Sometimes, simple is better. I decided to up my chocolate chip cookie game this past weekend by making chocolate chip brownie pillow cookies. Conceptually, this combination sounds awesome. In reality, it’s not quite as easy as it sounds especially as brownies and chocolate chip cookies cook for different times at varying temperatures.
Even though I made flat pancake brownie cookie crisps (cue the cereal commercial tag line: “Cooooooookie Crisps!”), it was still fun to make, time-consuming but fun. And it goes to show that even if one follows directions to perfection, things still go awry and that is absolutely normal and fine. Sometimes it’s nice to eat lopsided cookies and sometimes it’s nice just to let things happen as they will. But I think that I might stick to chocolate chip cookies in the future, for a little while at least.
If you want to give the BEST Brownie Pillow Cookies a chance, I recommend skipping dousing the baking soda in hot water in the chocolate chip cookie portion of the recipe and chilling the dough before baking after forming the stuffed balls of dough. Also, space your cookies accordingly or you’ll end up with fused cookies.