Monday, May 16, 2011

Cookie Dough Brownies

I know that I have introduced you to my sister before but she is guest posting for me today along with my mom.  Woot!
They are both fabulous bakers, love creating food, and making delicious desserts.  This one is a show stopper everywhere they take it.  
So show them some comment love and make some brownies.

Hey, hey, hey!

This is Emily and Kathy, the Farm Girl's sister and mom, respectively. Raise your hand if you're in love with chocolate chip cookie dough like we are, yep that was everyone.

Now don't worry; according to Facebook so do 331,786 other people. So it's no wonder people can't get enough of these brownies when we make 'em. It's brownies, chocolate chip cookie dough and chocolate, all stacked up on top of each other. Who in their right mind wouldn't salivate at just the thought? The world just became complete in our book. [:

I, Kathy, found the recipe in the Taste of Home magazine and then I, Emily, have been perfecting it ever since. So here's the original if you're interested, or ours goes something like this:

Cookie Dough Brownies

(click here for printable version)

4 eggs
1 cup canola oil
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup walnuts, optional

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 cups milk chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening
3/4 cups walnuts, optional

In a large bowl, beat the eggs, oil & sugar. Stir in vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa & salt; gradually add to egg mixture. Stir in walnuts if desired.

Pour into a greased 9 x 13 baking pan. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until brownies toothpick test done. Cool completely.

For filling, in a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light & fluffy. Beat in milk and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in mini chocolate chips. Spread over brownies (works best to just press out with clean hands.); chill until firm.

For glaze, in a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening in 30 second intervals, stirring after each time, until smooth. Spread over filling. Immediately sprinkle with nuts, pressing down slightly. Yields 3 dozen.

*Now, I didn't use any nuts because I find them vomitrotious so I altered the recipe to add the mini chocolate chips to add some texture. So take that into consideration, if you're gonna add the the nuts maybe don't use the mini chips or do! It might be all the more delicious.

The only thing that would make these little ladies better is a big ol' glass of cold milk. Happy baking! [:

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