You know that feeling. You’re in a slump; your mood could be best described as “meh”; and you just need some warm, gooey comfort — calories be damned! How are you to decide between a chewy, delicious brownie and a melty, delightful chocolate-chip cookie at a time like this?
In comes the sugary, rich zenith of indulgence that your neglected little heart has been searching for. Best of all, this little treat does not require any level of culinary mastery.
Presenting: the chocolate-chip-cookie-topped brownie!
- 1 box brownie mix (and necessary items listed on box)
- 1 packet premade chocolate-chip cookie-dough mix
- a shallow pan for baking
- 1 pack of Oreo cookies to munch on while you wait
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Prepare your boxed brownie mix according to the directions on the box. We used applesauce and Earth Balance to “vegan-ize” it.
- Liberally grease your baking pan, and pour the brownie batter in until it reaches about one-third of the pan’s height.
- Transfer the pan to the oven, and keep the pan in there for less than 10 minutes. They’ll take a little longer than the cookies to bake, so they’ll need to go in first.
- While the brownies are baking, prepare the cookie dough. We used a quarter of the applesauce to replace the egg, and Earth Balance to replace the butter in the recipe.
- Remove the brownies from the oven. They should be only slightly baked around the edges and liquid-y in the middle.
- Crumble the cookie dough on top of the masterpiece until it covers most of the exposed brownie.
- Bake this work of genius until the cookies are nice and golden brown on top (about 20 minutes). Err on the side of under-baking rather than over-baking in order to ensure maximum gooey-ness.
- Devour voraciously.
Note: For additional decadence, mix pieces of your favorite candy into the brownie mix. For even further decadence, top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.