Sunday, September 9, 2012

Brownie-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Several months ago my friend and I decided to get together and bake. Unfortunately, neither of us are particularly decisive people so what ensued was about 90 minutes of debating what actually to bake. We tossed around ideas like peanut butter cups and peppermint patties but decided those were too much effort. However, we wanted to make something more than just the routine chocolate chip cookie or brownie recipe. 
And that's when it hit us. Why settle for one delicious fatty dessert when you can slam two together and produce a fantastical dessert which makes dreams come true. 
Conveniently, it's my friends birthday today, so I get to multitask by both making a recipe and also a present! Shout out to Elijah - the big 17, old man. This one's for you

For this I use the one-bowl brownie recipe (can I get some applause for mastering the in-text hyperlink?) and a "stuffed chocolate chip cookie" recipe because when you slam two desserts together you need the right base recipes.
Game Plan:


Oven Temp - 350 for both parts
Prep Time - 15 minutes for brownies, 20 minutes for cookies + 30 minutes cooling
Bake Time - 20 for brownies + 20 for cookies
Total Time - 2 hours (including cooling of cookies and brownies)

Brownies (you want to make these first!)
4 squares unsweetened baking chocolate
3/4 cups butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour

Cookie Dough*
2 sticks softened butter
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 Tablespoon vanilla
3 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips

Make the brownies first, because you want them to be cooled before you stuff them into the cookies. I would recommend making the cookie dough while the brownies bake and cooling the dough while the brownies cool.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Begin preparing brownies.  Microwave the chocolate and butter until the butter is melted.
You can cover the bowl up to prevent splashes by using a paper towel. The melting should take about two minutes. Stir until the  chocolate melts as well.
Mix in the vanilla and sugar. Crack eggs one by one. Stir in flour and mix well.

Take a 9 by 13 pan and line with tin foil. Grease the foil. Pour batter into the pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. When a toothpick is inserted, fudgy crumbs should come out too. These will be a little less baked than you'd normally want, but they will be baked again in the cookies.

Now comes cookie time!

Beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.  Add eggs and vanilla, continue to beat until well combined.
Place flour, salt and baking soda into a bowl; mix to combine then add slowly to wet ingredients along with the chocolate chips.

Prepped for fridgeration

Roll into 30 balls and refrigerate for  30 minutes.
In the meantime, as the brownies cool, mash them up into a delicious blob of chocohappiness (you may eat at will, private).

Flatten out a cookie ball and spoon some brownie into it. Flatten out another cookie ball and cover the brownie blob, flattening the two cookie dough pieces together to form a closed sandwich. Gently press and enclose brownie with dough adding pinches more dough to cover sides if needed.  Place 6 filled cookies onto a greased baking sheet and bake for 18-22 minutes or until edges are golden brown.  Remove and let cool for 15 minutes before removing from baking sheet. 

While this is not my favorite recipe (my favorite recipe is the one listed under something along the lines of the most incredible chocolate chip cookies ever), it is ideal for the creation of a "stuffed cookie".  HOWEVER, if you do happen to try this out with my chocolate chip cookie recipe, I'd be really eager to hear how that works out!


  1. Yum Yum! Just don't eat these puppies before a race- tried that back in my Duke days and let's just say I ran faster just so I could make it to a bathroom in time! LOL!

    -Coach Clayton

  2. promise these to the team after a race and that course record is going down!