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How to Be An Indecisive Person

Wake up. But not really. I mean, you know you need to wake up, but couldn’t you maybe just sleep in for another five minutes? But then you’d be five minutes behind on getting ready and your usual routine. And you kind of want coffee since you’re newly addicted. But your bed is so warm. #firstworldproblems

Finally get up and get ready, which is sadly THEEE hardest thing in the world. I mean, what if you wear the wrong thing? It’d be a travesty. I mean, you want to wear the dress but it’s kind of cold and when you have to use the bathroom, tights are kind of cumbersome. But at the same time, of your 37 shirts none are appealing at the moment so wearing a shirt is kind of out of the equation. You’ll inevitable change your clothes, rotate accessories and walk around the house with two different shoes on trying to decide WHAT THE HECK to wear about 16 times before finally leaving the house. It is only then that you either A) hate what you’re wearing and want to call the day a complete fail, or B) realize you weren’t wearing the ring you decided that would be OMGSOPERFECT with this outfit and think the world will collapse onto itself because your ring is at home and woefully not on your finger.

While out shopping, you have a list of things you need to buy but are suddenly overcome with distractions of ridiculously tempting items like candy, a magazine, and random knick-knacks. You want to keep with your list, but the prospects of new things and random ideas as inspiration flows into your head like gushing waters of brilliance, you can’t help but throw a billion different things into your cart. You know you shouldn’t stray off your list too much, but abandoning that adorable chambray shirt when it has so many outfit possibilities would be like kicking your imagination in the face. So you reluctantly buy it, along with 14 bags of chocolate chips for what you think will be the best chocolate chip cookie ever, against your better (albeit indecisive) judgment.

Later, your friend/date/parents/significant other will ask you what you want for dinner and you’ll inevitably start feeling the beginning of a panic attack erupting from your very soul. Choosing where and what to eat is like basically doing trigonometry while a bomb is strapped to your chest and angry hornets will be released if you don’t recite the Declaration of Independence within 15 seconds. In other words, it’s scary as hell, people. I know that deep down, I want breakfast for dinner. But suddenly, the urge to eat a hamburger festers itself in my cells. And you’ll know that if you willingly say you want a hamburger for dinner, you’ll immediately regret it because once you’re seated at the hamburger joint, you’re going to be jonesing for breakfast. Or you’ll go to the breakfast joint with every intention of ordering country potatoes with biscuits + gravy but instead you’ll order a hamburger and feel like the dope who wastes their last life line on a dumbass question. Seriously–picking where and what to eat (or similarly, where to go or what to do) is a question that plagues my very core.

DSC_0154Thankfully, for indecisive people like myself, I have taken the horrible feeling of failure and misdirection by combining two often craved desserts simultaneously into one amazing dessert hybrid. Enter the cookie-stuffed brownie. Stuffed desserts aren’t new on this blog, but the idea of shoving a buttery, tender Lofthouse-style sugar cookie inside of a deep dish, unrelentingly fudgy brownie cup is pure brilliance for those cookies? No, brownies. No, cookies. I hate my life moments I have far too often.

Thank goodness I didn’t kick this idea in the face.

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Lofthouse Sugar Cookie Stuffed Brownies
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Serves: 12
 
Cookies, meet brownies. Brookies, meet your mouth.
Ingredients
  • 1 box brownie mix, plus ingredients on back of box
  • 1 pkg (approx. 12) miniature Lofthouse-style sugar cookies (I found mine premade in the bakery department of my grocery store, but I know Target and Walmart have them too!)
  • ½ cup chocolate frosting (canned or homemade)
  • Sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a standard muffin tin with 12 paper liners; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, prepare the brownie mix according to package instructions. Spoon a Tablespoon of batter into the bottom of each muffin cup. Place a frosted Lofthouse sugar cookie on top of the batter. Spoon another heaping Tablespoon or two on top of the cookie, covering it completely.
  3. Bake the brownie cups for approx. 18-20 minutes (mine were done at the 18 minute mark) until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean or mostly clean. Cool the brownie cups completely on a wire rack.
  4. Once cooled, melt the chocolate frosting (you could also sub ¾ cup or so of chocolate chips) in a microwave-safe bowl until smooth and melted. Drizzle the chocolate over the tops of the brownie cups and sprinkle immediately with sprinkles. Let the drizzle set, about 20 minutes, before eating. Store these cups airtight at room temperature up to 3 days. They also taste great slightly warmed!

