Pillow Cookie Adventure

On Wednesday, Sara and I decided to create excellent, beautiful, gigantic, pillow cookies of relatively little pillow-ness based on this recipe she found online.

I considered it to be a harrowing task, as baking is definitely not my forte.  Luckily, Captain Spazzmataz was there to guide me.

The exceptional quality that makes pillow cookies so special is that they hide a brownie in their delicious insides.  Muwahaha.  To begin, we had to first make brownies.  Fortunately, this was fairly non-strenuous as the brownies were made from a box mix.

The most delicious box made brownies.

The most delicious box made brownies.

Next came the treacherous part: making cookie dough from scratch, something my boyfriend is always after me to do, and something I typically refuse even attempting.

Mixing the ingredients.

Mixing the ingredients.

You basically mix a whole bunch of stuff together in a specific order, which can be found on the Bakerella website, and then you add an ENTIRE bag of tiny chocolate chips.

Cookie batter.

Cookie batter.

Afterwards, you do this really annoying thing where you scoop half cup amounts of cookie dough, put them on parchment paper, place the brownies in a dent in the batter, and then form a little dough ball around the brownie piece.

The scooped batter plus leftovers for regular cookies.

The scooped batter plus leftovers for regular cookies.

All together, the recipe made ten GIANT (read: plate-sized) pillow cookies and three regular cookies.  They were undoubtedly delicious.

Finished cookies.

Finished cookies.

Our main problem was that the brownie takes up a very small space on the inside, leaving the brownie to cookie ratio imbalanced.  To fix this, Sara and I discussed differently sculpting the dough balls, to where more dough rested on top of the brownie than to the sides.  A new technique will probably help our next batch be more pillow-like.

Regardless, they were still delicious.  I’m chalking it up to a successful kitchen adventure.

The insides of the finished product.

The insides of the finished product.

– The Sisters Ravens

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