Friday, June 10, 2011

Brownie-Cookies of Doom

Let me start by saying that I'm sorry. Really, I am so terribly sorry. This dessert never should have been birthed into this world. But now it has and I can't take it back. So you might want to do some P90X or run a couple laps before reading this.

Don't say I didn't want you.

You see, it all started with these.


My brother-in-law works at a place that makes them and was able to take some home. So I snagged some and brought them home with *me* in order to bake something tasty for you guys. And for my husband. You may recognize these little rainbow chips from Cosmic Brownies, which I'm not a fan of.

Over the weekend, I had some free time and a sugar craving, so I texted Grant: "What should I bake?"

His response: Something with rainbow chips.

Me: Cookies or brownies.

Him: Yes?

I read this as a challenge and immediately accepted.

So first I made up half a batch of half a batch of my chocolate chip cookies. Sub rainbow chips for chocolate chips. I don't know if these rainbow chips are actually for sale anywhere, so you could use whatever kind of chip you want here. Chocolate would be just lovely.


Spread the dough into the bottom of a greased 9x9 pan. Next time I may use a 9x13.


Next, I made half a batch of these brownies. This will probably now be my go-to brownie recipe. I have no need to buy brownie mix ever again. So good!


You know what's coming, right? Oh, yeah...


Have I ever told you that I was a fat kid? For real. Who knows why...


Make sure to get the brownie batter all over the cookie dough.


Oh, yeah. Maybe take a jogging break, even.


Don't forget to take a blurry photo of yourself licking brownie batter off the spatula. I did this to purge my guilt, I think.


Done!


All right, not really. You're going to bake this at 350 for about an hour. But lookit!


I mean really look. O... M... G...


After about half an hour, these weren't done, but I wanted more rainbow chip goodness. You could probably do this before all baking, but I wasn't sure if they'd melt all weird. But I wanted to get them on while the top was soft so they'd sink in a tiny bit.


Ta-da!


I think this all cooked about an hour total. The edges were done, but the middle seemed gooey. I was afraid maybe the experiment failed, but the middle set up great by the time it was all cool.


Of course I had to test it out right away.


All that goodness cooked up...


If you can, wait until this cools to eat it. I don't understand why, but it's not that great warm.


Total fat-kid dessert. And totally worth it. Maybe wait until you can take this to a party and share the buttery, happy goodness.


Here's the embarrassing part... Here's the pan 24 hours later.


And a top view. I wish I could say more than two people lived in my house and caused this destruction. My only defense is that I skated the day of and after. I'll make this again for sure, but not for a *very* long time.


This may or may not be an original idea, but I promise this recipe is all my own and not stolen from anyone.

Worth-the-Heart-Attack Brownie-Cookies

Cookie Layer
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup butter-flavored Crisco
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tbsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 baking soda
2 cups flour
1/2 cup chocolate or other chips

Brownie Layer
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
3/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

1. Make cookie dough. Press into bottom of greased 9x9 pan. (Or use 9x13 pan and monitor cooking time accordingly.)
2. Make brownie batter. Spread over cookie dough. Top with additional chips if desired.
3. Bake about an hour, or until the middle starts to set and the edges are done.
4. Let cool and eat.

2 comments:

DeVeeM said...

   "Don't forget to take a blurry photo of yourself licking brownie batter off the spatula. I did this to purge my guilt, I think."
   You sure you didn't take it to mock me for always telling you that you're going to get sick from eating raw eggs? ;-)
   Um, can you make me this for my birthday next year? :-) Please? :-D

Kelly Von Lunen said...

No, not making fun of you (this time).

I'll definitely make this for your birthday. And maybe before then... to "practice"...