Saturday, October 16, 2010

Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Well, to re-enforce my love of desserts, mentioned on my previous post, I'm treating you to another dessert recipe. I get antsy when there isn't any dessert in the house. Not sure why, but I always feel better knowing there are cookies, brownies, pie or cake ready at my disposal. Just another of my oh so wonderful quirks, LOL.

So, my nephew was returning home, after a brief visit and I wanted to send him off with something. Well, something other than the food I gathered up from our pantry. I remember being in college and living on Kraft Dinner, so when ever my nephew comes by, I try to send him home with staples he can survive on. Anyway.... back to my special treat, um... I mean my nephew's special treat.

{Ok, I really wanted to try these cookies, but what better excuse to make them, then to send half home with a starving college student :o)}

I've been eyeing these cookies for a few months now. I mean with a name like 'brownie' cookies, who could resist. Well. I had been resisting due to the fact that I can't eat nuts yet, but starting thinking, what if I replaced the nuts with something else. Like white chocolate, marshmallows and chocolate. That's exactly what I did. Wowee Wow are these good. The melted marshmallow makes them gooey, while the added white and semi sweet chocolate make them that more decadent.

My only tip here is to NOT overcook them. I was in a rush, forgot to set the timer on my last batch and they came out quiet crispy. OK..... almost like rocks, but nothing a little dip in a glass of milk can't fix.


Chocolate Brownie Cookies
Adapted from Cookies- A Cookie Lover's Collection

2 C sugar
1 C vegetable oil
4 eggs
4 squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and slightly cooled
2 tsp vanilla
4 c flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 C chopped walnuts

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheets. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, oil, eggs, melted chocolate and vanilla. Beat at medium speed until well blended. Add flour, baking soda and salt. Beat at low speed until soft dough is formed. Stir in walnuts.

Drop dough by heaping teaspoons 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool completely before storing.
Makes 5 dozen

Cindy's notes: I added 1/4 C each of white and semi sweet chocolate chips, and marshmallows.

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Brenda said...

I MUCH prefer your version Cindy! I like nuts but don't love them and can usually take them or leave them. I don't mind a few. But replacing nuts with marshmallow, white chocolate and chocolate? Brilliant! I know what you mean about sending half of these off with your nephew. I usually send half of my goodies to Joe's work or I bring them to mine. Less temptation. Have a great weekend and thank you for linking up to Cookbook Sundays!

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Oh who needs nuts when you can have white chocolate and marshmallows - great sub!
Sue :-)

kitchen flavours said...

Cool idea with the marshmallows and white choc. My daughter is not a big fan of nuts, me included. A little bit is okay, but not too much! Thank you for visiting me! You have a lovely site. I'm your newest follower! Have a nice day!

MM said...

This pairs two of my favorite treats: cookies and brownies. Can't go wrong with that.