Dark Chocolate Brownie Cookies with Peppermint White Choc Drizzle

Cape Town Cookie Swap 2012

brownie cookies

brownie cookies

After a wonderfully successful Cape Town Cookie Swap in 2011, the first one held, we hosted the 2012 Cookie Swap, still called #cookiecheer, with the aim to spread cheer among the bakers and partakers.

We also collected money and long-life cookies in aid of Nazareth House, to host a tea party for the elderly residents they support.

cookie swap at I love my laundry

cookie swap at I love my laundry

The Cookie Swap was held on a particularly hot December day, and we’re most thankful to the very generous I Love my Laundry for hosting us and the elegant, talented mom and daughter duo PlumSong for entertaining us.

Clayton, owner of I love my Laundry

Clayton, owner of I love my Laundry

Plumsong entertaining us

Dara of Plumsong entertaining us

We had fantastic supporters and sponsors too: Martin Senekal,  Le Creuset, Yuppie Chef, Peroni, Spier Wine Farm, Jorgensen’s Distillery and Eco Pack.  A special virtual applause to my co-host Katie Coeztee!

mingling at the cookie swap

mingling at the cookie swap

The lovely images of the day are by Kristen Morkel – scroll down for more.

cookie swapping in progress

cookie swapping in progress

Thank you so much, and to all who have supported the event! Let’s aim to make it even bigger and better this year.

Kristen with her Le Creuset prize

Kristen with her Le Creuset prize

I made these dark chocolate brownie cookies based on Donna Hay’s brownie cookie sandwiches with peanut butter frosting. Mine had a peppermint white chocolate drizzle. They have a lovely glossy and crackled surface, much the same as my favourite brownies do.

brownie cookies with white choc

Ingredients

350g dark confectioner’s chocolate, chopped

40g butter

2 extra large free range eggs

2/3 cup (150g) caster sugar

 1 t vanilla extract

1/4 cup all-purpose (cake) flour, sifted

1/4 t baking powder, sifted

26-nicola
25-group6
23-chocsquares
20-kimtisch
19-group4
18-hila
17-biscotti
16-group3
14-lucky draw
13-pink vodka
12-gingerbread jar
11-cheesestraws
10-group2
09-group1
08-SHORTbreadheart
07-COOKIESLUT
Cookie swap cape town 2012

Cookie swap cape town 2012

My husband's Speculaas cookies - a secret recipe

My husband’s Speculaas cookies – a secret recipe


Print pagePDF page
By |2017-05-08T12:09:16+00:00February 27th, 2013|Cakes, Cookies & Sweets, Charity, Food, Giving Back, Hands on, Recipe Index, Recipes|0 Comments

Leave A Comment