Sue here today!
I decided to get a blog in here about St. Patrick's Day while I had the chance. Jo and I tend to go a little crazy with holiday baking and St. Patrick's Day is no exception.
I've been wanting to make brownie cookies for a while now and knew St. Patrick's Day would be the perfect opportunity. I was inspired by several photos I saw on Pinterest and kind-of amalgamated the recipes and added my own touch.
These are the perfect amount of minty and chocolaty deliciousness.
They are very rich and quite sweet so one or two will hit the spot.
Minty Chocolate Brownie Cookies
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1 bag (250 gr) mint chocolate chips
1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp baking cocoa
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup flour
vanilla store bought icing
green food coloring
approx 1/2 cup milk or dark chocolate chips
Prepare cookie dough - In a medium saucepan over low/medium heat, melt the butter and mint chocolate chips, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat.
In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt.
Add in the melted chocolate mixture and beat briefly.
Stir in the the vanilla, baking powder, and flour until just mixed in and no white streaks remain.
CHILL DOUGH FOR AT LEAST 4 HOURS, up to overnight.
When dough is chilled, preheat oven to 350.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Remove the dough from the fridge and scoop it onto prepared cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. (I used a medium cookie scoop - about 2 Tbsp in size)
Bake at 350 for 10 - 12 minutes, until cookie appears dry on top.
Remove from oven and let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
Prepare middle layer - Mix a few drops of green food coloring into a container of white frosting (I used Betty Crocker). Spread about 1 tsp of frosting on top of each cooled cookie.
Prepare top layer - Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 20 seconds. Stir, then microwave another 20 seconds. Continue until chocolate is melted.
Spoon a scant tsp of chocolate on top of the frosting on each cookie, being carefully to leave some of the green peeking out.
Enjoy them for St. Patrick's Day while wearing a green mustache... because, why not? ...
Or just enjoying them anytime.
The are delicious.
You can, of course, make your own green frosting for the center using a vanilla butter cream if you want to.
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