I'd only heard of this sort of thing in storybooks, children's fantasy fables and dreams of make-believe desserts like sky high cakes and never ending cups of coco. But though this recipe is just the stuff legends are made of, the tale is true.
A short time ago, in a kitchen far far away (unless you live in Washington DC, in which case, a kitchen right around the corner) I was thinking up ideas for the ultimate indulgent dessert recipe in a foodblog world where sometimes it seems like it's all been done before... Just when I was about to lose hope I asked my boyfriend if he would help me at least decide between cookies and brownies. Back and forth we battled it out, and the cookie and the brownie each took their turns to rise to the top, but neither was defeated and still there was no victor between them. Until, in an old recipe book of mine emerged the peace treaty to settle our woes once and for all..the Brownie-Cookie...it does exist. The BF chose this one, he was shocked that it was real and insisted I bake up a batch that very instant.
Baking for someone you love is a wonderful thing, the tastes and smells and warm goodness of it all are the most tactile gift you can give. And these Brownie-Cookies did not disappoint. The recipe is also super simple.
PS - I couldn't resist sandwiching ice cream between two of these lovely discs...it was irresistible.
12 oz. chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/4 cup flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
8 oz. chocolate bar
Preheat your oven to 350°F.
Line your baking sheets with wax or parchment paper and use butter spray to grease them.
Melt the chocolate chips and butter in the microwave for 30 second intervals until it is melted through and set the mixture aside.
In a separate bowl beat together the eggs, both types of sugar and vanilla until the mixture is fluffy. Switch the mixer to low and beat in the melted chocolate and butter. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt and mix in these dry ingredients until just combined. Finally, break up the chocolate bar and stir the pieces in as well.
Drop spoonfuls of batter onto a baking sheet and bake for between 12-15 minutes.
*Adapted from Sticky Chewy Messy Gooey