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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

3 Oct

Sometimes I have no hope for the world. I went to Target and looked at their book section. Under the banner “Non-Fiction Best Sellers” were The Hobbit and vampire books. Under “Fiction Best Sellers” were self-help books, memoirs, and Mitt Romney’s No Apology. My husband shrugged this off as an honest mistake that anyone could make. I, dramatically, was horrified. Mistake? Mistake???! This is fifth-grade stuff, people.

Other times, I have the highest hopes and confidence in the world. Ever since I gifted myself The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook, my life has been 10x better. Every recipe I’ve made thus far has been an A+ winner.

These brownies are no exception.

Oh my gosh, when I took my first bite of this brownie, I felt like I was eating a stick of butter (IN AN EXTREMELY GOOD WAY, I PROMISE!!). Now that might turn some of you healthy people off, but trust me, these brownies are fudgy-cookie-doughy heaven. (And it’s not actually quite as bad as eating a stick of butter…I don’t think anyway…)

Enjoy my pictures, and then, please, I urge you, make these for yourself.

Start by stirring up your brownie batter.

Bake for 18 minutes.

Meanwhile, make your eggless cookie dough for the topping. Spread on cooled brownies.

Refrigerate until ready to eat, then cut into bars to serve. Look how fast that was?! OK, in full disclosure, these pictures were taken over the course of 2 hours, but it was worth it. (more…)

Fudgy Brownies

1 Aug

I love everything homemade. In my book, homemade always, always, always trumps box mixes or store-bought foods. The only time this truth comes into question is when we’re talking about brownies. There is something delicious about box brownies, and I’ve determined it’s their fudginess. Homemade brownies (usually) don’t have that same fudgy texture and tend to get hard and stale rather quickly.

These brownies are winners in my book because they are both homemade (win!) and still magically fudgy (double win!).

Don’t expect these to be a piece of cake (har har har) to remove from the pan in neat little squares because they truly are fudgy and a bit sticky. Neat, little squares won’t matter so much after you stuff a couples of these into your mouth.

Add your chopped chocolate to your melted butter. Let sit for a few minutes while the chocolate melts.

Stir until smooth.

Add the white and brown sugars to the smooth chocolate.

Whisk in your eggs, one at a time. Then add the maple syrup and vanilla.

Add the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture, and stir just until combined.

Spread evenly in the parchment-lined cake pan, and bake for 25 minutes.

Let cool before cutting into 20 squares and serving. (more…)