Friday, August 19, 2011

Baking: College Edition. Brownie Cookie Sandwich


Learning names can be SO HARD when you're meeting a million people.  Luckily, you're never too old to play games.  Even as a junior in college, two of my teachers have already had us play games to learn everyone's name in the classes.

Game number one:  Each student has to think of an adjective that describes them and starts with the first letter of their first name.  Then everyone says their name and adjective out loud (Kind Katie) and the names and adjectives of all of the people who went before them.  Pretty effective.

Game number two: Everyone gets a miniature dry erase board and marker.  They have to write their name at the top and then below draw something that everyone can remember them by.  Then everyone holds up their board to the class and describes what they drew.  My drawing sucked but I tried to draw my blog.  Also effective.

My first week of classes has been consumed by learning names and way too many syllabus' (syllabi?).  I haven't been able to sleep very well so if anyone has any tips on sleeping they'd be greatly appreciated!!

I also had my first baking experience at school!  I prepared everything in the room (everything but the actual baking part).  My roomies weren't really phased by that because they already know about my blog, but when I went down to the commons area to put the cookies in the oven, it got a lil' awkward.  The kitchen was packed with people hanging out so they were all grilling me about what I was doing.  But I kept on bakin' on and made these yummmyy cookie sandwiches with packaged frosting and a box mix. (My roommate brought them for me because she knew I had a blog :)) 

What do you guys think about box mixes and packaged frosting?

I hate them both.  Buuuttt... they're cheap and easy.  And I'm a college student now, ya know.  Let's be cliche here and go with it.  

These were so good.  They reminded me of oatmeal cream pies.  The texture was exactly the same... that soft and chewy cookie with the whipped, creamy filling, but the flavor was even better than oatmeal cream pies!  They're really decadent, but so worth it and so cheap.  I can't believe I'm saying this, but I highly recommend these, processed chemicals and all. 

What do you do when you can't sleep
Do you use boxed mixes?


Brownie Cookie Sandwiches

Ingredients:
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 ºF. Grease cookie sheet.
  2. Combine brownie mix, egg, water and oil in large bowl. Stir until well blended and soft dough forms. Drop by level measuring tablespoons about 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake at 375 ºF for 7 to 8 minutes or until cookies are set in center. Do not over bake. Cool for 1 minute before removing to cooling rack. Cool completely before assembling.
  4. Spread frosting on half the cookies. Top each frosted cookie with another cookie. Gently press together.

12 comments:

  1. Oh I want these cookies! ^^
    Great news about your class! You know what, I'm a teacher and your comment about getting to know people's names is pretty interesting!

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  2. What a greattt idea! Im off into my 3rd n final year of uni and im pretty sure these little gems would buy me some friends! haha :) quick, easy, and goddarn yummy i bet - genius!

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  3. Yummmm! I bet these made you pretty popular :-) I HATE trying to learn everyone's names...I am no good at it at all. I rarely use boxed mixes when I bake just because I love creating things from scratch. I do, however, prefer canned frosting for some reason!

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  4. I'm  not a fan of boxed mixes either, but sometimes they work for the best! Your cookies look great  and you officially have the best roomie ever!

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  5. I have used boxed mixes on occasion when I have nothing else in the house or speed is of the essence!
    On a side note, what is that delicious looking bar in the middle of your header?

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  6. thanks so much! that would be these: http://www.whatkatiesbaking.com/2011/06/white-chocolate-chip-cookie-dough.html and they are SO GOOD!

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  7. they do work sometimes! thanks girl :)

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  8. haha! it sucks soo bad.  i'm terrible, too, it's okay! i love creating things, too... you can rarely recreate that canned frosting taste.

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  9. thank you!! :) haha so fast and easy!

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  10. aw thanks, gen! tell me if you use those ideas and if they work!

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  11. I want one! They look delis!

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  12. These look amazing! I love that you used box brownie mix!

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