After all, cookie dough (the best thing in the whole wide world) and brownies (the second best thing in the whole wide world) put together?
Well, let’s do the math.
Best thing in the world + second best thing in the world = the very best thing in the world.
Or you can use the general rule: A positive plus a positive equals an even bigger positive.
And the best news (besides above math problem): Easy.
Anyway, in a nutshell: This recipe is cookie dough, chocolate fudginess, and easy all in one.
Did I mention cookie dough?
Yeah. I think I’m about to go into a cookie dough phase. Who doesn’t like raw cookie dough? In my opinion it is even better than cooked cookie dough. I even made myself up a snack with cookie dough. When my sister asked me what I was eating out of that bowl, I said, “Peanut butter chocolate no bake super healthy sugar free delicious five minute energy building raw cookie dough snack. Want some?”
Of course, I didn’t actually mean the “want some” part. She said “Sure” after a moment of staring (I guess she didn’t know that cookie dough can make even the most sane people become strange). I told her: “Make your own.”
Yeah, so anyway, the moral: Cookie dough is delicious, and you definitely shouldn’t share.
Another thing: the “peanut butter chocolate no bake super healthy sugar free delicious five minute energy building raw cookie dough snack want some” mentioned above might be appearing sometime in the near future as a recipe (with a slightly abbreviated title). So, if you see another peanut butter cookie dough recipe coming up sometime soon, do not be alarmed. It’s just me on a cookie dough roll.
To return to the subject at hand: You’ll find the recipe for raw cookie dough brownies below.
Makes: enough for about 10 hungry non-sharing people
Time: about 30 minutes prep. Brownie bake time is another 30 minutes or so.
1 stick butter
½ cup rice flour
½ cup extra dark dutch cocoa (that stuff is delicious)
½ cup sugar (you can add a bit more if you like ‘em sweet, but I figure that extra dark brownies make a good contrast to sweet peanut butter cookie dough. But it’s totally your call)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a nine by thirteen inch glass baking pan.
Melt the butter in the microwave or in a pan on the stovetop.
In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and cocoa.
Add the butter and eggs and stir until blended.
Pour the brownie mix into the pan. Stick them in the oven for half an hour or less, checking now and then. The brownies should be soft but fairly firm to touch. Remember, though, you want them fudgy, so don’t overcook.
While the brownies are cooking, make your awesome raw peanut butter cookie dough.
The Cookie Dough
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup sugar
½ cup butter, softened
¼ cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (use the real stuff. Who likes fake vanilla extract?)
½ cup peanut butter (you can use creamy or crunchy)
1 ½ cups rice flour
1 cup chocolate chips (itty bitty ones are good, but as I didn’t have any I just used some regular extra dark ones)
In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat the sugar, salt and butter until fluffy.
Add the milk and vanilla extract and beat until blended.
Add the peanut butter and beat.
Add the flour and beat.
Stir in the chocolate chips. If you want you can also add nuts.
Once the brownies are fully cooled, spread the peanut butter cookie dough over them. Then stick the whole deal in the fridge for about an hour.
That’s all there is to it. Didn’t I say something about easy?