade cookie dough and home made brownies, I’ve mixed store bought with from scratch, and it never comes out as good as when I use a roll of Pillsbury cookie dough and a box of Betty Crocker Brownie mix with the Hershey syrup packet. Do yourself a favor! You’ll get crazy compliments on this dessert and it’s fool proof. Even my number one taste-tester Liz could make this if she knew how to turn on an oven…which is questionable. Anyway, even the most novice of bakers could make these and you should! Just make sure you have lots of company to help you out with these, or just inhale the pan yourself.
1 box of Betty Crocker brownie mix that comes with the Hershey’s syrup packet (and ingredients that go with it)
1 roll of chocolate chip cookie dough
Preheat oven to whatever the brownie mix calls for and prepare brownie mix as directed on box. Pour in 9×13 rectangular pan, set aside. Take cookie dough roll and scoop rounded tablespoon size balls, place about a half inch apart in 9×13 pan. Bake until cookie dough is browned and brownies look cooked, about how long it says to bake brownies on the box. Let cool completely.
**Note: Sorry for the not so pretty pictures, these were inhaled pretty much right out of the oven so I barely got a chance to photograph them before we ate them all! It’s a testament to their greatness (and my lack of self-control).