Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix Added Into Brownies.

Good Tuesday! I am glad to say we are all finally getting over colds we've had for 2 weeks. But now my sister has Larengidus....these past few months have been tough with us all getting colds often and the 24 hour flu thrown in the bunch. I hope this is the last of it for a while! Not until I am sick do I realize how great it is to be healthy.

I currently have an addiction of making brownie mixes and adding different twists to them. I know this isn't helping those of us who are trying to loose some of that weight for summer! This will be the last one for a little while!
I saw the Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix (Betty Crocker) on the shelf and thought why not add the cookie mix with cream cheese and sugar and then swirl it in the brownie batter....and top it off with frosting? Mmm, it is good. This chocolate frosting is one of my all time favorites...I love to eat the leftovers! I also love to eat Brownie batter....almost better than cookie dough batter.

Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies
1 brownie mix
1 (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
3 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1 (17.5 oz) Chocolate Chip Cookie mix
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare brownie mix according to box directions. Pour batter into prepared baking pan. Beat cream cheese for 1 minute. Add eggs and sugar. Beat well. Dump cookie mix in and mix until blended. Drop spoonfuls of the cookie batter on brownie batter. Swirl lightly with knife. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until ready. Cool. Frost with below frosting recipe.
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 stick salted butter, cut into pieces
1/2 cup buttermilk
3 3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Combine cocoa, butter, and buttermilk in a pan. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add powdered sugar and vanilla. Pour over brownies and spread. Let sit until hardened. Cut into squares and serve.


This brother is one of the three I have to thank. For doing something very significant in my life. Thank you Steven. Thank you for making me a girl who others would say...."is your sister coming to the airsoft games? She looks like a strong one". Or..."I saw your sister signed up for the softball team and wait, she is a sports fan...so is she a tomboy?"

Growing up with 3 brothers I will admit it is a bit of a hard task to remain completely girly. I did also grow up with 2 sisters but for some reason outdoor activites and the boys games have always looked so much more exciting to me than playing dolls inside or having a tea party. And to 3 boys...Andrew, Steven, and Joe, guys....from the bottom of my heart I have to thank you. For making me who I am today.

Hope you all enjoy a Tuesday afternoon! Not sure if you guys are familiar with a restaurant called Noodles...we love that place. I will see you next with a dish I created from that place that I get every time I go there! I'll also see you with some new family pictures we had taken, getting the boys to take pictures is a big accomplishement!



Barbara Bakes said...

I love how creative and daring you are to try new things. I think this is a great idea!

Jessica said...

I propose a bakefest! I need to make these. RIGHT NOW!

Jodi said...

Looks great! I'm excited to see what you recreate from Noodles. It's also one of my fav places to eat. I love their pesto cavatappi. YUM!

Rebekah said...

these look AMAZING!!!!!! my two favorite things all rolled up into one! I'm going to have to try these!! thanks for thinking outside the box!!!!

cold cocoa said...

These look so yummy! Deadly, but yummy. Glad you're back to health!

Cara said...

These look so good!! Why did you have to post this right before swimsuit season?!? :)

Erica said...

Brilliant! Oh my gosh- I bet these are incredible! You are so creative. I love how much YOU love your family

Melissa said...

Looks delicious Priscilla!

Meg said...

Those brownies are beyond amazing!

Olivia Coy said...

I have been craving something like this all week! It looks sooo good!

Miss Joss said...

If it's any consolation, I don't think you're tomboy, but you're not too girly either, you're a perfect mix of both. I can't stand it when my friends are like "Whoa, you're so buff...welcome to the gun show!", or when I get told "Gosh you're strong, you should have been on the boy's team". How degrading is that for a girl to hear?...VERY!! So, if you promise to never EVER to comment on my buffness, I will never call you a tomboy (not that I ever would anyway). Sorry, I know this is a SUPER long comment, but it's okay 'cuz you love me!

Love you're buffest friend (I can comment on my buffness, 'cuz it's mine)

Neesie said...

I am so going to make those!

And, my opinion is that if you can play sports with "the boys" and such, you should get a medal. I don't think people should question it. :-) That is a gift, not a curse.

And if that just made no sense whatsoever...I'm sorry..it is midnight here!

Pam said...

Nicely done. They looks so pretty and tasty while being simple to make.

Manuela said...

I love Noodles & Company. We have them in VA. Btw, I bought some items today and plan on making one of your goodies this week! I will let you know how it turned out, ok?
Have a beautiful week!

Meghan said...

You are so creative with these mixes - I love it! This one is so cool looking. I love using a mix, which is already delicious, and adding a few things to turn it into something even better!

Julie said...

Oooohhhh... those look really good Priscilla!!!!!!!!Oh and those are nice pics too!

Kelly said...

Hi, I found you blog by coincidence. These look heavenly! What a brilliant idea!! Thanks for sharing. I would also like to recommend the Dove Chocolate Discoveries’ double fudge brownie mix! I think it would work very well with this recipe. www.dovechocolatediscoveries.com

Allie said...

You're so creative, need to start entering recipe contest!

J.Danger said...

I can eat these for breakfast right?!

auntlynda said...

Those brownies look fabulous!

Cristine said...


Anonymous said...

i like it when people think i am strong or fast. makes me feel good.

MRMD_GRL said...

Did you have to blend my two ultimate favorite things to eat into one dessert?? :)

This looks SOOO tasty, I am going to make some and take it to the elementary school for teacher appreciation week!

Thanks so much!

Rebekah said...

these look really good! I love different variations on brownies

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