These cookies are somewhat of a southern California legend. They were served at a landmark restaurant near the pier in Huntington Beach until the 90s. So popular that the recipe was regularly requested by Los Angeles Times readers and the chef finally gave his secret recipe!
So, I know most of you were turned off the moment you read “Not-So-Chocolatey” but I think you should consider them for a half second. (Then you can move on, promise.) These have an impressively crispy top that still allows for a perfectly chewy brownie interior, without the extreme chocolate flavor of traditional double chocolate boxed brownies.
As I comb through this stash of recipes I absolutely love finding handwritten notes along the way. I feel like these notes give me a glimpse of what my grandmas had on their mind. They are like a sneak peak into their journal.