After a long day all we want is a treat or a snack. I know we do and we always gravitate towards something chocolaty and indulgent. We can’t just eat and not share, so here’s our Brownie Cookies filled with Mascarpone Frosting. Some product samples were received from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #BacktoSchoolTreats week recipes. All opinions are mine alone.
Back to school couldn’t get any sweeter. We love a sweet treat after a long day and so does our kiddos. We have made some of the most decadent brownie cookies you could ever have and need I say more about this mascarpone frosting? It’s creamy and perfection in every bite! Grab the recipe below, make them as soon as possible and you’ll find yourself wanting to make a second batch sooner than later. Trust me, they are that good!
- 2 cups Dark Chocolate, chopped
- 2 tablespoons Butter
- 2 Eggs
- 2/3 cups Sugar, we used Dixie Crystals
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Paste, we used Vanilla Bean Paste from Taylor & Colledge
- 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour, sifted
- 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder, sifted
- 8 oz Mascarpone, softened
- 1-2 tablespoons Powdered Sugar, we used Dixie Crystals
- 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
- Place 1 cup + 1/8 cup of the chocolate and the butter in a small saucepan over low heat and stir until melted and smooth. Set aside.
- Place the eggs, sugar, and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer and whisk until pale and creamy.
- Stir through the flour, baking powder, chocolate mixture, and remaining chocolate. Allow to stand for 10 minutes.
- Scoop tablespoonfuls of the mixture onto baking trays lined with non-stick baking paper.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until puffed and cracked. Allow to cool completely on trays.
- Add cream and beat until firm.
- Spread half the cookies with the mascarpone frosting and sandwich with the remaining cookies.
This upcoming back to school season is filled with mix feelings. Both of our girls are graduating. One from high school and the other from middle school. You guys, I’m going to be a wreck. Some tears will be filled with joy and others with a sense of “time goes by way too fast”. At the end of it all, I’m proud of them and the lessons learned throughout the years. Back to school is approaching whether we are ready or not and with it lots of new experiences and changes. We’re ready for them! Bring it on!
In the meantime we are celebrating with #BacktoSchoolTreats hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures. All week-long 30 bloggers will be sharing 100+ fantastic recipes for both parents and kids, with breakfasts, snacks, desserts, and drinks to get you back in the school routine.
Thank you sponsors for providing the prize packages. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!
PRIZE #1 DIXIE CRYSTALS
Dixie Crystals is giving one winner a Keurig K-Select Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker.
Since 1917, Dixie Crystals® has been the South’s choice for high-quality sugar and sweeteners. For generations, Dixie Crystals has been at the heart of family traditions and celebrations. Our pure cane, non-GMO sugar products guarantee that treasured family recipes will turn out right every time. Bake with love and Dixie Crystals.
PRIZE#2 SWEETS & TREATS
We believe in flavor for all and opportunity for all. In the beginning, Rinaldo and Ezilda Torre visited family in Lucca, Italy. They returned home to San Francisco with handwritten recipes, which they used to create authentic flavored syrups. Needless to say, the syrups we’re a hit. A lot has happened since then, but our belief has remained the same: Flavor for All, Opportunity for All. It means that not only are the products we make inclusive and approachable, but so is our success. We believe everything starts with people, and the only way to truly succeed is to succeed together. Today, you can use more than 100 of our naturally flavored syrups, sauces and beverage bases in coffees, sodas, teas, smoothies, cocktails and more.
PRIZE#4 TAYLOR & COLLEDGE
Taylor & Colledge is giving one winner a selection of their gourmet extract pastes, including Organic Vanilla Bean Baking Paste, Lavender Baking Paste, Almond Baking Paste, Coconut Baking Paste, Lemon Baking Paste, and Peppermint Baking Paste.
Taylor & Colledge has been making award winning Vanilla products since 1897. As a family owned business, Taylor & Colledge has always been committed to the fair, ethical and sustainable sourcing of Vanilla. Over the years they have pioneered a number of country specific programs to support growers, their families and to make the vanilla industry more sustainable. They have also taken this knowledge and expertise and applied it to their full range of baking pastes. Whether it’s sourcing the finest peppermint (mentha piperita) to make the best Peppermint Oil, or using only real Almond Milk and Oil of Bitter Almond for their natural Almond Extract Paste, Taylor & Colledge is committed to transform your baking with premium quality pastes, made with only the finest ingredients from around the world.
Flahavan’s is giving one winner an oat prize package including a jar for overnight oats and a selection of Rolled Oats, Quick to Cook Oats, and Steel Cut Oats.
Ireland’s oldest family-owned food business is situated at the family mill in the Southeast of Ireland. Flahavan’s can trace its oat milling history back to 1785 and its expertise in producing naturally creamy oatmeal back over 230 years. A seven-generation family business, Flahavan’s is the bestselling oatmeal brand in Ireland, where people eat more oatmeal per capita than anywhere else in the world. Flahavan’s is a founding member of Origin Green, the first-ever national initiative to mandate 100% sustainability for food exports.
Thank you to #BacktoSchoolTreats Sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Sweets & Treats, Torani, Taylor & Colledge, and Flahavan’s for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #BacktoSchoolTreats recipes. All opinions are my own. The #BacktoSchoolTreats giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning.
Five (5) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. Winners have 48 hours to respond once chosen, or they forfeit the prize and alternate winner(s) will be chosen. The #BacktoSchoolTreats Bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #BacktoSchoolTreats posts or entry.
Check out these #BacktoSchoolTreats recipes from some amazing food bloggers:
Back to School Breakfasts:
Breakfast Banana Splits from For the Love of Food
Easy Breakfast Quesadillas from Simple and Savory
Orange Buttermilk Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce from Love and Confections
S’mores Breakfast Pastries from Family Around the Table
Back to School Snacks:
Carrot Cake Energy Balls from Frugal & Fit
Easy Caramel Apple Slices on a Stick from Jen Around the World
No-Bake Caramel & Toffee Rice Crispy Treats from Hardly A Goddess
Unicorn Poop Snack Mix from The Beard and The Baker
Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt Drops from Tara’s Multicultural Table
Vanilla Pudding Cups from Home Sweet Homestead
Back to School Desserts:
Back to School Confetti Cookie Bars from The Mandatory Mooch
Chocolate Dipped ABC 123 Chocolate Chip Cookies from Big Bear’s Wife
Maple No Bake Cookies from Kelly Lynn’s Sweets and Treats
Peanut Butter Chocolate Cereal Bars from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
School Colors Cupcakes from The Redhead Baker
Streusel Coffee Cake from Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Traveling Stuffed Apples from The Domestic Kitchen
Back to School Drinks:
Apple, Vanilla Bean, and Caramel Smoothie from Our Good Life
Caramel Apple Chai Latte from Comfortably Domestic
Caramel Apple Smoothie from Home Sweet Homestead
Felix Felicis Potion Smoothies from The Spiffy Cookie
Hot Caramel Apple Almond Cream from Daily Recipes
Hot Caramel Apple Cider from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Pre Workout Caramel Apple Smoothie from A Day in the Life on the Farm
What’s your or your kiddos favorite treat or snack to enjoy after school? You already know ours! We can’t get enough of these brownie cookies with mascarpone frosting.