Brownie – Cookie Hearts

 

This is a recipe that combines two of my specialities – brownies and cookies!

I’ve never really been one for over the top romance, but I do believe in sharing nice things with the ones you love on Valentine’s Day, so when thinking about what to share on the blog this week, I couldn’t think of a better bake.

Don’t be too worried about the huge proportions. This is a great recipe for mass baking; I managed to get about fifty hearts out of it, so there’s enough to share with your best mates, significant others, family or even your favourite colleagues.

You’ll need a heart-shaped cookie cutter (or a different shape if you don’t want to go over board on the whole romance thing!)

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The texture of a brownie with the outer of a cookie – share the love with your faves this Valentine’s!

Ingredients:

  • 680 g/23 oz plain flour
  • 150 g/5 oz cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 225 g/8 oz salted butter
  • 280 g/9 oz caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 100 g/ 3 oz white chocolate (I used Milky Bar Buttons)
  • Red/pink sprinkles

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C
  2. Mix in the flour, cocoa and baking together in a large bowl
  3. Beat the butter and sugar together in a separate bowl until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add in the eggs one at a time, then mix in the vanilla essence.
  4. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients then wrap the dough in cling film and leave it in the fridge for at least an hour and a half.
  5. Roll out the dough on to a floured surface and cut the dough into heart shapes using your cutters.
  6. Grease your baking tray with a little bit of butter and line with baking paper for about 8 to 10 mins and remove from the oven. The edges should be quite firm, but don’t worry if the middle is soft, they will harden when cooling.
  7. Whilst leaving the brownie-cookies to cool, heat the white chocolate in a bowl on top of boiling water on a saucepan until it’s melted. ¬†Using a fork, drizzle the chocolate top of the cookies, then add sprinkles.
  8. Leave them to set for a good 15 mins. Then share the love!

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