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Posted by on Jan 7, 2013 in Desserts | 7 comments

Fudge Brownies with Cookie Butter Frosting

I love Sundays. I woke up feeling much better today, so Dave & I decided to take the dogs to the park. The dog park we visit has lots of nature trails and one of our favorite games to play is hide & seek. Dave & I will wait until Ob & Marley get ahead of us and then we run down a side trail and hide behind a tree and wait for them to find us. It sounds kind of cruel, but I promise they love it.

hide n seek

I’m always amazed at how quickly they can find us, even when we don’t make a lot of noise. Ob usually finds us first because she has the better nose…and because I don’t think Marley really cares to find us. He’s too cool for our games.

not playing

After over an hour of games at the park, we headed home with lunch on the brain. Last night I made a version of this pasta dish for dinner and I reheated the leftovers for lunch. I changed it up a bit and added some red pepper flakes and other spicy seasonings so it had a kick to it. I also added spinach and used a Pinot instead of a Chardonnay.



It was so easy to make and it was delicious. I’m pretty sure Jenna is my blog girl crush and she also happens to have  the cutest engagement story ever. Read it. You will melt.

After a tasty lunch and a bath for the dogs, I decided a Sunday treat was in order so I got busy in the kitchen. The result? Fudge Brownies…

Fudge Brownies

Topped with cookie butter frosting…

Fudge Brownies1

A.K.A. a good decision, topped with an even better decision. The brownies taste just like fudge. Maybe I accidentally made fudge? I’m not even sure, but it works.

Don’t even get me started on the frosting. I wanted to build my home in that bowl. I didn’t wait for the brownies to cool before frosting them, so the icing slightly melted but that was a small price to pay for my impatience.

No New Year’s diets were implemented in this house today.

Fudge Brownies


1/2 cup butter, softened

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour

dash of salt

3 tablespoons cocoa powder

chocolate chips (optional)


Preheat oven to 350° and grease an 8×8 pan.

In a bowl with an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until smooth. Add in the eggs & vanilla and mix well. Add in cocoa powder and then gradually add in flour, until well mixed. Add a dash of salt and then fold in chocolate chips.

Pour into greased pan and bake for approximately 30 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.

Cookie Butter Frosting


3 tablespoons cookie butter (can swap for peanut butter)

3 tablespoons butter, softened

1 cup powdered sugar

dash of vanilla extract

1 tablespoon milk


Cream cookie butter and butter together until smooth. Add in powdered sugar and vanilla and mix well, until no lumps remain. Add in milk and mix again until fluffy.

Eat with spoon. Spread over brownies.





  1. Glad you are starting to feel better!

    I really need to pick up some of that cookie butter. I meant to do it today. Damn! Next Sunday 🙂
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    • Thanks, Michelle! That cookie butter is the jam, but be warned – it is addicting!

  2. Ha Ha, you and your cookie butter!!

    • Jessie – I need someone to put a lock on my pantry to keep me away from it! haha

  3. I do a similar game with Abby – she likes to lead and if she gets too far away, I’ll just turn around and pretty soon, she will come streaking by on the dead run and get out in front again as if to say “I knew we were going this way. . .” Such a silly puppy!
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