I stumbled across a yummy-looking recipe on a blog called Just Recipes and I've been waiting for just the right moment to try it out. Yesterday our nieces and nephews came for a sleepover and I knew they would make the perfect guinea pigs for a new cookie recipe. My 4-year old nephew and 10-year old niece even offered to help - can't beat that!
Look at their flour-leveling skills! These two are well on their way to becoming my permanent soux chefs (is a head chef allowed two soux chefs?)
Well when the brownie cookies were done, we decided to make them sleepover-worthy by filling them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. They're very good cookies on their own, and simply divine in "sandwich" form.
Here is the link to the Brownie Cookies recipe, and I'll also post it below.
(Original recipe by Lindsey Johnson)
14 Tbsp. butter (1 3/4 sticks)
1 oz. unsweetened chocolate
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 whole egg
1 egg yolk
1-2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Place butter and unsweetened chocolate in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for several minutes on 50% power until melted. Whisk to combine. Add the brown sugar and the cocoa powder. Whisk well until smooth. Let the mixture cool slightly. Add egg and egg yolk, whisking well again. Add the vanilla.
Add the dry ingredients a little at a time and whisk well between additions. (You may need to switch to a wooden spoon towards the end. Add the chocolate chips
Use a small ice cream scoop (1 Tbsp. size) or two spoons to drop tablespoon size balls of dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake cookies for about 8-9 minutes. (Check a little before just to make sure...) The cookies will look dry on top, but will be soft in the middle.
Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet and then remove to a cooling rack to let the chocolate chips set before storing.
Makes about 3 dozen.