This is an impulse bake. Some people might have an impulse buy, I, myself, have an impulse bake. Though, I don’t regret baking it afterward. Because I have a sweet tooth, I always keep easy dessert recipe at hand. This time, I want to combine my BFF, aka. oreo cookies with a famous brownie recipe, and see what happens.
Oreo cookies and I have been through a lot, i.e. PMS, break-ups, exams, wedding etc. So it’s only natural that I will consider “him” one of my BFFs. Sometimes you just don’t want to talk when your stress level is through the roof, and that when he comes in (your mouth).
Oh no, I am not stressed out now, I am just craving sweet. By the way, this recipe is also very good without oreo cookies, and super easy to make, but you already knew that, didn’t you?
- Soft butter, for greasing the pan
- 4 large eggs (no need to be in room temperature)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 8 ounces melted unsalted butter
- 1 + 1/4 cups unsweetened Dutch Process Cocoa
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 14 oreo cookies
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Brush a 8-inch square pan with butter. Line bottom and two sides with a strip of parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on the two sides. Butter paper, and set pan aside.
Put oreo cookies in the food processor, crush and pulse until the cookies resemble the size of peas. Set aside.
Sift flour, salt and cocoa together. Set aside.
In a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the eggs at medium speed until fluffy and light yellow. Add both sugars and mix until well combined. Add flour mixture, melted butter, vanilla extract, and mix to combine. Stir in oreo cookies.
Pour the batter into the prepared square pan and bake for 45-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the pan comes out clean. When it’s done, remove to a rack to cool. Resist the temptation to cut into it until it’s mostly cool.
Reference: this recipe is adapted from Alton Brown’s cocoa brownie.
See here for how to cut Brownie from Evelyn’s blog, 100 days of Evelyn. Her blog is super cute, and she is super talented.