Dark chocolate brownies (these are not pre-victory treats)

Is the ganache necessary? Why yes!

These brownies, a request from my hubby, which we will bring to his mom tomorrow. They are not a pre-victory treat for the Bills. I repeat, they are not a pre-victory treat. I can not take such chances heading into a divisional playoff game at Kansas City tomorrow. I may not be superstitious, but a little stitious! Or maybe I am superstitious. I text my college roomate every game day and we are on a 6 game winning streak. Coincidence? I think not. Go Bills!

Reminders -preheat your oven to 325 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. Scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup. Don’t overmix the batter. Just mix it until the flour is blended in.

A brownie masterpiece!
  • Ingredients
  • 1 1/3 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 5 1/3 tbs butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbs water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Directions – preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper and spray with baking spray. In a saucepan, melt butter, chocolate chips, sugar and water over low-medium heat. Stir occasionally until chocolate and butter melted (does not take long). Remove from heat and pour into a bowl. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Blend in flour and salt. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 27 to 32 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted,in the center comes out with a few crumbs. Cool completely.

  • Ganache ingredients
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions- pour chips in a bowl. In a saucepan, heat cream over medium heat until it bubbles. Pour over chips. Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Stir smooth. If you have a few chips that won’t smooth (did I just create a new verb?), you can microwave mixture in 20 second increments until you can stir it smooth. Cut brownies and store in covered container.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful day, filled with peace, joy and love. And remember to be kind. Your kindness may be just what someone needs that day.

Dark chocolate triple chip cookies

Dark chocolate triple chip cookies

For the first time in many weeks (maybe 20), there is no football! But I still,felt the need to bring something to work on a Monday (ahead of this nor’easter), so I decidedto go with dark chocolate cookies. I picked up a monster size bag of dark chocolate chips from bjs, along with a large bag of semisweet chips! One can never have too many bags of chocolate chips!

Gooey chocolate cookies!
  • Ingredients
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 2 1/4 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbs flour
  • 1/4 tsp plus 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup,semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions – Melt butter and 2 1/4 cups dark chocolate chips in 30 second increments until you can stir smooth. Add eggs and vanilla. Plenty in dry ingredients. Fold in chips. Mixture will be quite soft. Scoop out 1/4 cups of dough, place on a flat surface and chill a few hours or overnight. Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a sheet with nonstick baking liners. You likely will have to use a spatula to scrape dough from your flat surface to your baking sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. They will be slightly gooey in center. They will continue to bake on cookie sheet once removed from oven. Sprinkle warm cookies with powdered sugar. Store in covered container.

I miss football!