Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Day 8... Crunchy Fudge Cookie Tin

 I am a brownie lover... truly I am.. there is probably a 12 step program for me ... but I love brownies.. they do not have to even be BROWN for me to eat them.. I love BLONDIES... CONGO BARS ... since truly I think they are all the same type food  BUT I COULD BE WRONG.... so when I have the opportunity to make something that even resembles brownies... I go "hog wild"...

Its the love of chocolate... I really believe that.. or I am just totally convinced of it in the meantime!  You can put nuts in them. I will eat them. You can add dried fruit, figs, and I will still eat them. Add a little marshmallow and though I am not a fan, I will eat them.. HONESTLY!!!!

I found this recipe which I believe I keep around to drive the teens and my fiancee crazy since its 1/2 healthy and 1/2 my love of brownies!  They are called Crunchy Fudge Cookies... we are great friends!!   {{recipe incluced - see below if you are dying to just bake up a batch! }}

I made a batch {{which actually made more than the 24 cookies it claims}} - filled two  tins with 6  cookies. 

I love the look of the belly band - and the flower..

Cookies just look like they are in heaven here....

 I used some ribbon behind the flower to dress it up a bit, added the tag, which is fitting for the occasion, since I wouldn't want to share them either... now I have proof I wouldn't have to.. I might use this as a my tag on all the goodies I do not want to use... so I do no have to! LOL!!!

EDITED TO ADD: Nugget tins can house 12 chocolate nuggets; I believe I purchased my tins through Specialty Bottle - HERE, since they are bookmarked on my computer. I have had these tins for a while now.

Last but not least... is the yummy recipe... that now that I have you this far, I can tell ya.. This recipe is gluten free... but that doesn't matter - you can always change it up if you wanna... but now you are shocked... I heard the "UGH?! REALLY? HOW COULD SHE?..." Yes I heard it. Hey, a gal has to to watch her waistline when she is addicted to this sort of eats.

 Cookie Ingredients:
1 box Betty Crocker - Gluten Free Bownie Mix  
3 cups Cinnamon Chex - Gluten Free
1/3 cup water
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 Tsp Vanilla extract
1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

3/4 cup confectioners sugar
1/8 -1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
3 Tsp milk

Heat oven to 350° F. Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray.

In large bowl, mix cookie ingredients with spoon until blended. Drop dough by rounded measuring tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set.  In small bowl, mix powdered sugar and cinnamon. Stir in milk until smooth. If necessary, add additional milk 1 teaspoon at a time, until glaze reaches drizzling consistency.

Cool cookies for 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool 10 minutes before glazing. Drizzle cookies with glaze.

** There are quite a few different ways to make these. Of course, this one is from Betty Crocker - you can view here. I have made and usually make this one  HERE from Fiber One, which again I do use the Gluten free mix. 


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Have a great yummy delicious day!


Basement Stamper said...

those cookies look delicious, but the tins are adorable!!! love the colors you picked for the belly bands and flowers. Great job!

SherryBee said...

Good Morning!
LOVE your cheerful cookie tins! Nice, happy colors!
I've never done anything gluten-free, so, I may give these a try, if I can find the gluten-free Cinnamon Chex...is it just the regular cereal that is normally gluten-free??
Thanks for the offer of blog candy, too!
SherryBee in AZ

Nita Mann said...

The tins are awesome! AND... The cookies sound yummy

Jenn said...

Chera - Where did you get the awesome little tins? Thanks so much for sharing the recipes - as a new stamper and 'seasoned' baker - these posts are so great for me!!! Keep em coming! Jennifer

Donna said...

Chera, we obviously have something in common! CHOCOLATE! I copied your recipe the other day and bought the pretzels last night to try them. Now I'm going to have to hunt down Cinnamon Chex. They look yummy! I love the tins. Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing not only your creations but also the recipes!

Anonymous said...

At our house Chocolate items make it into each food groups somehow - I think that my husband would trade me for chocolate if he were given the choice.
Thanks for sharing - I will try this one on the gang.
I love how you decorated the tins - such a special little gift.
Robbi in Texas
Robbijune @ yahoo . com

Tammy Q Howell said...

Love this idea! The belly bands are perfect for this. Great looking cookies also! You don't have to enter me in the contest.

Patrice H said...

Oh I am soooo bookmarking your blog :). My Fiancee also loves Brownies his Fav. This recipe sound perfect for both of us Thanks.
PS Thanks for stopping by My Little Patch of Dirt and for leaving such a nice comment!
Blog Candy??? I love Blog Candy

A Touch of SOL said...

Chica! You are NUTS! I am so glad I cant gain wait from looking at all the scrunptious desserts you are sharing with us...and of course winning your blog candy doesnt add pounds either so YEAH!

thscrappinmama said...

Wow, so I am going to assume your family has gluten free needs like mine, so I will be following your blog for this and your amazing talent. Thank you for being so generous!

megsmome said...

WOW, I gained 5 pounds just looking at your blog. lol
These tins are adorable. Thanks for the inspiration. I will be a follower from now on.

Anonymous said...

I am like you, I love ANYTHING that is chocolate, brownies, cookies, candy especially the dark chocolate for the candy. Your tins are a really cute idea.

Cynthia Ferenz said...

I love your tins. I did some at Christmas with the nuggets in them, so easy and so much fun to make! Thanks for sharing the recipe for these, sounds yummy. I am Type II so I need all the help I can get when I go on a chocolate bing and I too LOVE brownies.

Cynthia Ferenz

Michele Ruiz said...

Came across your blog today for the first time, Super cute cookie tin! I have some of those laying around, I think I will try to use them up!! Thanks for sharing the wonderful refreshing idea and the great recipe. Michele

meonlake said...

A girl after my own heart!! I loveeeeee brownies & these look delish! Thanks for the recipe. The box looks adorable & love that flower adorning the belly band. Have you tried Paula Dean's Symphony Brownies? Thanks for sharing.
Marsha E

Nana Jo said...

Love your project - thank you for the chance to win such great blog candy too. You have a new follower too -lol.