Everyone has that *one* dish. You know what I ™m talking about. The dish that you are always asked to bring when invited to dinner or a potluck. The dish that guests salivate over, and ask for the recipe *every* *single* time.
This is my dish.
I first stumbled upon this dish a few years ago. I was invited to judge a high school UIL competition and these Chocolate Chip Brookies were the bribe to get me to agree.
That's right, I said Chocolate Chip Brookies. It's like a brownie and a cookie combined. And it's complete heaven.
From the first bite, these brookies consumed my thoughts. Who cared about the made-up newspaper stories in front of me? How many characters were supposed to be in a headline again?
This was a life-changing moment, and I wasn't about to let silly things like judging UIL entries get in my way.
I asked for the recipe that very minute. Yup, I became *that* guest. The one who hasn't even finished their dinner and is already begging for your secret recipe.
I have no shame. I have a food blog, after all. I ™m responsible for providing delectable treats for my readers. It's a job I take very seriously,
Once the recipe was in my hands, I had to make them for myself. And eat the whole batch. Lord, help my thighs.
Here's the recipe, if your thighs need a little fattening up:
Chocolate Chip Praline Brookies
1 box (19.5 oz) of fudge brownie mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large roll of refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with non-stick spray.
Prepare brownie mix with the oil, water and eggs, as directed on the box. Pour batter into dish and bake for 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine the butter, milk, granulated sugar, brown sugar and pecans in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until boiling, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and let sit.
Once the brownies are done, remove from oven and pour the pecan mixture over the top, spreading with a rubber spatula to create an even layer.
Then, break the cookie dough into small pieces and layer on top of the pecan mixture, completely covering it. It's ok if there are a few spaces “ the dough will spread as it bakes.
Bake for another 25 minutes, until the top layer of cookies is golden brown.