I am an only child. Did you know that?
The stereotype surrounding only children is that we are typically stubborn and selfish, a product of being used to getting our way.
As I have gotten older and certainly since becoming a mother, I like to think I became more of a selfless person.
For the most part.
I have no problem telling you that I am completely stubborn and selfish when it comes to dessert.
I honestly think this is completely acceptable because why should I have to share my food and if I give you the no share disclaimer ahead of time, you received fair enough warning to order your own.
The only questionable selfish dessert habit I have is that I don’t really care (gosh this sounds mean but its true) what kind of dessert you may want as your birthday cake because if I am left in charge of selecting it, I will pick what I like and not what you may prefer.
The guy who likes to bring me flowers for no particular reason requested the other day that I make last week’s cookie dough flourless brownie pizza as his birthday cake this fall.
How pretty are this week’s flowers?!
While I smiled and appreciated how much he loved my latest dessert creation, I politely informed him that he was getting a chocolate fudge cake topped with rainbow cookies from my favorite bakery, Torta Fina.
The only thing I can maybe do is make this cookie dough flourless brownie pizza in addition to getting that chocolate cake as a compromise. Relationships are about compromise, right?
I gave you a sneak peak of this too decadent for words dessert creation the other day but it deserves full details so that you can make it too.
I knew the combination of Amanda’s flourless double fudge brownies and my cookie dough would be a winner.
I mean, the cookie dough alone was so killer when I made the samoa cookie dough bark back in the winter that it was time to bring it back to life with a new recipe.
Instead of baking the brownies as traditional brownies, I went with a round cake pan in order to make more of a dessert pizza.
As the brownie pizza was in the oven, I prepared my cookie dough.
A few minor adjustments to my original cookie dough recipe:
- Increased ingredient measurements to have more cookie dough to go around the brownie pizza
- Used dairy-free chocolate chips to make this recipe dairy-free
- Added a scoop of coconut flour for fun
Let’s talk some stats before getting to the recipe:
Amanda’s flourless double fudge brownie recipe is naturally gluten-free. If you use dairy-free chocolate chips, it’s dairy-free too.
The cookie dough contains oat-flour; use gluten-free oats if you want a gluten-free recipe.
Both the cookie dough and brownie recipe use coconut palm sugar; I use a small amount of granulated sugar for the cookie dough but I am confident you can leave it out without really noticing.
Gluten-free, refined-flour free and dairy-free? Suddenly sounds like health food to me.
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Anyone else an only child?
Favorite kind of birthday cake/dessert?
If you have to pick one – brownies or cookies?
- For the brownie:
- Follow Running With Spoons [url href=”http://www.runningwithspoons.com/2014/12/12/flourless-double-chocolate-brownies” target=”_blank”]recipe[/url]
- For the cookie dough:
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/2 cup nut butter of choice
- 3/4 cup oat flour (gluten-free, if necessary)
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2/3 cup coconut palm sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup (or more!) mini chocolate chips (dairy-free if necessary)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Follow recipe for brownies and pour batter into lightly greased round cake pan (8 or 9 inch is fine).
- Bake brownie for about 20 minutes, checking with a toothpick in center to ensure it comes out clean.
- Do not overcook!
- While brownies are cooking, prepare cookie dough.
- Melt coconut oil and mix with sugars until well combined.
- Add in peanut butter and vanilla, mixing well.
- Add oat flour and coconut flour, mixing until very well combined.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- When brownies are cooled, top with cookie dough.
- Slice and serve.