A dark chocolate chip brownie layer sits atop a sweetened flaked coconut chocolate chip cookie layer in this Brookie Skillet Cookie. Left slightly under baked and served with vanilla ice cream – This Brookie Skillet Cookie is a gooey treat to enjoy whenever you’re in the mood for chocolate!

A dark chocolate chip brownie layer sits atop a sweetened flaked coconut chocolate chip cookie layer in this Brookie Skillet Cookie. Left slightly under baked and served with vanilla ice cream - This Brookie Skillet Cookie is a gooey treat to enjoy repeatedly and often! -- mind-over-batter.com

There are no songs today. Gone. Music as we know it, is gone. I remember when music used to illicit feeling, a sense of awareness. Music elevated your mood or offered new perspective. Music intensified feelings of love or sadness or anger or protest. And today, without music this generation is lost.

Back the day, music ignited passion. It provoked reaction and prompted you to seek information, to pursue change.

A dark chocolate chip brownie layer sits atop a sweetened flaked coconut chocolate chip cookie layer in this Brookie Skillet Cookie. Left slightly under baked and served with vanilla ice cream - This Brookie Skillet Cookie is a gooey treat to enjoy repeatedly and often! -- mind-over-batter.com

For instance…

That time when Creedence Clearwater Revival exposed how sons of the elite weren’t dying in the Vietnam War in Fortunate Son.

Or When Billy Holiday’s honeyed vocals revealed lynching in Strange Fruit.

And Marvin Gaye melodically demanded we find a way to bring lovin’ and understanding in ‘What’s goin’ on?’

A dark chocolate chip brownie layer sits atop a sweetened flaked coconut chocolate chip cookie layer in this Brookie Skillet Cookie. Left slightly under baked and served with vanilla ice cream - This Brookie Skillet Cookie is a gooey treat to enjoy repeatedly and often! -- mind-over-batter.com

Or when Willie Colon shed light on the AIDS epidemic in the haunting lyrics of El Gran Varon.

And Tracey Chapman demanded when were people gonna rise up and claim what’s theirs in Talkin’ about a Revolution.

When NWA exposed police brutality and racial profiling in Fuck tha Police.

And John Lennon asked us to… Imagine.

When Bob Marley asked to “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery” in Redemption Song.

A dark chocolate chip brownie layer sits atop a sweetened flaked coconut chocolate chip cookie layer in this Brookie Skillet Cookie. Left slightly under baked and served with vanilla ice cream - This Brookie Skillet Cookie is a gooey treat to enjoy repeatedly and often! -- mind-over-batter.com

But there is no song today. No lyrics to encapsulate

  • Institutionalized racism
  • Police brutality
  • Rape culture
  • Immigration
  • Elitism
  • Entitlement
  • White Privilege
  • Blame culture
  • Black Live Matter
  • Mass incarceration
  • War War War
  • Global Warming
  • GMOs
  • Poverty
  • Obesity
  • Hunger
  • Deforestation
  • Homelessness
  • Pay inequality
  • Prescription drug addiction
  • Massive debt
  • Absence of compassion and empathy

A dark chocolate chip brownie layer sits atop a sweetened flaked coconut chocolate chip cookie layer in this Brookie Skillet Cookie. Left slightly under baked and served with vanilla ice cream - This Brookie Skillet Cookie is a gooey treat to enjoy repeatedly and often! -- mind-over-batter.com

into one song of awareness. There is no artist capable of it. Yeah, I said it. Up until the late 90’s artists had to ability to bring political and social issues to the forefront using music as a medium of communication. They weren’t afraid of the consequences. There was no backlash. No one had to schedule a press conference to apologize for spitting truth. They had something to say, and they said it. Repercussions be damned. Now an artist gets rich and feels these issues no longer pertain to them. Yeah, I said it.

What the fuck happened? How did we get here? How do we go from highlighting political issues to glorifying ‘The Coco’?

How did we go from lyrics and a hook, to just a hook, which makes no sense, repeated over and over and over again?

Can someone please enlighten me?

Take the wheel!

A dark chocolate chip brownie layer sits atop a sweetened flaked coconut chocolate chip cookie layer in this Brookie Skillet Cookie. Left slightly under baked and served with vanilla ice cream - This Brookie Skillet Cookie is a gooey treat to enjoy repeatedly and often! -- mind-over-batter.com

Please.

Sigh…

Let’s talk about this Brookie Skillet Cookie, people.

Flow with me.

Have you heard of skillet cookies? Skillet cookies are giant cookies baked in a… Well, a skillet. My Brookie Skillet Cookie is a double whammy. Its brownie layer set a top a chocolate chip cookie layer. Both layers are left under baked for the gooey max factor. They basically merge into one and it’s a chocolate mess worthy of either eating alone, or sharing with friends. Feel free to add all the add ins your heart desires. I added sweetened flaked coconut because I never tire of coconut and chocolate chips together. Serve warm, with ice cream.

For a symphony in your mouth. For a conga fueled salsa in your taste buds. For a couple of hip hop bars on your tongue. 

A dark chocolate chip brownie layer sits atop a sweetened flaked coconut chocolate chip cookie layer in this Brookie Skillet Cookie. Left slightly under baked and served with vanilla ice cream - This Brookie Skillet Cookie is a gooey treat to enjoy repeatedly and often! -- mind-over-batter.com

It’s the only way. 

Skillet Cookie, people. Let’s eat this ’till we can get ourselves out of this selfish selfie culture and reach a deeper state of consciousness, like music originally intended.

Super Gooey Brookie Skillet Cookie -- www.mind-over-batter.com
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