hot dog buns

the last time i tried to make hot dog buns it did not work out at all.  they were crumbly and dense and completely fell apart when you put in the hot dog.  yuck!  so i kind of just gave up on the idea and just made pretzel dogs or bought hot dog buns from the store.  but hot dog buns were the last bread product that we still bought from the grocery store, since now i just make our own hamburger buns, sandwich bread, english muffins, etc.

fortunately, this all changed since i recently found a new recipe for hot dog buns.  i figured i’d give it a try and i am so glad that i did because they turned out wonderful.  they were tender and soft but sturdy enough to hold the hot dog plus all of the toppings.  these are much better than store bought hot dog buns and now we don’t have to buy any kind bread from the store.  yippee!!!

oh and we like our hot dogs with bbq sauce, cheese, and fried onions.  yum!

     

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brownie stuffed chocolate chip cookies

what do you get when you combine a brownie and a chocolate chip cookie? 

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an absolutely amazing brownie stuffed chocolate chip cookie, also known as pillow cookies.  these are awesome.  chocolate chip cookies are probably my favorite type of cookie but stuffed with brownies, wow!  they are crispy on the outside, chewy and chocolatey on the inside.  delicious!!!

i’ve seen a few other types of stuffed chocolate chip cookies.  cookies stuffed with smores, thin mints, oreos.  genius!  i can’t wait to try out all of these variations. 

first, bake a batch of your favorite brownies.  a lot of recipes suggested just using boxed brownie mix but unfortunately i didn’t have any on hand so i made a batch of these.  they turned out pretty good!  once the brownies are completely cooled, cut them into 1 inch squares.

then make the chocolate chip cookie dough.  place a scoop of the cookie dough on top of the brownie and another on the bottom.

     

now gently press the edges of the dough together to encase the brownie completely in cookie dough.

bake for 15-18 minutes.  allow to cool then enjoy!

  

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