Saturday, October 24, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

Ever had trouble choosing between a brownie and cookie?It's pretty difficult to choose between a chewy cookie to a delicious, chocolaty brownie..so instead of having to choose between the two,wy not combined the two...
Dark chocolatey brownies + topped with a layer of chocolate chip cookie = yummy



For the Brownie layer
by Nigella Lawson's Triple Chocolate Brownies
450g unsalted butter
335g best-quality bittersweet chocolate
6 eggs
390g superfine sugar
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
170g all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
50g white chocolate buttons, chips, or morsels
50g semisweet chocolate buttons, chips or morsels

For the Cookie layer
250 g all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
170 g unsalted butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
15 ml vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg yolk
335 g semisweet chocolate chips


Chocolate Ganache
200g Chocolate
1½ dl Heavy whipping cream



DIRECTIONS:

-Line a 9×13 inch baking pan with baking parchment

1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2.Melt the butter and dark chocolate together in a large heavy based pan over a low heat.

3.In a bowl or large measuring jug, beat the eggs together with the superfine sugar and vanilla extract.

4.Allow the chocolate mixture to cool a little, then add the egg and sugar mixture and beat well. Fold in the flour and salt. Then stir in the white chocolate buttons or chips, and the semisweet chocolate buttons or chips.

5.Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.Cream softened butter and sugar together on medium speed with mixer until light and fluffy.Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon.

6.Pour the brownie mixture into the prepared tin. Drop Cocolate chip cookie dough by rounded tablespoonfuls evenly onto brownie batter; press down lightly.

7.Bake for about 25 minutes. You can see when the brownies are ready because the top dries to a slightly paler brown speckle, while the middle remains dark, dense and gooey.Remember, too, that they will continue to cook as they cool.

8.Bring the whipping cream to a boil over medium heat.Pour over the chocolate in a bowl. Cover and let sit for 20 sec. minutes.Whisk until blended and creamy. Pour over your brownies...