September 18, 2013

Brownie Batter Cookies



I've been having one of those weeks, well honestly the last three weeks haven't been great.  My daughter started school and it seems like it's just been one thing after another.  She's fallen and hurt her wrist, had to have a tooth pulled so her big teeth could come in straight and now she's home sick with strep throat.  So, I'm not going to apologize for yet another cookie recipe.  When I'm stressed I bake.  I'm stressed. I needed chocolate. 

This recipe did exactly as I hoped it would.  It satisfied my need for chocolate and was easy to make.  None of that time consuming refrigeration, rolling or cutting, or ingredients I needed to run to the grocery store for.  I needed something quick and this was it.  Keep in mind, I bake a lot so I had unsweetened baking chocolate on hand but that might not be something everyone has just laying around. 

I loved how these cookies really did taste like a brownie too.  They're more on the "cake-y" side of the texture scale, they have a nice deep chocolate flavor and the chocolate chips really add a nice flavor and texture as well.  I do recommend putting them into a airtight container or bag after they cool down so they'll maintain their softness. 

Brownie Batter Cookies
Recipe from Trisha Yearwood


Ingredients
  • 2 sticks butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1 ounce unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350º
  2. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In the bowl of your stand mixer, add the butter and both sugars.  Blend until light and fluffy on medium speed. 
  4. Add the melted chocolate and mix until smooth. 
  5. Add the eggs and mix until combined. 
  6. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mixture to the butter sugar mixture a little at a time until combined and smooth. 
  7. Add the vanilla extract and combine. 
  8. Add the chocolate chips and combine briefly. 
  9. Use a cookie scoop or a Tbsp so put a heaping ball of dough onto the prepared cookie sheets. 
  10. Bake for 15 minutes and then move to a cooling rack.