Make Any Day More Extraordinary With Brownie Cookies: There's Nothing Cookie Cutter About Them

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Stacey Bender/Elena Magg
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MAKE ANY DAY MORE EXTRAORDINARY WITH BROWNIE COOKIES: THERE’S NOTHING COOKIE CUTTER ABOUT THEM

DUNCAN HINES MIXES UP YOUR REGULAR COOKIE ROUTINE

MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ (July 1st,  2010) — Cookies are a popular easy-to-make treat, but oftentimes they lack in originality. Duncan Hines offers the perfect way to make a cookie that’s a bite above the ordinary by using the brownie mix you know and love as the batter. Because they are made with Duncan Hines fudgy Brownie Mix, these cookies will be the most soft and chewy cookie you’ve ever tasted! These Brownie Cookies are an unexpected way to make any day more special.

“Our goal is to bring consumers baking experiences to a whole new level by offering innovative and versatile ways to use our trusted brownie mix,” said Lora Van Velsor, Vice President of Marketing for Duncan Hines. “Brownie Cookies are just as easy-to-make as regular cookies, but there’s nothing ordinary about them. You simply use our brownie mix as the cookie batter to make a unique treat.”

Impress your friends and family with a cookie like they’ve never had before. Mix up your regular cookie routine with these rich and delicious Brownie Cookie recipes. For more inventive recipes log onto www.duncanhines.com/browniecookies.

EASY CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BROWNIE COOKIES
Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies are a perfect marriage of rich chocolate and creamy peanut butter, easy to make and fun to share.

Ingredients
Cookies:

  • 1 box Duncan Hines® Chewy Fudge Brownie Mix or Duncan Hines® Milk Chocolate Brownie Mix
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 oz of softened cream cheese
  • 1 egg

Peanut Butter Filling:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter

Frosting:

  • Duncan Hines Creamy Home-Style Milk Chocolate Frosting or Classic Chocolate Frosting

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, beat brownie mix, softened butter, softened cream cheese and egg. Mix either by hand or by using a mixer.  Roll 1 tablespoon of dough into balls and place on lightly greased or parchment lined cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Should make 2 1/2 dozen cookies. In a small bowl, mix powdered sugar and peanut butter together and roll into small balls using about 1 teaspoon. Press peanut butter balls into surface of uncooked brownie cookies and slightly flatten cookie. Bake for 12 minutes or until edges are set. Cookies may appear slightly under cooked, but do not overbake. Cool on cookie sheets for about 3 mins and transfer to wire rack. If Desired: Place 6 tablespoons of frosting into a microwave safe container and melt (30 seconds), drizzle melted chocolate over top of cookie. Cool.

Tips:

For easy clean up, place wax paper or parchment paper under wire rack -- then drizzle the frosting on cookies

BROWNIES AND CREAM SANDWICH COOKIES
Almost like ice cream sandwiches, but without the ice cream headache! Chocolate and vanilla are always an incredible combination, especially when it's Duncan Hines Dark Fudge Brownies and Chocolate Chunks.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg Duncan Hines® Dark Fudge and Chocolate Chunks Brownie Mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 can Duncan Hines® Creamy Home-Style Classic Vanilla Frosting

Directions
Preheat oven to 375 ºF. Grease cookie sheet. Combine brownie mix, egg, water and oil in large bowl. Stir until well blended and soft dough forms. Drop by level measuring tablespoons about 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 ºF. for 7 to 8 minutes or until cookies are set in center. Do not over bake. Cool for 1 minute before removing to cooling rack. Cool completely before assembling. Spread frosting on half the cookies. Top each frosted cookie with another cookie. Gently press together.

For more information on Duncan Hines or additional recipes, contact Elena Magg at 973.744.0707 or log onto www.duncanhines.com.
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About Pinnacle Foods
Millions of times a day in over 85% of American households, consumers reach for Pinnacle Foods brands.  We are a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products, which have been trusted household names for decades.  Headquartered in Mountain Lakes, NJ, our $2.6 billion business employs more than 4,500 people in 19 sites around North America. We are a leader in the shelf stable and frozen foods segments and our brands hold the #1 or #2 market position in 9 out of 12 major category segments in which they compete. Our Duncan Hines Grocery Division manages brands such as Duncan Hines® baking mixes and frostings, Vlasic® pickles, peppers, and relish, Mrs. Butterworth’s® and Log Cabin® syrups, Armour® canned meats, Nalley® and Brooks® chili and chili ingredients, and Open Pit® barbecue sauces. Our Birds Eye Frozen Division brands consist primarily of Birds Eye® vegetables, Birds Eye Steamfresh® vegetables, Birds Eye Viola!® meals, Hungry-Man® dinners and entrees, Van de Kamp’s® and Mrs. Paul’s® seafood, Lender’s® bagels, and Celeste® pizza. Our Specialty Food group manages Tim’s Cascade Snacks®, Snyder of Berlin®, and Husman®. Further information is available at www.pinnaclefoods.com.

About Duncan Hines
A household name for decades, Duncan Hines® is one of America’s most recognizable brands. The brand was started by a man named Duncan Hines who was a traveling salesman, food critic and book author in the 1940s. Today, the Duncan Hines product line includes over 80 different mixes ranging from cakes and brownies to muffins and cookies as well as ready-to-spread frosting.  With a relentless commitment to quality, every product and recipe is developed in celebration of Duncan Hines’ inventive spirit and passion for baking. For more information on Duncan Hines, log onto www.duncanhines.com.