Saturday, September 12, 2009


J and I were headed to a family barbecue, but we were visiting my parents first and I was looking for something very simple to bring that didn't require me to tote a lot of ingredients around, or keep things cool (this was one of 2 hot days in Michigan this summer).

I had some packaged baking goods in my pantry that I acquired on sale, and I remembered seeing these treats on the Bakerella blog awhile back. Seemed easy enough to me! I skipped the chocolate ganache topping because I didn't want the melty mess, and they were still yummy. So next time you can't decide if you should make the brownies or the cookies, I say, go with both!

Cookie-Brownies, aka Something I Really Shouldn't Be Eating
Thank You Betty Crocker for making this simple on us.

1 box brownie mix
1 bag cookie dough mix (or pre-made cookie dough from the refrigerator section of the store, or make your own from scratch if you want to)

1. Make brownies according to package directions. Pour into a greased 9x13" pan.
2. Make the cookie dough according to package directions. Drop by the tablespoon into the brownie batter, spacing them throughout the pan. Press down slightly so they are into the brownie batter a bit.
3. Bake in a 350 deg F preheated over for ~35 minutes.
4. If you think this isn't enough of a sugar high, frost with your favorite chocolate frosting or chocolate ganache. Cut into pretty small pieces. And for the sake of your waistline, only eat one. Or two. Per day.

1 comment:

  1. I've recently started following your blog, and I love reading about your kitchen triumphs! I had seen these cookie brownies on Bakerella, but they seemed too easy - too good to be true. I'm glad to hear somone else had some success with them. I don't often use mixes, but like you, once in a while it's nice to have something hassle-free to turn to. I'll have to try these next time I need something quick and delicious!

    Keep up all the cooking and baking!