Saturday, May 12, 2012

Brownie Chunk Chocolate Chip Cookies

       I realize that this cookie isn't much different than last week's. Really, it is the exact same, save for mixing brownie chunks into the cookie dough instead of creating a surprise brownie center. Not everybody has time to partition out balls of cookie dough, flatten them out, then wrap them around brownies. That is why this cookie is great! It's a super time saver. Because the brownie chunks are more spaced out in this cookie, you get a more even flavor of cookie vs. brownie than the suffed cookie version--one bite may have more cookie flavor while the other has a stronger brownie flavor. So if you have too short of an attention span to make the Brownie Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies, I highly recommend making this version instead.

Brownie Chunk Chocolate Chip Cookies
based on the recipe from Picky Palate

  • 1 brownie mix + the called for ingredients
  • 2 sticks softened butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1-2 cups brownie chunks (however "chunky" you want the cookies)

*This recipe can be easily halved. Though you will still need to make the brownie mix according to its directions, you will just use less of the finished product.*

--Prepare your favorite brownie mix according to the package directions and let completely cool. Then cut into desired size chunks. Keep in mind you probably won't use the entire pan in the cookies, unless you really want to. (It's best to do this ahead of time so you don't have to wait so long.)

--After the brownies are cooled and cut, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

--Cover two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside for later.

--For the cookies, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl and set aside for later.

--Combine the butter and sugars in another bowl and beat them until nice and fluffy.

--Add the eggs and vanilla and stir thoroughly. Then gradually add the flour mixture.

--Add the chocolate chips.

--Mix in the brownie chunks by hand so you don't break them up in the dough.

--Place the cookies on a prepared baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes. Don't bake them too long, they taste better as chewy cookies compared to crunchy cookies. (In my opinion.)

--Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool a bit before transfering them to a wire rack.

--Share and enjoy =)

Happy Baking!

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