Saturday, January 24, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

Typically, I wouldn't think to blog about a dessert made primarily from boxed mixes. . . but this particular one was so good that I had to share! Bakerella listed these brownies as the perfect way to blow your New Years' Resolution, and I couldn't agree more! We had some friends over for dinner and I wanted to come up with a quick dessert that I could throw together inbetween the kids' naps. This one was quick to make, but it did require a lot of time to actually set up properly. I ended up serving them with the tops still a bit gooey, but after the ganache had time to set they were much more easily managed.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies
1 box Betty Crocker Hershey's Original Brownie Mix (plus ingredients to make the brownies as directed)
1 bag Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix (plus ingredients to make the cookies as directed)
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
6 tablespoons butter
Make the brownies according to the package directions. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 glass baking dish. In a separate bowl, make the cookie dough according to the package directions. Drop the cookie dough by rounded teaspoon into the brownie batter, spacing evenly. Lightly press the cookie dough balls into the brownie batter. Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 35-40 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and cool completely (for about an hour).
In a small saucepan, heat the 6 tablespoons of butter with the heavy whipping cream. Remove the pan from the heat just before it boils. Pour the cream mixture over the chocolate chips to melt. Stir the chocolate until smooth. Pour evenly over the brownies and let set before cutting.
Source: Bakerella

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