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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Brenda's Canadian Kitchen!! Cookbook Sundays - Cookie Dough Brownies

 Wow Brenda has really done it again this Sunday with this amazing Recipe!! For those with a sweet tooth this recipe is sure to hit the spot. All it takes is a little help from Pillsbury and a few more ingredients and that's it!! 

Also!! Join her for Cook Book Sundays , A great time to pull out the cook books and get inspired!!   I  love to cook and I wish I had more time to try out new things....... but..... I am patient and someday I know I will have oodles of time to bake and cook and garden and wow I am getting ahead of myself.   This recipe below is quick and easy and perfect for the mom on the go!! I know I will be trying this one out on my gang!!!

Go and check out her Blog Today!! 


Cookbook Sundays - Cookie Dough Brownies

Before I do anything, like discuss how unphotogenic these brownies turned out to be, I want to thank two fabulous fellow bloggers.  Heather from Girlichef and Tia from Buttercream Barbie.  I'm pretty hopeless at anything computer-related and the only reason I managed to do a blog in the first place was because Blogger makes it easy enough that even someone like me can figure it out.  What I couldn't figure out, no matter how many different instructions I read, was how to do a blog badge/button.  Heather pointed me to her website where she has a fantastic tutorial on how to make a blog badge.  Best instructions I've ever read.  They make complete sense and in minutes you have your badge.  If you have a blog and want to make your own blog badge, head here.  Thanks Heather!

And thank you to Tia for offering to do my Cookbook Sundays badge.  I had done a really lame one just to have something up but Tia was kind enough to do one that fit the Cookbook Sundays theme perfectly.  So my new Cookbook Sundays badge is thanks to Tia.

Head on over to both these fabulous blogs and check out all their wonderful recipes.  Thanks guys!

My recipe today came from a magazine cookbook, but since cookbook is in it's official description I figured I could use it.  You know those little cookbooks that you see while waiting in line at the checkout counter at the grocery store?  Taste of Home, Bisquick, Pillsbury, etc.  Well  I just love those little books, I always have.  I have an embarrassing number of them too, many from the 90's.  I was going through some of them the other night and found these cookie dough brownies from the Pillsbury 36th Bake-Off Classic Cookbook from 1994.  

They're super easy, especially if you use a boxed brownie mix as the recipe states, which I did.  The cookie dough part actually really does taste like cookie dough too.  You could probably add some chocolate chips to the cookie dough filling although I'm not sure if that might be TOO much chocolate (if there is such a thing).  These are extremely moist and gooey.  I pretty much annihilated these suckers taking them out of the pan though so had a hard time with the photos.  I put them in the fridge and then when I cut them the glaze cracked.  So I left them out a while but that didn't work either.  Tasted great but not cooperative at all for the camera.  Anyway, they may not look pretty but these are tasty.  They are fairly rich though, so small pieces will suffice.  And definitely don't overbake the brownies.  You want them nice and moist, not hard and dry as dust.

Please join me for Cookbook Sundays.  The linky is below!  (If anyone posted a link to Cookbook Sundays and it's not there, I apologize.  I stopped using Mister Linky as it's CONSTANTLY down on Sundays and it was driving me nuts.  I'm using another Linky tool).

NOTE:  Canadians, I'm not sure if we can even get brownie mixes up here for a 13 x 9 pan.  All I've ever seen are the brownie mixes for an 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 pan.  If you can't find the bigger box you have two choices.  Simply buy two boxes and make it in a 13 x 9 pan or buy one box, make it in an 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 pan and halve all the ingredients listed below.  That's what I did so I have a smaller batch of brownies.

I am linking this post to Remodelaholics Recipe Swap.

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Cookie Dough Brownies

1 pkg. Pillsbury Fudge Brownie Mix (or whatever brand you want)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup oil
1 egg
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
2 T milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 T oil
3/4 to 1 cup chopped walnuts

Heat oven to 350F.  Grease bottom of 13 x 9 pan.  In large bowl, combine brownie mix, water, oil and egg; beat 50 strokes by hand.  Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips.  Spread in greased pan.  Bake at 350F for 33 to 35 minutes.  DO NOT OVERBAKE.  Cool completely.

In large bowl, beat butter, brown sugar and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add milk and vanilla; blend well.  Add flour; mix well.  Spread over cooled brownies.

In small microwave-safe bowl melt 1 cup chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon oil until chocolate is just melted.  Stir until smooth.  Carefully spoon glaze over filling; spread to cover.  Sprinkle with walnuts, pressing down slightly.  Cut into bars.  Store in refrigerator.

Makes 36 bars.

Source:  Pillsbury Classic Cookbooks - 36th Bake-Off  (I am unable to find a link to this recipe or this cookbook online - it's not even on the Pillsbury website)

What is Cookbook Sundays?

Well, if you're like me, you have loads of cookbooks but don't use them nearly enough. I have far too many cookbooks that are just gathering dust on my shelves and it's high time I use them. Once a week I plan on making a recipe I haven't made before from one of my cookbooks and posting it on Sunday.

I would love for you to join me. It's very easy. Just link to any blog post, past or present (you needn't have made it this week) where you made a recipe using one of your cookbooks. That blog post must link back to this post, mentioning Cookbook Sundays or use my Cookbook Sundays button over on the sidebar on the right. That's all there is to it.

So let's brush the cobwebs off those cookbooks and start using them!

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1 comment:

  1. That brownie looks SO GOOD! I just stopped by from Fun Friday Follow and I am now following you. Have a great weekend!