Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies baked to perfection!
People are often intimidated by the idea of baking – let alone baking something offbeat. Let me assure you, baking is not terribly difficult, and the appreciation and satisfaction it brings are disproportionately high.
Baking – to me – is a wonderful escapade into the lands of warm and cozy goodness. My philosophy is to do things not out of sheer necessity but because they make me feel good. I love to bake. And when I am fiddling about in the kitchen, I often convince myself that there are brownies or cookies that need to be baked – stat!
Take these eggless chocolate chip cookie brownies for example. Having perfected the recipes for classic chocolate chip cookies and brownies, the next sensible thing to do is to try to bake the two of them together – right? Maybe not. What with both calling for different baking temperatures and timings, this attempt would have been disastrous. But surprisingly, a few adjustments here and there and you can successfully bake brownies on cookie crust at the same time.
The soft and fudgy texture of the brownies combined with the crunchy texture of the cookies make this one interesting dessert. You get the best of both – cookies + brownies – in one bite. And that to me is a keeper! (more…)