Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Cookie of the Month

As many of you know for Christmas I enroll dad in the Cookie of the Month Club. At the beginning of every month he receives a package of cookies in the mail baked by me. In all of the years I have been doing this I don't think I have repeated a recipe. I have done different recipes of the same type of cookie but haven't baked the same recipe twice.

This month as I was searching on the internet, through my saved cookie files and my cookie cookbooks and just couldn't find anything that struck my fancy. Then one night I was reading Bon Appetit and I found my Cookie of the Month. Brownie-Chunk Cookies. Something familiar but yet with a twist of having brownie chunks mixed in. Have I got your attention?

First, the ingredients. Nothing too out of the ordinary here.

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Everything is mixing up just fine. Looks like your typical chocolate chip cookie dough.

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It is now ready

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for that special ingredient, brownie chunks.

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They look good so far. Now I did have a problem with mixing the brownie chunks into the dough. This is a stiff dough and the brownie chunks are somewhat soft, even though they had been in the refrigerator for a couple of days. Needless to say, the brownies didn't hold their shape as well as I would have like them to.

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Coming out of the oven the finished product looked like this.

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What do you think? I have to say for taste they earned five spatulas out of five spatulas. For presentation, three and a half spatulas. I like my cookies to look as good as they taste and these didn't live up to that. I want to see the chunks of brownies and these didn't come through the mixing process in chunks. I even had mixed them in by hand to try and not break them.

I usually send cookies into work but this time I hadn't because I had added walnuts and one of the women at work is allergic to nuts. I plan on making these again next week for D to take to work but with one little change. I plan on FREEZING the chunks before I mix them in the dough. That should take care of the breaking apart. I also am only going to make one batch so I'm not mixing so much at once which was really hard to do. I had a lot of brownies to mix in that stiff dough. I will let you know how it works with my new plan of attack.

And before I go just one more picture of all of that goodness and sweetness. She never disappoints.

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10 comments....porters always have something to say!:

megawatt miler said...

are you sending me some...? i dont like walnuts.

carriegel said...

maybe i will just have a drawing and send the winner the extras. who's in?

Peej said...

i'm in!

carriegel said...

i have two, do i hear three?

Jock said...

I'm in

I love chocolate chip cookies and I can't imagine how good they would be with brownies in them.

curlz said...

I'm in -- those yahoos I live with would love it.

carriegel said...

looks like i will be baking cookies this weekend. d will be happy.

carriegel said...

peej, i need your address just in case you win. email it to cgelwicks@hotmail.com

curlz said...

The ladies + J that I work with like to be in too. There's 6 all together. You can just mail the cookies to me if they win.

Peej said...

whoaaaaaaaa...outsourcing family contests now? psssht

i knew dow was responsible for outsourcing jobs, but cookie contests?

haha, i amuse myself

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