Saturday, September 17, 2011

Brownie Cookies

This week I took a little poll from the guys in my DnD group to find out what they wanted me to make for the game, and someone suggested brownies. I saw this recipe on Foodgawker and knew I had hit the jackpot.

WARNING: These are super crazy incredibly rich.

I actually didn't even put in as much chocolate as the original recipe calls for, and I feel like just one of these could maybe get my chocolate cravings in check for the rest of the week. I, however, am oddly not much of a chocolate person in general. But if you are a chocoholic, you are going to love these.

Your ingredients:

First, take your baking chocolate and chop it up into little pieces. I just broke mine up at the little perforations on the bar, but don't be like me. Follow the rules, otherwise, it will take forever for your chocolate to melt.

Put 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, 1 1/2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips, and 4 oz. of unsweetened baking chocolate (that has been chopped into smaller pieces than you see above!) in a saucepan and cook over low heat until melted smooth.

Eventually, all your chocolate and butter will melt and look like a smooth lake of chocolate. Except in a saucepan.

Take off the heat and let chocolate cool while you get the other ingredients ready.

In a medium sized bowl, mix 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Set aside.

In a separate large bowl, beat 1 1/2 cups sugar, 4 eggs, and 2 teaspoons vanilla.

Slowly add in your dry ingredients and beat until well mixed.

Then you get to add all the chocolatey goodness.

The original recipe calls for 3 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips, half of which you melt to make your chocolate sauce and the rest you are supposed to stir in at this point. I didn't actually have another 1 1/2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips, so I just put in about the 1/2 cup that I had left.

If I made these again, I might put in something else in place of the extra chocolate chips, maybe some walnuts or something like that to help tone down the richness of the chocolate that is already in the batter.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and put about teaspoon sized blobs of your batter on un-greased cookie sheets.

Bake for 10 minutes. While you're waiting, go snuggle your kitty if you have one. Mine was taking a nap.

Sorry. I get distracted by kitties.

Let the cookies cool slightly before transferring to wire racks to finish cooling.

Ready to eat!

Brownie Cookies
adapted from Dainty Chef

1/2 cup butter
4 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1. Chop your baking chocolate and add it, 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chips, and the butter to a saucepan. Cook over low heat stirring constantly until completely melted. Take off heat and let cool.
2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, beat sugar, eggs, and vanilla and then slowly incorporate the dry ingredients, then beat in the chocolate sauce.
4. Stir in the remaining semi-sweet chocolate chips (or any other replace you may want to use like walnuts)
5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put approximately teaspoon sized drops of batter on un-greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.
6. Let cool slightly after removing from oven, then transfer to wire racks to finish cooling. Enjoy!

Thanks for reading!

<3, Carly

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