Happiness Is…Recipe: Chocolate Brownie Cookies

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Happiness is Friday!

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Happiness is Field Day…because the boys love it.

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Happiness is a trip to the park.

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Happiness is our little fluffy baby who turned 13 last weekend.

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Happiness is impromptu ice cream after school.

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Happiness is walking outside to find my nieces and Gabriel having some board game fun.

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Happiness is chocolate and brownies and cookies.  And, when all of those are wrapped into one thing, well, it takes the happiness up to a whole new level.

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You can find the recipe over at Brown Eyed Baker.

Happiness Is…Recipe: Reese’s Pieces Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Happiness is Friday.  Always.

Happiness is 8 1/2 more day of school until Summer Break.

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Happiness is making our Summer Fun List.  I have started a Pinterest board, and I plan to make a complete list this weekend.

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Happiness is a colorful playscape.

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Happiness is watching my littles at the lake/tank.

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Happiness is cookies, especially when it is a good combination of chocolate chip, peanut butter, and Reese’s Pieces candy.

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When I saw this recipe by Brown Eyed Baker, I could not quit thinking about them all day. By mid-afternoon, I had sent Michelle a tweet letting her know that my cookies were in the oven.  For the recipe, jump on over to Brown Eyed Baker.  Needless to say, these cookies made us all so very happy.

Have a happy weekend!

I linked up at the following:

TidyMom for I’m Lovin’ It

Alli ‘n Sons for Sweet Tooth Friday

 

 

Happiness Is…Recipe: Chocolate Fudge Brownies

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Happiness is Friday!

Happiness is getting the opportunity to be a substitute teacher right next door to my Ethan’s classroom today.  He was so excited that they had to set the timer in 30 minute increments so that he could come hug me.  And, Gabriel was able to spend most of the last 1 1/2 hours of the day helping me.  While I missed Summer with all my heart, it was very nice to spend so much of a school day with Gabriel and Ethan.

Happiness is this progress report.  Ethan is making progress each day, and we are filled with great hope for his amazing future.

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Happiness is pizza and movie night.  Always.

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Happiness is a tea party for a special little girl.

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Happiness is watching the littles play at the park.

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Happiness is chocolate and brownies.  Happiness is these amazingly delicious chocolate fudge brownies.  I found the recipe over at Recipe Girl.  She will be releasing a cookbook soon, and, even though I do not actually know her, I am still so excited for her.  She adapted the recipe from Joy the Baker’s cookbook.  After eating way too much pizza tonight, I then topped it off with not one, but two, brownies.  Yes, they are truly that good.

Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Ingredients

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter

1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated white sugar

2 large eggs

1 large egg yolk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare an 8x8 inch baking pan by lining it with parchment paper and then spraying it with cooking spray.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. In a large, microwave-safe bowl, heat the butter and chocolate until butter is melted, about 2 minutes.
  5. Whisk the butter and chocolate together until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
  6. Whisk the sugars into the mixture.
  7. Then whisk in the eggs, yolk and vanilla.
  8. Stir in the flour mixture until well incorporated.
  9. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 35-45 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the center of the brownie comes out clean.
  10. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
http://cookingformykids.com/2012/04/20/happiness-is-recipe-chocolate-fudge-brownies/

Slightly adapted from Recipe Girl’s version of the Joy the Baker Chocolate Fudge Brownies.

Have a happy weekend!

I linked up at the following:

Alli ‘n Sons for Sweet Tooth Friday

Tidy Mom for I’m Lovin’ It

The Gingerbread Blog for Sweet Saturday

Six Sisters’ Stuff for Strut Your Stuff Saturday

Sweet as Sugar Cookies for Sweets for Saturday