Happy New Year!
It’s been a while since I have properly blogged on the bakes I have made, and believe me – I have baked quite a bit recently. I have just had no time to actually create the posts. So look out, I will be more attentive in future.
Anyway, I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas break. Im currently in use up mode as we still have so many lovely Christmas goodies left over, so I thought I would use some bits up and this recipe includes chopped up chocolate money.
These brownie cookie bites are quite simply delicious. Who doesn’t love a cookie AND a brownie? I made the first batch of these, and my hubby and daughter went to town on them. So I can definitely recommend these as a sure fire crowd pleaser.
Ingredients for the Brownie
75g Baking Margarine
40g Cocoa Powder
225g Caster Sugar
50g Plain Flour
Method for the Brownie
Melt the margarine in a pan on a low heat. Once melted, add in the sugar until fully dissolved. Then add in the cocoa.
Remove from the heat, and add in your eggs and mix. Then mix in your flour and combine altogether.
Ingredients for the Cookie Dough
175g Soft Brown Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
150g Plain Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
100g Chocolate chips
Method for the Cookie Dough
Melt the butter in a pan on a low heat, then add in the sugar and stir. It will separate slightly, but this is okay. Remove from the heat and add in the vanilla extract.
In a separate bowl, add in the flour and baking powder. Once the butter and sugar mixture has cooled slightly, add in the egg and stir. Once combined, add the wet mixture to your flour and mix together until combined.
Now, as we have just had Christmas, my house is still full of Christmas chocolate. So instead of adding 100g of chocolate chips, I have chopped up 100g of chocolate Christmas coins. Chop up and throw into the dough mix and stir together.
Now you have your brownie and cookie dough mixture, you can begin to compile the bites together.
I have used a mini tartlet tray which is such a handy baking tray to get. You can use it for all kinds of miniature treats. I like to bake things small if I can, as they usually end up at parties or I take them to work, so you are able to get more treats out of a single batch of mixture.
Spoon a teaspoon of the brownie mixture into the tray first, followed by a teaspoon of the cookie dough mixture.
Bake at 200°C/390°F/Gas Mark 6 for 14 minutes. Once baked, leave to cool for 5 minutes before removing from the tray.
You might find it a bit tricky to get these out in one piece, but its fine if the cookie part comes out first and you then have to take out the brownie part, simply place the cookie part on top of the brownie and squidge together so they hold together.
The cookie part should be crunchy, followed by the gooey cakey texture of the brownie. Simply delicious. Why have one treat, when you can combine the two. Even better would be to eat them warm with some vanilla ice cream. Give them a go and enjoy!