You really, really, have to try this.
There are cookies. And then there are Oreos. And sometimes there are brownies.
But this is a chocolate chip cookie AND Oreo AND brownie mash up cookie cake thing. Can't get any better than that... especially if you've finished your degree! (As an Economist I'm making the simplyfying assumption that I've passed them.)
Yep, I've finished my degree! That's pretty scary stuff.
....Why hello there Real World, are you ready for me??
1. Cookie dough
3. Brownie mix
I made my cookies and brownies from scratch, but you could just buy one of those Betty Crocker sets :) I'm sure it will taste just as good! (Maybe. But I WILL judge you.)
I'm sure you can also substitute the Oreos for Twix or something, but I really think that this is a much better way of consuming Oreos than twisting, licking and dunking them. Yummy!
I hope the photos below are pretty self explanatory. One tip if any is to buy more Oreos than you think would be enough. As you can see below those Oreos look pretty lonely in the pan, and would probably be better off with more Oreos squished in.
They taste GREAT with ice cream. And cream. And custard. Don't worry - I took the sacrifice of tasting all of them for you. No really, you don't need to thank me =p
And they are packed away and ready to be shipped to my friends for finishing exams. Well done guys - you deserve some cake! And for those who still have exams left - good luck!
p.s. it's May Week in Cambridge next week - the week that's actually held in June, with all fo the 'May' Balls (each college in Cambridge has their own ball). I'm really really really excited because the headline act for Trinity College (where
I'm studying just finished studying at) was announced today... it's Pixie Lott! Pixie LOTT!!! PixIE LoTt!! Pixxxiiieee Lootttt! Wooo!!!
Post about May Week to come after next week :)
Cookie Dough Oreo Brownies
Makes about 30 squares
For the cookie dough
200g/8oz/1 cup unsalted butter , at room temperature
85g/3 oz/½ cup light muscovado sugar
85g/3 oz/½ cup golden caster sugar
225g/8oz/ 2 cups self-raising flour
100g/4oz chocolate chips (milk or dark)
2 packets plain Oreos (although you can be more adventurous with the fancy strawberry filling)
For the brownie
175g unsalted butter
200g/8oz/1 cup dark chocolate, 70% cocoa solids
175g/6oz/1 cup caster sugar
3 medium eggs
50g/2oz/ ½ cup plain flour
Cheat: one packet cookie dough mix, one packet brownie mix, two packets Oreos
Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Line a large tin (I think I used around 9inch x 13inch rectangular tin, but any size is fine, you can always bake two batches).
First make the cookies. Beat the butter, sugars and egg until smooth, then mix in the flour, and chocolate. Spoon into the tin, making sure it reaches all of the sides, and is level.
Unwrap the Oreos. Eat a few. Then place them on top of the cookie dough.
Make the brownie batter. Place the dark chocolate, the butter and sugar in a heavy-based pan and heat gently until melted, stirring occasionally. Leave to cool. Whisk the eggs into the chocolate mixture, then add the flour.
Cheat: make the cookie and brownies according to the packet instructions.
Pour the brownie batter into the tin on top of the Oreos. Bake for about 30 mins until the mixture is slightly crusty on top. When cool, cut into squares (or scoop out of the tin) and enjoy!