Baking is one of my favourite ways to relieve stress. The routine, order and methodicalness of baking makes it an experience I love. Whether it’s a recipe I’ve made hundreds of times to a new creation I am dreaming of, baking is fun, creative and deliciously yummy! When asked to create a recipe with Betty Crocker or Pillsbury to spread the word about the Bake it Possible contest (details below) I instantly thought of cupcakes but wanted to try something different. Would I create something unique with Crescent Rolls or use a Betty Crocker mix in a way I had not before? While looking at their new Salted Caramel Brownie mix I was drooling just thinking about brownies and I knew I had my answer – a brownie-type creation. And, these delicious Brownie Cookies with Peanut Butter Filling were born!
Brownie Cookie with Peanut Butter Filling
1 box Betty Crocker Salted Caramel Brownie Mix
1/3 cup vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 350.
Place dry mix in a bowl.
In a measuring cup whisk together eggs and oil.
Add to dry mix.
With a wooden spoon mix thoroughly.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Place tablespoon sized cookies on parchment paper.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Peanut Butter Filling
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 butter, softened
1/8 cup milk
2 cups icing sugar (powdered sugar)
Place all ingredients in a stand mixer and whip until fully combined.
If you want fluffier filling add a pinch of salt at the end and mix one last time.
Assembling Brownie Cookie with Peanut Butter Filling
Spread filling on the bottom of one cookie and then pair with a cookie of the same size.
Ensure there is enough filling to make it appear like a sandwich.
Serve immediately or keep cool until time to eat so filling doesn’t melt.
- 1 box Betty Crocker Salted Caramel Brownie Mix
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Place dry mix in a bowl.
- In a measuring cup whisk together eggs and oil.
- Add to dry mix.
- With a wooden spoon mix thoroughly.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Place tablespoon sized cookies on parchment paper.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- ½ cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ¼ butter, softened
- ⅛ cup milk
- 2 cups icing sugar (powdered sugar)
- Place all ingredients in a stand mixer and whip until fully combined.
- If you want fluffier filling add a pinch of salt at the end and mix one last time.
Bake it Possible
It’s an exciting time to be a baker! To participate in the Bake It Possible contest is easy. To enter, bake your tastiest creation using one of the participating Pillsbury or Betty Crocker products, take a photo or video and post it on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #BakeItPossible, or submit to BakeItPossible.com.
The Top 50 semi-finalists will be selected based on taste appeal, WOW factor and creativity. From there, they’ll be whittled down to the Top 10 based on those criteria PLUS simplicity of the recipe. The Top 10 finalists will have their recipes turned into instructional recipe videos and will have a chance to show off their baking prowess as they compete in a live bake-off in Toronto in March, judged by a celebrity panel. The winning recipe will be featured on TV, in stores and online, with the grand prize winner also taking home $10,000.
For more information about the Bake It Possible contest including a complete list of rules and regulations, visitBakeItPossible.com.
Disclosure: I was compensated for this post. As always, all opinions are my own.