If you’re a fan of chocolate dipped strawberries, you’ll do flips for these brownie sandwich cookies with fresh strawberry buttercream, dipped in melted chocolate! Perfection in a dessert!
Have you ever been to Zupa’s? It’s a cute little cafe that serves salads, soups and sandwiches. We like to go there when we’re visiting family in Utah. It’s really yummy!
But, the even more exciting kicker is that they always place a single (and often very large) chocolate-dipped strawberry to the side on the tray so you can savor it after the meal. My baby has yet to learn of the phenomenal deliciousness of dipped strawberries, so the hubby and I always do rock, paper, scissors over who will get to eat that extra gem. 🙂
It occurred to me the other day that the world (and surely even Pinterest) were really missing out on the possibility of enjoying chocolate dipped strawberries in cookie form. That’s just a crime!
So I set out to bring a fast and scrumptious solution to that problem. I decided to use a brownie mix, as opposed to the chocolate cake mix that is often used in sandwich cookies. Boy, was that a good idea! The brownie cookies are super fudgey and dense when kept in the fridge.
The buttercream frosting is infused with fresh mashed strawberries for the most incredible zing of fruity heaven! And then, because that’s not over-the-top enough, I dipped them in melted chocolate!
Well, it wouldn’t be a chocolate-dipped strawberry cookie if you didn’t dip it in melted chocolate! 😉 When the chocolate hardens in the fridge, it makes for the best first few bites! I would have dipped the entire thing in melted chocolate had my waistline not rudely reminded me that it’s swimsuit season.
And, I need to be able to fit in that dress for the upcoming wedding. Curses! So, a half dipped strawberry-filled sandwich cookie will have to suffice for now. 🙂
You’ll probably want to double the recipe listed below (just for the cookie part). Because, I’m no math whiz, but 24 individual brownie cookies will only make 12 sandwich cookies, and that’s just not enough! Trust me when I say these things will disappear fast at your summer gatherings! You’ll be glad you made that extra batch.
These cookies are soooooo….delectable! I’m wishing I had one in my hand right now!