Elia Cohen’s Brookies – brownies and chocolate-filled cookies

Ingredients for chocolate pecan cookie dough

130 grams of light brown sugar
80 grams of soft butter
40 grams of egg
125 grams of sifted flour
3 grams of baking powder (half a teaspoon)
1 gram baking soda (a pinch)
3 grams of fleur de sel salt (half a teaspoon)
55 grams of chopped high-quality dark chocolate (70%-80%)
55 grams of roasted pecans, roughly chopped

Ingredients for Chocolate Pecan Brownies

130 grams of butter
130 grams of dark chocolate 70% or higher
130 grams of eggs (about 2 L size eggs)
120 grams of light brown sugar
65 grams of plain flour
35 grams of roasted pecans, roughly chopped
To strengthen the chocolate (optional): Dark or milk chocolate discs


Heat the oven to 170 degrees.

Start with preparing the chocolate pecan cookie dough: in a medium bowl, mix together sugar and butter, add an egg and continue to mix.

Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and continue mixing. Add chocolate and pecans and mix lightly. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.

Chocolate Pecan Brownies: Melt butter and chocolate over a bain-marie or in the microwave. Cool to room temperature.

In a mixer bowl, beat eggs with sugar to obtain an airy foam. Add the melted chocolate to the eggs and whisk to obtain a uniform mixture.

Add flour and mix until a uniform mixture is obtained, add chopped pecans and mix lightly.


Fill the cookie mold up to half of their height with the brownie mixture. Place chocolate discs on the brownie layer (optional)

Cover with a layer of cookie dough.

Bake for about 14-16 minutes until the layer of cookies starts to turn golden on the edges. Remove from the oven and cool slightly.

Remove from the mold and eat while the brookies are still warm, you can serve with ice cream.

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Elia Cohen (27)

Elia is the eldest brother of three sisters, of a religious family from Tzur Hadassah, who left the religious observance before the age of 16. He used to be a party producer and today he is a salesman and started working in real estate. Elia is a sensitive and empathetic person, full of friends in Israel and abroad. He planned to propose to his girlfriend Ziv. His mother said of him that she is "sure that he helps the babies in Gaza, plays with them and takes care of them."

Elia was kidnapped from the party in Re'im, where he went with his girlfriend Ziv. When the massacre began the two fled, grenades and RPGs were thrown at them. Ziv fell, and dead bodies fell on her and that's how she was saved. Elia got injured. According to the reconstruction, they looked at each other and held hands, and he managed to say that he was injured and he was fine, but then someone pulled him from the pile of bodies and he was taken prisoner.

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