A couple days ago I went to the dentist.
I don’t want to brag or anything, but my dentist is kinda sorta high-tech. They’ll let you listen to customized Pandora stations while they drill at your mouth, or you can watch movies on their flat screen TV that lowers above your head. The only thing missing is a cleaning robot named Rosie, but I’m convinced she is busy tidying elsewhere every time I come in.
Anywho, so while I was there, this awful music was playing the entire time. Like one of those generic “easy listening” stations, except worse. The station had nary a “poppy” or upbeat song and instead, infiltrated the room with sad abused-animal-commercial/funeral music.
Ahem SarahMcLachlan, I’mlookingatyou.
At first I thought that maybe “In the Arms of An Angel” had mistakenly made its way into the easy listening rotation and soon, images of homeless kittens would exit my mind. But no. The office continued to blast really sappy, really miserable songs over the radio like the 90s were going out of style, oh wait…
Suddenly, I felt like I was in the middle of a funeral. Sarah’s melodic, tortured croon wafted throughout the room and I envisioned my dentist standing in the corner, eyes solemn, head down, as he gently whispered, “I’m sorry. He didn’t make it.”
The RDA would wheel out a little cart where a lone, cold, dead tooth would sit on a tray, a napkin haphazardly covering it so I could still steal one last glimpse of his lifelessness. That poor tooth — it had so much potential — but you ate so much damn sugar that you killed it. You senselessly killed your own tooth, you vile murderer.
In your head, a tortured montage will play as you remember all the times you were too lazy to brush, too cool to floss, and just let that poor little tooth rot to death in a lonely hole in your jaw. What did he ever do to you? He only CHEWED THE FOOD YOU ATE, you heartless monster. And now.. now he’s dead. In the arms of an angel. Presumably the tooth fairy, or the trashcan, as I don’t think I could milk my parents with the tooth fairy storyline again and the dentist would probably be weirded out if a grown woman asked for her tooth back.
Then again, it’s just as weird that I have all my baby teeth still, in an old VHS box under my bed, but that’s besides the point.
The point is, while I don’t need heavy metal blasting at my dental appointment, can they lighten up on the lugubrious tunes? Or at least tell me to wear all black and bring one of those veils people wear at funerals? I mean, I was seriously under-dressed for this dismal appointment.
Anywho, after my sad appointment, I wanted something peppy. Something to celebrate the fact that I had teeth and dammit, I’m going to use them. So I stuffed cake-batter flavored cookie dough inside of brownies, then coated them in chocolate. It was the sugariest thing I could think to do, and my teeth thanked me for it.
I love you, teeth.
Cake Batter Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs *adapted from my Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs recipe & cake batter cookie dough recipe adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction
- ¾ cup butter, softened
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup white sugar
- 2 Tbsp milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp almond extract
- 1 & ¼ cups flour
- 1 & ¼ cups yellow or Funfetti cake mix
- Rainbow sprinkles
- 1 pan (13x9") fudge brownies, baked and cooled according to package directions
- 1 pkg chocolate bark
- ¼ pkg white chocolate bark
- First, make your cookie dough. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter & sugars until creamy. Add the milk & extracts and beat to combine. Add in the flour and cake mix and beat until a soft dough forms. Stir in about 1 cup of sprinkles.
- On a foil-lined baking sheet, roll the cookie dough into approx. 1"-sized balls and place along the sheet. Freeze the cookie dough balls for about 1-2 hours or until firm.
- Cut the pan of brownies into small 1" sized squares. Take a square and gently flatten it with your palm. Place a frozen cookie dough ball in the center of the flattened brownie, then wrap the brownie around the cookie dough ball, sealing any gaps gently with your fingers. You can also roll the brownie bomb in your hand to smooth out any lumps, if needed. Place the brownie-covered cookie dough bombs back on the sheet.
- Prepare your chocolate bark according to instructions. Dip each brownie bomb into the chocolate, allowing excess to drip off. Return to the sheet to harden. Once all the bombs have been dipped in chocolate, melt the white chocolate and drizzle it on top of the bombs. Top immediately with remaining rainbow sprinkles, if desired.
