Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie - Chipster Topped Brownies

This week we baked sort of a brownie/chocolate chip cookie hybrid recipe. It's a layer of brownies, topped with chocolate chip cookie dough.

This recipe is a bit labor intensive. It's not difficult, it's just time consuming. You have to make brownie batter, and then make the cookie dough. Plus, the baking time is almost an hour.

The recipe makes a huge quantity of brownies, so if you need a dessert to feed a bunch of people, this would work.
I didn't really have any problems with these brownies, though I did need to bake them longer than the recipe recommended. The cookie dough was done, but the brownie batter was still too gooey.
Before I give my thoughts on these, I have to say that I am not really a chocolate lover. I like chocolate, but will usually bypass a chocolate dessert in favor of something with fruit. Also, I prefer a really dense, fudge-like brownie as opposed to one that has a cake-like texture.
These brownies were good, and I imagine chocolate lovers would gobble them up. Personally, I think I would prefer to have a really amazing chocolate chip cookie, and a really amazing brownie, instead of a combination of the two. The brownie portion was good, but rather cake-like and not super moist because of the long baking time. The cookie portion tasted good, but was rather dense, and again, not super moist.
Overall, this was an interesting recipe to make, and would be something to serve to chocolate-loving friends and family. They are rather impressive to serve with the thick layer of brownie, and the golden cookie topping. You could serve them with scoops of vanilla ice cream for extra-specialness.

Please see Beth's blog, "Supplicious" to learn more about the brownies and to get the recipe. http://lloydsdinnerandamovie.blogspot.com/

Also, check-out some of the other TWD bakers. You can see the complete blogroll at: http://tuesdayswithdorie.wordpress.com/

20 comments:

  1. They look wonderful! I wasn't sure how impressed I was with this recipe until they sat overnight. Very tasty!

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  2. This looks and sounds delicious! Yum!!!

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  3. I think yours turned out fantastic! Mine developed this odd "ooze" after being out of the oven for an hour and I had to throw them away.

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  4. I think my co-workers would flip for this one, Michele. Homemade brownies and chocolate chip cookies are the norm around here; who would have thought to combine them in one recipe?

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  5. Your chipster brownies look great, I felt the same way about these as you did. My kids absolutely loved them though so at least I had chocolate loving taste test testers. Like you, I would take a fruit dessert over a chocolate one any day :)

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  6. Thank you Kristy, Barbara, Leslie, Amanda, and Andrea!

    Leslie- I'm sorry about the "ooze"!

    Andrea- Ther are lots of neat recipes coming up for June!

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  7. Kristy- I thought about you when I was making them since you are such a chocolate lover.

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  8. These look fantanstic..............

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  9. Your brownies look so good. I was disapointed in the cookie topping. I think using peanut butter like you suggested would be great tasting!

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  10. I'm with you on the fudgy vs. cakey brownies. I skipped this recipe, but I'll have to remember that if I do make it in the future. They look delicious!

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  11. I've made these before, and you know what? it was the very FIRST time I took pics of food. it was gone in a sec, though.

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  12. Yours look wonderful. I'm glad you didn't have any problems except for needing to bake longer. Mine needed to bake longer too.

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  13. Though I really did like this one, I can relate to what you said about having one amazing brownie and one amazing CC cookie. Sounds good to me, too!! Nice job.

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  14. Wow, your brownies look fabulous! Nice and thick and the layers are so distinct!

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  15. Flourchild - I love peanut butter cookies! I think that would make a really nice topping and work well with the chocolate in the brownies.

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  16. Thank you jillbert, Pamela, Secret Server,lasinthekitchen, and burbandslurp!!

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