Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

I have so many yummy things lined up to blog about, but these Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies have moved to the front of the line! The recipe comes from The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook, one of the first cookbooks … Continue reading

Brown Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

“I think this is the best cookie you have ever made” was Matt’s reaction to eating a Brown Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookie.  And I can’t argue with him.  First of all, it has brown butter.  If you don’t know by now, I absolutely love using brown butter.  And it has both chocolate and toffee chips, a combination of two wonderful ingredients.

IMG_20131231_175543This was one of those recipes that I happened to have all the ingredients on hand.  I love that.  And, I was glad to use up the 3 almost empty bags of chocolate chips I had…oops! 🙂

What I also love is during the holidays, baking ingredients are on sale and there are coupons.  So I love to stock up on stuff like condensed milk, evaporated milk, and definitely things like chocolate chips and add-ins like that.  Having ingredients on hand like that makes it easier to make a dessert without having to run to the grocery store.

Now this isn’t an average size cookie.  Each cookie consists of a 1/4 of dough.  That’s a lot.

IMG_20131231_150815A great way to measure out the amount of cookie dough is using an ice cream scoop.  (I also use my ice cream scoop for making cupcakes.)

IMG_20131231_152526I could only fit four cookies at a time on the baking sheet.  And because I was using only one baking sheet and one piece of parchment paper, they took me over two hours to make.  It was well worth it!

Because the cookies are so large, I got 16 cookies out of the batter.  You normally get about 3 dozen with regular size cookies.

IMG_20131231_180435I tend not to repeat a lot of recipes because I am always looking for new ones to try.  However, this is one recipe that I intend to repeat frequently.  They are so good!

IMG_20131231_180623If you want to give these cookies a try, and I am sure that you do, make sure you check out the blog Mom On Time Out for this amazing recipe!

Cookie Dough Whoopie Pies

What is the best part about making chocolate chip cookies?  That would be eating the cookie dough.  Of course we all know that doing this is not very healthy.  Luckily, Lindsay of the blog Love and Olive Oil created a cookbook that allows us to eat all the cookie dough we want without getting sick.  What could be better than that?!

The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook is filled with all different types of sweets with cookie dough as the main ingredient.  With all this apple and pumpkin baking going on, I really wanted to make something chocolaty (did I spell that right?).  From the book, I decided to make the Cookie Dough Whoopie Pies.  I actually bought the ingredients to make this about 2-3 months ago and never got to it.  I am glad I finally did!

So first you make the cookies.  These are made with dark cocoa and espresso powder.  I have never baked with espresso powder before and I think I have used dark cocoa once.  These two ingredients give the cookies a great flavor you don’t normally taste in whoopie pies.

And now for that wonderful cookie dough filling…

The recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of filling per whoopie pie.  It is enough to fill the cookies, but I think it could use a tad more.  Who doesn’t like extra?  The next time I make these, I will double the filling recipe :).

These are absolutely delicious!  And it is a great dessert to bring somewhere because you get quite a few!  I got 18 whoopie pies out of the recipe.

If  you are a cookie dough lover, and really, who isn’t, this book is for you!  And if you love whoopie pies, you will think these are fabulous!  Pick up the book to try these and check out the blog Love and Olive Oil!