|I'm Just Cookin'|
|Written by Darci Tomky|
Best of both worlds
Cookies versus brownies. It’s a never-ending feud in the baking world. Which one is better? And when you have a choice between the two, which do you pick?
Pick both! That’s what I say! (It’s just horrible being an indecisive person at a dessert table. So miserable. The only solution is to try one of everything. It’s rough!)
Brownies. They are all about the chocolate—so very dense, gooey, soft and warm. Sometimes I make brownies just to lick the leftover batter out of the bowl. And I feel like you can fudge a bit on your brownie portions, cutting huge pieces and eating all the crumbs out of the pan. It’s still just one piece! And last but not least, I just have two words for you: Brownie. Sundae.
And on the other side of the battle, we have our chocolate chip cookies. Sometimes soft, sometimes crunchy. You’ve got your giant cookies, mini cookies, chocolate chunk cookies and double/triple/quadruple chocolate cookies. Don’t lie to yourself, you know when you bake cookies, you end up eating half the cookie dough before it ever hits the cookie sheet. And there’s nothing quite like sneaking a piping hot cookie just as it comes out of the oven. There’s also the milk and cookie option for all you cookie-dunkers out there.
How do we ever choose?!
Lucky for us, some genius people have given us lots of ways to combine our brownie and cookie passions into one lovely dessert. Ever heard of a brookie? Brownie + cookie = brookie! (Some call it a brookster, like the Baked bakery in New York!) It’s a large cupcake-shaped treat with a brownie base paired with cookie on top. This recipe is at the top of my to-do list!
I’ve also dug out some of my favorite inventions from my recipe box. I suppose they are both brownies, technically speaking, but with a tasty cookie twist.
The classic blonde brownies are pretty much a cookie in brownie form, and the cookie dough brownies top off a brownie mix with a guilt-free cookie dough layer, and of course, more chocolate!
Cookie Dough Brownies
Holyoke Enterprise April 18, 2013