Happy August!

Anyone else getting pretty tired of some hot, sweaty days?  I tend to feel morally superior during the summer because I’m not one of those people who begs for it all year long.  I don’t know how people forget that summer consists of 7% mild days and 93% absolutely miserable ones.

I am, however, willing to forgive all of you.  I even brought you cookies.  Er…brownies.  Actually, both.

One day I found myself with a craving for chocolate (surprise, eh?).  I was having trouble deciding between chocolate chip cookies and brownies, so I decided, what the hell?  I’ll make both.  I believe this combination is what they call a Brookie: half brownie, half cookie.

I used the cookie and brownie recipes that I already have posted on here, halving both of them.  They turned out amazingly.

I still need to work on taking good pictures in my dim apartment.  And get new photo editing software.  Until then, just pretend you like my pictures.

Good job.

Brookies

Brownie Layer:

  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease an 8×8 inch square pan.

In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, butter and water. Cook over medium heat until boiling. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips until melted and smooth. Mix in the eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the chocolate mixture. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.

Cookie Layer:
  • 1/4 c butter
  • 1/4 c wheat flour
  • 1/4 c white flour
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/4 t baking soda
  • 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 1/2 c chocolate chips

Melt butter and cream with sugars.  Sift together flour, salt, and baking soda in a separate bowl.  Add egg and vanilla to creamed mixture.  Slowly incorporate sifted dry ingredients.  Stir in chocolate chips and spread over the brownie layer

Bake for 35-40 minutes in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted into the center comes out mostly clean. Cool in pan and cut into squares.

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