Party Food: Easy Brookie Bites
October is an awesome season. By now, most families have settled into the new school year routine. The trees are still waving autumn colors and cooler temperatures mean taking walks wearing cozy sweaters and spending evenings by the fireplace. About this time of year I start day dreaming of the upcoming holidays. I’m suddenly in the mood to spend afternoons baking in the kitchen — and sampling my wares! This brookie recipe is perfect for a football Friday, an autumn birthday party, a holiday dessert table, or just ’cause.
What’s a brookie? It’s a wonderful brownie and cookie combo — two favorites of almost everyone. I use a box mix brownie, which makes this recipe even easier. Ive made homemade brownies before — and they’re good — but there’s something about the brownie mix chewiness that I prefer. I suppose you could even use a pre-made cookie dough too, but I really like this cookie recipe.
Another thing that makes baking easier is using PAM Cooking Spray. I love how simple it is to just spritz a cookie sheet or muffin tin, plus it doesn’t leave a funky taste. It also makes clean-up so much easier and faster. When I day dream about holiday baking or cooking marathons, cleaning up nasty pans is never in the picture! I’d much rather spend my time having conversations over something good to eat with family and friends.
I used a box mix.
- PAM Cooking Spray
- 1/2 stick soft butter
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
- Mix butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until just combined for approximately 30 seconds.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
- Add to wet mixture and blend until mixed only. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Spray muffin tin with PAM Cooking Spray.
- Roll cookie dough into small, equal sized balls that take up about 1/4 of the overall muffin tin hole.
- Top with brownie mixture so each tin is approximately ¾ full.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 17-20 minutes.
Makes 48 Brookie Bites
Make chocolate chip cookies with any remaining cookie dough. First, spray cookie sheet with PAM Cooking Spray and bake for 9 minutes or until just golden. Do not over bake.
PAM Cooking Spray sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.
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