Double chocolate brownie cookies for two

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Sometimes I just want the taste of a fudgy brownie without having to make a whole pan of brownies. Recently I featured a recipe for chocolate chip cookies for two, and thought — why don’t I turn this into brownie cookies?

This recipe gives me the brownie flavor I crave, in a much more portable cookie form. Feel free to play around with the add-ins. Walnuts would be awesome in these. Better yet, roll the chilled dough in powdered sugar and they’re chocolate crinkles! Comment below with your favorite brownie add-ins.

3 Tablespoons room temperature salted butter

2 Tablespoons + 1 teaspoon granulated sugar

1 large egg yolk

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 Tablespoons all purpose flour

2 Tablespoons cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Combine the room temperature butter and the sugar in a medium sized bowl with a fork, until the mixture is creamy.

Add the egg yolk and vanilla, then stir to combine. If you don’t know how to separate a yolk from the white, check out this method that utilizes an empty water bottle. No mess!

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Add the remaining ingredients, mix well and scoop into two even portions onto a plate, spacing each cookie approximately 6 inches apart. If you like a bit more chocolate, feel free to stud your cookies with a few more chocolate chips on top.

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Meanwhile, place the cookie dough in the fridge to chill until the dough has firmed. The chillier the dough temp as it enters the oven, the cakier and softer the cookie will be. The warmer the cookie dough, the more it will spread and become a crisp, thin cookie. I let mine chill for about 15 minutes.

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Once the dough has firmed, bake the cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet for approximately 12-14 minutes, until the outside edges appear browned and crisp, and the middle no longer appears wet. The cookies will continue to firm up on the baking sheet.

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Let the cookies cool a bit on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before handling.

After 5 minutes, cool the cookies on a wire rack, or serve hot. If you dare-serve both cookies with a big scoop of ice cream in between as a cookie-wich!

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