Brownie Cookies or brookies. Whatever you wanna call them, they’re good! These brownie cookies will make you rethink making a pan of brownies.
I didn’t want to just share a brownie cookie recipe with you. I wanted to share it so you could have 3 brownie cookie recipes 🙂 I’m just so nice, am I not? For all you plain Jane’s out there I kept the first one simple add just added more chocolate. Then I thought about the mini caramel bits I had lying around and decided to toss those in the mix. For the third and final brownie cookie I decided to melt some peanut butter and make a peanut butter swirl. Some of my swirls were horrendous, don’t judge.
I really enjoy all things caramel so the caramel bit ones were my favorite. My boyfriend on the other hand preferred the other two. He’s not a caramel kind of guy though so no one should take his word for it. Although they look thin and crispy they’re actually very chewy. They’re the annoyingly chewy cookies that you have to let cool on the pan for a little while. If you don’t let them cool slightly, when you go to remove them they will turn to cookie blobs. Cookie blobs aren’t pretty folks, so just let them sit for a minute or two.
But enough of the cookies already because you all know what a brownie is and you all know what a cookie is. It’s time for some EXCITING NEWS! It may not rock your world but it has me excited. Starting tomorrow, FRIDAY, May 2nd I will be starting a new blog series. The series is called “Food Network Fridays.” What does this mean for you? This means, every Friday here on Sweet as a Cookie I will be sharing a recipe from my favorite Food Network Stars. These recipes can be sweet and savory. If you have a Food Network Recipe that you would love to try but just don’t have the guts… I will make it! Don’t worry about wasting your money in case you don’t like it. I will be testing new recipes every week and letting you all know what I thought. Sometimes I might even spruce up a recipe a little bit if I feel it needed more. I’m super excited to begin this series and I hope you all come by every Friday and let me know what recipes you would like to see next.
I obviously already picked this weeks recipe, but if you have a Food Network Recipe you would like me to try leave a comment below and I will try to work it into the schedule 🙂 I’m super excited for the series to begin and I hope you’re all just as excited as me! Come back tomorrow for our Food Network Fridays “kick off” recipe!
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/4 peanut butter, melted
- 1 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
- 1 cup mini caramel bits
- In a large bowl melt chocolate chips with butter, mixing until smooth.
- Once chocolate and butter are melted and combined, stir in sugar, vanilla, and eggs.
- The mixture will be very wet so be careful when you next stir in the baking powder, salt, and flour.
- For the chocolate; stir in additional 1 cup mini chocolate chips.
- For the peanut butter; 6 minutes into baking remove cookies from oven and carefully swirl melted peanut butter overtop of the cookies. Place back in oven for remaining 6 minutes.
- For the caramel; stir in 1 cup mini caramel bits.
- Refrigerate the dough until firm. (approx. 30min - 1 hour)
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment or a baking mat.
- Place tablespoon sized balls of dough onto baking sheet.
- Bake for approximately 12 minutes.
- Allow to cool slightly before removing from pan.
- I melted my chocolate over a simmering pot of water.
- To get your cookies to look like mine don't add the mix-ins until the baking has started. After about 4 minutes (when cookies have started to spread) remove from oven and top with the chocolate chips or carmel bits. You will need to push down because the "crust" will have already started to from.