Brownie Cookies with Peanut butter chips

Few combos better than peanut butter and chocolate!

I wanted a 2nd type of cookie to bring into work tomorrow, in addition to my kluber chip cookies, and I wanted something easy, so I went with a brownie mix cookie. And I added peanut butter chips. Really super simple. And they don’t spread out at all. A reminder to spoon your flour from your container into your measuring cup, and, preheat your oven for 20 minutes before baking to get the right temp.

Look at all those chips!
  • Ingredients
  • 1 brownie mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 tbs water
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. Combine brownie mix, flour, egg, oil and water. Mix in chips. Scoop out 1/4 mounds of dough. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners. Stagger dough on sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. (No longer. They will seem doughy, but will continue to cook on sheet after removed from oven. Don’t overbake. You don’t want burned bottoms). Store in covered container.

Kluber Chip Cookies

Kluber Chip cookies

I needed another name for yet another chocolate chip cookie and Corey Kluber of the Yankees had a no hitter this week, so I am naming these in his honor. I know a lot of people have complained about the amount of no hitters, but I appreciate them and think they’re great. Hence, the cookies!

These are made with bread flour, so they are a very thick cookie. I also used 3 kinds of chips – semisweet, milk chocolate and white chocolate. Remember to spoon your flour from you container into your measuring cup to get the correct amount, and preheat your oven for 20 minutes before baking so you get the right temp.

Triple chip gooey goodness!
  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Crisco
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup semisweer chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup white chips

Directions – preheat oven to 375cream butter, crisco, sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients. Fold in chips. Divide into 12 scoops of dough. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners or parchment paper. Stagger cookies on sheet. Bake 12 to 16 minutes (light golden patches on top and lightly golden on the bottom). Cool completely. Store in covered container.

C is for Corey and cookie!

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you are having a good day today. If not, know that things will get better. Also remember that you are loved and you matter. And, be kind. We are all going through something and we all need kindness.

Fudgy Brownies with chocolate chips

The more chocolate, the better!

Today’s recipe is brought to you by my chief recipe requester and taste tester, my husband, Rob. He asked for brownies with chocolate chips. Just brownies with a cup of chocolate chips mixed in before baking. My mom does that with her brownies and Rob loves them. Honestly, I never thought of doing that myself. I also added a ganache on top. You can leave them plain, sprinkle some powdered sugar on top, or another frosting. Instead of pulling out a brownie mix, I went homemade this time. And finally, Rob only eats one treat, so the rest are coming to work with me tomorrow to ESPN Radio.

Remember to preheat your oven for 20 minutes before baking so you get the right temp, and to scoop your flour and baking cocoa from your container into your measuring cup so you get the correct amount. Too much flour can make for a dry brownie. Blech.

  • Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbs milk or water
  • 1 tsp chocolate extract (or vanilla)
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 tbs cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 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. Combine butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs, extract and water /milk. Fold in dry ingredients. (Batter will be thick). Add chips. Spread into prepared pan. Bake 16 to 19 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Cool completely.

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

Directions – combine in a microwave safe container. Microwave in 30 second increments until you can stir smooth. Then, stir for 1 minute. Spread evenly over cooled brownies. Let gamache set. (To speed up the setting of the ganache, you can put them in the fridge for a half hour). Store in covered container.

Someone cut these before the ganache set 😏

Thank you so much for stopping by. If you make these, let me know how you like them. Sending you love and peace today. And, remember to be kind. We are all going through something, some more than others. Life is really hard, some times. ❤

Very Large Chocolate Chip Cookies

Larger cookies mean less time baking!

This recipe is pretty self explanatory. They are very large chocolate chip cookies. I decided to go big in celebration of Rob and I getting our first Pfizer shots. Great experience at CVS overall, topped off by 80s music being played in the store. First song I heard- “The Glory of Love” by Peter Cetera. How I love that song! (And the movie it was in – “Karate Kid 2”) I was (still am actually) a huge fan of a songs in that genre from that decade. Lionel Richie was the best! Anyways, I felt a huge relief after getting the shot.. Like a big step toward the road back to normal. This has been an incredibly difficult past 12 months for so many people. Our light is at the end of the tunnel. Anyways, to celebrate, I present these cookies. Yes, they are large, but if you eat two or three of the small ones, you may as well have a big one!

I subbed one yolk for an egg to make the cookies softer. I also added cornstarch to keep the cookies puffy. If you don’t have cake flour, you can sift together 3 /4 cup flour and 1 tbs cornstarch.

Remember – scoop your flour from your flour container into your measuring cup. Also chill your mounds of dough for at least an hour. And, preheat your oven for 20 minutes before baking. The oven cycles through various temperatures and gets to the right temp after 20 minutes.

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter (cold, I grated with a cheese grater to make it easier to use. You can also chop it into little squares)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 yolk
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 1 tsp Cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Directions – cream butter, brown sugar and sugar. Add egg and yolk. Blend in dry ingredients. It takes a while to come together. I actually used my hands like I was making meatballs at this point. Fold in chips. Divide dough into 8 equal amounts and form mounds. Chill a few hours. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick,baking liners. On a cookie sheet lined with nonstick baking liners, stagger cookies. Preheat oven to 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Bake 8 to 9 minutes (light golden spots on top). Cool completely. Store in covered container.

Remember to be kind. We are all fighting some sort of battle each day.