Brownie Cookies

Today I’ve been thinking a lot about cronuts, so naturally I started searching for a good recipe. It's such a perfect combination of two really great things. It got me thinking about other sweets that could be combined to make a better treat. My all time favourite treats are cookies and brownies. I love brownies because every Christmas my aunty would bake me a big batch and bring them along to family dinner. I used to think it was such a treat and felt so special that she had made them just for me. I love cookies too because they are just so simple and uncomplicated. Sometimes after making macarons or tarts all day (which can involve a lot of concentration) I crave some simplicity. So why not take these two simply delicious treats and combine them? I think you can tell where this is going...

Brownie cookies are pretty much the ultimate sweet for me. For a start, they are super simple to make, you don’t need to have a heap of ingredients and they are really versatile. For example you can turn them into cookie sandwiches by putting a peanut butter frosting between two (if you want to be a bit indulgent). Or if you're short for time when planning a dinner party, you can just fill them with ice cream and serve them as a plated desert.  Mostly I prefer them just on their own though, ideally with a long black sitting in the sunshine. 

 

Brownie Cookies

BROWNIE COOKIES

  • 400g dark chocolate
  • 80g butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 300g sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla bean paste
  • ½ cup plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder

Method:

  1. In a microwave or over a pot of simmering water, melt together the chocolate and butter. Stir until combined. 
  2. With an electric beater or a KitchenAid, beat together eggs, sugar and vanilla for 15 minutes. 
  3. Stir in the chocolate and butter mix.
  4. Sift in both baking powder and flour.
  5. Stir.
  6. Set aside for ten minutes.
  7. Place tablespoons of the mix on trays lined with baking paper, allowing room to spread.
  8. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes.
  9. Allow to cool on the tray before moving.