Friends. Ohhhh, friends. This is by far one of the most decadent-but-kid-friendly recipes I have ever made. You may have seen something similar elsewhere under an, um, less kid-friendly name (posted first on The Londoner whether or not that’s what you’ve read :)), but we changed the name in our family. You call them what you want, just make them.
Personally, I think they’d taste even better with your favorite homemade chocolate chip cookie recipe, but for the sake of simplicity (and kid-friendliness), we used packaged products as was suggested in the original recipe. It certainly didn’t hurt the outcome.
You will need:
- One package of chocolate chip cookie mix (like the Betty Crocker envelopes)
- One package of brownie mix (we used the 13×9 “family size” and they ended up a little undercooked (even for my liking) when the cookies were finished; I think you could get by with either that or the regular size package)
- 1 package of Oreos
- additional ingredients (usually water, oil and eggs) as required on the packages
1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
2. Mix both the chocolate chip cookie dough and the brownie batter as directed, each in their own bowl. These steps are super fun for kiddos, from start to finish!
3. In a lightly greased or parchment-paper lined 13×9 pan, spread your cookie dough. It will be pretty thin, so impatient kids might need a little bit of help here. It doesn’t need to be perfect, but it is best if you can get it to the edges without too much of the bottom peeking through.
4. Line your pan with a single layer of Oreos. (Of course by “Oreos” I mean Double Stuf, because that’s really the only kind. But you do what you want.) Even the littlest helpers can do this one with you! As you can see, we added partial cookies to the edges, to make sure every bite had Oreo. Obviously that’s crucial. 🙂
5. Pour your brownie batter evenly over the Oreo layer in the pan.
6. Bake for 30 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from the edge of the pan and center is set.
Seriously, that’s it. We served ours a tad warm next to a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, but they were just as delicious
the next day later that evening, at any temperature, by themselves or with a glass of milk. Or all of the above.
My girls loved that they got to make such a “fancy” dessert virtually all by themselves. I loved helping with such a simple one. And then eating it.
So tell me: Double Stuf or regular Oreos? Or one of the newfangled flavors? (Like the incredible Golden Oreos with Rainbow Sherbet cream or the Mega Stuf or…. I clearly have an Oreo problem…)