Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookies

What a gorgeous day in Fargo! Finally, we had temps above 60* and sun. I know that sounds sad since it is nearly mid-April but we have had such cold or dreary weather since, ummm, November I think? Luckily, I had today off! I got so. much. done. today. I told the husband if I was a stay at home Mom (to a cat and dog) we’d have such a clean house, dessert every night and delicious dinners. Sadly, it is back to work tomorrow. Sad smile

Here’s a few things accomplished today:

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  • Walked a gorgeous dog (he always has to go “cool off” after a walk in the puddle)
  • Did 4 loads of laundry (love sleeping on fresh bedding – my porch is the clothes line)
  • Made breakfasts’ for the husband and I for the week (1-egg cheese omelets)
  • Spent some quality time with my animals
  • Caught up on some computer work (while eating breakfast)
  • Biked 11 miles in this gorgeous weather (north to 32nd Ave S and south to Round Hills)
  • Cut and roasted veggies for lunches
  • Prepped dinner for tomorrow night
  • Made a pretty good dinner for tonight (buffalo chicken, asparagus, once baked/once grilled potatoes)

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  • I also raked a little bit (it seems this past winter we had voles visit us, I will sick my cat on them)
  • Watered my plants (I am going to try and grow herbs this year, basil and chives so far)
  • Baked my new COOKIE idea!

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Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookies

So, the recipe I have been talking about and thinking about for the last week sounded like a great idea in my mind. In the end, they didn’t turn out so great but you can’t win them all. Actually, they taste delicious but I didn’t execute very well. Here’s how things started out…

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A boxed mix of dark chocolate brownies. This is a two-part idea so I welcomed the extra help of a box mix although homemade would have been delicious as well. Bake and cool.

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Next I tried a new (to me) recipe for cookies I found on Tasty Kitchen by Bree Hester. The reviews stated these cookies were easy and cakelike which I thought would work well. You use melted butter instead of creaming the butter. Interesting. The cookies were very good but not the texture I was hoping for. I only used 1/2 of a bag of chocolate chips since I had a surprise treat I wanted on the inside of the cookie.

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After the dough was ready to go, I put what I felt was a little on my hand, a small brownie in the middle and another cookie on top. The effect I wanted was a cookie stuffed with a brownie.

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I could tell these cookies were WAY too big.

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The cookies turned out but I didn’t really like how they looked with one big lump in the middle. I needed to do something different. I mixed up ANOTHER batch of cookies without using melted butter but it wasn’t what I had in mind either. I should have just went with my NO-FAIL favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe but that would be too easy, right?

I know there are so many chocolate chip cookie recipes and some like them cakey, some crispy and others in between. I like them soft, slightly undercooked and not cakelike.

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Before mixing up my next batch I just finished making regular chocolate chips cookies. We are going to have a lot of cookies in this house! The brownie stuffed cookies were cut into FOUR pieces so that tells you how large they were.

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My final resolution was to crumble the brownie into the cookie dough. This is a dark photo but you can see there are small pieces and some big chunks. They actually turned out really yummy. So, while not what I had in mind they still taste great. I am sure I’ll be revisiting this idea as there is still 1/2 pan of brownies I have frozen for future “research”.

3 more things!

1.  Cutting brownies – a trick

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To cut brownies (homemade or boxed) use a plastic knife, it’ll cut them more smooth. The brownies on the left were cut with a butter knife and the ones on the right with a plastic knife. Not sure why – but it works.

2.  Riding my bike – a moron

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A few family members wanted to laugh at me and my previous photo of me riding bike. So here is another one. I know I am a dork and I’m OK with that.

3. Chipotles in adobo sauce – new

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I have never used these but look forward to seeing them soon in a supper I hope. They smelled wonderful and tasted nice and spicy. Enjoy this lovely day!

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About Feisty Eats

I love to eat, entertain, exercise and try new life adventures. I am in my 30's and have a great husband, dog (Winston) and cat (Brinklie). I love to try or make new recipes and drink new beers.
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2 Responses to Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. kate says:

    Busy girls for a day off. Too bad the cookies weren’t what you were looking for. I am sure you will get it figured out soon.

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