It made me start thinking about all the time I used to spend with my grandparents. They would take me everywhere, I'd fall asleep on the back seat and awaken to a new restaurant. I miss those days and all the good times we had. My grandfather would bring his camera everywhere, taking pictures of everything and everyone. He would even go so far as to stop the car and take pictures of the sunset. I don't stop and take pictures of sunsets but every time I see one it reminds me of him
adapted from bakerella.com
1 package brownie mix
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs, plus 1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
12 oz. bag miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
Make brownies according to package and let cool. Cut about 24 half inch squares. Enjoy the remaining brownies.
For the chocolate chip cookie dough, beat butter with a mixer until creamy.
Add brown sugar and beat until smooth. Add eggs, yolk and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
Add flour to butter mixture and beat until combined.
Stir in mini chips.Let dough chill covered in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
Use a large cookie scoop (2 in diameter), scoop batter and place it on sprayed cookie sheet. Work quickly so the dough remains chilled or either prepare one cookie at a time so the rest of the dough remains cold.
Prepare six cookies at a time using a large baking sheet (15 X 20) and bake at 350 degrees for about 18 minutes. Return the remaining dough to the refrigerator until time to bake the second batch.
Cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes and then cool completely on a wire rack.