Cynthia Potts

Chocolate Chip Oreo Brownie Bars

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes

Bar cookies made with chocolate chip cookie dough, Oreos and brownie batter.

Serves: 16

Cookie Base

1 stick (4 oz.) unsalted butter, softened
6 tbsp. granulated sugar
6 tbsp. packed light brown sugar
3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cup plus 2 tbsp. (5 oz.) all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 cup chocolate chips
9 Double Stuff Oreos

Brownie Layer

6 tbsp. unsweetened natural cocoa powder
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. salt
3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8-inch square metal baking pan with foil and spray the foil with cooking spray.

2. Cream the butter with the brown and granulated sugars. Beat in the vanilla and egg, and beat just until the egg is mixed, then beat in the salt and baking soda. By hand, stir in the flour until it is incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips. Press dough into the bottom of the pan as evenly as possible. Press 9 whole Oreos directly into the dough.

3. Wash out the mixing bowl. Add the cocoa powder and oil, and whisk until smooth. Whisk in the eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt until smooth; stir in the flour. Spread this batter over the Oreos. Bake on the center rack at 350 degrees for 38-40 minutes, or until brownies appear set and edges are puffed up. Unfortunately, the toothpick test doesn’t really work here. Cool on a wire rack. When cool, chill the brownies for 2-3 hours. Lift from pan, and cut into 16 squares.