Alice Makes Some Cookies

Pillow cookies, to be exact.

What the what? Is that…

Pillow cookie
…a brownie baked into a huge cookie?

Why yes, yes it is. This is the turducken of baked goods. I like it!

Want to make your own? I found the recipe on Bakerella, my favorite baking blog. I made a few adjustments, and they still turned out great: I only had half a cup of butter, so I substituted shortening for the rest; I didn’t have 12 oz of mini chocolate chips, or even 12 oz of regular chocolate chips (yikes, I know!), so I did half semi sweet and half white chips; and I wanted more than 10 cookies, so I halved the size of the brownie chunks and cookie dough globs. I think I shaved a minute off the baking time to account for smaller cookies. Oh, and of course, I used my mom’s perfect brownie recipe instead of a box variety (see comments for the recipe).

You can check out Bakerella’s post for more details and better pictures, but here’s basically how you make them:

1. Make the cookie dough. Chill for an hour while you bake the brownies. Once cool, cut the brownies into little chunks.

2. Plop 6 or 8 blobs of dough on a parchment-covered cookie sheet:
the blobs

3. Press in brownie chunks:
the chunks

4. Moosh the cookie dough until it covers the brownie, and then roll into a ball for good measure:
the balls (haha, "balls")

5. Bake at 350 degrees for 16-18 minutes. Peek about halfway through:
peeking

6. Admire while they cool:
admiring

7. Eat! (See picture at beginning of post)

Tada! Maybe you should go make some now.

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3 Responses to “Alice Makes Some Cookies”


  1. 1 Alice July 2, 2010 at 3:02 am

    Here’s the recipe for my mom’s brownies:

    1c brown sugar
    1c white sugar
    1c flour
    3/4c cocoa powder
    1/2t salt
    4 eggs
    1/2c oil
    1/2c (or more!) chocolate chips

    Mix dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Make a well in them and mix the wet ingredients in the well. Stir to combine. Stir in chocolate chips (or you can wait…). Pour into greased 9×13-ish pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top, unless you already mixed them in. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

    For the pillow cookies, I halved this recipe and baked it in an 8×8 pan. I had about half the pan left over after making the cookies, so I could even have quartered it if I knew what to bake it in… a bread pan?

  2. 3 Eva October 4, 2010 at 6:12 am

    Gnom. That looks SO good!!! Brownies inside cookies? Genius :D


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