1/18/12

chocolate brownie cookies (and a cat who loved them)

the cat and the cookies 

I found this delicious recipe for chocolate brownie cookies over at the equally delicious Please Note blog (one of my new favourites, and not just because of the yummy recipes!).
Of course, I had to make them. One does not ignore a brownie in a cookie form!
My kittycat Strongpaw was greatly enamoured with them. I left a plate full of them on a stool in the living room and the next thing I know, she licked two of them! If I hadn't have caught her when I did, I'm sure there would've been only crumbs left behind. Silly kitty, brownie cookies aren't for you!

brownie cookies in the sunshine melted chocolate yumminess
{melted chocolate & butter sinfulness ... the best kind of sin}

Elizabeth's Aunt Lynnea's Brownie Cookies
Ingredients:
6 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate *I ended up using 1 cup of chocolate chips in lieu of semi-sweet squares
4 squares unsweetened chocolate (use Baker's chocolate for both)
3/4 cube of butter *this turned out to be about 1/2 cup
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups toasted chopper walnuts (optional) *I didn't use any walnuts

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Melt the chocolate with the butter and stir until smooth. *I used a double broiler
Stir in the sugar until well blended. *I added the sugar in the pot, then transferred the batter to my mixer
Mix in the eggs and vanilla. 
Mix in the flour, salt, and baking powder.
The dough will be very soft. *I ended up having to add a 1/4 cup more flour to make it the right consistency (i.e. so it didn't just run off of the cookie tray! :)
If adding the chopped walnuts... toast them on a cookie sheet for about 8-10 minutes and add them to the dough now.
Drop the dough by rounded tablespoons on to an ungreased cookie sheet about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake for 12 minutes and watch them carefully. *mine only took 10 minutes so please do check the cookies!
Cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheet and cool completely on wire racks. Be sure and eat these with a big glass of milk... they're rich! *they really are that rich!!

* = my little add-on notes to Elizabeth's recipe

Now, stuff your face with brownie cookies! You won't be sorry.
with joy,
Caren

2 comments:

  1. oh. my.

    I am making these as soon as our oven gets fixed!!!

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  2. Brownies in cookie form?!?!?! Oh my goodness ... I must away from the computer to make them.
    What a clever kitty ... she obviously has good taste! ;)

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