Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tuesdays With Dorie: Chipster-Topped Brownies

This week's Tuesdays With Dorie recipe, Chipster-Topped Brownies, might just be the most genius idea in baking I have ever encountered: rich, fudgy brownies topped with a chocolate chip cookie crust.

I feel like I could stop writing this post now and you would still be dying to make this recipe. But as genius as this recipe idea is, I did have some issues with the execution.

Dorie said to bake the brownie bars for 50-55 minutes. I baked these for 50 minutes and thought they were done, but discovered the next day that they were, in fact, a pile of mush (with a perfectly crisped cookie crust). I baked them for another 30 minutes but found that while the edges were beginning to dry out, the center of the brownie batter was still quite soft. Still, this dessert tasted fantastic - even better with cookies and creme ice cream. Yum.

So when I make it again - and I need to, because this kind of genius must be given another chance - I'm planning on baking the brownie batter for awhile on its own (for at least 15 minutes) before spooning the cookie batter over top. Mushiness and all, this recipe was a huge hit with my boyfriend, his roommate, and his family, so a perfectly cooked version is bound to go over even better.

For the recipe, visit Beth of Supplicious, who was wise enough to choose this dessert. Thanks, Beth!


Steph May 26, 2009 at 12:19:00 AM EDT  

I'm glad you enjoyed this. The different textures must have been pretty interesting.

What's for Supper? May 26, 2009 at 12:59:00 AM EDT  

Mine were quite similiar. Very underdone. I give you credit though for wanting to try again. I think that I will call it quits.

Clivia May 26, 2009 at 7:31:00 AM EDT  

Good on you for going with ice cream! This recipe was sweet tooth heaven.

Amanda May 26, 2009 at 8:12:00 AM EDT  

They look wonderful! I wasn't sure how impressed I was with this recipe until they sat overnight. Very tasty!

vibi May 26, 2009 at 8:15:00 AM EDT  

Although it seems they turned out pretty darn well (from here - but we'll take your word for it!) ...it would be like you say, an ingenious idea to bake them forst without the cookie on top!

Yeahhhh...that's the ticket...

Beautiful, Kait (from here anyways!)!!!

Pamela May 26, 2009 at 9:38:00 AM EDT  

Maybe a separate bake for the brownies is needed before topping them with the cookies. They look good, though. And I LOVE cookies and cream ice cream! Perfect pairing.

matty May 26, 2009 at 12:38:00 PM EDT  

They may have been mushy, but they were darn tasty!

Kara May 26, 2009 at 1:13:00 PM EDT  

Heh. Mine went the other way and were way overdone. I'm glad yours were enjoyed ... everyone at work loved them and talked about how rich and chocolatey they were.

Lillian May 26, 2009 at 3:59:00 PM EDT  

I had the exact same problem. We ate most of them, though!

Anonymous May 26, 2009 at 4:11:00 PM EDT  

Your brownies look wonderful! Love the ice cream.

Anonymous May 26, 2009 at 5:28:00 PM EDT  

Your brownie looks fabulous - not mushy at all! Love your photos!

chocolatechic May 26, 2009 at 6:51:00 PM EDT  

Mine were very underbaked too.

margot May 27, 2009 at 1:16:00 AM EDT  

Yes, these were hard to execute. It sounds like we had similar issues. They still look great, though, and it sounds like they were very well liked.

TeaLady May 28, 2009 at 5:29:00 PM EDT  

Ditto!!! Someone did say they baked the brownie a little first and it worked out fine.

Perfect with ice cream.

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Tracey May 29, 2009 at 9:16:00 PM EDT  

Those look perfect! My cookie dough sank into the brownie batter so they were less than successful. They were pretty tasty though :)

The Food Librarian May 30, 2009 at 1:16:00 PM EDT  

Yummy! Perfect with ice cream!

Jaime May 31, 2009 at 4:53:00 PM EDT  

looks great; i wish i had some ice cream to go with mine like you did :)

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