Tuesday, September 13, 2011

"Naughty" in cookie form

I have a 'thing' for chocolate. And I have a 'thing' for baked goods. When the two meet, it can be a little crazy. Well, if you think "suburban mom with a sweet tooth and expanding waste line" is crazy. It is around here. I will consider the utter pathetic-ness of that statement at a later time.

I had a gf brownie mix burning a whole in my pantry but didn't want to go the whole "make a pan of brownies" route, because you know me, I like to get a little wild. So I googled brownie mix recipe ideas, got some ideas and adapted as I saw fit. And, oh my goodness, I nailed it and because nothing is more irritating than having skinny friends, I am sharing the wealth with you! You will need:

1 brownie mix (mine was GF Betty Crocker, I assume any one that makes a 9 x 9 would work)
1 egg
1/2 cup of butter
1/4 cup cream cheese

Mix all of the above together. Should make a soft cookie dough.

1 cup of peanut butter
3/4 cup of powdered sugar

Make into a playdough like consistancy

Scoop chocolate cookie dough into balls and flatten a bit. Make large marble size balls of peanut butter mixture and squish slightly on top of chocolate dough balls. If you like your children and don't mind messes, this is a great job for little people to do. Bake on parchment paper covered cookie sheets for 8-10 minutes at 350. Let cookies cool on rack. While they cool mix

1 cup chocolate chip
1/4 cup heavy cream

Mix together and microwave on low until melted. Spoon over cookies. Sigh deeply. Lick spoon, bowl and everything else covered in chocolate. Wash smudges off of forehead.

These cookies rock. They seem fancy but come together quickly. The chocolate ganache sets up on top so you can stack them. I am not sure how long they would last because they disappeared quickly at our house. I blame it on the fact we had guests and I am sure the both had at least 2 cookies each.

1 comment:

Sarah said...


Next time you should totally take a picture :0)