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Friday, March 6, 2009

Brownie-Cookie Bliss

This is another tardy post, of something I made about a month ago. I came across a recipe posted on Bakerella's blog, that looked so simple and yet so tempting, that I couldn't resist: Brownie-chocolate chip cookie hybrids, covered in chocolate ganache! And, you can cut a few corners and use mixes, and they still come out fabulous.

(As an aside, if you haven't yet checked out Bakerella's blog, check it out! She is amazingly creative, amazingly talented, and amazingly inspirational. You're going to see me reference her blog a lot because she has a knack for making everything she does look outstanding.)

Now, back to our regularly-scheduled baking!

-- 1 bag of Betty Crocker chocolate chip cookie mix

-- 1 box of brownie mix (any brand) for a 9x13 pan

I told you this would be easy

-- Ingredients specified on the boxes, which includes eggs, water, veggie oil and butter

-- chocolate ganache (below)

1. Make the brownie mix according to instructions and pour into a sprayed or buttered 9x13 pan

2. Make the cookie mix according to the instructions, and spoon by tablespoons over the brownie batter. Push the cookie down slightly into the batter.

3. Bake for about 35 minutes at 350F

4. Cool for about an hour in-pan, or until completely cool.

While the brownie-cookies are cooling, prepare the ganache:

-12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate morsels (or bittersweet if you want to cut the sweetness
of the brownie-cookie
-3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
-6 Tbsp butter

5. Heat cream and butter in a saucepan until almost boiling

6. Remove from heat and pour over chocolate in a heat-proof bowl, whisking until all the lumps are gone.

7. Pour over brownies, and let set completely

8. Cut and enjoy!

These guys were yummy, and easy to make. I brought them to my fiance's family's house, and they were a big hit.

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