The original pin – “It’s a well-documented fact that everyone loves a rich, chocolate-y brownie, but bake them in cookie-form and sandwich together with a caramel buttercream and you just might never recover.”
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We agree with the blogger – who doesn’t love a brownie? And who wouldn’t LOVE this? We wanted to get our hands on this cookie so much that we decided to try it ourselves. Unfortunately, we momentarily forgot that we are epic Pinterest failures (natch), and we should have just saved ourselves the time and effort.
First fail? Not having the proper tools. The recipe calls for a KitchenAid mixer (retail $330+). We tried it with our hand mixer (retail ~$25). And our arms got pretty dang tired after holding that thing for the 15 consecutive minutes of mixing that this recipe requires.
Once the batter was done and dropped onto the cookie sheet, we though it looked a little runny. But what else can you do at this point? Shove ’em in the oven!
Our cookies shape-shifted into an amorphous blob. How are we supposed to make sandwiches out of these? Time for ingenuity:
Because of the way the cookies came out of the oven, and because we didn’t cook them long enough, only a handful of our post-cut cookies were usable. A total of 10 cookies could somewhat be salvaged, which means only 5 sandwiches total:
But we did not know this before-hand, so we’d already made the ENTIRE batch of caramel frosting to go inside the cookie sandwiches. (And BTW, the caramel frosting tasted exactly like its two ingredients: sugar and butter. Or how we imagine Paula Deen would taste if we bit into her.)
Dear starving children in Africa, please shield your eyes. The following was all completely unusable and had to be thrown away in the name of failure:
Minutes of prep time: 30
Minutes of cook time: 9
Hours spent bitching and moaning about this effort: At least 24
Seconds it took us to break out the alcohol and console ourselves: 1
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