“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”- Thomas A. Edison
Its been a while since I had a major baking fail and I had almost begun to think that I was getting good at this! Serves me right! Brookies made me come crashing down to earth. But in a way , I enjoyed the challenge of trying to get them right!
So Brookies are basically the ultimate cookie bringing together the stalwarts of the baking world . Cookies + brownies = Brookies! Now some brookies are literally that – half of a chocolate chip cookie and half brownie. And some are just brownie like cookies.
After the fame of Harry’s brookies (of Masterchef ), I tried recipe after recipe (some from very known sources) of brownie cookies,but every batch of cookie dough resulted either in one flat gigantic cookie or thin hard (delicious) discs ! Others had tried the very same recipes , and had rave reviews to share. I had no idea of what I was doing wrong. I chilled the batter more , baked at different temperatures and tried making cookies of different sizes.
I was almost about to give up when I came across this recipe in Mindy Segal’s book Cookie love . I adapted it some and finally I had some Brookie success ! Not just brookies… brookie crinkles!
Brookie recipes are quite like brownie recipes but with more flour and a little bit of baking powder for the cookie structure. The dough is chilled (so that it hold its shape while baking) and rolled in icing or powdered sugar. As the cookie bakes, the sugar settles down in the cracks and crevices of the surface of the brookie… gorgeousness!
And Super Yum ! So worth all the trials and errors !
I still have to figure out the mystery behind the ruined cookies, but until then I am more than happy to gorge on these. And “gorge” is the right word as these are so rich. Crisp exterior and chewy centres ! And surprisingly not too sweet despite all that icing sugar! And that white crinkly effect against the dark chocolate ??? WOW!