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So, you know sometimes when you see an idea that is so deceptively simple yet brilliant and you feel like kicking yourself and saying "DUH! Why didn't I think of that?!?" Well, The Nester turned me on to Tidy Mom who did that and shot my diet all to hell in one fell swoop! Her recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies is a marriage made in heaven, it makes as much sense as peanut butter and jelly and yet it never occurred to me.
This is so simple I don't even have to type out a recipe. Tidy Mom uses a box of brownie mix and a bag of chocolate chip cookie mix, easy peasy. I did use the brownie mix, but then made a 1/2 batch of chocolate chip cookie batter from scratch.
I poured the brownie batter into a buttered 9x9 inch pan and dotted the top with the chocolate chip cookie batter...at 10 o'clock at night hence the terrible lighting.
Then I baked at 350 for about 50 minutes or until a toothpick came out clean.
After the pan cooled, I mixed up some simple Ganache. Here is Tidy Mom's recipe:
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate morsels
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
6 Tbsp butter
* In a small saucepan, heat cream and butter until just before the boiling stage.
* Pour over the chocolate morsels.
* Stir until smooth.
Pour ganache on top and spread it out evenly. You will want to let the ganache set up before cutting.
Cut and bring to your girlfriend's new home with a thermos of coffee. Sit on the floor since there is no furniture (Picnic, woot!) and plan all the fantastic projects this new home will bring your way! (Soul Sisters activiate! This new house is going to be so fun for all of us, we can't wait!)