Monday, November 19, 2012

Brownie Cookies with Caramel Creme Filling


Everyone deals with stress differently.  Some people eat, some people drink, some people go shopping, some people hide away listening to music.....I bake!  Sometimes I go crazy and clean the house and sometimes I want to sit in my jammies and eat all day but baking is the thing that helps me the most.  I don't necessarily want to eat if after I've baked it, I just need to do it for the therapy.  It's pretty cheap therapy, actually! 


Last week was not my best week.  I got some very stressful news and I am not sure how I will fix things.  I know everything will be fine, but right now I am overwhelmed.  So to help me cope, I've been baking.  Ok, ok, ok.....I've been baking AND drinking red wine.  If it makes it any better, I've been baking a lot more than I've been drinking wine.....honest!


During one of my Pinterest drooling sessions, I found these cookies made by Naomi at Baker's Royale.  I LOVE her blog and all of her over-the-top desserts!  Anyways, when you are upset you really need chocolate.  Well, YOU really need chocolate....I need caramel (and red wine, but I think we've covered that).  This recipe sort of combines the best of both worlds.  The original recipe came from Donna Hay who filled her cookies with a peanut butter frosting. Sounds yummy but I followed Naomi's lead and made this fabulous caramel creme filling using my homemade caramel (from my Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Caramel Filling).  You can use store bought if you  prefer, it will still taste fabulous!


Don't wait until you've had a bad day to try this recipe.  In fact, make these babies and maybe you won't have a bad day! 

Enjoy!

Brownie Cookies with Caramel Creme Filling via Bakers Royale
Makes 24 cookie sandwiches

Brownie Cookie:
12 oz. chocolate, chopped
3 tablespoons butter
2 eggs
⅔ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place 7oz. of the chocolate and the butter in a saucepan over low heat and gently stir until melted and smooth. Set aside.

Place the eggs, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and beat for 15 minutes or until pale and creamy. Add in flour, baking powder, melted chocolate mixture, remaining 5 oz. of chocolate and mix to combine. Set aside to to stand for 10 minutes. 

Spoon 2 tablespoonful of the mixture, onto parchment lined bake sheet. Bake for about 8–10 minutes or until puffed and cracked. Allow to cool completely on trays.


Caramel Creme Filling:
1 cup butter
2 cups confectioner sugar
1/3 cup caramel

Place butter in a bowl and beat until creamed. Add in confectioner sugar and beat until light combined. Add in caramel and beat until combined.

Assemble:

Spread a teaspoon and a half of caramel creme on underside of one brownie cookie and place a second brownie cookie bottom side down on top frosting

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9 comments:

  1. I am the same way with baking! Love the sound of the caramel creme filling!

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    1. Thanks Jessica! The filling was the best part!

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  2. These look delicious! My mouth is watering right now! I am coming over from the Monday Mingle and I am your newest follower. I would love if you could come by to visit.

    Thanks
    Nichole
    www.pinkieforpink.com

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    1. Welcome Nichole! This was my first Monday Mingle...so happy to join!! I will had over and check out your page!! :)

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  3. You always make the most fabulous baked yummies. Sorry to hear that you're having a bad week. I'm sure it will get better, it has to...look at those cookies, they make everything better already.

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    1. Thanks Lisa! It's looking up for sure!

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  4. You are absolutely the only food blog amongst my many mom blogs and fitness blogs, but I am SO like you in that I need to bake when I am in a funk. OH, and drink red (or white) wine. =)

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    1. Wow! Thanks Patricia...I am honored to be your only food blog! I take that as the highest compliment....and your comment just gave me a big smile!

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  5. What incredibly delicious cookies my friend :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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