Because this isn’t a long post, I’ll start with a silly clip. You might not get it at first; listen again. Sometimes being awkward is funny (for the rest of us).
There really isn’t a story behind these. Ok, well there is a story because everything has a story. The long version:
One day, I came home from class. A notification popped up on my computer; Brave New Food thought I would like Bro-okies: brownie cookies. Which I absolutely do. So I immediately
began my homework started baking. The end.
See what happens when I get recommendations, Ginny?! (Keep ’em coming).
Bro-okies (adapted from the Novice Chef)
1 cup of almonds (what I had on hand. Pecans or walnuts would probably be best)
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
pinch of salt
1 egg white
1 small, super ripe banana
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350. Toast almonds on stove top or in the oven but be sure to keep an eye on them; they will burn quickly. Just ask my mom.
Mix cocoa powder, salt and sugar. Add chopped nuts. Add egg white, banana and vanilla. Mix with a fork and be sure not to overmix.
Drop by tablespoons onto a well-greased cookie sheet. DO NOT attempt to use wax paper as a substitute?!? (No idea why I did that, but the result was cookies stuck to paper tighter than…than…there’s nowhere good this can go. Just know- stuck very tightly). I ended up with lots of bits of broken cookie instead of brownie cookies.
Bake cookies for about 15 min and allow to cool for 5 before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
And I’m sorry. There’s not a good way to make cookie/brownies with bits of nuts look appetizing. But believe me. They’re good.