On Monday I woke to a winter wonderland. I’m not sure what’s going on since we just officially passed into spring, but it appears that Mother Nature is being a little bitch this year and wanted to fuck with us a little bit. Yes, I said it, Mother Nature is a bitch.
At 5am on Monday morning I peeked out my window and saw a blanket of white with more of the fluffy stuff falling from the sky. At 6:30am I snapped this picture. That’s a cherry blossom tree behind me but you’d never know it since it’s completely covered.
The government was open – something that is still mind-boggling as DC shuts down at the hint of snow, but on the day when we actually get snow we’re open? What the hell? Even though my office was open I decided to take my own personal snow day.
After having a long lunch with a girlfriend, and then going for a run, I decided to make these cookies. They are ridiculously easy and dangerously good.
Brownie Cookies with Salted Caramel Creme Filling
For the brownie cookie:
- 12 oz chocolate, chopped
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
For the salted caramel creme filling:
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup caramel
To make the brownie cookies:
Melt chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low heat, gently stirring until melted and smooth. Set aside.
Combine eggs, sugar and vanilla and beat until pale and creamy. Add in flour, baking powder and melted chocolate and mix to combine. Set aside to stand for 10 minutes.
Spoon 1 teaspoon of the mixture onto parchment lined paper lined sheet. Leave ample space as these cookies will spread! Bake for ~10 minutes in 350 degrees or until puffed and cracked. Allow to cool completely on trays. (You may want to drop small spoonfuls of the dough as my cookies got really big!)
To make caramel creme filling:
Cream together butter, sugar, and salt. Add in caramel and beat until combined. Frost the bottom of one cookie and put another on top, making a delicious cookie sandwich.
Recipe adapted from Bakers Royale.