This is a first. The recipe I’m about to show you is something I came up with, inspired by a dozen other recipes and bakers, drawing upon my successes in trying their recipes and what I’ve learned from reading their (far superior) blogs. I’m super excited to bring you this recipe, so let’s get to it!
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Every now and then you come across one of those recipes that’s absolutely amazing and despite the fact that you just made them, so you know quite well how many ingredients were involved, you’re still stunned by how simple they were to make! Michelle’s Coconut Chocolate Chip Brownies from her website, Brown Eyed Baker, match that description perfectly.
Many thanks to Deb at the Smitten Kitchen for this recipe! I can sympathize with her very tiny kitchen because I make do with similar constraints, and so in the spirit of solidarity with those of us who bake in tiny kitchens I decided to give her recipe a try. I’d been wanting to make a banana chocolate chip bread for a while. When I finally went searching for a recipe to try and came across Deb’s the “double chocolate” part won me over right away. In addition to both of us having tiny kitchens, it’s possible that Deb also shares my belief that there is no recipe that cannot be improved by the addition of cocoa powder.
A friend of mine passed along this recipe for Samoa Oreo Cookies from Chef in Training, which as-is look amazing and the trick of using a boxed cake mix simplifies making the cookies. After thinking about how I’d want to go about making these, the cookies reminded me of the Chocolate Brownie Cookies I made for the inaugural recipe on this website. My first attempt at these involved the Chocolate Brownie Cookies but without the pecans, and with a buttercream frosting made with a 1/2 cup of butterscotch ice cream topping and about a cup of toasted coconut flakes smooshed into the frosting in each cookie. This was the result, and they were fairly amazing:
In the process of eating these while sharing them with some friends, I decided that I definitely needed to bake these again but I wanted to try a maple frosting instead. The result was just slightly more amazing than the first attempt: