Thursday, December 24, 2009

Twice Baked Brownies EQUALS Cookies

A wannabe brownie.

Awhile back, I attempted brownies and I was disappointed by what I made. This time around, I made major improvements. I followed the recipe and didn't make any substitutions. See...I do learn from my mistakes.

However, I royally screwed up in the last 7 minutes. The brownies were baking wonderfully in the oven and kitchen smelled like chocolate. Everything was going great until I got too confident. I decided to check on my brownies and they looked done even though it was 7 minutes too early. Ignoring my instinct, I took the brownies out to cool. That's mistake Number 1.

Because the brownies were undercooked, they were super moist, mushy, and wouldn't hold together. Need more clarification? I needed a spoon to eat a piece of the "brownie." yeah...they were that undercooked.

My "brilliant" idea to fix the error was mistake Number 2. I decided to bake it again. Yes. I took the room temperature brownie and stuck it back in the oven for another 10 minutes or so. The brownie appeared perfect when it came out of the oven the second time. When the brownie cooled down, my mistake was much more apparent. The "brownies" were crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside like a double chocolate cookie. /headdesk.

Instead of a brownie turned cake, I made a brownie turned cookie. Next time, it's going to be perfect so I can finally post the recipe.



  1. lol, i like the second picture. it looks like it developed a nice 'crust.'

    hahahha.... some things in life are just good to look at.

  2. This happened to my husband when he made brownies once before, too. After letting them cool, and discovering they were underbaked, he stuck the whole pan back in the oven. They did firm up more, but too much so. But still, they were fine for crumbling up and tossing over vanilla ice cream. ;)

  3. Use the bounce test. Or a skewer. Or just practise more, mix the delicous 'ruined' brownie through some half made ice cream. Mmmm you can never have too much brownie

  4. Haha, this is great. I JUST did this with my brownies. I just ate them with a spoon. It's still good :)



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