September 21, 2010

Pillow Cookies

I've been baking a lot lately. That usually means two things: 1) I'm stressed and/ or 2) There are a ton of events going on. Either way, it's great because it allows me to try new recipes, or one that have been on my to-bake list for ages like this one!

Hello Pillow Cookie!

Brownie Bites


Since all the Pillow Cookie recipes out there [ via Bakerella ] involve chocolate chip cookies, I decided to go down a different route and envelope delicious brownie bites in plain sugary goodness. (I'm such a rebel child, I know). My advice? Go the chocolate chip route. The path less traveled did not fare well, at least in my palate. My roomie apparently loved 'em, but I think she'll say she loves everything that I bake (what a good roomie). :)

First off, baking these cookies will consume a lot of time. With that said, it's a pretty easy recipe. 

  • Ghiradelli brownie mix (yes, I partially cheated)
Sugar Cookie
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 large egg 
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

  1. Follow instructions on brownie box. Cool and cut into 1/2 inch squares
  2. Set oven to 375 degrees F. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.
  4. Store in fridge for ~ 1 hour.
  5. Depending on how big or small you want your cookie to be, take some sugar cookie batter and put an indentation where you will place a brownie bite piece. 
  6. Smoosh it and cover it with some more sugar cookie batter until brownie is nice and snug and cookie batter is in a ball.
  7. Bake for ~12 min. or until the tops become slightly golden. Be careful not to overbake because the bottoms will harden because of the sugar. 
  8. Allow cookies to sit in tray for ~5 min. before transferring them to cool on cookie racks. 
  9. Serve with milk, chocolate milk if you're feeling extra fancy. :) 
Good luck!

yield: 2 dozen
type: cookie
difficulty: Moderate
cost: $

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