Recipe: Brookies!

Hello, hello!

Welcome to another baking-recipe post. Today is something that I had been meaning to try for a while now. Inspired by a Youtuber who made this amazing, ingenious creation, I decided to take it upon myself and make them. Which I did! Made them over the weekend, and while not perfect, I accept that it was my first time making them and that I didn’t expect perfection anyway. Still tasted pretty good, and I will continue to hone in and perfect them in the future.

So, the big question: what is a brookie? Simply put, it’s a portmanteau of the words “brownie” and “cookie.” I see it as a ying-yang combination of two popular sweets merged into one, beautiful masterpiece.

Don’t they look magical?

 

Without further ado, I will share my recipe for the brookie! Bon appétit! 🙂

(makes roughly 2 dozen brookies)

Brownie Batter:

5 tablespoons butter, softened

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup sugar

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup flour

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/8 tsp salt

Chocolate Chip Cookie Batter:

5 tablespoons butter, softened

1/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 egg

1 cup+1 tblsp flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/8 tsp salt

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. For brownie batter: Using an electric mixer, beat butter and both sugars. Add the egg and vanilla. Sift in flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Use a spatula to fold in the ingredients until just incorporated. Refrigerate while working on the chocolate chip cookie batter.

3. For chocolate chip cookie batter: Beat butter and both sugars. Add the egg and vanilla. Whisk in flour, baking soda, and salt. Add in the chocolate chips.

*note! When making the batters, make sure that they aren’t too sticky; it will be difficult when forming them into the brookie shape, as well as mess with how they come out after baking. Add more flour if you deem them too adhesive.

4. Here’s the tricky part! Take teaspoon-sized balls of each batter. Press them together and gently form them into a single cookie shape. Flatten and smooth out until desired shape.

5. Line a baking tray with parchment paper (unfortunately, I didn’t have parchment paper, so another way is to directly butter the baking tray. Don’t over-butter, or else the brookies will spread out too much and bake unevenly. You can also lightly flour the buttered surface so that the brookies won’t stick to the baking tray, and/or get burnt).

6. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes (it’s better if you bake them at the lower time- 8 minutes- since you want soft, chewy brookies). Let them cool on the baking tray for 1 to 2 minutes before transferring them to a serving plate.

7. Serve and enjoy! 🙂

– The Finicky Cynic

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Recipe: Brookies!

  1. koolaidmoms

    I found your blog through Harsh Reality. These look delicious! I am going to have to try some of your recipes. I am not a baker but may just have to change that!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s