Salted Caramel Brownie Pies

 Salted Caramel Brownie Pies via The Baker Chick

I’m so excited to share this glorious treat with you today. Not only because it consists of brownie-cookies with salted caramel buttercream sandwiched together all whoopie-pie-like, but also because I made these for a very special blog-friend’s “Virtual” baby shower! Krissy from Krissy’s Creations is having a baby boy any day now, and though she lives too far away for an actual celebration, a few of her friends and I wanted to throw her a little “party” to celebrate the soon arrival of Baby.

I met Krissy last fall at the Foodbuzz Festival, and given that it was the day after I got engaged, and she was one of the first people I saw after it happened, I’ll always have special memories of that weekend. We both share a love for baking and I’ve loved getting to know Krissy over the last year.

 Salted Caramel Brownie Pies via The Baker Chick

In my following of Krissy’s blog, it’s become a known fact that the girl loves chocolate. Her husband Steve is more of a vanilla guy, but I know that Krissy loves anything chocolate- especially fudgy-gooey brownie. When I saw this recipe- I thought it would be perfect for her shower. Two, thick brownie-esque cookies and salty caramel filling is right up Krissy’s alley. (and mine. I ate about 5 of these.)

I was a bit skeptical of this recipe after seeing the dough.  It looks more like brownie batter than cookie dough, but after baking- it turned into the most crackly, fudgy confection ever. I can’t wait to experiment with this cookie. The possibilities for fillings and mix-ins are endless!

 Salted Caramel Brownie Pies via The Baker Chick

A party isn’t a party with brownie pies alone, so check out the other lovely ladies and their creations below. Congrats Krissy and Steve!

 Salted Caramel Brownie Pies via The Baker Chick

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Cassie of Bake Your Day | Red Bell Pepper & Ranch Cheese Dip
Erin of Big Fat Baker | Blueberry Punch
Jacqueline of The Dusty Baker | Kid-friendly Gluten-and-Dairy-Free Chicken Fingers
Lauren of Keep It Sweet |  Baby Blue Cake Pops From Scratch
Nicole of Sweet Peony Blog | Roasted Blueberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Salted Caramel Brownie Pies {A Virtual Baby Shower}

Yield: makes 12-16 sandwich cookies

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. dark chocolate, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, sifted
  • salted caramel creme filling:
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 2 cups confectioner sugar
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. Place butter in a saucepan over low heat and gently stir until melted. Add 7 oz. of chocolate and stir until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Place the eggs, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and beat for 15 minutes or until pale and creamy. (I know that seems like a lot, but I think that's what makes this cookie's texture.) Add in flour, baking powder, melted chocolate mixture, remaining 5 oz. of chocolate and mix just to combine. (Don't overmix.) Chill batter for 10 minutes, but not more. Dough should still be slightly gooey, but not watery.
  3. Spoon 2 tablespoonful of the mixture, onto parchment lined bake sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8–10 minutes or until puffed and cracked. Allow to cool completely on trays before transferring to a wire rack.
  4. Caramel Creme Filling and Assembly:
  5. Place softened butter in a bowl and beat until fluffy. Mix in confectioners sugar and salt, add in caramel and beat until smooth and creamy.
  6. Spread or pipe the frosting in between two cookies. Sandwich them together, and enjoy!!
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Recipe adapted from: Camilla Styles

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Comments

  1. I’m so glad I got to meet you and Krissy last year… so sad I won’t be going to Foodbuzz this time around.

    Seriously in love with these brownie pies!

  2. Like whoopie pies–but better! So cool!

  3. I so wish I could have met you both too! So happy for Krissy!! These are so fun, Audra, I adore brownies, and the salted caramel is such a great twist!

  4. tiny soft brownie sandwiches. I love this! I’d probably eat 5 too! Salted caramel & brownies are a match made in heaven – I swear. I could like live off of salted caramel filling/frostings. I’d just have to always buy bigger clothes lol!

  5. realistic nutritionist says:

    these look amazing!!

  6. Annie @Annie's City Kitchen says:

    How is it that I’ve never eaten a brownie whoopie pie before? This looks totally amazing!

  7. Ive been wanting to make brownie cookies for awhile..and these look incredible! And the filling, too!!

  8. Wowww these look amazing!!! I’ve never had a brownie cookie but it sounds fantastic! These are so perfect for Krissy!

  9. The Food Hound says:

    Salted caramel buttercream? You have got to be kidding. Amazing! Wish someone had made these for MY baby shower, ha!

  10. Mmm these look so lovely!

  11. Anna @ Hidden Ponies says:

    These look incredible, the texture sounds perfect!

  12. How many cookies did you get from the mixture…..? Looks yummy.

  13. Becca - Cookie Jar Treats says:

    It’s so sweet how people in the bloggasphere come together and celebrate the happy moments in other blogger’s lives :)

    These brownie cookie sandwiches look so good and I’ma girl that really likes fudgyness :)

  14. If I don’t have a stand mixer should I use an electric beater for 15 minutes? Do you think that will still give it the right texture? Thanks :)

  15. Hey Clara! I didn’t have a stand mixer until about 2 weeks ago- so I normally would have attempted this with a hand mixer. I think it will work out fine- your hand may just get tired!

  16. I got 12 large sandwich cookies. I will update the recipe :)

  17. BigFatBaker says:

    Yum!! These look so tasty! Thanks for putting this all together – everyone’s recipes turned out great :)

  18. Penny Lockhart says:

    I hope you mean home-made caramel sauce. I wouldn’t want to mess up a beautiful recipe llike this with commercially prepared caramel sauce.

  19. silly… that’s why the words ‘caramel sauce’ are highlighted in the recipe – it’s a link to her recipe for homemade caramel sauce – YUMMY! :o)

  20. Ha yes- you can use the recipe for caramel sauce I’ve linked to, but honestly- if all you have is store-bought- I think it would be OK :)

  21. These look and sound awesome!

  22. Those look sinful!

  23. If anyone is wondering, I just made these using an electric beater. My arm was basically dead, but it must’ve have worked because the brownie pies are incredible!

  24. Good to know. I’ve killed my arm many times on heavily-mixed recipes. :)

  25. Lisa John says:

    so yummy loving it. will have to prepare this for the week end, you are just a fantastic guide. Baby Shower Message for Girl

  26. homechefforfun says:

    8 – 10 minutes not enough. First batch dough was still raw after cooled. Second batch better with longer cooking time, but too large a portion for me, an avid chocolate lover. Will try again with much smaller “bite” size: should cook in recommended time and with very rich taste, small bites could be better.

  27. Sorry they didn’t turn out so well for you. Every oven bakes things slightly differently, so maybe yours needed a little extra time. Mine were pretty big, and done in exactly 9 minutes!

  28. Does anyone know how many cookies this makes? I know you have to sandwich them together, but I need to know how many I can expect from one recipe. Thanks.

  29. Hey! The quantity totally depends on the size of the cookie. If they are small (1 1/2 inch) it will make 24. Mine were bigger and this recipe made about 18.

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  31. these are incredible! the texture of the brownie cookies is awesome. i followed the recipe exactly and was pleasantly surprised with the crinkly top and fudgy inside. i thought with the filling they might be a tad too sweet but not so. definitely making again!

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