He wanted Brownies. She wanted Chocolate Chip Cookies. She only wanted to bake one dessert. She wanted to make him happy after working a long hard week in freezing weather in Connecticut. After all, he is a Florida boy. She combined the wants and needs of these two lovebirds. She must be a BRILLIANT woman! This was the day that the Brownie met the Cookie. Brownie + Cookie equals “Brookie”, and Cookie + Brownie equals “Coonie.” Which is it?! I don’t know and I don’t care. All I know is we were two happy people that weekend. We each got what we wanted plus a bonus dessert. A bite into this baby and you get a taste of rich chocolate followed by a chocolate chip cookie. Have a mat on the ground ready to cushion your fall because you just…might…pass…out when you take a bite. At the very least you will groan, moan and your eyes will roll back in your head. It is just that good.
While these “Brookies” or “Coonies” were out of this world, satisfying what each of us wanted was the real prize. These need to be in your life. Call your husband or kids into the kitchen and tell them you have a “Coonie” for them, I guarantee they will come to love the “Coonie”, or the “Brookie”, or the Chocolate Chip Cookie topped with a Brownie!
Jody and Edna
- 1 36 ounce tub refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
- 1 cup butter
- 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
- 4 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 ¼ cups sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray a 13’ x 9” baking pan with cooking spray.
- Press cookie dough into prepared pan.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- In a medium saucepan, combine butter and chocolates.
- Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until chocolate is melted and smooth.
- Let cool for 10 minutes.
- In a large bowl, beat sugar, eggs, and vanilla with a hand mixer at medium-high speed until mixture is thick.
- Gradually add flour, beating until combined.
- Add chocolate mixture and pecans, beating on medium speed until combined.
- Spoon batter over cookie layer.
- Bake for 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out with a few crumb on it.
- Cool in pan for 30 minutes before cutting.