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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Fudge Brownie Cookies

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College boy was home the other afternoon and I wanted to send some yummies back with him. I had all the ingredients on-hand for these treats, which was surprising because I don't usually buy white chocolate chips. The great thing about this recipe, however, is you can use any chip, nut or even candy, or actually nothing at all (though they will be more flat with no add-ins). I've made them with M&Ms as well as semi-sweet chocolate -- a real chocoholic treat! The recipe originated at Hillbilly Housewife, but I changed it a little because I don't buy margarine.

Fudge Brownie Cookies

makes 40 cookies

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1/2 c. butter Crisco
1/2 c. butter (one stick)
2 cups sugar
2 medium eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 cups flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
2 T. water, if necessary

In bowl of mixer, combine the butter and sugar. Mix until the mixture is creamy. Add the eggs and vanilla. Blend again, until the batter is fluffy and soft. Add the cocoa, flour, baking soda and salt. Stir the dough until it is thick and well formed. If the dough is too thick, you may add a spoonful or two of water. (Blend very well after adding the water.) Add any extras, incorporating. Drop the dough by spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 350° for about 10 minutes.

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4 comments:

Wayne said...

I think I'm making these tonight for my pregnant wife! :) Thanks!

Barb, sfo said...

YUMMY!!! As soon as the temperature drops around here (should happen overnight) I am definitely making these.

Barb, sfo said...

LOVE these! I put in 1 cup choc chips, 1 cup mini m&ms, and in half the batter, 1/3 cup chopped pecans (not everyone around here likes those).

Wayne said...

I agree with Barb! They are delicious! I put in regular M&Ms and a 1/2 cup of coconut. They are so moist, chewy and delicious! I'm definitely keeping this one for good! By the way, my wife loved them, too!