I LOVE brownies. They're easy to make, but not the easiest thing to serve. If I cut them at home, I have to deal with a mess. My brownie-cutting skills aren't very good; they always stick to the knife and I end up with crumbly pieces instead of nice squares. I also have the problem of finding a container that's big enough to hold them. If I take the uncut pan of brownies with me, I need to remember to bring a knife--one extra thing to carry with me on a busy morning.
Today I took the easy way out and I made cookies from brownie mix.
The recipe:Unfortunately, I got an important phone call just as I was putting the pans in the oven, so I didn't watch them as closely as I should. They cooked a bit longer than they should have, and ended up being a bit crunchy, but I sampled one and they still tasted wonderful.
1 box brownie mix
3 T water (I substituted coffee for a richer flavor)
1/4 cup oil
Mix all ingredients together, and drop by tablespoon onto a greased pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 5-6 minutes.
I put the cookies on plates and slid the plates into bags. They'll be easy to take with me on my way out the door.