Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Twisted Treats

I had a friend growing up, my BFF, through the 6th grade until I received a letter from her while I was away for the summer visiting my sister. It was a "Dear John" letter, of sorts.

My mom thinks I've never recovered, but she's overly dramatic anyhow, although I can't say it wasn't traumatizing. Effectively,.. the little tramp had been cheating on me, and then dumped me; in so many words she told me I wasn't good enough for her. Unbeknownst to me, apparently 12 year olds can only have one friend at a time... I wonder if I still have that letter-I'm sure it said something along the lines of, "It's not you, it's me." Thinking back on it, the whole thing was a little creepy.

Her family was not known for their culinary arts. I remember she and I made deviled eggs once with a recipe that called for 2 tablespoons of vinegar, to a six egg ratio-they were nasty, and I learned not to trust a recipe. However, her family did have one wonderful cookie crust recipe that I now use in everything! And I've got cookies on the brain, since...
My now BBB (Best Blogging Bl*ister), Evan of Buttercakes, sent me some of her Best Chocolate Chip Cookies... Ever... No Lie...

They are the best... No Lie... even after traveling 2,065 miles...

...this is all that is left (all that was left after about 20 minutes):

This month's recipe swap is all about Twisted Treats!, the combination of two favorite treats to create one. I'm really surprised at the lack of twisted treats I was able to find; maybe it's me, either way I'm super excited to see what you have to share!

#1: Yin-Yang Cookies, by Lily's Wai Sek Hong
Rarely am I so impressed with the artistic quality of a dessert. These cookies are intensely gorgeous and tempting!

#2: Peanut Butter Brownie Mini-Cupcakes, by Brownies for Dinner
Though Patricia arrived upon these cupcakes under misfortune, we can all thank her for being misdirected! Peanut butter, chocolate, cookies and cake - oh my!

#3: Triple Threat: Cookie-Cake-Pie, by CakeSpy
Jessie says that her guests "all but licked the plate clean"! All but? Why stop there, I know I wouldn't! This heavenly dessert leaves nothing out!

#4: Brookies, by Fahrenheit 350° (oooh! that's me!)
I've been craving brownies
and cookies, so,... I give you-brookies!

Cookie Batter
12 tablespoons butter
¾ cup white sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
Beat together until smooth

2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix in until batter is fluffy

½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 ¼ cups flour
2 crushed Butterfinger Candy Bars
Stir until flour is incorporated
Spread evenly into prepared, rectangular 16 x 11 sheet pan
Set aside

Brownie Batter
½ cup butter
½ cup canola oil
2 cups sugar
Beat together until smooth

1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
¼ cup maple syrup
Mix in until batter is fluffy

¾ cup cocoa
2 cups flour

Stir until flour and cocoa is incorporated
Spread over cookie batter
Bake at 325F°, 20-25 minutes
Let cool
Now, it is your turn! Share your favorite recipes, and be sure to include a link! I will pick a recipe at random(.org), and highlight it on my blog!

15 Sweet Talkers:

kimert said...

Gah! I think I gained 5lbs reading this post and looking at all those delicious treats! Sadly, I have no recipes to share as my hubby is the baker/cook/chef in our house. lol ;)

Gabriel Olson said...

My co-workers just ate all the brookies in about 2 seconds flat. These pics are boss.

Dorothy said...

Oh hey...COokie Cake Pie! I just made that one :D Love your brownie & cookie idea. Best of both worlds, right? A while back I made what I like to call "Donkey Bars" (because they are redonkulous): cookie, brownie, cheesecake, chocolate glaze: about a chocolate chip cookie dough cupcake? Those were popular for a while. :)

Camille said...

I was a little weirded out by your "BFF". :) 12-yr-old girls have the funniest sense of reality! I'm glad to see you came out of it normal - and those brookies are perfect evidence of that!

Sadly, I don't have any recipes to share. I'm just an "appreciator" of recipes and their results! :)

Emily Hill said...

Wish I had a recipe to share. All I know is I'm baking up some Brookies very, very soon!

Barbara said...

OMG! I got fatter just looking at the photos! I am trying to lose weight here...nonetheless, I am copying every single one of these recipes for future use!

Pamela said...

These sound and look delicious. I have had quite the sweet tooth lately. I may need to whip some of these up in the morning!!

Connie said...

12 year olds are weird! Believe me, I know, I had 8 of them (not all at once). Your Brookies look delish! Here is the only thing I got, nothing spectacular but...they're good!

p.s. You were so kind to share your "birthday cake" with Camille. She was kind enough to share with me! That cake rocks! So do you!

Chef Aimee said...

Oh I love the concept of Brookies! :)

And I will also say that 12 year olds, aka tweens, are just bizarre. I should know...I taught them for a few years. ;)

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

The brookies are so cute and really good and i love a tweaked recipe,infact have been wanted to bake the cheese cake swirled brownies for awhile now...
But have tried one with various toppings here-

And a little differently cookie topped here-

Both are the gooey fudgy kind...and i mus try ur gorgeous recipe some where soon...ciao...

Sarah said...

You are NOT helping me when it comes to New Year's Resolutions! YUM!

Emily said...

We tried these last night but they didn't turn out as beautifully as yours. Perhaps we did something wrong, but at least they still tasted good! Here's my post on making Brookies:

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