So I got a haircut last week and it’s short. Really short. Much shorter than I thought it was going to be, and I found myself wondering who that old lady in the mirror was. Yikes. It’s been a long time since I wanted to cry over my hair (it was hard to type that), but there I was … wanting not only to cry, but to move to Tibet. What’s a woman to do? (I mean, besides get over herself.)
Hmmm … what’s that saying, “When life hands you lemons, add vodka,” right? Well, when life hands you a bad hair day, how about adding vodka to your Truffle Fudge Brownies? And a little Kahlua couldn’t hurt, so I whipped up a batch of HQ Team Member Tammy Cozad’s White Russian Brownies. My hair looked a whole lot better after a pan of these. (Ok, I didn’t just put the vodka in the brownies.)
And really, after a lot of chocolate and a weekend to adjust my attitude, I think the hair’s going to be ok. I’m also thinking we should change our tagline to “The food you love, the therapy you deserve.”
White Russian Brownies
- Yield: 9 Servings
- Cook: 25-30 mins
So I got a haircut last week and it’s short. Really short. Much shorter than I thought it was going to be, and I found myself …
- 2 (3oz.) pkgs. cream cheese softened
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup vodka
- 2 Tbsp. flour
- 6 Tbsp. butter softened, divided
- 1 Truffle Fudge Brownie Mix
- 1/4 cup Kahlua®
- Cream together first 4 ingredients, 1 egg and 2 tablespoons butter; set aside. Combine Truffle Fudge Brownie Mix, remaining eggs, remaining butter and Kahlua; spread half the brownie mixture into greased 8 x 8 baking pan. Add cream cheese mixture and use a knife to swirl together; top with remaining brownie mixture. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes. Makes 9 servings.
!Tips & Hints
•Before baking, it’s always best to have all ingredients at room temperature when you’re ready to begin.
•When wallowing in self-pity over your hair, you likely haven’t planned for the above. It’s ok …they will turn out anyway! Use your microwave to soften the cream cheese and butter.
•The brownie batter is very thick – mine didn’t “swirl” a lot with the white batter, and putting the layer over the top was kind of clunky – but they turned out fine!
•These took more than 15 minutes to mix up, but this time investment is part of your therapy!
•I baked mine 40 minutes in a glass pan at 350°.
- Cooking Method: Bake