Dessert….in the Crockpot! YES!!!!

Is it possible for something to be TOO delicious?  After eating this recipe, I would have to say YES!

One of my husband’s summer interns knows that I love to cook.  She also knows that I will willingly cook for her.  So she showed me a picture of a dessert she wanted me to fix.  It was layers of chocolate chip cookies and brownies that she said she had dished out of a crock pot.  WHAT?  You mean you can cook dessert in a crockpot?  WOW!

Here is what you will need:

20130702-201022.jpg1 batch chocolate chip cookie dough

1 batch brownie batter

20130702-201034.jpgPut one-third of your brownie dough in the crockpot.  Flatten it out to cover the entire bottom.

20130702-201051.jpgTake one-third of your cookie dough and cover the brownie mix.

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Repeat until you have done three layers of each.

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Here is a tip for the cookie dough.  I was having a hard time spreading it on top of the brownie mix.  I started to flatten it with my hand and then place it on top.  This worked so much better! 🙂

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Cook on low heat for about 4 hours.  When you check it halfway through you will see a pool of butter in the middle.  Don’t worry.  It will cook back into the dessert before it is done.

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Scoop  and serve with ice cream…..and TRY not to come back for seconds. 😉

Brownie and Cookie Mixes

bc cookiesDuring the Christmas season this year I saw a commercial for Betty Crocker cookie mix pouches.  The advertisement was making the case that we should buy this mix and leave the measuring to someone else.

Genius.


Ridiculous, but genius.


We are all busy people!  We live in a time where the more we can put on our plate, the better….right?  It is easy to be convinced that every short cut we can take should be taken.  Even if your wallet takes a hit. 

 

So here is what I have done.  I pre-mix the dry ingredients for cookies and brownies and store them in baggies in the freezer.  Then, when I need to whip up a batch, I have pre-measured mixes I can dump in a bowl and add a couple of ingredients to. 

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Dump Dry ingredients in the bag.

photo(144)Squeeze the bag until they are all mixed together.  Write on the bag the ingredients that need to be added.

photo(142)Or put it in a large mason jar to give as a gift!

Here are the recipes I use:

For Brownies:

2 Cups sugar

2/3  cup unsweetened cocoa

1 cup flour

½  Tsp Salt

½  tsp baking Powder

When it is time to make the brownies, dump into a bowl.  Add 1 cup oil, 2 teaspoon vanilla and 3 eggs.  Mix well.  Pour into a greased 9X13 pan and bake on 350 for 25 minutes. 

For Super soft Sugar Cookies:

 1 ½ cup powdered sugar

 2 ½ cups flour

 1 tsp.  baking soda

 1 tsp. cream of tarter

  

Dump dry ingredients into a bowl.  Add 1 cup softened butter, 1 egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.  Mix well.  Roll out and cut cookies.  Cook on 375 for 8-10 minutes.  Store in airtight container to keep cookies soft.

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