I came across an article about Balaboosta’s Bakery in East Norwich, NY and I was immediately fixated on these brownie stuffed cookies they are famous for. They looked ridiculously amazing, better than the ones I have created here. They are the masters of stuffing brownies into cookies. Now I don’t claim that these will be as perfect, but since Iam not hopping on a plane and flying to NY anytime soon, I just had to attempt to create a second best option! These are outstanding. By far the best cookie I have ever eaten, and I don’t say that lightly. It really merges two of the best desserts into one cookie, and better than “brookies”, because the brownie is on the inside, it stays slightly under-done, creating one phenomenal cookie.
This recipe can look a little time consuming when you consider it’s literally two desserts in one. Twice the ingredients, twice the steps, etc. My recipe below provides the details to make both from scratch but if this recipe feels overwhelming but you still want the gratification of these cookies, try these hacks to make it a little easier:
Make the cookie dough a day or so ahead of time
Bake the brownies ahead of time, cool, cut to size, then place in an airtight container in the fridge.
Use a boxed brownie mix if necessary. I usually stay away from boxed items, but in this case, since it is just the center of the cookie and not the main attraction – you can get away with it. Since these brownies require not being fully baked, I would not recommend buying pre-made brownies for this recipe.
I absolutely love trying to re-make famous food items from different areas of the country that I may never visit. Like after a viral video I watched on Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar at the Minnesota State Fair, I did a bunch of research on the cookies then remade them. You can find the recipe here if you are a cookie fiend like me!