Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot Glasses
In honor of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, here is a deliciously fun way to get your chocolate chip cookie fix during happy hour: Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot Glasses! And in case you think I am making this holiday up, you can find it , and a ton of other national holidays that will blow your mind at National Day Calendar online. This 4 1/2 star recipe comes from All Recipes user, Nicole Faust Hunt, called "Absolutely The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies." To make the shot glasses, you will need a 'popover' pan. Otherwise, you can make these using small cupcake pans. However, the shape of the glass will not look like a shot glass. Ingredients: 1 cup butter flavored shortening (not butter) 3/4 cup white sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons Mexican vanilla extrac t2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups milk chocolate chips Chocolate candy melts (for later) Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease the pan. In a large bowl, cream together the butter flavored shortening, brown sugar and white sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla .Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Finally, fold in the chocolate chips. Press the cookie dough into the popover pan bottom and sides. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until light brown. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Separately, melt the chocolate candy melts in a microwave or a double boiler. Once the cookie shot glasses have cooled, spoon in the candy melts, covering the bottom and inside cookie walls. This will harden relatively quick, or you can put it in the fridge. This coating will prevent liquids from being absorbed into the cookie. After this is all done, fill these with milk for the 20 and younger crowd or click here for imbibery goodness that you can fill your chocolate chip cookie shot glasses with!
Are "Slutty Brownies" the ultimate dessert? I say yes.
I definitely don't support applying the term "slutty" to a human being. But to a dessert? Well... let's be real, these brownies deserve it. They're double dealing with cookie dough and Double Stuf Oreos, creating a magical threesome of my absolute favorite desserts that is simply irresistible, and oh so dirty. OMG. Just looking at these pictures, I can feel myself starting to salivate. Don't torture yourself any longer โ€“ make these brownies ASAP!!! Here's the recipe: Slutty Brownies Brownie Layer Ingredients 10 tbsp unsalted butter 1 1/4 cups white sugar 3/4 cup cocoa powder 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 large eggs 1/2 cup all-purpose flour Oreo Layer Ingredients 1 package Oreos (regular or Double Stuf) Cookie Layer Ingredients 1/2 cup unsalted butter (at room temperature) 1/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup white sugar 1 egg 1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1.) First, the Brownie layer: In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add in sugar and cocoa powder, whisking to combine. Remove from heat. Add the salt, vanilla and eggs and continuously whisk until the eggs are combined. Add the flour and continue to mix. Set batter aside. 2.) Now, the Cookie Dough layer: Cream butter and sugars with an electric mixer. Add the eggs and vanilla, making sure to scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl. Add flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder and mix on low until everything is incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips. Set dough aside. 3.) Put it all together: Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line the bottom of a 9x9 baking pan with tin foil and spray the tin foil with baking spray. For the bottom layer, press the cookie dough down with your fingers to create a uniform layer. Next, layer as many Oreos as you can fit on top of the cookie dough. You may be tempted to overlap them, but don't. Too slutty. One layer of Oreos will work just fine. Finally, pour the brownie batter over everything. 4.) Bake for 30-35 minutes. Stick a knife in the center to see if it's done. If the knife comes out clean, you can take them out of the oven, but let the brownies settle for at least 5 (agonizing) minutes before diving in. If the knife comes out with batter still on it, give the brownies 5 more (again, agonizing) minutes. And voila! The reason you gained 5 pounds this month. ;) Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Special thanks to What's Gaby Cooking for the recipe! Is this the ultimate dessert or what??