I hope you get a chance to thank a serviceman or woman this Memorial Day weekend. And buy them a drink.
Because there’s no such thing as too much appreciation when it comes to our veterans and service people.
Our freedoms aren’t by any means free. And without those fine folks, life would look a whole lot different to most of us.
Thank you to my cousin Justin, who has retired into a career of protecting and serving the good people of Sulphur Springs, Texas. And thank you to my brother-in-law Chris. And thanks to Jason’s cousin’s husbands (whew!) Scott and Daniel for their current and continued service. And let’s not forget the big, fat, gigantic “I just don’t know how you ladies do it but I’m sure glad you do” to Amanda and Sarah.
And a shout out to the heavens to my Uncle Sam and PaPaw.
We’re spending the early part of our weekend celebrating a PreK-4 soccer season with swimming and some truly (truly truly!) outrageous, fudgey brownies. Then on Monday, we’ll head over and let Landry plant a flag on my PaPaw’s grave.
Have a safe and thank-filled Memorial Day weekend, friends!
Triple Chocolate Cookie Dough Brownies
Dense, fudgey, and incredibly rich brownies studded with triple chocolate cookie dough and semi-sweet chocolate chips.
- Baking spray
- 1 18.3 oz brownie mix + required ingredients (oil, eggs, and water) or your favorite brownie recipe that can be baked in a 13x9
- 1 lb triple chocolate cookie dough (I used Specially Selected brand from Aldi)
- 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 (or the temperature at which your favorite brownie recipe bakes).
- Spray a 13x9 baking pan with baking spray.
- Mix your brownie recipe according to package/recipe directions.
- Add the chocolate chips to the batter.
- If pre-formed, chop the cookie dough balls into quarters and run the mixer for 5-10 seconds to distribute into the batter (if spooning from a bowl, drop by small spoonfuls into the batter and then mix well).
- Spread the dough evenly into the baking pan and bake until the center is set and a knife inserted into the center comes out with very moist crumbs - this was 10 minutes over the baking time recommended by the mix I used.
- Let brownies cool completely to set.
- Enjoy with a tall glass of milk.
Yields: 20-24 servings, based on size cut
Estimated time: 1 hour