Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Ultimate Brookies

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All I can say is these are on the must make list, BIG MUST! But be prepared to share, these lasted less then 24 hours in our house as my kids insisted on sharing with 2 neighborhood kids! I actually was scolded for eating the last one, I thought it was fair game sitting alone on the plate, am I wrong? The kids had reserved it without telling me, to feed another neighborhood kid with, poor child and the look of disappointment on his face after the kids had explained what he was in for after dinner, only for the question to arise who ate the last brookie?Yes it was me, eyes rolling back in head remembering just how great it was. I had no clue it was reserved.
These started as an idea to make as a special treat for my hunny on his day off and the kiddos for a lunch box treat. I have seen these some where before I will admit, I just couldn't remember where and couldn't seem to find them again! I thought it was possible Bakerella but hers weren't these, hers are good but they where a blondie. I needed a brookie, you know a real brownie and cookie. I had at one point made blondies and those are good, just not these. So I decided to toss together 2 of my favorite recipes, adjust baking time for both and give it a shot! What I came up with can only be described as heaven, chocolaty goodness with chocolate chip cookies mixed in, add a glass of milk and oh my!



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Beat Eggs with both sugar's on medium with a whisk attachment for about 5 minutes.
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Melt chocolate with butter in a sauce pan over low heat until melted.Watch carefully not to burn the chocolate!
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When eggs and sugars are whisked enough they will turn pale and look like this!
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Add melted chocolate and vanilla to eggs and mix on 2 until almost incorporated.
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Add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Mix until well incorporated.
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Add sour cream and nuts and mix until well incorporated with a spatula. Scrape into a separate bowl and set aside.
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Grease with butter a 9 x 13 pan and dust with cocoa powder, set aside.

For the cookie dough:
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Add butter and sugars to mixing bowl fitted with a paddle attachment. I just scraped my bowl out but didn't rinse it! I guess laziness got the best of me but you couldn't tell! Beat on medium until light and fluffy.
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Add eggs one at a time and then add baking soda, baking powder,salt and vanilla and mix on medium until well incorporated. Scrape down sides as needed.
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Add flour and mix on medium, scraping down the sides until fully incorporated.
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Add nuts and chocolate chips and mix on stir or by hand until equally incorporated.
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Watch out for husbands with spoons that will try and eat dough at this point! It might be good to make these while he's at work or watching sports, something that he is distracted by other wise you too might have this problem.
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Alternate dropping large spoonfuls of brownie dough and cookie dough.
Then take a knife and make swirls through out the dough, try not to over mix.
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Then I spread the top out and used the knife to make little ripples so it wasn't completely smooth.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes.






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The Ultimate Brookies

Recipe by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
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Ultimate Brookies. A brownie combined with a chocolate chip cookie in a bar. So good and so delicious. Recipe includes step by step instructions with photos.
Prep time: PT25M
Cook time: PT45M
Total time: PT1H10M
Yield: 12 Servings
Ingredients

For Brownie Layer:
  • 4 tablespoons Butter, Softened
  • 2 ounces Unsweetened Chocolate
  • 1/3 cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 3 whole Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/4 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour or All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup Nuts, Chopped ( I used Walnuts)
For Chocolate Chip Cookie Layer:
  • 1 cup Butter, Softened
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour or All-Purpose
  • 1 1/4 cup All-Purpose(Unbleached)
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup Nuts, Chopped (I used Walnuts)
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree's.
  2. Grease a 9 x 13 pan with butter and dust with cocoa powder.
  3. For Brownies: Place butter and chocolate in a small sauce pan over low heat and heat until melted.
  4. In a mixer fitted with the whisk attachment add eggs and sugars. Whisk until pale yellow and fluffy about 5 minutes on medium.
  5. Add melted chocolate and vanilla to the egg mixture. Mix until almost incorporated. Add dry ingredients to the eggs and mix until full incorporated on stir, scraping down sides as needed.
  6. Add sour cream and nuts, stir in using a rubber spatula until fully incorporated. Place into a separate bowl, scraping down sides well and set aside.
  7. For Chocolate Chip Cookies: Using scraped bowl, fit with paddle attachment.
  8. Place butter and sugars in the bowl and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes on medium. Add eggs 1 at a time mixing well in between. Add vanilla, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Scrape down sides and mix for about 45 seconds. Add flour, mix well on medium low, until fully incorporated. Scraping down sides as needed. Add chocolate chips and nuts, mix on stir or by hand, until equally incorporated.
  9. To Assemble: Take 9 x 13 greased and cocoa powdered pan. Alternate dropping spoonfuls of brownie and cookie dough batter, until pan is full and all dough has been used. Swirl dough using a knife, but do not over mix! Level the top of dough and then make a few small ripples over the top of the batter for texture.
  10. Bake for 35-45 minutes. Bars are done when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Mine where done in 40 minutes.

12 comments:

  1. They look good! I must try it too if they are popular with your kids, should be popular with mine too. And yes, I will make sure to reserve some for their friends too. Hahaha, it is the same here, if it is good, neighborhood kids get them too.

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  2. Bookmarked for sure. (I have never made brookies before.)They look great!

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  3. This is a great recipe - great for an office party :)

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  4. These are always a favorite and yours does look a bit easier than the recipe from Baked Explorations. Glad you shared this one. Yum!

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  5. This is a great recipe and much easier than the one from Baked Explorations, glad you posted this one. Understandable that they would disappear quickly. Yum!

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  6. Looks great. I read the title like "What's a brookie?". I love the idea of melding the two since I'm a huge chewy cookie fan. Melding it with a brownie just makes it over the top delicious.

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  7. wow!! these brookies look so good!! do you deliver?
    I have just copied this recipe, I have to teach my girls to make these, will let you know when we do!
    Dennis

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  8. Wow - these sound delicious and I love your step-by-step photos! What a fun recipe!

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  9. Brownies and chocolate chip cookies in one - that sounds so awesome! What a delightful treat!!!

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  10. Oh my heavens do these look amazing! I'd love for you to share this recipe at Mix it up Monday:

    http://flourmewithlove.blogspot.com/2012/02/mix-it-up-monday_12.html

    I hope to see you soon :)

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  11. Thank you for linking these up at fabulous Friday! They look delicious! :)

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  12. Oh, man. So making these Thursday after I hit the grocery store! I just showed the picture to my hubs who then accused me of teasing... :)

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