From the what-took-them-so-long-to-come-up-with-this file:
- Flavored toothpaste for kids
- Resealable raisin bags
- Velcro sneakers
- Clorox/Tide pens
- Flip top soup cans
- Chipster-topped brownies
Let’s face it. There are things in life that you appreciate but you can see how it took a lifetime to discover them. We couldn’t go straight from three channels with no remote (not including youngest child in the room, of course) to DVR complete with caller ID on the TV (praise be!). Other things, however, seem so obvious it is shocking that they weren’t around sooner. We didn’t have DVRs in the 70s but we had flavors for crying out loud. Why we were all stuck with mint toothpaste is a wonder. We had Velcro long before parents were freed from the daily hourly burden of re-tieing a four old’s sneaker. My purple Trapper Keeper was really the best use for the stuff?
Following this train of thought, it came as a complete and utter shock for me to realize that I entered middle age** before I had ever had brownie and cookie together. Really? These aren’t at my local bakery much less produced and waiting for my children at the local convenience store? Shocking. Dorie missed her chance for millions I think.
Cookie + brownie + ice cream = all swimsuits happily in the trash
Clearly, we enjoyed these. Some members of my family really enjoyed them and they were gone by nightfall. No joke. Patty put them on her Dorie top 5 list (which seems a wee bit bigger than five these days, but I am not going to nitpick when it comes to positive feedback). The differences between the layers weren’t as pronounced as I thought they would be but I don’t think it mattered in the end. We will definitely make these again. I should probably go for the gusto and make a whole batch next time but I am not sure they would last any longer.
** Splicht. Plooey. Splatt. It is difficult for me to write middle-aged but, since 74 seems firmly in the senior citizen camp, I suppose I am obliged. Reluctantly.
What happens when you turn your attention to the cookie layer…