Is there anything better than a brownie and coffee?
Ah, the humble brownie…I mean, who doesn’t love a good brownie?
Did you know that the first brownie recipe appeared in a cookbook in 1895? One legend about the origin of brownies is that of Bertha Palmer, a prominent Chicago socialite whose husband owned the Palmer House Hotel.
In 1893 Palmer asked a pastry chef for a dessert suitable for ladies attending the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition. She requested a cake-like confection smaller than a piece of cake that could be included in boxed lunches. (Source: Wikipedia)
We’ve come a long way since then and there is no shortage of exotic brownie recipes now. But let’s face it they usually require a ton of ingredients and we don’t always have those on hand…
So how about elevating that humble make at home brownie with this super easy kitchen hack.
There’s nothing like a Java Momma coffee and a coffee brownie stuffed with a Girl Scout Samoa/Caramel deLite cookies!
Say WHAAAAAT? Oh Yes.
Mix up your favorite brownie recipe; from scratch or a box
Mix in 1 teaspoon of finely ground coffee and ¼ cup leftover Java Momma Coffee with the other ingredients
Throw in a handful of chocolate chips
Use a lighter to warm the back of one cookie slightly and stick to the back of the other to keep them from floating apart in the batter
Using a large muffin pan, fill each cup ⅔ full with batter
Press a cookie sandwich into each muffin cup and spoon the batter over the tops
Bake according to package directions.
Cool slightly before taking them out of the pan.
For an extra yummy and gooey treat, top with a tiny bit of butter.
Serve with your favorite Java Momma Coffee! (Sumatra Satin is a great place to start!)
You can also vary this with other cookies. We tested Thin Mints with Andes mints melted on top. Oh my java beans!