When I was in middle school, my family hosted an exchange student from Thailand for a couple of weeks through the Friendship Force. One of her favorite things that my mom made was her chocolate chip cookie brownies.
A few weeks ago, I remembered these and made them for the hubster. He loves a soft chocolate chip cookie and I can never seem to get the cookies to be soft…but the brownies? I actually got an “Mmmm” from him, and he’s my worse critic! :)
And here’s the recipe, courtesy of Nestle!
2 1/4 c all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 c granulated sugar
3/4 c brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (12 oz package) chocolate morsels
1 cup chopped pecans
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease a 15x10 inch jelly roll pan or casserole dish.
Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
Beat the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract in a large mixer bowl.
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. I crack the eggs into a small ramekin to ensure no shells make it into the batch!
Gradually beat in the flour mixture, adding a small amount at a time. Stir in morsels and nuts.
Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted. Let the brownies cool in the dish, then cut into bars.
I like these because they are soooooo much faster to make than cookies. :) In this recipe I didn’t add any pecans as these are for my coworkers and I’m not sure of any nut allergies. You could easily substitute walnuts in the recipe as well. I bought a bag of toffee bits to add into my next batch!
These would be a great dessert to take to a cookout or summer get together. Enjoy!
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. I’m going to do a make up back to back run since I didn’t get it in last weekend due to my mom’s visit.
Until next time,