01 December 2009

Brownies + Chocolate Chip Cookies = Brookies!

If you read the title of my thread and didn't get excited, I may have to disown you.  How could you NOT be stoked about the combination of chocolate chip cookies and brownies?  Let me tell you, this is a synergistic partnership - cookies are great and brownies are yummy, but together...they are AMAZING!

I have seen this recipe all over the internet, but it seems most bloggers got it from Bakerella, who I believe got it from Betty Crocker herself.

I made these brookies for Ann's surprise birthday party.  Unfortunately, in all my excitement about these delicious treats and the party they were made for, I got just one final photo, and it's a bit blurry.  Click here to see Bakerella's finished product.  Mine looked exactly the same!

This is such a simple recipe - you need one bag of Betty Crocker's chocolate chip cookie mix, and one box of her brownie mix.

Make each one according to the package directions.

Pour the brownies into a 13x9 pan, then top with blobs of the cookie dough.

Looks good already, doesn't it?

Bake 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees and you get this:

So far, this looks delicious, right?  Well, here's where Bakerella kicks things up a notch.  She tops these bars with chocolate ganache.  Um, yes please!

Chocolate Ganache
from Bakerella  

12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 c. heavy cream
6 tbsp. unsalted butter

Put the chocolate chips in a bowl.

Good job.  :)

Over medium-high heat, bring the butter and cream to just before boiling.  When bubbles are forming around the edges, turn off the heat. 

Perfect!  Pour the butter and cream mixture over the chocolate chips.

Stir until chocolate is melted and fully combined.

Top the brookies with the ganache, and step away from the pan.  You need to let the ganache set so it doesn't go all over everything.  I put the lid on this pan and stuck the whole thing out in the garage until it was time to cut and plate the bars.
There they are, in a place of honor on the table at the party!

I can tell you, these were a HUGE hit.  They are super rich, extremely chocolatey, and win big points from adults and kids alike.  Definitely make them for your next holiday party, office get-together, or random Tuesday at home.

1 comment:

Catherine said...

This looks so good! I am so in the mood for these- now I won't be able to stop thinking about them! :)