A few things that are on my mind today:
I know (and care) a tiny bit too much about the iCarly storylines. Is Sam still in love with Freddy? I want answers.
I really thought that at this point in my life, flying cars and/or robot maids would exist. They don’t. #disappointing
They should really add vitamins to Laffy Taffy. I would be the healthiest person in all the land.
Last night Bachelorette Ashley said “Bentley” approximately 1,198 times. Am I the only one who feels extremely awkward about that? I’m all “he hates you” and she’s all “there’s still a dot dot dot” and then my husband is all “stop talking to the tv, you crazy lady”.
I used to want an iPad. Then I decided that I didn’t really need an iPad. Now I’m obsessed with having one again. Which is a bummer because my “I don’t need one” phase hit right between Christmas and Mother’s Day. Sigh.
(If my husband reads this, I want a WHITE iPad, okay honey? Love you)
I love making frosting. It’s so easy and requires no baking or any of that other sciencey stuff that makes recipes hard to figure out. And the right frosting can turn an average dessert into something really special.
Like this Chocolate Marshmallow Frosting.
I mean, half cookie, half brownies are sort of cool on their own, but adding a frosting like this makes them the boss of coolness.
And by boss, I mean they are in the big corner office with a view of the city signing measly little checks for all the other sort of cool treats.
I just took that whole thing too far, didn’t I?
(click here for printable recipe)
Brownie batter (use homemade or mix, I used Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge prepared for cake-like brownies)
Regular sized tube of refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
Preheat oven to 350. Line 12 muffin tins with liners.
Slice cookie dough into 12 1/4 inch slices and place one in the bottom of each lined muffin tin. Don’t worry about any left-over cookie dough you might have–you will be eating it later.
Spoon brownie batter over the cookie dough, filling cups to about 2/3 full. Bake for about 20 minutes or until brownies are set. Remove from oven and cool on a cooking rack.
2 sticks salted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons milk
3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 Tablespoons chocolate syrup
7 oz jar marshmallow creme (or fluff)
In the bowl of a mixer, beat butter, vanilla, and milk on medium-low speed until smooth and combined. Add powdered sugar and cocoa powder and beat on low until just combined. Add chocolate syrup and increase speed to high. Beat for 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
Using a spatula, fold in marshmallow creme, just until swirled throughout. You don’t want it to be completely mixed in. Pipe or frost on cookie brownies.
That’s it!! And easy peasy treat for a summer party.