Secret Squirrel Peanut Butter Pillow Cookies
MAKES 2 DOZEN COOKIES YOUR SQUIRRELS WILL GO NUTS FORTo begin, bake up a batch of your favorite mix or from scratch Brownies. I used the following:Alton Brown/Food Network recipe for Cocoa BrowniesSoft butter, for greasing the panFlour, for dusting the buttered pan4 large eggs1 cup sugar, sifted1 cup brown sugar, sifted8 ounces melted butter11/4 cups cocoa, sifted2 teaspoons vanilla extract1/2 cup flour, sifted1/2 teaspoon kosher saltPreheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Butter and flour an 8-inch square pan.
Note: I like to line my pan with buttered parchment paper so that the brownies can be lifted out once they've cooled.
In a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the eggs at medium speed until fluffy and light yellow. Addboth sugars. Add remaining ingredients, and mix to combine.