As if I ever need an excuse to eat cookies – but Friday night cookies seem so much more special.
I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve gotten to a point in life when Friday night means a couple things;
Slightly more indulgent food than my Monday – Thursday routine
Dessert. And when dessert is cookies … I can justify having 1 ( million-zillion-trillion … especially if they smell like brownies)
I don’t miss the days of late nights, slipping into the shortest dress/ skirt I own with the highest heels – predrinking and then partying until my feet want to fall off. Been there – done that.
Give me Mr. LTSL, a good movie and some good food …. Damn, Daniele I’m a happy little lady! I know you’re thinking I’m old – I’d like to think I’m ‘maturing’ … I say that, as I remember last Saturday I spent the morning covered in a winnie the pooh blanket, drinking chocolate milk, watching Inside Out ( also, wicked good movie!!).
These cookies though!! So easy to throw together, they taste extra fudgy, and sprinkles. Oh how I love me some sprinkles – and frosting … and dunking these in milk.
The Quickest Chocolate Blackout Cookies
1 box devils food cake mix
½ tsp instant coffee
1/3 cup oil
1 can prepared chocolate Frosting
Preheat oven to 375. Prepare two large cookie trays.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together cake mix, coffee, oil, and eggs until combined.
Roll into 1 inch balls, and place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets (the cookies will spread).
Due to popular demand (aka the 5 people who voted for them) I have brownies for you.
Except not special like “special”…just special like amazingly-delicious- lick your lips and bowl clean – kind of special.
Get in ma tuuummmaaayyy.
I realize that jumble of words above does not resemble a sentence in any way – – but these little delights may very well leave you speechless. So, I won’t say much. The less I talk, the faster you can face-plant into these.
And if you do, you’ll probably thank me with your messy face. I won’t judge you.
I get it – – I really do.
Coconut Cream Dream Brownies
1 Package Brownie Mix ( even bakers can use a little help 😉 )
1/4 Cup Coconut Milk
1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 Tbsp Coconut Extract
12 Coconut Cream Filled Cookies
1/4 Unsweetened Grated Coconut
Preheat oven to 350 oc and prepare baking dish.
In a large bowl mix together brownie mix, coconut milk, oil , egg and coconut extract.
Pour half of your brownie mixture into prepared baking dish. Lay an even layer of Coconut Cream Cookies.
Cover with other half of brownie mix. Top with grated coconut.
Bake 35 Minutes.
Go ahead, you know the drill – – dream a little dream and stay sweet my dears.
Can we talk about working out for a second here – – I promise, at the end of all this jibber-jabber I’ll have something exceptionally-amazing for you.
I HATE WORKING OUT.
But I do it.
And the truth is – I hate the process of working out. But, I LOVE the feeling AFTER – I LOVE the energy it gives me – I LOVE that I’m taking care of my body. However, actually working out…
Everyone knows the weekend actually starts on a friday (at least it does in my world ;)) – so from Monday to Thursday, I do the exact same workout. It’s a half an hour cardio DVD that I’ve done for the past 4 years. Sometimes, I’ll do it twice – if I’m lucky it’s done once. But here’s the kicker – –IT WHIPS MY BEHIND EVERY SINGLE JINGLE TIME!! Go figure, you’d think after 4 years of doing the exact same routine my body would know what’s up.
But, it doesn’t.
And so last night – I lay there in my bed… aching like an old rhino.
I know working out is good for me- – and I secretly love the little aches, since I know it means I’m getting stronger – and I’ll eventually achieve superninja status – -but I’d still rather be eating Chocolate-fudgey-Cookie Infused deserts instead.
Luckily, I have these to come to my rescue 😀 *WOOOOT WOOOT*
Who am I to judge though – – call it what you’d like , all I know is ooohhh-mmmmyyy-yuuummm!
Make it – you’ll thank me and exercise later 😉
The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bit
(Note: Alone, these Chocolate chip cookies will cure the world of its worries … Note x2: Only half of this recipe is needed for the Cownies, but you can never have too much Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, so I made the whole thing 🙂 )
1 Cup Butter (at room temperature)
1 Cup Granulated Sugar
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Tsp Baking Soda
2 Tsp Water
1 Tsp Salt
3 Cups Flour
1 1/2 Cups Chocolate Chips.
In a small bowl, mix together Baking Soda and Water. Set a side.
Cream Butter and Sugars
Next, add both eggs. Mix together, until well combined.
Add Almond extract, Baking Soda Mixture and Salt
Add the Flour and miiiiiixxx.
Once well combined and it begins looking all dough-y, add the chocolate chips.
Refrigerate that beauty, until you’re ready to use ’em.
The Brownie Bit & Final Master Piece
(feel free to make your brownies from scratch – – sometimes though, I need me some Duncan Hines. We have a good understanding ;))
1 Box Brownie Mix
1/2 Cup Evaporated Milk
1/4 Vegetable Oil
1 Tbsp Vanilla
4 Tbsp Hot Fudge Sauce
1 Cup Chocolate Chips or Chocolate Melting Chips
Preheat oven to 350 oc. Lightly Spray a 10 x 15 inch pan.
Carefully, melt the chocolate chips, or chocolate melting chips. Set aside, until ready to use.
In a large bowl, combine Brownie Mix, Egg, Milk, Oil and Vanilla
Add the Hot Fudge Sauce.
Annndd now the melted chocolate.
Take the Cookie dough out of the refrigerator and divide into half. Cut the cookie dough into 1 1/2 inch x 1 1/2 inch chunks.
Now for the fun part. Layer both the cookie dough and the brownie mix – starting first with the cookie dough.
Yes, those are Chocolate Chip Cookie Chunks swimming in brownie mix *YUM*