Tuesday, May 26, 2009

TWD: Chipster Topped Brownies


Every so often you run across a dessert that really knocks your socks off. Take this week's Tuesday's with Dorie recipe, Chipster-Topped Brownies, for example. Talk about a stroke of genius... this brownie had a crunchy chocolate chip cookie crust. (Sigh)

Since brownies and chocolate chip cookies are my all time favorites, it isn't much of a surprise that I wanted these treats for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (OK, OK, snack time too). Thanks so much to Beth of Supplicious for picking these. They were da bomb!


In case you aren't drooling yet, let me share a few visuals.

The first task is to layer brownie batter in a pan. Then, dollop the chocolate chip cookie dough on top...


Smooth the cookie layer as best as you can. Some folks had problems with this. My kitchen was warm and I think that helped me get a smooth batter.


Next came the hard part; figuring out when they were done baking. There were comments on the TWD forum all over the board. Some folks baked for the recommended time and they were overdone... some for the recommended time and the brownies were goopy. I baked mine for 20 minutes longer than recommended, and the brownie layer was still leaning towards slightly underdone. This was OK, though (they are brownies, after all). After they sat, they were fine for eating.

On the down side, these won't win any awards for beauty. Mine puffed up in the oven and then cratered at the end of baking.


But all was forgiven after sampling. Forget looks! These babies rock out loud! Will definitely make these again.

FYI... I added the nuts to the chocolate chip cookie layer rather than the brownie layer since I'm a "no-nuts-in-my-brownies" type. I also added a couple of handfuls of Heath toffee bits to the cookie layer as well. They both added an extra scrumptious crunch to the topping.

All righty! That's it for now. If you'd like to see the recipe, please check out Dorie Greenspan's book "Baking, From my Home to Yours" or check out Beth's blog, above.

31 comments:

What's for Supper? said...

I bet the Heath toffee bits were awesome!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

These look delicious. You're right, my 2 favorite things combined.. what could be better?

Charli said...

These were so yummy I actually did have them for breakfast one day. ;) Your pictures really do these justice--lovely!

Steph said...

I would love these for breakfast, lunch and dinner.. which is part of the reason I didn't make these! I'm glad you enjoyed them.

Snooky doodle said...

wow you surely made me drool :) I like these :)

mike said...

Marvelous! Yes, I underbaked, but gooey brownies are not all that bad. Hm... I'm going to try the toffee and nut combo in the cookies next time! They look fantastic!

Cakelaw said...

Delicious, and I love the addition of the Heath bits and the nuts to the cookie layer.

Marthe said...

Yep, you've got me drowling!!! Now I really have to make these again and hope they will turn out this time.... Or maybe you could send me some ;)

chocolatechic said...

Yours turned out so lovely.

Mine...not so much.

vibi said...

WOWWY! Jacque... what great success!
Well done... you're one of the few that truly got it!

...and with the addition of heath (what a delicious touch!) ARGH!!!! Summum of divine!
Got any left? Here's my address: 4576 Standf... LOL (I wish!)

Amanda said...

Too weird! I added nuts (on accident) and toffee chips to my cookie layer too!

They look wonderful! I wasn't sure how impressed I was with this recipe until they sat overnight. Very tasty!

isa said...

They looks delicious. I really enjoyed this recipe, I made mini cupcakes and they are very good. I hate nuts in brownies, so I did not add nuts either. Great job!

Pamela said...

Wow...I can't believe how perfectly smooth you got that cookie layer before it went into the oven. Impressive! They look fantastic.

Teanna said...

I am so glad that you loved them that much! The toffee sounds SO GOOD! Great job!

Anne said...

Your cookie layer looks amazing! Mine was fried before the recommended time was even close. Oh well. I love the additions you made- they sound perfect!

jillbert said...

Wow, it looks like a cookie layer on top of fudge! The toffee bits sound like a great addition.

Megan said...

I, too, could eat these all day long - no problem. But my clothes would never forgive me!

pinkstripes said...

Your chipsters look wonderful. This was a great recipe.

lasinthekitchen said...

Your brownies look really delicious! The Heath Toffee bits sound like a great addition too!

Clivia said...

Okay, everyone who snuck a slice at breakfast, wave your hand...
Glad you enjoyed!

Tammy said...

you're right, it was hard to know when the brownies were done. youre look great though

Madam Chow said...

Yours turned out beautifully, and I think that sinkage may be normal. At least it doesn't affect the taste!

Maria said...

What a treat! Cookies and brownies in one. Love it!

Natashya said...

It looks awesome! Best of all, looks like you have enough to share with me...;-)

Engineer Baker said...

Heath bits? Dang, definitely should have tried that. Oh well, next time! Yours look wonderful!

Leslie said...

I'm so glad these worked for you! I like your addition of Heath bits.

Grace said...

that IS a stroke of genius! i can't believe i haven't seen these before. and of course, hip-hip-hooray for heath bits!

Alwayzbakin said...

My mouth is watering over this recipe! Yours looks great!

TeaLady said...

Those look just right. Very rich, very sweet, and very, very, good. Heath bits!!! Fantastic!!

Elyse said...

Mmm, these sound delicious! Two of my favorite desserts combined into one?! Sounds genius to me. Yum!

The Food Librarian said...

Super Yummy! They look so gooooood!