Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Yesterday, I had a moment in the car between the phone beeping horrible beeping noises and then the blue tooth picking it up and doing it too. . . all while going through a drive thru.  I had forgotten my phone likes to alert me when crazy things may (or most likely won't) happen.  Apparently, in the area that I was at there was a flash flood warning.  There was no rain at that particular moment, but apparently there was a flood alert.  It certainly gave me a scare because I wasn't expecting it!

It's been raining on and off here for over a month.   We have kind of forgotten what rain really is like because we have been in a very serious drought, and when it did rain it was at night so we couldn't enjoy it.  This has been nice.  However, the kids are going a tad stir crazy.  Poor Weston got a new scooter for his birthday and it took 4 days before he could ride it because of weather craziness. 

Don't get me wrong, our area has seen flooding, but mostly because our drainage systems are just not mean for lots of rain water.  I've seen some awesome Facebook posts of some friends kayaking down their street.  Trust me.  We are enjoying this craziness.

 Last week, I decided that we had had so many rainy day schedules that the kids teachers really could use some chocolate.  Chocolate is medicine for the soul.  It really is.  Especially, when you are trapped in a room with 20 restless kids who just need to get their wiggles out.

So, I set out for some experimenting.  And it worked.  They came out and they were delicious.  We joked about how they were kind of like blobs of poop.  But, who said cookies had to look pretty to taste delicious?  I know the writer over at Smitten Kitchen just posted a cookie recipe for ugly cookies.  No joke.  These ones aren't quite ugly, but they aren't pretty either.  They did, however, get rave reviews.  Ethan's teacher said she couldn't stop eating them and suddenly they were all gone!  So, they are delicious! 

Chocolate Brownie Cookies
adapted from Kirbie's Cravings

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter
2 eggs
1 1/2 cup flour
1 cake flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp espresso powder
1 tsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/3 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 410 degrees F. 

Line your favorite cookie sheet with a silpat or parchment paper. 
Cream together butter and sugar for a few minutes until light and fluffy.  Add in eggs and beat well.  Slowly add your dry ingredients in and mix until combined.  Add chocolate chips and stir to get them mixed in.  Chill for about 15 minutes (I know. . . torture!). 

Using cookie scoop, scoop leaving cookies at least 2 inches apart.  Push down on them a little using your palm.  They don't really spread a whole lot, so this helps them look less like poop (Insert emoji laughing and crying here. . . it's true!).  Bake for 7-8 minutes and let sit on your baking sheet for about 5 minutes before moving them to a wire wrack. 


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