Layered Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies
How in the world did I manage to live 41 years and never think of this? Soft, chewy brownies…with a layer of chocolate chip cookies on top? Obviously, these are pure perfection. This amazing creation came to be when Kalina was in the mood to bake.
Thankfully, Kalina is in the mood to bake several times per week. She has mastered cookies, brownies, cakes and more. This time she wanted to experiment…and experiment she did.
The first thing Kalina did was whip up a batch of her favorite chocolate chip cookie dough.
Next she mixed up a batch of brownies.
And then magic happened. Right in our oven.
Layered Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies.
Thanks to Jenny Craig, I have not actually tried these. But I have it on good authority that they are delicious.
Absolute magic in your mouth. You should make some.
As you know, our teens all go on at least one Teen Missions trip…this year it is Kalina’s turn. She will be headed to Peru to work on a Bible School. She has been working like crazy (at a local garden last summer and babysitting this winter) to earn the money she needs. If you are interested in donating you can donate online here (it says $100 suggested donation but feel free to ignore that. Her team is Peru #17010). If you are local, Kalina would love to bake you something delicious for a donation, babysit or work.
The cookies sound wonderful. My husband and I and our three children were in Peru, first in Lima and then on an Amazonian tributary and the wildlife is wonderful–huge relatives of guinea-pigs (just as cute, but fifty times the size) called capyberas roam the banks–you can watch them from a boat. We got to handle little alligators, too, and monkeys in trees threw coconuts at us. We saw lemurs and sloths, with their huge moonlike eyes. Also tarantulas, who won’t bother you if you don’t bother them. A local dish, “Juanes” with rice, wrapped in a leaf, is delicious (named, somehow, after John the Baptist’s head on a platter, but it’s usually vegetarian, or with a few chicken bits). The ONLY bad thing is . . . watch out for the water and don’t be surprised if a particularly horrible form of diarrhea occurs. Bringing along a small bottle of vodka and forcing it down medicinally (maybe a tablespoon?) might be a good way to avoid all those antibiotics that I, alas, had to take. Kalina should read Katherine Hepburn’s memoir, The Making of the African Queen: How I Went to Africa with Bogart, Bacall and Huston and Almost Lost My Mind. Different continent, but many of the same parasites in water and elsewhere. Bogie and Bacall were drinking river water and felt fine–they were also knocking back the vodka. Hepburn, with her bottled water and careful instructions from her physician father specializing in tropical diseases didn’t do so well . . . she never touched “the stuff.”
Chuck I met on a trip to Brazil, of course. Not exactly Peru (and that is still on my list of countries to visit) but we were most definitely in the jungle! Thanks for the book recommendation, I will have her read it for sure.
This is my favorite thing to bring places. School, work, holidays. It’s easy and everyone thinks its genius. Plus my oldest will make it and he does not love the kitchen.
When Kalina asked to do this, I wondered why I had never thought of it before! Glad to hear we are not alone in this amazing deliciousness.
The cookies love wonderful and Kalina you are very brave to be heading off and I hope you have an amazing time in Peru