In the mood for a cookie or a brownie, well you are in luck because this recipe combines both. It has the appearance of a cookie but the taste of brownie,(hence the name). Anyone that tries this cookie will know that they are getting a delicious treat. I am going to bring some to work tonight for my coworkers to enjoy and of course leaving some for Randy to enjoy as well.
The Chewy Brownie Cookie (From my own recipe book)
2/3 cup Crisco shortening 1 1/2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar 1 tablespoon water 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 eggs 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa 1/4 baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips (I used mini chocolate chips)
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Combine Crisco, light brown sugar, water and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until well blended. Beat eggs into creamed mixture. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Mix into creamed mixture at low speed until just blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake one baking sheet at a time at 375 degrees for 7 to 9 minutes, or until cookies are set. Cookies will appear soft and moist. Cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes. Place on wire racks to finish cooling completely. DO NOT OVERBAKE COOKIES.