Twisted Treats

I had a friend growing up, my BFF, through the 6th grade until I received a letter from her while I was away for the summer visiting my sister. It was a “Dear John” letter, of sorts.

My mom thinks I’ve never recovered, but she’s overly dramatic anyhow, although I can’t say it wasn’t traumatizing. Effectively,.. the little tramp had been cheating on me, and then dumped me; in so many words she told me I wasn’t good enough for her. Unbeknownst to me, apparently 12 year olds can only have one friend at a time… I wonder if I still have that letter-I’m sure it said something along the lines of, “It’s not you, it’s me.” Thinking back on it, the whole thing was a little creepy.

Her family was not known for their culinary arts. I remember she and I made deviled eggs once with a recipe that called for 2 tablespoons of vinegar, to a six egg ratio-they were nasty, and I learned not to trust a recipe. However, her family did have one wonderful cookie crust recipe that I now use in everything! And I’ve got cookies on the brain, since…
My now BBB (Best Blogging Bl*ister), Evan of Buttercakes, sent me some of her Best Chocolate Chip Cookies… Ever… No Lie…

They are the best… No Lie… even after traveling 2,065 miles…

…this is all that is left (all that was left after about 20 minutes):

This month’s recipe swap is all about Twisted Treats!, the combination of two favorite treats to create one. I’m really surprised at the lack of twisted treats I was able to find; maybe it’s me, either way I’m super excited to see what you have to share!

#1: Yin-Yang Cookies, by Lily’s Wai Sek Hong
Rarely am I so impressed with the artistic quality of a dessert. These cookies are intensely gorgeous and tempting!

#2: Peanut Butter Brownie Mini-Cupcakes, by Brownies for Dinner
Though Patricia arrived upon these cupcakes under misfortune, we can all thank her for being misdirected! Peanut butter, chocolate, cookies and cake – oh my!

#3: Triple Threat: Cookie-Cake-Pie, by CakeSpy
Jessie says that her guests “all but licked the plate clean”! All but? Why stop there, I know I wouldn’t! This heavenly dessert leaves nothing out!

#4: Brookies, by Fahrenheit 350° (oooh! that’s me!)
I’ve been craving brownies
and cookies, so,… I give you-brookies!

Brookies

Cookie Batter
12 tablespoons butter
¾ cup white sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
Beat together until smooth

Add
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix in until batter is fluffy

½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 ¼ cups flour
2 crushed Butterfinger Candy Bars
Stir until flour is incorporated
Spread evenly into prepared, rectangular 16 x 11 sheet pan
Set aside

Brownie Batter
½ cup butter
½ cup canola oil
2 cups sugar
Beat together until smooth

Add
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
¼ cup maple syrup
Mix in until batter is fluffy

¾ cup cocoa
2 cups flour

Stir until flour and cocoa is incorporated
Spread over cookie batter
Bake at 325F°, 20-25 minutes
Let cool

Now, it is your turn! Share your favorite recipes, and be sure to include a link! I will pick a recipe at random(.org), and highlight it on my blog!

0 thoughts on “Twisted Treats”

  1. Gah! I think I gained 5lbs reading this post and looking at all those delicious treats! Sadly, I have no recipes to share as my hubby is the baker/cook/chef in our house. lol 😉

  2. I was a little weirded out by your "BFF". 🙂 12-yr-old girls have the funniest sense of reality! I'm glad to see you came out of it normal – and those brookies are perfect evidence of that!

    Sadly, I don't have any recipes to share. I'm just an "appreciator" of recipes and their results! 🙂

  3. OMG! I got fatter just looking at the photos! I am trying to lose weight here…nonetheless, I am copying every single one of these recipes for future use!

  4. The brookies are so cute and really good and i love a tweaked recipe,infact have been wanted to bake the cheese cake swirled brownies for awhile now…
    But have tried one with various toppings here-
    http://vanillastrawberryspringfields.blogspot.com/2009/12/sweet-simple-bakes-intensely-chocolatey.html

    And a little differently cookie topped here-
    http://vanillastrawberryspringfields.blogspot.com/2009/12/chocolate-chip-cookie-topped-intensely.html

    Both are the gooey fudgy kind…and i mus try ur gorgeous recipe some where soon…ciao…

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