I asked my boyfriend what he wanted for his birthday dessert and he told me a brownie cookie thing. LOL and at first I wasn't sure what he meant so I literally googled "brownie cookie thing" aaaaaand nothing.....so then he said, with ice cream and THEN I knew what he meant. Some restaurants usually serve these! In a nice hot cast iron.
Isn't it beautiful? And let me tell you - SO SO EASY TO MAKE. You can definitely make your own homemade cookie dough and brownie batter but for me - the store bought stuff did just the trick and just tasted so so good. Sometimes you really can't top the log of cookie dough in the store.
I used one log, put half in bottom of a buttered cast iron skillet, topped with brownie batter and then globbed on the rest of the cookie dough. I really wanted the brownie to pop on through so I didn't bother making the top even with cookie dough.
and there you have it.
so golden and lovely.
the cold creamy ice cream really adds the nice break in decadence....a Brookie has to be served gooey and just almost baked through - always under bake my friends, plus once it cools completely it will harden fully but who has time to wait 3 hours for that?
throw the ice cream on and live in the melty madness of love.
I will say - this makes enough for two so we both split one two nights in a row hehehe...it was THAT good. I am just now imagining what it would have been like if I stuffed peanut butter in this...
looks like I'm going to have to make a third..
yield: 1 Brookie (double to make 2 separate Brookies)
prep/assembly time: 5 minutes
bake: 30-40 minutes
Pillsbury chocolate chip cookie dough (16.5 oz)
1/2 package of Duncan Hines dark chocolate fudge brownie mix
1 egg beaten, need only half (reserve rest for something else or second cookie!)
2 Tbs water
2 Tbs vegetable oil
1 Tbs butter melted
Vanilla bean ice cream
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Mix together the half package of brownie mix with 1/2 beaten egg, water and oil. Set aside
Melt the butter and grease an 8 inch cast iron pan. You could use any oven safe bakeware if you do not have a cast iron.
Place half the cookie dough in the bottom of the cast iron spreading evenly.
Pour over the brownie batter
Top with the rest of the cookie dough in globs.
Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown on top and still slightly jiggly in the center.
Let cool for 5 minutes and top with ice cream