 

DSC_0155Okay, people. I know what you’re thinking: I am positively bonkers for putting a frosted sugar cookie inside of a brownie. But trust me–it works. And wonderfully so! The cookie remains tender and buttery inside of the fudgy brownie blanket. And that sugary buttercream pillow of frosting on top of each cookie? It melts into a delectable, crystallized sugar candy layer right underneath the tops of the brownies, creating an irresistible sugar crust and adds a wonderful crunch to these brownie bites! Trust me, you’ll want to bake with frosting more often :)

Happy Friday!!

xo, Hayley

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Comments

  1. These are AMAZING! I LOVE IT!!!!! I am fixing to make these NOW!!!!!!

  2. These are perfect! One less decision I have to make today. Thanks for taking the pressure off, you are awesome!

  3. Haha! Who even thinks of these things??? A crack cookie in a brownie?? Heck yes! You are crazy in the BEST kind of way :)

  4. You always have the cutest things to say!!! I’m so jealous of your mad writing/baking skills!

  5. I thought I was the only person on earth that straight up HATES deciding where to go to eat. This is why I love Fridays. Because it is the ONE day every week that I don’t have to decide on any meals at all. My boyfriend HAS to pick where we go out to lunch. It’s written in a handbook somewhere. Loving the sugar cookie brownie. Brilliant!

    • OMG Heather, I’m totally stealing that idea but for every day of the week and everywhere we go haha. I am SO indecisive about restaurants and food! Thank goodness for particular boyfriends:)

  6. Hayley, you are most definitely NOT bonkers, you are so talented and come up with the most amazing recipes! You make us all smile with all of your cute writings! Can’t wait to try this one! :)

  7. Ive been wanting to make lofthouse sugar cookies for awhile. But most recipes make 4-5 dozen!! I could always use the extra for these brownies. Fun idea :)

  8. Lofthouse cookies are the best! I love not having to decide which to eat, cookie or brownie! I am the most indecisive person! And regardless of what I choose, I immediately regret it, without fail! You’ve summed up my life in this very post!

  9. You’re amazing, where in the world do you find time to do all of these recipes!? Please come over – I need your help…I’m drowning in recipesiwanttomake.

  10. haha! I hate making decisions. Thanks for deciding what dessert I need to bring to a party this weekend!

  11. HA! you crack me up. or made me laugh a little or giggle a lot or….never mind.
    i just know these brownies rock.

  12. Decisions. I hate making them! I’m going to be a fun travel partner, FYI. ;) I’ll be more fun if you bring me these.

  13. waking up is so darn hard. especially when it’s freeeezing outside and you just want to stay in the warm bed all curled up. ALSO, i’m the worst decision maker EVER. every time someone asks me something, i’m like “i don’t know, what do you think?” errrgggh..but you know what i can decide?! whether or not i want to eat these brownies. the answer is YES.

  14. Hayley, you’re so funny!

  15. I am absolutely the most indecisive person EVER. We should totally start planning our Dallas outings now so we have it figured out by June. :-) Oh, and bring some of these with you, would you??

  16. These are so fun, they make me smile! :)

  17. Back for Seconds says:

    I totally get you, girl. Deciding what to wear and what to eat are like the hardest decisions ever, ha!
    However, making the decision to eat these would be a cinch. The question is…how many??

  18. bakeaholicmama says:

    These are so genius. Big fan of lofthouse cookies… and who doesn’t love a brownie!

    I am with you… I am as indecisive as the come. I’m the worst at a drive through…. I have to ask the people on the speaker to hold on a minute like 5 times then I spout something off to them. Which is usually what ever my eyes read first. Then I get to the window and regret my choice.

  19. this dessert makes perfect sense~!

  20. Brownies or cookies I don’t care: These are beautiful! And I love that font you are using in one of your images :)

  21. Aimee @ ShugarySweets says:

    Love these. you have definitely got my attention. Lofthouse sugar cookies are just perfect!

  22. I LOVE THESE!! I’ve never seen mini lofthouse sugar cookies before Hayley! But stuffing them into brownies is just genius. :)

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