Chocolate Love: A Wicked Good Brownie

Jeff: you put peanut butter in my chocolate?  Georgie: you put chocolate in my peanut butter?

I can honestly say, in an embarrassing kind of way… that I have been known to eat reese’s peanut butter cups at least once a week (sometimes more). I try to stay away from the stuff, well, because it makes a girls hips jiggle.

Chocolate Brownie Cookie & Peanut Butter Frosting

That being said…

I recently picked up a copy of the 10th birthday collector’s edition of Donna Hay magazine. Inside I found an entire section devoted to brownies, and one recipe in particular inspired me to get baking right away… brownie cookies with peanut butter frosting.

Brownie Cookie Mix

These are perfect for #chocolatelove bloghop and as a Valentines day treat. I decided to add another layer of flavor by making maple frosting brownie cookies as well… for those who don’t share in my love in peanut butter or have allergies. This way everyone gets some chocolate love.

Something Wicked Good Comes This Way… Brownie Cookies

All I can say is… hold on tight you’re about to crash into the most luscious, scrumptious wicked chocolate decadence.

Wicked Good Brownie

Here’s what you’ll need: parchment paper, baking sheet, makes 12 saucer cookies.

For the Brownie Cookies

12.5 ounces dark chocolate (chopped) I used milk chocolate 🙂

2 – 3/4 tablespoons butter (40 grams)

2 eggs

2/3 cup of caster sugar (superfine)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup all purpose flour (sifted)

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

For the Peanut Butter Frosting

1 cup smooth peanut butter

1 cup confectioners sugar (powder sugar)

5 – 3/4 tablespoons butter (80 grams)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup of heavy cream

For the Maple Frosting

1 cup confectioner’s sugar (powder sugar)

5 – 3/4 tablespoons butter (80 grams)

1/2 cup maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

2 tablespoons of heavy cream

Preparing the Brownie Cookie

Baking Brownies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

(Please use parchment paper these cookies spread out wide and burn quickly).

Place 8 ounces of chopped chocolate and butter in a saucepan on low heat, stir until smooth and melted. Set aside for later use.

Place eggs, sugar and vanilla in an electric mixer and whisk for 15 minutes until pale and creamy. Stir in the flour, baking powder, chocolate mixture and the remaining chocolate and let rest for 10 minutes.

Use a teaspoon – these cookies spread out like saucers. Scoop a teaspoonful of the brownie mixture onto parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until brownies are puffed and cracked on top. Remove from oven and allow to cool on trays.

Preparing the Peanut Butter Frosting

Place sugar, peanut butter, butter and vanilla in an electric mixer and beat for 6 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add the cream and beat for another 2 minutes.

Preparing the Maple Frosting

Place sugar, butter, maple syrup and vanilla bean paste in an electric mixer and beat for 6 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add the cream and beat for another 2 minutes.

Once the brownie cookies have cooled, spread a heaping scoop of frosting onto one cookie and sandwich with another. If you’re like me and love chocolate and peanut butter and maple then you’re gonna want to make a double batch… or hide some for later – they go really – really fast.

Maple & Peanut Butter Frosting Brownie Cookies

I’m part of bloghop, where the food blog community connects with other blogs to share recipes and spread the love. This month, February is #chocolatelove month!

You’re more than welcome to join us in #chocolatelove fun by simply adding your recipe at the end of this bloghop! Be sure to link back to this post, so that your readers know to stop by the #chocolatelove event! The twitter hashtag is #chocolatelove – have Fun!

ASTIG Vegan ~ Richgail ~  @astigvegan
Bon a croquer ~ Valerie ~ @Valouth
Easily Good Eats ~ Three Cookies
Oh Cake ~ Jessica ~ @jesshose

Here is the linky tool to join in on the fun!

36 thoughts on “Chocolate Love: A Wicked Good Brownie

  1. Do you think it would be ok if I put a really thick layer of peanut butter AND a layer of maple frosting in between my brownie cookies??? I really want one of these RIGHT now! Happy #chocolatelove !!!

  2. These yummy brownie cookies are calling my name. I love anything PB and chocolate, and I like maple besides. You covered all the bases. Sending #chocolate love your way!

  3. omg all my favourites combined in one – brownie, cookie, chocolate, peanut butter and maple frosting!! I have to make this for myself soon! fab co-hosting #chocolatelove with you 🙂

  4. We both totally the chocolate and peanut butter combo on the brain for #chocolate love!! I love how yours sound! I also wanted to let you know I awarded you the Liebster Award on my blog today. I just wanted you to know how much I’m enjoying your blog!! Go check out the award on my blog!

  5. Funny thing is, I love peanut butter and chocolate – what a perfect, heavenly pairing – but I don’t like Reese’s peanut butter cups. So I would much rather have these fabulous brownie sandwiches! Love Donna Hay and that surely guarantees fabulous anything! These look divine!

  6. Hi there, these look amaaaazing, but i noticed you say in the instructions to beat the eggs??? but i didn’t see eggs in the recipe. How many eggs? Can’t wait to try these!!

    1. Thank you, Happybelly for bringing that to my attention. I had an auto-saved version with all the updates that I never published. Thank you for re-minding me. They are good – give them a try.

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