Monday, December 2, 2013

Season's Eatings

^smacking his lips just thinking about the chocolate :)

One of the things I love most about the holidays (and all year long, really) is baking treats with my boys.  I was trying to think of a new tasty treat to try, when my sister, Jessica, insisted that I try these chocolate chip cookie brownies.  I mean...a chocolate chip cookie and a brownie combined?!  It sounded like the perfect thing, so I bought all the ingredients from Harris Teeter and went to town baking.

I used the recipe from Baked by Rachel, (her pictures are much, much prettier and delicious(er) than mine are! 

Ingredients:

Cookie dough ingredients:
5 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
3 Tbsp brown sugar
3 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
1 1/4C all purpose flour
3/4C semi-sweet chocolate chips
Brownie ingredients:
1/4C unsalted butter
3oz bittersweet chocolate
3/4C granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp cocoa
5 Tbsp all purpose flour

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease sides of an 8x8-inch baking pan and line with parchment paper, slightly overhanging two edges.
For the cookie dough:
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars. Lightly mix in egg and vanilla. Add baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour, mixing well. Finally, add chocolate chips and mix until dispersed throughout. Set aside.
For the brownie batter:
Melt butter and chocolate in a double boiler, set over a saucepan with simmering water. Stirring gently until completely melted and smooth. Remove from heat, whisk in sugar, followed by egg and vanilla. Whisk in cocoa and salt. Gently fold in all flour until combined.
Pour brownie batter into prepared pan, spreading out evenly with an offset spatula. Top off with large spoonfuls of cookie dough, press down gently. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Cool in pan completely before slicing. Store in an airtight container.
The boys gobbled them right up after they cooled!
Now for the fun news!

Harris Teeter is having an incredible giveaway!  You can go here to start entering!  Not only are there the mega prizes, but Harris Teeter is giving a $25 gift card specifically to a Dancing with Ashley reader as well! (Just share the link to your #SeasonsEatings Pinterest board in the comments by Thursday, Dec. 12 to be entered in the $25 gift card giveaway!)

And here's a look at my #SeasonsEatings Pinterest Board.

Follow Ashley Anderson #SeasonsEatings on Pinterest


Happy Pinning!  
PS.  I'd love to hear about some of your yummy Christmas treats!
*A big thanks to Harris Teeter for sponsoring this post*

16 comments :

TheTinyHeart said...

Mmm two of my favorite desserts in one? YUM!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Setarra said...

Holy Mocha Frappachino! What have I been missing in my life and why haven't I had these before??? Will have to make these this upcoming weekend :)

Helene in Between said...

ummmmmmm!!! now im hungry!

Kayla MKOY said...

Omggg YUMYUMYUM!!!!! Those seriously look incredible and I may or may not be stealing this recipe. Thanks!!

Rachel said...

Two of my favorite desserts wrapped into one- yum!

Caroline said...

Yeah, I'm smacking my lips just looking at these pictures! I feel ya, Charlie boy! :)

B said...

my mouth is watering just looking at the picture!

Megan said...

YUM! Those look good! Just what I need-more sweets to make. I'll be pinning this for later.

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Holy smokes, yum! I've been a baking fool lately and my 4 year old is obsessed with helping me.

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

Head to Toe Chic said...

Yum! I can't wait to do some holiday baking!

xo,
Angela

Kelly Ann said...

These look amazing, I can not wait to go home and bake with my mom!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

Oh my gosh these brownies sound (and look) incredible! And I love that first photo!

Ashley said...

Here is my board: http://www.pinterest.com/hewella1/seasonseatings-holiday-food/

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Susannah said...

How fun that you were able to enjoy baking with your little man! Looks like the two of you had a blast! :-)

Rebecca Lately said...

Yummy! Those look so, so good!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Love the shot of you guys looking in the oven!

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