Craving a brownie and a chocolate chip cookie, but can’t decide which one you want? No worries! These Brookie Cups are the best of both worlds!
I want to apologize for not being around much since last Monday. I have good reason, and I don’t think you can truly relate, unless you’ve been in the same position. Kayla, my oldest left for boot camp on Monday the 2nd, and that last week I was a mess. Even though I know that this is the best thing she could do for herself, doesn’t make it any easier.
She was hanging around a bad crowd here, failed out of her first semester of college, quit her job (after buying a brand new car), and was on the road to nowhere fast. I mentioned to her that she had to get her crap together because we were not going to support her. I gave her the option of the military, specifically the Navy, since my dad was in the Navy for four years right after high school. She spoke to a recruiter, went through a mess of trying to get in with waivers and such, she finally got approved, and was on her way.
It’s truly the not being able to speak with her or even text her to ask how her day is going that is really what hurts my heart the most. I just want to know something. I should be receiving a form letter any day now that has her address and graduation date on it.
I’ll feel much better when I’m able to communicate, even if it’s only by snail mail. I also am working on a whole post on what I’ve learned while she’s been away at boot camp. It’s been a lot of information from random sources, so I thought I’d put it in one place, in hopes to help out other Navy moms! That post will be up soon.
However, for now, let’s talk recipes, and specifically these delectable Brookie Cups!
Heading into the weekend like WOAH! Coming into the weekend with these brookie cups by your side, you will be prepared to take on any and everything. These brookie cups are chewy with perfectly crisp brownie edges. They are the best of both worlds, and if you love these two sweet treats apart, you’re going to love them even more together!
The very best part of this recipe is…you’ll use a brownie box mix, and prepared cookie dough! Wha??! Yep. They are the simplest sweet treat ever. I used Annie’s Organic Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough and Annie’s Organic Double Chocolate Brownie Mix. Of course you can use whatever brand cookie dough and brownie mix you want to use. We use Annie’s because of food allergies. Yucky corn syrup and soy bean oil is in just about everything premade.
We won’t judge you for using the dough boy brands. Or, if you’re really wanting to go completely crazy in the kitchen, you can use your favorite recipes for the brownies and cookies. Just don’t bake them of course. You want the batter and dough! 🙂
What are Brookie Cups?
Brookie cups are a mixture of peanut butter cookies and brownies, all in one! It’s the best of both worlds.
Can I add nuts to Brookie Cups?
Yes! Walnuts or pecans would be delicious! They both go well in brownies, plus cookies with nuts? Yum!
Here are some more really simple dessert recipes, that I think you’ll like:
- 1 package of premade cookie dough
- 1 boxed brownie mix, mixed up according to the directions on the box
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray. Place a couple of pieces of the cookie dough in the bottom of the muffin cups. Pour brownie batter on top, about 1/2 full, and add some more chunks of cookie dough to the top. Do this until you have filled all 12 muffin cups up. Bake for 16 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, before removing
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 22Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g