My daughter Sarah had a hankering for browines the other night but I talked her into trying something I’d wanted to make for awhile now. About a year ago a friend brought these over for dessert and I was intrigued. You have to love the internet for many reasons but when you don’t know how something is made and can type in “chewy chocolate walnut cookies” and get a great, easy recipe you see how powerful search engines really are. I forgot to take a photo of them when they came out of the oven all shiny and gorgeous despite having survived being pulled out a few minutes into their baking because I, master multi-tasker, had the oven full of ribs. Since the ribs were slow cooking I thought “what’s the harm in slipping a cookie tray onto of the neatly lined up slabs that were wrapped in foil?” Fine idea until one of the packets of bbq goodness leaks and the oven starts smoking. That’s what happened so out came those experimental “chewy chocolate walnut cookies” to sit while I performed triage on the hot oven floor with wet paper towels to clean the mess up… Here’s what they looked like before baking.
You’ll have to trust me on this one. Despite their brush with death, they were good – better than good, they were great. So great that after my family put away the ribs, cornbread and jicama and orange salad, they polished these off so fast I forgot to take the camera out. But that all happened last weekend, before I decided to start this blog.