Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tuesday Treat: Brownie Pillow Cookies

These may look like your basic chocolate chip cookie, but boy are you in for a sweet treat today!
I come from a family where everyone can make delicious chocolate chip cookies. Honestly, I don't think I've ever had a bad one. So, this past week all the girls were going over my aunts for dinner to plan our cousins' bridal shower and I said I would bring a dessert. I needed an easy recipe, as it was a weekday so I didn't have much time, and I generally do not like to bake ahead of time, as I like my baked goods as fresh as possible. So I searched and searched online and came up with these babies! (Or should I say BIG babies, because they are so large!)
1 box brownie mix (and all ingredients to make brownies)
2 sticks butter, softened
1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 egg yolk
1 TBSP vanilla (yes, a tablespooon. I originally thought it was a lot too)
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 bag chocolate chips
Make brownies according to box. Let cool completely. Cut about 12, one inch square brownies. (The rest is yours to enjoy, or in my case, to put in hubbys lunch for a sweet treat!)
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl. Set aside.
Beat butter until creamy. Add brown sugar, eggs, egg yolk, and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
Add flour mix to butter mixture and beat well.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Refrigerate dough for at least 2 hours (I refrigerated for 4 hours)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Make dough into large balls with about 1/2 cup of dough.
Place balls on baking sheet. (They are so large I would only place 5-6 on each sheet)
Make large indentation in dough. Place brownie in indent and use your fingers to work dough around brownie to cover completely so it looks like the ball of dough you originally started with, only bigger.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 18 minutes.
(See how big they get?)
Let cool completely.

*Newlywed Note: Always leave two baggies of treats at home for hubby after baking. One for when he gets home from work and smells the delightful smell coming from the oven, and one for his lunch the next day. He'll thank you, trust me.*

1 comment:

  1. Okay, seriously?! I am going to have to start trying to lose some babyweight like asap and you and this post are not helping! These look ridiculously good!