Brownie cookies stuffed with tollhouse bars

Brownie cookies stuffed with tollhouse bars

I have made many batches of chocolate chip cookies stuffed with brownies, so I reversed it this time and stuffed a tollhouse bar in a brownie cookie. I didn’t chill the dough, so they came out a little flatter than I prefer, but I think my coworkers will still like them. You can use any chocolate chip cookie bar recipe (homemade or a mix) you want. I recommend my Congo bar recipe on my blog.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 batch congo/tollhouse bars, baked, completely cooled and cut into small squares.
  • 1 brownie mix
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • Water (if you feel dough is too dry, add a tbs or 2)

Directions – combine brownie mix, flour, oil and eggs. Add water if you feel dough is top dry. Scoop out 2 tbs of dough and divide in half. Slightly flatten each half. Now, we assemble!

Place half of flattened dough on your countertop
Top with a tollhouse bar square
Top with remaining flattened dough piece
Completely cover tollhouse bar

Chill dough in fridge for a few hours. Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or nonstick baking liners. Stagger cookies on your sheet. Bake 10 to 13 minutes. Cool completely

This is how I stagger my cookies

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Brownie mix cookies with peanut butter chips

Brownie mix cookies with peanuy butter chips

Another simple recipe that starts with a mix. The first time I had these was when I was in college (yup, an eternity ago). The recipe is from Pillsbury from all those years ago.. Just a few ingredients needed. The key with these is to make sure you do not overbake them…if you do, they’ll be dry. If you take them out too early, they may be a little gushy, but that is not a bad thing, is it ?

  • Ingredients
  • 1 brownie mix
  • 1/2 cup flour (spooned from your flour bag into your measuring cup yo get the right amount)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 tbs water
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips

Direction – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners or parchment paper. Set aside. In a bowl, combine brownie mix and flour. Blend in eggs, oil, vanilla and water. Fold in chips. Scoop out 3 tbs dough and form into mounds. Stagger on prepared cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Tops will be just set. Cool completley. Store in covered container.

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Spruced up brownie mix brownies

Nothing wrong with using a good old brownie mix!

I got a late request for brownies with chocolate chips from my president taste tester, Rob. So I grabbed a brownie mix and was looking to spruce it up. I know you can make various substitutions (melted butter for oil; cold coffee, milk or heavy cream for water), so I did that here. I also added some baking cocoa and chocolate extract.

Thursday night treats!

Remember to preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. Also, line your pan with tin foil and spray it with baking spray. I like to do this with brownies and bar cookies because it keeps the edges softer.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 brownie mix
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream or milk
  • 1/2 cup oil or melted butter
  • 1 tsp chocolate or vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a 9×13 pan with tin foil and spray with baking spray. Set aside. In a bowl, combine brownie mix, baking cocoa, eggs, cream, oil and extract. Blend in chocolate chips. Evenly spread into lined pan. Bake 13 to 17 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Sprinkle hot brownies with powdered sugar. Cool completely. Store in covered container.

Topped with a dusting of powdered sugar

Thanks so much for stopping by. If you try these, let me know how they turn out. Also remember to be kind. We are all battling something. And some days, the burden people carry can be great. Wishing you peace, joy and love.