I had such high hopes for these chocolate chip cookie n' Oreo fudge brownie bars. I mean, you're combining three desserts into one: chocolate chip cookies, Oreos and brownies. And even though I'm more a fan of the Reduced Fat Oreos (less filling) than Double Stuf (way too much filling), those three layers of goodness were calling my name Monday night. Or maybe it was the photo.
Actually, they were calling my Facebook friends' names too once I'd uploaded a photo halfway through preparing the chocolate chip cookie n' Oreo brownies:
And yes, a Double Stuf Oreo is missing from the bottom right corner of the pan. When I pulled it from the package, it was slightly broken so I had to eat it. You would've done the same.
Unfortunately, once prepped and baked, mine looked nothing like the pinned photo and not just because I lack some skills in food photography.
I'm wondering if these would've turned out better in an 11x14-inch pan rather than a 9x13. I baked them 5 minutes longer than the longest time listed in the recipe, did the toothpick test and pulled them out before the edges started to burn. Sadly, the cookie dough on the bottom got pretty toasty while the brownies in the center remained raw.
I was able to cut a good 3-inch or so border from just inside the edge of the pan...
...but they look more like modern art than a dessert bar you could stack a mile high and top with hot fudge sauce.
I don't think I'll be making this recipe again, but I may do a variation on the theme.
You know, bake some chocolate chip cookies and a pan of brownies and grab a package of Reduced Fat Oreos. Then I'll take a dessert plate and stack them starting with the cookie and ending with the brownie. I'll top it all with a solid scoop of vanilla ice cream and some homemade chocolate syrup.
Then I'll do it all again the next night but mix it up by starting with the brownie on the bottom. Or maybe the Oreo. The possibilities are endless!
If you'd like to brave a batch of chocolate chip cookie n' Oreo fudge brownie bars, here's what you'll need:
Double Stuf Oreos
Brownie mix for a 9x13-inch pan
Hot fudge topping (optional)
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