Well, this isn’t my usual kind of post is it? What am I doing?
The market on over the top sugary desserts is pretty well served here on the internet. I’m not that kind of blogger, in general. You’d be forgiven for thinking I didn’t have all that much of a sweet tooth.
But, in the interests of full disclosure: I really do.
And I can absolutely do those rich, over the top, insane desserts. Oh yes. I have an outstanding ability to overeat sweets. Long after every one else gets sick, I’m still going. It’s my party trick! At the age of 9, away from the prying eyes of adults, I scarfed 8 brownies at my friend’s sleepover, without even feeling sick. This is when I realised I had special abilities, and those abilities have shocked/impressed/horrified many friends and colleagues since, when trays of doughnuts, cookies and cake have presented themselves.
Having said that, while we’re disclosing things, the older I get, the more often I am defeated. I suspect that my glory days are behind me, which is just as well. But since I only bake for special occasions, when I do, I don’t hold back.
The occasion for these cookie sandwiches was a baking day with my brother, who recently started a university exchange nearby, and came over to bake something for his new housemates. This may be the only home baking these kiddos get for a while, so let’s make it count shall we?
Chewy dark chocolate cookies meet cream cheese cookie dough frosting, for when you can’t decide between chocolate, cheesecake-y things and cookie dough things. Which is usually, in my case.
The cookies and frosting are made from scratch, but the cookies are 100% borrowed from Martha Stewart and the frosting is like 95% borrowed from The Recipe Critic (I made only very minor changes)- so I deserve zero credit for the beauty of these individual components, my brother and I were just the crazy people who decided to mash them together and take pictures of it.
With my brother nearby for a full semester, you might be seeing more of the crazy treats this fall. If you any requests or suggestions, just go ahead and leave me a comment!