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.
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.
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.
All I can say is… hold on tight you’re about to crash into the most luscious, scrumptious wicked chocolate decadence.
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)
2/3 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
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.
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!
36 thoughts on “Chocolate Love: A Wicked Good Brownie”
Mmmmmm peanut butter and chocolate! YUM!
Mmmmmm….the only thing better than brownies are brownies filled with frosting!!! Fabulous!!!
and wicked good it is! Love love pb and chocolate together! you took the idea of a brownie to a whole new level with the frosting! I love it!
YUMMY! Chocolate and peanut butter make the best combination! Love it!
These sure look wicked good!Thanks for sharing 🙂
LOL 3 peanut butter cups is nothing, I could eat like 20 (okay maybe not, but my hips sure jiggle;p These look amazing and worth the calories.
Ohh, it’s always good to meet a fellow chocolate/peanut butter lover that can reference the most amazing commercial from the 70s. Brownies plus PB frosting?? Be still my heart.
those brownies look really perfect!
These do look delicious…dangerous but delicious!
I saw that magazine too and should’ve bought it because wasn’t there the next time at Barnes and Nobles. Luscious and I can’t wait to make these gorgeous brownie cookies:)
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 !!!
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!
This looks like a great Valentine’s treat. Wow!
Oh my…these are a mouthful of great taste!! I love the peanut butter/chocolate combination and double the cookie is fabulous!!
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 🙂
I love the idea of a brownie cookie! And the sandwich gives the perfect brownie to icing ratio – delicious!
These brownies look really good….
Hard to resist, I love the idea of peanut butter frosting.
love these sandwich cookies. you get your brownie and your frosting and a pretty fun cookie!
OMG! These sound heavenly! Totally wicked! Love love love the idea.
Great minds… there is nothing better than chocolate and peanut butter together.
Now, will you come help me clean all this drool off of my keyboard? 😉
oh my, georgie, we think alike. pb and chocolate… and with maple? deliciousness!! if only all of this didn’t make our hips jiggle!!! hehe and the convo btwn u and your hubby is so cute!
These brownie cookies look fantastically awesome! My kids will definitely love these & me too! 🙂
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!
This my friend is right up my chocolate/peanut butter loving alley! WOW!
Dropping by to share some #chocolatelove! Glad to be co-hosting with you!
brownie cookies?! are you kidding?! These look amazing! I just baked brownies today, but will need to try your recipe this week!
Love these! Brownie cookies, must bake soon 🙂
Oh, these look divine! I’m happy to discover your lovely blog via The Wimpy Vegetarian and look forward to checking out more recipes.
one word – decadence!
i love reading your blog, so informative. Thanks for sharing your talents and knowledge…
this is so yummy! i am a fan of peanut butter and brownies and cookies too!
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!
I am going to make these for my peanut butter loving sweetheart!
This is W.I.C.K.E.D!! Now you got me thinking it up!
Woman, are you trying to kill me!?!?! These look and sound incredible. It’s a good thing that I’m starting to get sick of chocolate, or else I’d be making a version of these right away!!
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!!
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.