I made these brownies for a girls night last week and thought they would also be great for any Super Bowl Sunday get togethers this weekend! I wanted something easy, but not a regular brownie like my usual go-to. I also apparently can’t make great cookies lately (dry, too puffy, rise too much) – but something that combines the two? Perfect.
I don’t think we’ll be doing anything special for the Super Bowl – except for maybe make a turkey Sunday night that we forgot to take out of the freezer until yesterday morning, so it’s likely not defrosted enough to eat tonight like originally planned. I’m not sure a turkey dinner is ‘Super Bowl’ meal equivalent, but we’ve eaten our fair share of chili last month, plus I really wanted turkey leftovers.
I don’t exactly follow the sport, nor do I pretend to understand what the rules are or what is happening on the field. The only football I was ever interested in was my high school football team – the Sun Devils – I helped my friend one night as a ‘water girl’ - we handed out water bottles to the players during the game. That’s the closest I’ve been to on the field action. Needless to say I never really caught on to the game – I was more just a supporter of my friends who played on the team – school spirit and all.
The only sport I do follow however, is Hockey – and thankfully the NHL is back and so are our Canucks. Last night we watched the game at my cousins with some friends, and they won their second game in a row, miraculously by shoot out! Well done Lou.
Now for the brownies – I had seen recipes like this before but hadn’t tried making them yet. There are a lot of ridiculous brownie recipes out there, like the ones with ten layers of fudge brownie cookie pretzel Oreo madness. These are sort of on the same page as those Oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies – I keep seeing them but haven’t made them.
However now that I’ve made them, it’s a bad bad thing. I combined my regular brownies with a half batch of my chocolate chip cookie recipe. And they are really good – like, really good. The fudgey brownie layer and the gooey chocolate chip layer are delicious together. You’ve been warned.
If you’re heading out to a Super Bowl Party tomorrow I suggest making a batch and bringing them along – just try not to eat the entire platter.
Another delicious brownie combo is the Pumpkin Swirl Brownies I made in October.
Chocolate Chip Brownies
recipe adapted from here
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 3 oz bittersweet chocolate
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
For the brownie: Place butter and chocolate in small saucepan set over medium-low heat, stir constantly until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth; remove from heat. Whisk in sugar, egg and vanilla. Whisk in cocoa. Stir in flour until evenly combined.
Scrape brownie batter into an 8×8 inch baking pan that has been lightly greased and lined with parchment paper; smooth top.
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup dark chocolate chunks/chips
For the cookie dough: Cream together butter and sugars, in a large bowl. Mix in egg and vanilla. Add baking soda, baking powder and flour; mix well. Stir in chocolate chips until evenly distributed. Spoon cookie dough on top of brownie layer and spread out evenly with a knife or spatula.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown. You want the middle to be slightly gooey, not fully baked/dry when you do the ‘knife test.’ Start with 30 minutes, and add 5-10 minutes more if needed but be sure not to over-bake.
Let cool completely before slicing. You can also place it in the fridge for a bit – I always find brownies become fudgier once refrigerated.