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.
Sir Streusel’s favorite ice cream is Rocky Road. In 34 years of marriage, it is the only ice cream I have seen him eat. I have also watched him eat gallons of it, I mean GALLONS of it and his waistline never changes. If I think about that fact for very long I could get angry so let’s keep moving. He also loves brownies. If I have a pan of brownies waiting for him in the evening, I get extra kisses. So I knew “Rocky Road Brownies” would make him swoon. I normally bake brownies from scratch, it’s the way Sir Streusel likes them. But hey, when there is a box in the pantry, by all means use it! The icing whips up quickly and fluffy. Not too sweet, just right to top off the decadent brownies. I baked these in a 9″x9″ pan and they were perfect. Not one was left after 48 hours…..not one. Don’t judge.