Sunday, October 18, 2009

Midnight Brownie Cookies

I needed to make some cookies. Fast.

I looked on line for a cookie recipe made from a brownie mix. I found one with oats and cinnamon. Oats, cinnamon... healthy, right? And I decided to frost them with a cinnamon spiced dark chocolate glaze. Dark chocolate's a health food too, isn't it??

Okay, these won't qualify as fitness fare, but they were easy, tasted great, and the very dark chocolate's color gives them just the right Halloween vibe!

A few ingredients, a few minutes....Bake. Frost. Share with friends!

Midnight Brownie Cookies (adapted from an internet recipe I can't find again! I'll keep looking to give proper credit...)

1 pkg. Brownie Mix
1 C. Semi Sweet or Dark Chocolate Chips
1 1/2 C. Oats
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 C. Chopped Nuts
1/2 C. Water
1 Large Egg
Midnight Glaze (adapted from Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa label's "Especially Dark Frosting" )
1/4 C. Butter
1/3 C. Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa
1 1/2 C. Powdered Sugar
1/4 C. Milk
3/4 tsp. Vanilla
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
To make Cookies:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In bowl, mix all cookie ingredients together with spoon. Drop by teaspoon* onto greased cookie sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes. (*a little tip- I sprayed the teaspoons with cooking spray when I prepared the cookie sheets-made for easy spooning!) Don't overbake. Cool for two minutes on the cookie sheets before moving to cooling rack. Frost with Midnight Glaze.
To make Midnight Glaze:
In saucepan, melt butter. Add cocoa. Add powdered sugar, alternating with milk. Stir in vanilla and cinnamon. Adjust thickness by adding more milk as needed to make pourable. While still warm, use wire wisk to drizzle cookies (still on rack) with glaze, one direction. Repeat in the opposite direction for a second coat.
Serve on a cute thrifted (Value Village) plate with a pitcher of cold milk.

1 comment:

  1. These look intensely yummy. Thanks for the recipe--I'll try it tonight!