Thursday, March 6, 2008

Chocolate Brownie Cookies

A snowy day in Texas, yes you read that correctly it snowed today in Texas! Amazing huh! It was a nasty day actually it started out as rain, then went to sleet eventually we ended up with snow. The perfect day to stay inside and cook/bake!

Let me start by saying, I'm not one of those people who thinks everything should be made from scratch and from the most expensive ingredients. I disagree with that to an extent, there are things it doesn't pay off taste and money wise to make them from scratch. As for expensive ingredients, you can buy store brands for cheaper that are just as good in most cases. Now there are some cases where you need to buy good quality, for example chocolates should be bought in the best quality. These cookies are a perfect example to show that it is ok to use a store brand.

This cookie is so simple, but VERY rich and super moist. It is the perfect cross between a brownie and a cookie. I bought the store brand brownie mix, and the cookies ended up delightful.

You could do so much with this recipe, instead of using chocolate chips you could substitute butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, mint chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, etc. Today I actually did three different variations, I separated the batter and made one with semi-sweetened chocolate chips, added mint chocolate chips to one and chopped pecans to the other. One other change you could make to this recipe to change it up a little is use 1/2 cup of coffee instead of water. Another great thing about this recipe is it can all be done in one bowl, little mess is always good right?

What you'll need:
1 - box of fudge brownie mix (19.8 oz)
1 cup flour
1 lg egg
1/2 cup water
1/4 vegetable oil
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup confectioners sugar
1/2 chopped toasted pecans or walnuts

How to:
In a mixing bowl, combine brownie mix, flour, egg, water and oil; mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.

Place confectioners' sugar in a shallow dish. (if you let the dough sit for about 15 minutes before dropping it, then it will make it much easier to handle) Drop dough by tablespoonfuls into sugar; roll to coat.

Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks.


Chew said...

Those look insanely delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe and for the gorgeous photos!

Gina said...

I have all ingredients and may make these over the weekend. Thanks so much for posting the recipe! :)

Gina (Flickr Baked Goods group)

Anonymous said...

These are fantastic! I didn't roll them in confectioner's sugar...I just dropped spoonfuls on the cookie sheet and baked for 8 minutes and they were gooey and yummy.....thanks so much for the great recipe!

Sarah said...

I made this for my home ec class and all the girls were fighting for the cookies down to the last crumb! DEEE-LICIOUS!!

Sarah said...

i brought these for my home ec class, and as soon as they saw them, a stampede of ravenous girls devoured them in twenty seconds flat! DEE-LICIOUS!!! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I just made these today and they are FAB! Taking them to a football party tonight. I was skeptical, 'cause the dough is almost like batter. I baked them without the powdered sugar on parchment paper lined sheets. Turned out GREAT.

beth said...

Just made these this afternoon. Perfect for another snowy day in New England!

I did not roll them in sugar either and I used parchment paper on the cookie sheets rather than greasing them.

Will be bringing to work tomorrow.

Thanks for the recipe!!