triple chocolate brownie cookies

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triple chocolate brownie cookies recipe [ inthiskitchen.com ]

When I found this recipe, the picture is what caught my attention. A crackly, slightly crisp outside of a chocolate cookie, with a super soft, darker brownie-like inside. It looked so good that I immediately had to add it to my to-make list.

I got to make it this past week, and it really delivered what it promised: a cookie-brownie hybrid that is super soft and tender, and very chocolatey. They were originally deemed “brookies” (as a brownie cookie hybrid), but I looked up brookies and that seems to be more commonly associated with a cookie dough/brownie dough hybrid (hello, new addition to my to-make list). So I think it’s safe to call these guys brownie cookies – a brownie, in cookie shape.

triple chocolate brownie cookies recipe [ inthiskitchen.com ]

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cacio e pepe (italian cheese & pepper pasta)

cacio e pepe

Cacio e Pepe is one of the easiest pasta dishes to make. It’s like a fancy, dressed-up mac & cheese, but with lots of fresh black pepper. It comes together in a pan on the stove, and requires so few ingredients: cheese, pepper, pasta, butter, and not much else. This recipe added an extra flavor with the addition of a little lemon zest, which gives it a nice kick for spring.

The recipe calls for Grana Padano cheese: if you’re not familiar with this cheese (I wasn’t either), it’s a very common and popular cheese in Italy that is growing in popularity here in the states, too. It was very easy to find in the cheese section of the big supermarket near me. It’s somewhat similar to parmesan in flavor, but melts more easily and therefore works great in cacio e pepe, which melts the cheese with butter and pasta water on the stove. There is also a bit of Pecorino Romano, which is a classic cheese associated with cacio e pepe.

cacio e pepe

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