They're like brownies...only BETTER!
But, how could someone improve on a good and dark chocolate brownie, you ask?
How about a brownie that has that tiniest bit of lovely crunch on the top, and is chewy and dark with little chunks of chocolate hidden in the middle? YES, PLEASE!
And how about a brownie that you don't have to cut out of a pan? I mean--having to find a spatula, and then having to cut a brownie square, and then having to find a plate and a fork...Oh my--that's just SO much work! OH, NO!!!
Who wants to WORK at eating a brownie, when (*chipper chord*) you could just lift a lighter-than-air brownie cookie to your eager mouth?
Forget pans of brownies cluttering up your countertops!
No more frantic searches for spatulas and knives!
No more fist fights over who gets the special crispy corner brownies!
Because NOW you can CHANGE YOUR LIFE with ONE SIMPLE RECIPE!!!!
I present to you: BROWNIE COOKIES!!!!
Here's the magical recipe:
(The recipe is adapted from AllRecipes.com--my favorite!!)
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocoloate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Beat butter and white and brown sugars until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and vanilla extract. Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl, and stir into butter mixture until just incorporated.
Drop a spoonful of dough 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet, and then eat a bite of dough. Repeat, until either dough is gone, or you have a stomach ache.
Bake in preheated oven until edges of cookies are just done--and the tops are just set, about 10-12 minutes. DO NOT over-bake these cookies. That would be a SIN! The allure of these cookies are their lightly crisp outsides, and rich and gooey middles. Let the cookies cool on the pan for a couple of minutes before removing.
Remove cookies from pan, and then HIDE THEM FROM YOUR FAMILY!!!
All right, all right. I'm done chattering on about these cookies. But, I did want to share a fun recipe with you this Thanksgiving week!
I'm SO looking forward to a week with family and yummy food and giggles and beautiful weather.
What are YOU looking forward to this week?