So this a seriously favorite dessert for obvious reasons, and you might notice that it’s the second time I’ve posted this type of recipe. I just can’t help it! When I was about 6 years old, my parents took me to a restaurant where I was offered a hot fudge sundae for dessert. At the time I didn’t like my food mixing/touching each other, so this sundae, all black and white mixed up in a bowl, was not my idea of a treat. My mom practically begged me to try it, and the rest is history! Side note: please parents – don’t beg your child to eat something that will result in a life-long craving for rich fattening desserts!
Over the years, my favorite dessert evolved into a brownie hot fudge sundae, with the brownie warm, of course. And preferably more hot fudge than ice cream. Then, my sister was introduced to the half-baked cookie dough sundae at a restaurant in Atlanta, and the brownie had to step aside for my new favorite dessert. Now I’ll admit to eating my fair share of cookie dough over the years (the raw egg doesn’t bother me), but I know some people get freaked out by the egg. I decided to substitute the egg with applesauce for this recipe, so you can eat these with no fear of undercooked egg.
These are so easy to make, and the possibilities are endless. I used red and green M&M’s because it’s Christmas-time, but you could try anything from different flavor chips or toffee bits or even Oreo chunks in the cookies. Let me know if you try them and if they become your favorite dessert, too. Enjoy!
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup M&M's
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Blend butter, peanut butter, and applesauce until creamy.
- Add sugars, flour, soda and powder, then mix until smooth.
- Gently stir in M&M's.
- Shape into 3 inch balls (ice cream scoop size) and place on a cookie sheet.
- Bake for about 8-10 minutes or until the sides start to set up and middle is still gooey.
- Cool slightly, then move to a serving dish.
- Top with ice cream and fudge sauce.