Monday, June 10, 2013

Fudge Brownies with Cookie Butter Frosting

I know I'm a little late to the cookie butter party. I've seen lots of recipes and great ideas for this neat treat, but just recently obtained my first jar of it, a gift from a friend. And it is delicious. I can't wait to try other great recipes using this fun new (to me, at least) find.

These yummy bars have a fudgy brownie base topped with frosting made from cookie butter. The brownies come together quickly, and you can just stir them right up in the saucepan you use to melt the chocolate! Fewer dishes to wash is a good thing - you'll be dirtying up plenty of milk glasses to help wash down this dessert!

In a medium saucepan, combine the butter, chocolate chips

and cocoa.

Heat this over medium low heat until the butter is melted, stirring often. Once the butter and most of the chocolate chips have melted, remove from the heat and stir until the mixture is smooth.

Stir in the sugar, then add the vanilla and eggs, one at a time,

and stir vigorously to mix. Gently stir in the salt, baking powder and flour

just until all the ingredients are incorporated. Pour the batter into a greased 9-inch baking pan and bake for 20-25 minutes, just until set. Let the brownies cool completely on a wire rack.

For the frosting, combine the butter, cookie butter, vanilla and powdered sugar until a thick paste form. Believe me, it will be thick!!

Add a little bit of milk and stir -

until the mixture is smooth and a good frosting consistency.

Spread the frosting (carefully!) over the cooled brownies.

Sprinkle with miniature chocolate chips.

These taste as delicious as they look...

Get yourself out to Trader Joe's and pick up some cookie butter, stat!

One year ago: Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
Two years ago: Fettucine with Ham and Broccoli
Three years ago: Buckeye Brownies
Four years ago: Chocolate Caramel Bars

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Fudge Brownies with Cookie Butter Frosting

1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup chocolate chips
3 Tbsp. cocoa
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3/4 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup flour

3 Tbsp. butter, softened
3 Tbsp. cookie butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 Tbsp. milk
1/4 cup miniature chocolate chips

In a medium saucepan, melt butter, chocolate chips and cocoa together over medium low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in sugar. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time and vanilla. Gently stir in the flour, baking powder and salt until just incorporated. Pour into a greased 9-inch baking dish. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until just set. Cool on wire rack.

For the frosting, stir butter, cookie butter, vanilla and powdered sugar together until a thick paste forms. Stir in milk carefully and then mix vigorously to smooth out any lumps. Spread over brownies, then sprinkle with mini chocolate chips. Makes 16-20 bars.

Recipe Source: Lauren's Latest

1 comment:

  1. This sounds really good, but I am a little lost on what "cookie butter" is.
    Would love for you to stop by and link up with Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen, my weekly kid-friendly recipe linky.
    Have a great day!


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