When Leah asked me to guest post, I was thrilled! Not only is this my first guest post ever, but it gave me an excuse to bake something awesome.
I wanted so badly to write about love or something equally interesting to Leah’s fan base, but my brain is like a swizzle stick so instead you get to be won over by chocolate.
My friend Carolyn sent me this recipe for Brownie Cookies with Salted Caramel Filling. Challenge accepted.
I’m going to be brutally honest here. These things were a bitch to make. I had every intention of taking them to a bbq later, but by the time I was done, I was ready to throw my KitchenAid out the window.
- 12 oz. chocolate, chopped
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 eggs
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour, sifted
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder, sifted
Place the eggs, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and beat for 15 minutes or until pale and creamy. What I interpreted as ‘pale and creamy’ is in the photo below.
Spoon 2 tablespoonful of the mixture, onto parchment lined bake sheet. Bake for about 8–10 minutes or until puffed and cracked. Allow to cool completely on trays.
What I learned making this: I hate when directions say dumb things and I do them anyway instead of listening to my gut. I used semi-sweet baking chocolate for this. I chopped it up sort of when melting it because, you know, it’s melting.
Homemade Caramel aka Grab Your Loins and Pray It Works
- 1 cup sugar
- 6 tablespoons water
- 4 tablespoon butter
- ¼ c heavy cream
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional, for salted caramel sauce)
Place sugar and water into a saucepan over medium low heat and stir until sugar has dissolved. Once sugar has dissolved increase heat to high.
Okay, let’s try this again. This time, I mashed sugar bits until there were no survivors. It took a lifetime, but looked way more promising. Now we’re boiling again.
At this point do not stir the mixture directly. Now and then, using the handle, give the pot a swirl to keep the mixture moving. The mixture will start to bubble after a minute or so.
SO MUCH BETTER. Glorious. Smelled like heaven too.
Now get mad when you realize that you spent all that time making this crap and then you only need ¼ cup of it.
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups confectioner sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salted
- 1/4 cup caramel (Make sure caramel is cooled if making homemade)
I didn’t take picture of the salted caramel filling. I was too frustrated by this point. Sorry I’m not sorry.
Wait until everything is cooled and then fill those suckah’s.
Excuse me while I sedate myself with Lime-a-rita’s.
A Note from Leah: Hahaah omg Thanks Britt for risking life and limb to make these amazing brownie sandwiches. They look DELISH!
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