My heart almost ceased beating entirely when I laid eyes on this baking recipe from Bakerella.com. They’re called Pillow Cookies. And, as if the name wasn’t delightful enough by itself, the end result is divine brownie baked inside a chocolate chip cookie! Does life get better than this?
My heart resumed beating and promptly sank as I imagined how difficult the recipe must be. After all, heavenly baked goods don’t just drop out of the sky pre-made right? Then, I read on. It’s actually incredibly easy! I’ve now found my new true love and can call my life complete. Read on for the recipe and stun your friends with your prowess.
- Bake up some brownies. Just use your favorite box mix. Then let them cool and cut them into 1 inch squares. You won’t need all of the brownies for the cookies, so you will have to use your imagination to come up with solutions for the extra brownies.
- Use your favorite chocolate chip cookie dough recipe (or pre-made dough, if you must) that has been chilled for at least an hour to create 1/2 cup mounds. (You read that right, half a cup mounds of cookie dough). Place the mounds on parchment paper and make indentations in the dough and place one brownie square in the center of each.
- Work the dough around the top to cover the entire brownie and shape them into balls.
- Place no more than 6 balls on a 15 x 20 inch baking sheet and place into an oven that has been preheated at 350 degrees. Bake for 18 minutes. Let cool and then prepare to be amazed!