Cosmic Brownie Cookies – Welcome to the world of Cosmic Brownie Cookies! These cookies are a delight combining the richness of chocolate a velvety ganache topping and a burst of colors, from rainbow candy chips. Picture the indulgence of a brownie transformed into a cookie form offering that balance between crispy and gooey textures. This recipe is guaranteed to impress at any gathering or serve as a treat for yourself. The key ingredients include sweet baking chocolate, butter all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, and rainbow candy-coated chocolate chips – ensuring every bite delivers a cosmic experience!
I can still vividly recall the first time I made these Cosmic Brownie Cookies. It was for my daughter’s space-themed birthday party. I wanted something and these cookies turned out to be an absolute hit! The way the chocolate ganache sparkled like stars in the night sky and the rainbow candies added that touch of color – it felt like we were holding a piece of the galaxy in our hands. Even my husband, who isn’t typically big, on sweets couldn’t resist having one. He mentioned how they reminded him of the brownies we used to bake when we were newlyweds. With an exciting cosmic twist.
What makes these Cosmic Brownie Cookies truly special?
What sets these Cosmic Brownie Cookies apart is their ability to please palates and suit occasions with equal delight. They manage to find the blend of the nostalgia of a traditional brownie and the delightful appeal of a cookie. Each bite provides an experience, from the decadent gooey center to the velvety ganache and the delightful crunch of candies. What’s more this recipe is incredibly versatile – whether you want a treat that kids will love or an elegant dessert for occasions these cookies can be customized with chocolates or toppings to suit your preferences. With their adaptability, taste, and satisfying texture, they truly stand out as a favorite, among dessert enthusiasts.
What You Need To Make This Cosmic Brownie Cookies Recipe?
Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate: This chocolate isn’t any kind; it’s the heart and soul of our cookies. When it melts it creates an experience, for your taste buds with a rich and deep flavor profile that strikes the perfect balance between sweetness and bitterness.
Salted Butter: The addition of a touch of salt to the butter enhances the chocolate’s flavor in a way that feels almost magical. It’s like having an ingredient that takes the cookie to another level.
All-Purpose Flour: We use the amount of flour to bind everything together without making the cookies overly cakey. Remember, when measuring flour spooning and leveling is think of it as tucking your cookies into bed with the right thickness of the blanket.
Cocoa Powder: This ingredient adds a dose of chocolatey goodness to our cookies. It’s like receiving a hug from chocolate making these treats more special.
Baking Powder: Our helper in giving these cookies their rise resulting in a light and tender texture that you’ll love sinking your teeth into.
Brown Sugar & Granulated Sugar: These sugars do more than just sweeten our cookies. Brown sugar brings hints of caramel notes while white sugar adds crispiness to the edges. Together they form a duo, in the world of cookie making.
Eggs: These binders play a role, in maintaining the integrity of our cookie universe. When at room temperature they blend flawlessly resulting in cookies that have the texture – not heavy not too light.
Vanilla Extract: Think of vanilla extract, as the stroke of a masterpiece. It elevates all the chocolaty flavors bringing them together harmoniously with a fragrant twist.
Steps To Make Cosmic Brownie Cookies:
Step 1: Before you begin make sure to preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. To make the cookie dough start by melting the chocolate and butter in the microwave. Be sure to check and stir every 20 seconds to avoid burning.
Step 2: In a bowl whisk together your dry ingredients and set them aside. In another bowl vigorously whisk the sugars and eggs until you achieve a frothy and thickened texture.
Step 3: Combine the melted chocolate mixture and vanilla with your egg mixture. Whisk them together gently until they are well incorporated.
Step 4: Carefully fold in the ingredients using a spatula being cautious not, to overmix.
Step 5: Using a cookie scoop drop portions of dough (1 & 1/2 tablespoonfuls) onto your lined baking sheet. Remember to give each cookie space as they will spread out while baking. Keep them 2 inches apart.
Step 6: Bake the cookies for 8 to 9 minutes. They might appear soft in the middle but don’t worry – they will firm up as they cool down.
Step 7: Allow the cookies to cool completely; this is important for achieving that texture.
Step 8: Now let’s move on to creating the ganache. Heat up the cream until it is just, about to boil – make sure you keep an eye on it!
Step 9: Drizzle this mixture onto your chocolate chips. Allow the warmth to do its wonders, for a minute before stirring until it becomes a silky ganache.
Step 10: In case there are any bits of chocolate pop it in the microwave for a few seconds and give it a good stir. That should solve the problem.
Step 11: Carefully spoon this ganache over each cookie. Top them off with colorful rainbow candies.
Step 12: Let the ganache set perfectly by giving it a chill, in the refrigerator.
The chocolate ganache is what really makes these Cosmic Brownie Cookies stand out and getting the texture right can take your cookies from good to amazing. The secret lies in how you heat up the cream. Heat it until it’s almost boiling – you want it hot enough to melt the chocolate chips. Not so hot that it burns them.
Once you pour the cream, over the chocolate chips let it sit without disturbing for a minute. This allows the heat to gently coax the chocolate into melting. When you start stirring do it slowly and with care letting everything come together into a decadent ganache. If you notice a few stubborn chunks of chocolate remaining give them a zap in the microwave (a few seconds at a time) and then stir again.
This method ensures that your ganache will be glossy and smooth spreading beautifully over your cookies. It will give them that bakery appearance and a rich flavor. Remember, the ganache is more, than a topping – it’s a part of what makes these cookies truly cosmic!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use dark chocolate instead of semi-sweet?
Sure! Using dark chocolate instead of semi-sweet will add a more indulgent and robust taste to your treats.
How long can I store these cookies?
You can store these cookies in a container for a week. Although I must admit they rarely last that long, in my home!
Can I freeze the dough for later use?
Absolutely! You can freeze the dough for later use. Just make sure to defrost it in the refrigerator before baking.