Mmm, Brownies

A stack of Cosmos Brownies (that's the Coconut Bliss on top).

Brownies may be one of the simplest baked goods to make, but it takes a sure hand to make really, really good ones.

Ones that are a little fudgy, a little cakey and full-on chocolatey.

Cosmos Brownie Company of Kentucky makes them just that way.

The brother-sister team of Karl and Karen Schrecke started making their brownies in their Cosmos Cafe in Bowling Green in 2004. This year, they added online sales, too.

These are hefty brownies the size of your palm. They come in six flavors: Mintalicious, Turtle, Coconut Bliss, Double Fudge, Peanut Butter, and Walnut.

Recently, I received a sample box to try.

The ooey-gooey Turtle brownie.

The Coconut Bliss is like a German chocolate cake in brownie form — topped with lots of chewy, soft coconut. The Peanut Butter one is probably the densest brownie in texture, but still soft, moist and fudgy. If you like your brownies less sweet, this is the one for you, because the peanut butter balances the sugar level nicely. If you’re a sweet-a-holic, you’ll go gah-gah over the Turtle one, which is gooey with chocolate chips, caramel and pecans strewn thickly over the top.

They come individually wrapped for ease.

A box of six brownies is $18.

Sure, you can bake your own. But for times when you want to send an extra sweet gift to someone far away, these are a great option.

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