Somewhere between a fudge-y brownie and a handheld cookies lies this sweet treat made with a smoky porter for delicious roasted flavors to pair with slightly bitter chocolate.
By Heather Lewis
This recipe doesn’t yield brownies. Not quite, at least. Instead, it produces a handheld treat that more closely resembles a chocolate cookie. The batter, however, is based on brownie batter and, as a result, produces a moist, tender crumb and slightly fudge-y interior that’s more reminiscent of, well, a brownie. And it’s amazing.
Did I mention the beer? The addition of a smoky porter intensifies the roasted flavors in the chocolate which are further accentuated by coarse sea salt. I ate nearly a dozen of them.
These brownie cookies are also the perfect chocolate canvas for mix-ins. Think chopped pecans and dried cherries. Or white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts. Maybe mini marshmallows and toasted almonds for a Rocky Road inspired variation. Or keep it simple with mini chocolate chips which will add texture and, more importantly, more chocolate. Needless to say, the possibilities are truly endless.
You can never have enough beer and chocolate. Next, try The Darkest Chocolate Ice Cream (with beer) or Banana Beer Bundt Cake with Chocolate Stout Ganache.Print
Heather is a Certified Beer Server and Home Chef who works in Operations for a Craft Brewery. She fell in love with craft beer and cooking after living in San Francisco. In 2011, she started the blog BeerBitty which focuses on cooking with beer recipes that highlight different beer styles. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.