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
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder (I used the Organic Rapunzel CocoaPowder I got from iHerb last month)
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs, room temperature
Chocolate Chip Cookie Layer
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 8×8 inch baking dish.
First Make the Brownie Layer:
In a medium sized bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder.
In a large mixing bowl of stand mixer, or hand mixer, beat together butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in eggs until just combined. Gradually add in flour mixture on low until just combined. Spoon batter into prepared baking dish.
Use a spatula to ‘clean’ bowl completely.
For the Cookie Layer:
Using the same bowl from the first flour mixture, sift together flour and baking powder.
Melt butter in microwave, or stove top.
Using the same bowl as the brownie batter, beat together brown sugar, granulated sugar and melted butter. Beat in the vanilla and egg until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
Spoon cookie dough on top of brownie layer and spread out evenly with a knife or spatula.
Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown. You want the middle to be slightly gooey, not fully baked/dry when you do the ‘knife test’
Let cool completely before slicing. You can also place it in the fridge for a bit – I always find brownies become fudgier once refrigerated.