Brownie- Like Chocolate Cookies!

10 Jun

I’m starting to wonder how people kept up with all of the recipes they want to bake “someday” before Pinterest came along. 😉 I do still have a huge 3 ring binder in my kitchen that is stuffed with recipes inside sheet protectors (to keep any chocolate/sugar/etc. off of the recipes). One section is full of recipes that I love, and one section is full of recipes that I’d like to try. Saved for another day. But those days aren’t coming anytime soon, because when I want to bake something new, I don’t reach for my 3 ring binder anymore. I log on to Pinterest.  These cookies are another example of a new interest of mine. Making things OTHER than cake with cake mix. Why do I like this idea? I still don’t know. But I do.

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This recipe is slightly adapted from a Duncan Hines cookie recipe. Obviously, you can use any brand of cake mix that you like. Or whatever brand your grocery store has on sale. These cookies are easy, very chocolate-y, and when baked for the right amount of time stay very chewy. Which I love. Crunchy cookies, not so much.

You just need to add a few things to the cake mix to get the dough ready: 2 eggs, 1 stick of butter (melted), 1/4 cup of brown sugar, and 1 tsp. vanilla extract. Just stir it all together; no need to use a mixer.

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Then stir in ½ cup chocolate chips and 1 cup chopped pecans. If you decide not to use nuts, add in a full cup of chocolate chips.
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Stir that well, and drop by spoonfuls onto a baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes at 350. Please note that these cookies spread. A. LOT. So don’t place them too close together on the cookie sheet. I think they spread so much because of the melted butter.

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Let them cool for just a couple of minutes on the pan, and then move to a cooling rack. When you’re moving them to the cooling rack, they will still seem almost like they’re going to fall apart. That’s ok. You don’t want to let them cook too long or they’ll be crunchy once they cool.

Last step, pour a nice glass of milk and enjoy. And not skim milk. Any Ron Swanson fans would know that skim milk is just water… lying about being milk. 😉

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One Response to “Brownie- Like Chocolate Cookies!”

  1. ericochastain June 10, 2013 at 8:59 pm #

    Yessss Ron Swanson and cookies! Two of. Favorite things

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