Tuesday, May 26, 2009

TWD: Chipster Topped Brownies

Ok...maybe a little much with the cookie dough baked on top of the brownie. Don't get me wrong, I love them both but after this recipe I think I will keep them separate.

This week's selection was chosen by Beth over at Suppilicious.

After reading the comments over at the TWD site, I got a little concerned about my brownie layer not baking through. I did not have a problem with that. My issue was the cookie layer...pretty much raw save for the top crispy layer of golden brownness.

Chocolate and butter melted and ready for the brownies.

Here's how it turned out. Brownie layer into the pan perfectly. Tasted lovely. Mixed up the cookie dough layer, which tasted lovely as well, plopped it on top of the brownie layer which had set up just enough to keep the cookie dough on top. Easily spread the cookie dough over the top of the brownie and into the oven it went. No problems with dough mixing, chocolate chips sinking. Everything looked good to go.

No problems here.

Now....here's where I may have run into a little problem. My cookie dough was nice and browned on the top, the tester came out with a little bit of chocolate on the top, so I pulled them from the oven and set them aside to cool. When I lifted them out of the pan and cute them...the top pretty much shattered at every slice. What I had on my hands was a perfectly baked brownie layer....a raw cookie dough layer...and then a pocket of air ??? and a nice thin crispy layer on top.

Is this supposed to happen?

I was able to get a few from the outside edges to take to my Memorial Day BBQ. Everybody loved them and they were very tasty. I did still eat the raw bits in the middle! :) I just don't know if I would make these again. There were a lot of dishes... a lot of ingredients and like I said, I think I prefer the two elements separate.

Thank you Beth...I always enjoy trying something I have never baked before....that's why I joined!!

Check out what the others came up with over here.

Thanks for stopping by.


Kim said...

They look great. Sorry you didn't love them. I did. It is always fun trying something new.

Anonymous said...

I had the same experience as you - no problem in making the recipe but a bit of a problem cutting them into pieces! Your brownie looks delish and I'd definitely eat the raw bits in the middle! =)

TeaLady said...

Yup!! Separate is the way to go. Sooooo sweet!!! Had all your problems with mine and then overbaked. Ah, well.

But yours look really tasty.

chocolatechic said...

I baked, and baked and baked mine.

They still were gooey.

Elyse said...

You know, I love a bit of raw cookie dough :) I bet these tasted absolutely fabulous. Sometimes if you beat your eggs too long, you get a crust on top of your cookies--same thing can happen with brownies, too. It's weird that the cookie dough didn't bake through, though. Oh well, seems like a happy accident to me!

Kara said...

I had the opposite problem - I was so afraid of undercooking them that mine wound up burnt around the edges. I agree - I prefer my brownies and my cookies separate! :) Still it was worth trying. :)

Wellington Jobs said...

soo delicious..

Mermaid Sweets said...

Glad some of them turned out ok. my tasters loved these, although I think my hubby would have loved them a little more underdone!