Monday, July 19, 2010

Attack of the 50 Millimeter Cookie

WARNING: You might gain 5 pounds of weight just looking at the following cookies.

The mission, since I chose to accept it:
Put the brownie in the cookie dough and bake the cookie. (A→B=COOKIE)
I can't deny that I wasn't afraid of this mission. I mean, an entire 1/2 cup of dough for one cookie?!! That's just crazy!

Well, troops, I did battle in my kitchen and took this glob of dough and smacked a brownie in it.
Above, you can see the size of the beast compared to a normal spoon. Stop shuddering. It's going to be ok. As seen below, I attacked that beast and balled it all up.
Then I put those monsters on a tray and entrapped them in a small and hot compartment AKA The Oven.
To my surprise, the plan worked. The dough didn't take over the pan. Instead, it transformed into scrumptious cookies! (You can put your Uzis down now.) Brownie Pillow Cookies (found at the always wonderful Bakerella's site) 1 package brownie mix (I used my Supernatural Brownie recipe, of course)
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs, plus 1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda1
2 oz. bag miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips

Make brownies according to package and let cool. Cut about ten 1 inch squares. Enjoy the remaining brownies.

For the chocolate chip cookie dough, beat butter with a mixer until creamy. Add brown sugar and beat until smooth. Add eggs, yolk and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Combine flour, baking powder, soda and salt in a medium bowl and stir together with a wire whisk. Add flour to butter mixture and beat until combined. Stir in mini chips.

Let dough chill covered in the refrigerator for at least an hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Use a measuring cup to scoop batter by the 1/2 cup. Since it’s chilled, you may need to pack it with a spoon. Then use the spoon to remove the dough from the cup and place it on parchment paper. Work quickly so the dough remains chilled or either prepare one cookie at a time so the rest of the dough remains cold.

After the dough is on the parchment paper (Erika's Extra - I've never used parchment paper), make an indention and place a 1 inch square brownie in the center. Press the brownie down gently and work the remaining dough around the brownie. You can use your hands to shape the dough into a ball. (Erika's Extra - I found that once the brownie was covered, it was a good idea to pinch some of the extra dough off so the cookies weren't TOO large.)

If your dough gets too soft, you can chill the rolled dough balls for a few minutes right before baking.

Prepare six cookies at a time using a large baking sheet (15 X 20) and bake at 350 degrees for about 18 minutes. Return the remaining dough to the refrigerator until time to bake the second batch.

Cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes and then cool completely on a wire rack.

Makes about ten cookies using a little less than a 1/2 cup of dough for each cookie.

If your cookies start to get too brown before they are done baking, you can place a sheet of aluminum foil over top for the last few minutes.
Bake well and prosper!

8 comments:

  1. these may be the best cookies i have ever had. cookie + brownie = crownie?

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  2. Silly Lord Baker, it's obvious that these are "Brookies" not "crownies".

    I can, based on my personal testing, confirm that these are beyond yummy. I can also confirm that the Fed Ex delivery guy needed to borrow a hand-truck to wheel my care package from the truck to my doorstep.

    5 pounds? Try 8...

    Awesome,

    Ron

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  3. Holy crap! You weren't kidding around when you told me about these:)

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  4. Oh my, I like this, I like it a whole lot :D
    *kisses* HH

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  5. Haha, I like your diagram of "A" entering "B".

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  6. Looks like a meal to me! Cookie for dinner, anyone? Those cookies are awesome.

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Thanks for taking time to leave a message! xo - EB