Sunday, October 7, 2012


I LOVE COOKIES-- the perfect little treat to make your day go from good to great. There are dozens of recipes I'm dying to try on my long-ish short list and this was one of them.

I draw inspiration from everywhere and found the recipe on a blog that credited it back to the original published source...and stiff SL competition, I might add. I fully intended to prepare the cookies as written however found the recipe needed a good bit of tweaking for success. Get ready to receive compliments galore. These are sinfully Divine!

Fudge Brownie Cookies
Make 1 1/2 dozen
Prep: 30 min., Bake: 12 min. per batch

Game Plan: Bake these cookies the night before. Package each cookie in translucent glassine bags and decorate each bag with ribbon in your team colors using a hole puncher.

8 oz. Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate morsels
1/4 cup Land o Lakes butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. table salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 (12-oz.) package Ghirardelli semisweet chocolate morsels
Note: Use the brands suggested for the best results.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Microwave bittersweet morsels and butter in a medium glass bowl on HIGH 1 minute, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Cool 5 minutes.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.

Beat eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla in a heavy-duty stand mixer with a paddle attachment on medium-high until whipped, fluffy, and smooth. (Mixture will be the color of a cafe au lait.) On low speed, add melted chocolate mixture and beat until well blended, stopping to scrape down the side of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Add flour mixture and semisweet chocolate morsels on low speed and mix just until combined. Let cookie dough stand 15 minutes.

Portion dough into 18 pieces and place 6 per parchment-lined baking sheet. Slightly flatten mound of dough. Bake one pan at a time for 11 to 12 minutes or until centers of cookies are just set. Do not over bake. Cool on pans 10 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


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