8/01/2014

Brookies

 Is it a brownie...a cookie?....it's BOTH! 
Who says you can't have your cake and eat it, too?I tweaked my favorite triple chocolate brownie recipe to make it a more dough-like consistency, combined it with our favorite chocolate chip dough and voila!  Magic!
This recipe is for perfect for our Colorado high altitude, there are slight changes for the chocolate chip dough (see notes) if you're at sea level.  Enjoy!

BROOKIES
Brookies Triple Chocolate Brownie Dough
Ingredients:
8 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
8 oz bittersweet chocolate chips
4 tablespoons butter
4 eggs
1/2 c granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 c flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup (approx. 6 oz) Dark chocolate chunks
1 cup (approx. 6 ox) semi-sweet chocolate chips
Directions:
In a medium microwave-safe bowl, place 8 oz semi sweet chocolate chips, 8 oz bittersweet chocolate chips and butter.   Microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring after each, until melted and smooth.
In a mixing bowl, beat eggs with sugar until light yellow and thick, about 3 minutes. Add vanilla and salt. Fold in melted chocolate mixture, then add baking powder and flour. Add dark chocolate chunks and semi-sweet chips (Note: If you can’t find dark chocolate chunks, substitute semi-sweet for all).  Place batter in the freezer to cool while you make the chocolate chip cookie dough.

Brookies Chocolate Chip Dough

 Ingredients:
2 sticks Butter (1 cup)
¾ C. Granulated Sugar
¾ C. Brown Sugar
3/4 tsp. Salt
1 Tablespoon Vanilla
2 Eggs
3/4 tsp. Baking Soda
2 ¾ C. Flour
1 ½ C. Chocolate Chips

Directions:
Whip butter until creamy, then add sugar and beat. Add salt, vanilla & egg. Sift flour and soda then add to mixture. Add chocolate chips and stir well.  Note: This is for HIGH ALTITUDE. For sea level, increase baking soda to 1 tsp., reduce flour to 2 ½ c. and only add one egg.

To bake Brookies, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Scoop out heaping teaspoons of each dough then roll gently into a ball.   Place on Silpat baking sheet (or parchment paper) on a cookie sheet.  Repeat for each cookie. 
 Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.  Remove from oven and let cookies sit on pan for several minutes before removing to cooling racks.  Makes approx. 4 dozen large Brookies.