I promised you I'd do some baking soon and even though it's no one's birthday just yet, I baked.
I used this Alton Brown recipe for cocoa brownies. I know, I know, Alton Brown's name conjures up images of dirtying a dozen kitchen utensils and prepping for countless hours. This recipe is not like that at all, I promise. Of course the one extra step he asked for (sifting the dry ingredients) I opted out of.
For the cookie butter swirl, I melted about a cup of it in the microwave until it was soft enough that I could pour it. Then I had a blast swirling it around with a knife. I made this adorable heart. It symbolizes my love for cookie butter and brownies and you.
Now get this, this picture was taken in the darkness of night! Thanks to my lightbox studio! Wooohooo!