Thursday, September 8, 2011

Cookies...brownies and fluff = Heavenly!

A few days ago I stumbled upon this recipe and knew it would have to be made very, very soon! So immediately (apparently being out of school for 8 yrs does horrible things to your brain, I just spent 2 minutes trying to spell immediately...kinda forgot there was an e after that t...) I put the ingredients on my to do list and yesterday I went out and gathered them.
First I have to say this has to be one of the easiest desserts ever! Easy and delicious make me very happy! :) Also this has the BEST frosting ever!!! Frosting is tricky for me, I don't know why, but its something I often fail at. I always seem to get it a little too runny. I think I am figuring out that maybe the trick is when softening your butter to not let it get too soft?!? I don't know, but this one came out beautifully!
So here we go!
INGREDIENTS
Brownie batter (use homemade or mix, I used Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge prepared for cake-like brownies)
Regular sized tube of refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
Preheat oven to 350. Line 12 muffin tins with liners.
Slice cookie dough into 12 1/4 inch slices and place one in the bottom of each lined muffin tin. You will have cookie dough left...but well you know what to do with that...my hubby kept coming in the kitchen to sneak some while I was putting these together and...well I had my share too. ;-)
Spoon brownie batter over the cookie dough, filling cups to about 2/3 full. Bake for about 20 minutes or until brownies are set. Remove from oven and cool on a cooking rack.

Frosting:
2 sticks salted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons milk
3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 Tablespoons chocolate syrup
7 oz jar marshmallow creme (or fluff)


In the bowl of a mixer, beat butter, vanilla, and milk on medium-low speed until smooth and combined. Add powdered sugar and cocoa powder and beat on low until just combined. Add chocolate syrup and increase speed to high. Beat for 2 minutes until light and fluffy.


Using a spatula, fold in marshmallow creme, just until swirled throughout. You don’t want it to be completely mixed in. Pipe or frost on cookie brownies.



Enjoy, seriously they are amazing! The hubby and I both enjoyed one when they were done, and before we took our first bite I told him the other 10 were in the fridge for him to take to work to share with his co-workers tomorrow....then I took my first bite and immediately (got it right that time ;-) regretted telling him to take them to share ;-) Thankfully, I had some brownie batter left after the dozen though so I did make some mini ones as well. So Aaron and I will enjoy those today after lunch!

1 comment:

  1. Ha Ha, I love you!!! You give me so many great ideas to try with my family. And this is super easy for my kids to make :) I am doing a home ec class with Candace this year, and this will be her next recipe to make. Thank You!!

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