I was catchin up on blogs the other day and visited an old favorite, Noe Place Like Home. Melanie is gifted with the camera, in the kitchen, with crafts, in parenting, and well, you name it. She does it well.
When I saw that she had made these amazing looking Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies I was sorta entranced by them. I kid you not, they sat on my computer for three days before I finally “made” them.
Can you sense the foreshadowing?
When I read the recipe Melanie posted I could NOT figure it out. Is the cookie dough raw? I cant make those. But I must! Am I dense? (dont answer that) Why cant I figure this out?
Well. I decided to change things up a bit.
I made cookie dough.
I decided to get crazy and add caramel. I mean, caramel is always a good addition right?
Then added my brownie mixture and baked away.
I had big hopes I tell you. Big.
Try googling ‘cookie dough brownies’ sometime and you will see my tragic mistake.
Or I can just tell you.
Every single time someone posts a recipe for this combination, the brownie is on the bottom. Every. Single. Time.
Me, in my genius, had decided to venture out on my own.
I dont recommend that. Ok, I DO recommend that. But for You. Not for me.
I did not like how they turned out so I threw them in the freezer and went about my business.
The next day I took them out of the freezer (let them defrost for a bit) and tried one.
It was… good!
The caramel suddenly made sense and I liked the marbling that seemed to have occurred when baked in my horribly backward method.
And when frozen/partly thawed they cut so nicely.
But then I got bored. And knew I had just purchased some all natural white chocolate chips. I am such a sucker for anything that says all natural. Even though 90% of the time there is NOTHING natural about it.
Here is Melanie’s original recipe. I highly recommend making these her way first!!
I boxed some up and pretended I was going to be generous and give them away.
I am still working on the actual giving them away part.
What about you… do you have a great cookie dough and brownie recipes that I should try? And when I say *try* you know I am going to massacre the recipe. Its what I do. #badbaker
Just in case you like free stuff and money.
I care about you like that. :)