Sunday, September 25, 2016

Signature Sunday: Brookies

My signature dessert is the brookie. I want this to be my 'go to' both to make something special for myself and to contribute to parties. I love it. I think it is delicious, especially when the chocolate chips begin to melt, either right out of the oven or reheated in the microwave for like 8 seconds. I also think it's genius, a delectable combination of a chocolate chip cookie and brownie in one. If it's going to be my specialty, then it has to include chocolate. Chocoholic that I am, that's a given. I'm glad it's easy, just whipping up a couple of mixes, combining them, and then baking in a muffin tin for awhile. This is the sweet treat that I would like to be known for, rather than my homemade chocolate fudge. I'd better start making them for nearly every family dinner!

My first brookie of the last batch, in a cute cupcake liner with fall leaves.

I first baked this recipe back in November 2014. Part of a series based on trying new recipes, I wrote about it here. And I have been making them a few times a year since. I spent last Monday afternoon baking them, perfect for this rainy day. It probably wasn't the best decision ever as I am [still] trying to lose the last few pounds before hitting my goal weight... The latest batch churned out 16 muffins. I have exercised some self discipline only savoring a few so far. Most are stored in the freezer. I did give five of them to a resident and friend who often visits me at work. He's an 80-year-old gentleman ...whose (desired) mental age is about 30. He so wants to be fully independent and an active member of society ...when he simply does not have to be, so I'm glad he accepted my offer and discovered something new. He also has a big sweet tooth and I'm happy that he enjoyed them. Sharing even more would be a good idea.

If you haven't made them, I highly recommend that you do! Find my recipe here.


  1. These sound really good! Solves the dilemma of "do I want a cookie or a brownie?" And then you can freeze them to enjoy later, that's a plus in my book! I'll have to try making these one day.

    1. They are both delicious and genius. I've been keeping a small stock of them in my freezer since this post and hope to continue to do so. Let me know what you think!