- **Note: You could also use white chocolate to coat the bombs and use milk chocolate to drizzle, if desired. For a more authentic cake batter flavored shell, try adding a tiny splash of almond or vanilla extract to your chocolate, or stir in a small teaspoon of cake mix until blended.**
Averie @ Averie Cooks says
They look awesome. You’re the queen of little truffles like this…and cake batter and sprinkles! And that’s a beautiful thing 🙂
kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies says
These look amazing! Perfect way to celebrate dentist clean teeth, a big bomb of tasty sugar 🙂
Jocelyn (@grandbabycake) says
Gosh those look so incredible! I love cookie dough and brownies so this is the perfect combo!
These look amazing and yummy!
You are so nice to your lovely teeth!
But…um….the baby teeth are under your bed? Lol
I feel like they always play that kind of music at my dentist’s too and it makes me sleeeeeepyyyy
Sarah @ Miss CandiQuik says
hahah, besides the music your dentist sounds awesome, lol. And these look amazing!!
Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen says
I’m in awe of your baking. I would love to try these little bombs they look awesome and the sprinkles just make it all the better 😀
Why does that song still exist? I used to like Sarah McLachlan until she decided to sponsor those adds. Never again can I listen to her without thinking of all the poor little kittens and puppies that I can’t adopt. Wah. Now I need one-or five-of these oh so delicious bombs. Love, love this recipe Hayley!
Oh my goooodnesss, these need to get in my belly asap
Beautiful! My teeth are screaming for some right now, Hayley! So yummy and pretty looking…I love the fun background in all the photos 🙂
Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking says
No better way to celebrating surviving the dentist! These look insane!
Ummmmm wow! These are amazing!! I NEED to make them!
I love that you whipped these out after a trip to the dentist. They must not guilt trip you as much at your high-tech place as they do at mine.
Tanya Schroeder says
The perfect thing to eat after the dentist! That is my least favorite place to be in the world and I do NOT have a hight tech dentist! In fact, I don’t think they play music. I love that you can pop these cheerful little bites any time!
Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry says
There is a list as long as my arm about why I hate the dentist office but really its because of the shitty music they play. When your drilling at my teeth, at least dont make me suffer through another Maroon 5 song. These bombs look like the bomb (yes i said it). My teeth will thank you when I bite into one these deletable treats.
Jess @ On Sugar Mountain says
As someone who LOATHES the dentist, I cannot imagine a better way to celebrate having teeth than with these bombs of delicious cookie dough. Holy cow Hayley they are blowing me away! (heehee)
Heather @French Press says
I need 10 of these like stat! amazing
LOVE! And I need to go to YOUR dentist!
That song seriously needs to go away. It is too freaking sad!! Glad these little babies cheered ya up!
A Sweet Baker says
All I get at my dentist’s office is a pair of scratched-up sunglasses to wear while I count how many holes are in the ceiling tiles. Not fun! Coming home to these bombs would be so much better and well worth the trip to the dentist! 🙂
Sophia @ NY Foodgasm says
LOVES it! Sooooo pretty and looks so delish! Plus these are GREAT photos!
Oh yeah these “bombs” are definitely cheerful and uplifting!!
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says
There are so many wonderful things going on here
Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today says
It looks like a good comfort food, and the story…I don’t like to go to a dentist, always so stressful.
Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl says
BruCrew Life says
You are so sweet to make your teeth this awesome looking treat! I love that you made cake batter flavored cookie dough bites!!! They sound incredible!!!
The story behind these is adorable 🙂 and so are they!
Pamela Renee Adams says
Oh My these look so good, I accidentally ran across them on Pinterest, coincidentally my coworker made the chocolate chip cookie brownie bombs last week. I am diabetic, so she gave me a tiny piece and left me another tiny with another coworker who surprised me with it later in the day. AWESOME STUFF GIRL!
The Domestic Rebel says
Glad you enjoyed it, Pamela!!
Heather @ Sugar Dish Me says
Ha! I Googled “cookie dough cake” while recipe shopping for my kids birthday and this post was first on the Google list! So I thought I’d say Hey!
Tried to make these….total failure 🙁
Brownies i think were too dry, so they crumbled in the melted choc making one heck of a mess. Ended up trashing it all
can i use something other then almond extract ?
Hi Angie, sure! Butter extract or plain ol’ vanilla should work 🙂