We went to my Brother-in- laws house in Virginia for the long weekend and as usual it was a great time. There was BBQ and of course, fireworks:
A good time was had by all, but by the end of the day, we were all tuckered out. Some of us more than others.
Now onto the brownie bites, I would say these definately fall somewhere between a brownie and a cookie and any recipe that calls for the use of my trusty, favorite mini muffin pan, I am all over that. This is a back of the package recipe, which I think makes life easier. Here we go:
Chocolate Meltaway Brownie Bites
48 Hersheys kisses, brand Chocolate Meltaway Milk Chocolates
2/3 cup butter, softened
1-1/4 cups sugar
1 tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla
1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
Remove wrappers from chocolate; place in freezer while preparing and baking cookies. VERY IMPORTANT!!
Beat butter, sugar,water and vanilla in a large bowl on medium speed of mixer until well blended. Add eggs; beat well
Stir together flour,cocoa, salt and baking powder.
Gradually add to butter mixture, beating on low speed until well blended.
Cover and refrigerate dough about 2 hours or until firm enough to handle.
Heat oven to 350.
Line 48 small muffin cups with foil baking cups or spray well with cooking spray.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls; place in prepared muffin pan.
Bake 11-13 minutes or until cookie surface is set. I say more around 12 minute mark.
The cookies will appear soft and moist. Do not overbake. Cool about 5 minutes on wire rack.
Dust cookie tops with powdered sugar.
Press one frozen kiss into surface of eah cookie. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
I have to admit I did things a little different. I placed the kiss, about a minute after taking them out and I didn't dust them with powdered sugar until the next morning. I refrigerated them overnight. And they came out like this:
They were a huge hit with my husband and my office co-workers. The oohs and ahhs made it all worth while. I love oohs and ahhs, don't you? Great for a party or a housewarming gift. These are a keeper in my book.
Can you smell them? Can you? They are calling you, don't be afraid, they won't hurt anything but your waistline......lol......