Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Brownies studded with Chocolate Chip Cookies

Two worlds collide.


Don't you just want to dive right into those brownies? I know I do! I made these delicious brownies for a friend's mom (and my friend) who recently had pretty invasive surgery. My friend and her family have had quite a stressful time lately with everybody in the family getting sick (including their 10 month old baby), then her mom's surgery. They are absolutely wonderful friends and I just adore her mom so I knew I wanted to bring something over when her mom was out of the hospital.

I wanted to make these brownies as soon I saw them and was just waiting for an occasion. I got the idea of a brownie studded with chocolate chip cookies from a wonderful blog: Evil Shenanigans. I used a box mix for the brownie part and my own recipe for the chocolate chip cookie. These brownies were delicious and everybody loved them. The best part about these brownies was when my friend's 10 month old daughter grabbed her mom's brownie and then shoved the entire thing to her mouth! She could not get enough! I can tell she has great taste :)



Brownies studded with Chocolate Chip Cookies
recipe inspired by Evil Shenanigans

Brownies:

1 box brownie mix and ingredients needed to prepare as directed on box

Chocolate Chip Cookies:
recipe by Baked Perfection

(You will have extra cookie dough; you can use the dough to bake cookies. Drop rounded tablespoons onto a ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375F for 9-11 minutes. If you want to do mini cookies, bake at 325F for 12-15 minutes.)

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 package vanilla instant Jell-O Pudding (not prepared)
1 dash of cinnamon
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups chocolate chips

Heat the oven to 350F. Grease an 8×8-inch square baking pan, line the pan with parchment paper, then grease the paper.

Prepare Brownie mix as directed on package. Set aside.

In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt, package of vanilla pudding mix, and dash of cinnamon. In a second larger bowl beat together the butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract until creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Slowly beat in the flour mixture until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Pour the brownie batter into the prepared pan, spread evenly. Drop teaspoons of cookie dough evenly over the brownie batter. Pushing the dough down so that it is level with the brownie batter. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes until cookies are golden brown and brownies are set. Cool completely before removing from pan.


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  18. I made these today with my own brownie and cookie recipes and they were incredible! Thanks for the great idea!

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  19. these are amazing, heads up for readers...use the small box of pudding mix for this recipe and since there is so much cookie dough left over you can just double up the brownie mix and cook in two pans or one 9x11...or do as suggested and make cookies too :-)
    Otherwise thanks for the amazing recipe I loved it!

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