Baked Elements ‘Brooksters’- Chocolate Chip Cookies Baked On Top Of Brownie Pies


What self respecting chocolate lover wouldn’t want to sink their teeth into a warm from the oven chocolate chip cookie baked on top of a dark chocolate brownie pie?   Please pass the vanilla ice cream!  That’s  exactly why I made this recipe for the ‘Brooksters’ from my brand spanking new copy of Baked Elements by Matt Lewis & Renato Poliafito that arrived from some time after the first of September.   These ‘Baked’ cookbooks are so hot(pssss) that there is an online group of bakers/bloggers baking their way  through the Baked trilogy, yes for those of you who don’t know-there are three ‘Baked’ cookbooks: Baked:New Frontiers in Baking, Baked Explorations and Baked Elements.  Of course, I own all three of them and connecting with the Baked Sunday Morning Group is just the nudge I need to start another baking adventure.  Yes, yet another baking project but this new one will coincide nicely with needing baked press box goodies for all the SF 49er home games.  Of course I need goodies for my ‘Littles’ as well as my friends, like Gina-aka the SPCookieQueen who will stay with me while we attend the FoodBuzz Festival in San Francisco.  We may need to bring our own goodie bags in case we get hungry during all those seminars and can’t break away to hit one of the dozens of restaurants next to the Sir Francis Drake Hotel where they are holding this year’s event.  I could probably make a lot of new friends with a bag of mini Brooksters to share, friends/ food bloggers-please leave me a comment letting me know if you’re attending the FoodBuzz Festival so I know how many to make, Gina knows how many to make!

Bakers have been asked to link to the recipe for Brooksters and not share the actual recipe on our sites. I will also be linking my post to Baked Sunday Mornings so if you’re interested, go check it out!   And don’t forget GO NINERS!!!!

Here are a few notes on my experience baking these Brooksters- trying my best to follow the recipe as written.  Well, my first problem was my own fault but I was able to fix it!  I bought 2 kinds of dark chocolate for 2 different baking projects and used the wrong dark chocolate (the unsweetened kind) in this recipe.  I didn’t realize it until I had the chocolate and the butter melting on the stove so I had to scramble and adapt this recipe to add more sugar and butter to compensate for using the unsweetened chocolate in the brownie recipe.  That may have made the brownie pie look different but the chocolate flavor and texture were fantastic, whew!  The recipe states that the Brooksters will be done when the chocolate cookie on top is light golden brown but the first time I checked in the oven the cookies were already dark and the brownie pies were not done so I covered the pan with foil and hoped for the best-my second problem.   All together they spent about 25 minutes in the oven and they ended up being perfectly baked but my cookies were a dark not light golden brown which is fine with me because I associate color on baked cookies with flavor and these have a deep chocolate flavor.  I cut one in small wedges to serve and that worked out just fine, I think one Brookster pie is enough for 3 people, they are huge!  Served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, these would make a fun shared brownie pie for dessert.  Don’t forget the link to the recipe is above the Baked Sunday Morning brown and yellow logo but you may want to pick up the cookbook if you love baking cookbooks.  Also, you will have a big bag of leftover chocolate chip cookie dough left over from the recipe, I stashed mine in the freezer for a visit from my ‘Littles’ -homemade cookie dough in the freezer, always a good thing.  Another note, the Brooksters freeze very well, making great bake and freeze treats for a later date.

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  1. These look incredible, Patty! What a perfect treat for Sundays! :) Have a wonderful day!

  2. Mmmmmmm! Talk about two great tastes that taste great together! Have fun at the festival! :)

  3. Wow. I’m sort of over the whole notion of putting Oreos into every baked goody imaginable…wait…I was NEVER into it so when I first saw this title I couldn’t help but think…OH NO not another storebought cookie stuck in something baked. But I have to admit…OH YES! I have only one of their books…and they have never failed me. Guess I need to buy my second huh? They look beyond divine!

  4. Haha, kitchen trials. But your Brooksters look perfect to me. Your son and the rest of the press box must love you!!! Go Niners!

  5. Yay, Patty! I’m so glad you’ve decided to join us! We’re almost done with the second book, but haven’t worked through the first one yet. I’m sure your fellow fans will love the results of your efforts!

    As always, your photos are amazing!

  6. These little pies look simply divine!!! A double jolt of goodness. I have the other two baked books and need to get the latest one! Happy Sunday!!!!

  7. Oh how pretty your Brooksters are! LOVE your little pie plates! And your photos are just lovely! : )

  8. These are adorable Patty, what an amazing combination, totally decadent! I love those little pie tins, so fun!

  9. Swoon … these look wonderful. I’ve just started seeing recipes from this cookbook online and I’m sold!

  10. I love these, and I think I love this baking group you are a part of! I can’t wait to see what else you get to make.

  11. Lovely photos!

  12. Patty, these are beautiful pictures! We baked up our extra cookie dough right away. I learned a long time ago that I can’t keep cookie dough in the freezer since I seem to love it frozen more than I love it straight out of the bowl. My all time favorite frozen cookie dough? Baked Monster cookies. Those frozen little balls are even better than the finished cookies (which I think are delicious!).

  13. Well let’s see if I’m prepping to bake, I’ll put three on the list for me, how many should I add for you and everyone else only gets one, lol. Yeah, I can’t wait. I’ve never had a Brookster, wait that kind of rhymes with Bookstore. Either way I like the idea, I need to get some more books for some ideas, or maybe I will just check some out from your library, he he. Hope you got some relaxing in this weekend.

  14. Holy schmoly! I’ve never seen anything like this before! Truly decadent all the way! I’ll be dreaming of this cookie pie tonight…!

  15. Cookie on a brownie pie….this is just brilliant, Patty. Love the rustic look of these sweet treats.

  16. Oh my goodness, how decadent!

  17. wow.. i didnt know something like this even existed!! these are chocolaty insane!! love your little plates!!

  18. Wooo, another Bay Area baker! I’m in the South Bay, and I’ll be at Foodbuzz. Your Brooksters turned out so pretty!

    Also: go Niners!

  19. Love this idea!!! And these would be excellent to send to Nick :) I will be marking these in my cookbook~

  20. Awesome, yes I could totally sink my teeth into these little babies! Always fun to get a new cookbook to read and try out and especially if it’s a baking cookbook!

  21. I think I’m in chocolate heaven. What a clever idea.

  22. I’ve never had these before, but I already fell in love. Brownies and chocolate chip cookies in one?? I think with this recipe, we don’t need to think which one to make, just make these Brooksters! I’m so ready to eat this from 10 in the morning… If I see it I would, no kids watching me…

  23. OMG…I think I’m in chocolate chip, chocoalate bownie ‘heaven.!’ So irresistable, super yummy treat! I’ve made chocolate chip cookie crust with cream cheese topping bars, a while ago, but nothing compares to your awesome creation, Patty! Love it, and love the recipe…thanks for sharing:D
    Have a great week!

  24. Patty, these are over the top! I can just picture my hubby’s face if I set one of these in front of him. I could get his entire Honey Do list completed.
    Wish I was going to Food Buzz, traveling cross country just isn’t in my cards this year but one of these days, have a great time!

  25. Insane delicious~~ I love the Baked cookbook!! I need to get my hands on this new one~~

  26. I was planning on passing up on the FB festival this year but you are Gina are going? Now I’m reconsidering, especially if you’ll be bringing goodies like these!

  27. Ahhhh, what chocolate lover indeed could resist these. Have fun at Foodbuzz

  28. I have the two Baked books. been meaning to order the third one for a while now. Guess it’s high time to do so.
    Wonderful brownie pies Patty.

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