Remember when there was a major food craze when it came to Whoopie Pies? What ever happened to them? They were truly delicious. Well, today we're going to bring back the trend and make brownie whoopies with a marshmallow Gookie Dough filling.
Firstly, preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until it becomes light and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and then the eggs one at a time, beating well. Combine the salt, cocoa, flour, baking powder and baking soda and gradually stir until a consistent creamed mixture has formed.
Shape the dough into balls which are the size of your palm and place on a greased baking tray. Flatten the dough slightly with the bottom of a drinking glass. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cookies look puffy and the tops are cracked but still soft. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
For the filling, remove the Gookie Dough from the fridge and allow it to soften slightly and then put all of the contents of Gookie Dough in a medium bowl along with the marshmallow fluff and vanilla extract. With an electric mixer, mix the ingredients together until a fairly thick mixture has formed.
When assembling the sandwiches, you need to scoop three teaspoons (maybe more) of filling onto the bottom of a cooled cookie and top with another cookie. ENJOY! *Recipe credit and adapted from Heat Oven to 350*
How's that for your hump day hunger? The rich cocoa brownie biscuits with a divine sticky Gookie-marshmallow filling will satisfy all of your sugary needs.
Gooey butter cake. Even the three words make your taste buds tingle and your stomach feel rather hungry. Adding a dash of Gookie Dough completes this recipe so you now have blondies which have a layer of cookie dough. Could life get any more perfect? Find out how to make them here!
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius and line a 9x13 baking tray with foil and cooking spray. In a bowl, combine your cake mix and melted butter until a thick dough forms. Take your prepared tray and press it in.
Take the Gookie Dough and leave it at room temperature for around half an hour so it softens and becomes easier to work with. Spread it on top of the cake base, around half an inch from the edge.
Now, it's the top layer. In a bowl, beat the cream cheese and brown sugar until smooth. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined and the consistency is nice and smooth. Now beat in the icing sugar until there are no visible lumps. Pour the mixture over the cookie dough layer.
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Place the 9x13 tray on top of a cookie sheet and place it in the oven on the middle rack. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the edges are golden and the centre is nearly set. Allow to cool for 30 minutes and then transfer to the fridge to chill for at least two hours. Dust with icing sugar for decoration and cut into squares for serving.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days. Any leftover Gookie Dough? Feel free to take a spoon and dig right in. Calories do not count anymore, winter is approaching and we need to get a thicker skin, okay? Let us know what you think in the comments below! *Recipe adapted from cookiesandcups.com*
Today, we celebrate our triple chocolate fudge Gookie Dough, which very much resembles an uncooked brownie and we feel as if it doesn't get enough credit! This flavour is a chocoholic dream, and this fudgy 100% cocoa dough is heaped full of chocolatey goodness. So, here are facts about the brownie that you never knew!
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The first brownie
The first brownie ever made was actually a mistake (say what?!), the baker who invented it didn't have baking powder so the result was an unleavened fudgy treat which we now can't get enough of!
The original ingredients of the brownie were only butter, sugar, chocolate, eggs and flour. However, unsweetened chocolate is used which means more sugar is needed to balance the bitterness. Maybe this is why they're just so good? #SugarRush
Blondie brownies, on the other hand, are made with brown sugar, butter and eggs but don't really contain any chocolate (unless it's white) and tend to have a cake-like texture.
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So, we have a national dog day, cookie day, girlfriend & boyfriend day so what happened to brownies? Do not worry! December 8th is known as national brownie day and as for blondies? That's the 22nd of January. And national have a brownie day? February the 10th! Sorry, you'll be waiting a while before you have an excuse to stuff your face with the perfect treats!
So, we have the USA to thank yet again for these sweet delights. The brownie came from a chef in Chicago during the late 19th century. It all started when a lady called Bertha Palmer wanted to request a special dessert for ladies attending the Chicago 1893 World Fair. She wanted a dessert that was smaller than cake but still had cake-like characteristics and can be quickly eaten from lunch boxes (how fancy). Finally, the first brownie was made which was topped with walnuts and apricot glaze. The recipe is still served in Chicago and is a classic! During the 20th century, brownies were the craze in the USA and Canada. Today, there are served all over the world, alongside ice cream, whipped cream and fruits!
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The most massive brownie in the world!
This is what our dreams are made out of. To raise funds for the families of the victims of the World Trade Centre attacks, chefs in New York created the world's most gigantic brownie which weighed 3,000 pounds and used 750 pounds of chocolate chips, 500 pounds of flour and 500 pounds of butter. WOW!
Where did brownies get their name from?
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No one knows, as simple as that! There are a few different opinions on where it could have come from, but one states that it comes from a catalogue that included elf shaped sweets called 'brownies'. Others believe the name came from a children's book. Eventually, the name was used to refer to Girl Scouts, a type of Kodak camera and of course, the classic dessert.
Well, the more you know! And we will always love you, Mr Brownie! Pass me that monster tub of chocolate fudge Gookie Dough.