We’ve all got a sweet tooth, and we all know those times where we can’t help but give in to its sugary cravings. Whether it’s a delicious dessert, a mid-afternoon snack, or the late night craving, there’s that voice in your head saying “treat yoself.” My go-to is usually straight up chocolate, but sometimes that voice is a little more indecisive, and pretty much anything sounds appealing. Maybe a chocolate chip cookie? Brownie? Oreos?!
Cue the little girl from Old El Paso: Por que no los dos? Or in this case, los tres?
Recently I was called upon by my younger brother to send his first college care package. It seems he’s missed being the official taste tester for my blog, and I think we can all agree that college gives you more than enough reasons to indulge your sweet tooth (study snacks, stress eating, midnight munchies… need I go on?). So, I decided to send him the ultimate baked good: chocolate chip cookie dough Oreo brownies. Now there’s a mouthful (pun intended)! You may know these bars as “slutty brownies,” but since I made both my brownie batter and cookie dough from scratch, I thought they had a little more class. Behold the High Class Hooker brownies (totally kidding, just call them cookie dough Oreo brownies).
My chocolate chip cookie recipe forms the base. Be sure not to make it too thick, as these babies will already be ooey gooey half-baked goodness. Then follows the Oreos (I used the regular kind), and finally a top layer of brownie batter. My recipe is kicked up a notch with just a hint of espresso, which gives the chocolate flavor of the brownies a big boost. As I mentioned, these cookie dough Oreo brownies are very dense, so be sure to give them the full time in the oven in order to bake through all three layers! But I won’t judge if your sweet tooth decides you’d rather chow down on raw cookie dough.