I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this week’s Tuesdays With Dorie recipe, chosen by Beth of Suppilicious. Chocolate Chip Cookies are great. Brownies are great. But together? Is that really neccessary?
I read through the P & Qs this week before baking and many people commented about the brownie part not getting done enough and the cookie part getting quite hard. Someone suggested baking the browines a bit while you made the chipster layer, so I did that. It took 20 minutes for me to get the cookie batter made, so that’s how long my browines baked all nakedlike. I also read some comments about maybe putting the cookie layer on the bottom, but I didn’t read about anyone actually trying that. Well, I did a test batch of cookie-on-bottom brownies and, well, I wouldn’t recommend it. The cookies layer bubbled up and over and through the brownie layer, jumping right out of their little muffin cups. Tasted good as all get out, but U.G.L.Y. YouAin’tGotNoAlibiYouUgly. Just so you know.
Okay, so I made mine according to recipe, except I added a few chips to the batter and about half the walnuts, as that was all I had on hand. I threw in about every kind of chocolate in my stash – 99% Lindt Dark, SemiSweet Ghiradelli, and some Hesheys Milk Chocolate Chips, which resulted in a sweeter brownie, but super delicious. I baked it all up in my new Fat Daddio’s square removeable bottom pan and it baken beautifully. I let it bake for an hour total, and than I yanked it out without even testing it for doneness. When I cut into it, it was super gooey, but held it’s shape, so I consider that a win. I love gooey brownies. I served mine warm with vanilla ice cream and let me tell you – they were very well recieved at our impromptu Memorial Day Cookout. Seven of course loved them – so much, in fact, we had to distract him so that we could remove them from view. Then again, he dips grapes in ketchup, so he may not be the best judge.
Check out Beth’s site for the recipe – it really is fantastic – and then pick up Dorie’s Baking:From My Home to Yours. Registration is once again open to our fantastic group of weekly Dorie Bakers, and I know we’d all love to have you join us!
Next week? Cinnamon Squares. Do I dare? (Probably.)
Tomorrow? The May Daring Baker’s Challenge! Stay tuned!
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