I know that I just posted the Heart Shaped Cookie Tutorial a few weeks ago but the frozen, shaped, cookie dough trick is so good that I had to show you another version. This one comes with an amazing recipe too… Brownie-Cookies! It’s a cookie that tastes like a brownie and looks like a football. Cool right?
Let’s Kick Off!!
TIP! To keep your cookies moist while storing them, put a piece of bread in the container with em! The cookies steal the moisture of the bread.
- 1 cup Unsalted Butter, at room temperature (2 sticks)
- 2 cups Light Brown Sugar, firmly packed
- 2 Large, Free-Range Eggs
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 2 1/3 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 2/3 cups Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 2 ounces White Chocolate
- In a large bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed, or using a stand mixer, beat the butter and brown sugar until creamy.
- Add the eggs and vanilla, beat until smooth.
- In another bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, tartar, and salt.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet in several stages, and mix on low speed.
- Lay out a piece of parchment paper and scoop cookie dough onto it in a log shape. The dough should be about 3" wide and 3" high. Leave about 4" empty on each end.
- Roll the dough up into a log. Then shape the log into a rectangle, so that there are four sides.
- Smooth out one of the sides using your hand or by rolling that angle on the counter top.
- Flip the log over and do the same on the opposite side.
- Put the logs onto a cookie sheet and freeze for several hours or overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Once completely frozen, unwrap and cut into 3/4" pieces.
- Arrange dough rounds on a cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 11-13 minutes. The cookies will seem undercooked but will continue to firm up as they cool.
- Melt white chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds and stir. You may have to microwave an additional 15-30 seconds and stir again. Do not over-microwave as you will burn the chocolate.
- Cut a tiny piece off the corner of a plastic baggie.
- Fill the baggie with melted chocolate and pipe laces on the cooled football cookies.
- Tip: More of a crunchy cookie person? Cut the dough very thin, 1/8-1/4 inch, and bake for 8-10 minutes.