Recipe by Muffin Goddess
Pretty much a Black Moon/Fudge Brownie hybrid, soft and quite rich. Icy cold milk is a must with these! Trudy Russel's winning entry in the '99 Great American Family Cookie Swap, from the Land O'Lakes site. (Prep time includes total baking time; listed cook time is merely per-batch.)
Top Review by Roxanne J.R.
Well, mine didn't come out soft but they came out like mini oreos! Literally! The size, taste and texture. I think I overcooked the sugar mixture to have it turn out this way but I was pleasantly surprised and also ended up being pleased with the end result (even though it was not what I was expecting it to be) so this recipe still earns 5 stars from me just for that. But like another reviewer stated - work with the batter quickly, the batter really thickens up as it cools making it harder to scoop out cookies. Thanks for sharing.
- 1 1⁄2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
- 3⁄4 cup butter
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 eggs
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1⁄4 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1⁄3 cup butter (Land O'Lakes recommended)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1 teaspoon mint extract or 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 2 -4 tablespoons milk
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Combine brown sugar, 3/4 cup butter, and water in a heavy 3-quart saucepan.
- Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until butter is melted (3 to 4 minutes).
- Add chocolate chips; cook, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and smooth (1-2 minutes).
- Remove from heat.
- Beat in eggs, one at a time, until mixture is smooth.
- Stir in all remaining cookie ingredients.
- Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake for 6-8 minutes or until set.
- Let stand 1 minute before removing from cookie sheets, and cool completely.
- Meanwhile, combine all filling ingredients EXCEPT milk in a large mixing bowl.
- Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often.
- Gradually add enough milk to reach desired spreading consistency.
- Spread about 2 teaspoons of frosting onto flat side of one cookie; top with second cookie, flat side down.
- Gently squeeze together.
- Repeat with remaining cookies.
- Store well-wrapped, or in an airtight container.