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My Famous Cookies ‘n Cream Brownies!

22 Aug

We’re going sweet for this week’s LION BITE with a dessert that never fails to be a hit at parties and picnics: Cookies ‘n Cream Brownies!

Everyone who has ever tried this has loved it and they’re super easy to make! Great for a last minute bake sale or picnic, these awesome brownies start from a standard brownie batter.  You can make your own from scratch or use a box (I usually use a box *shhh!* because half the point of these is a quick easy dessert!)

What You’ll Need: Brownie Batter (from the box or homemade), Oreo cookies
Optional: Powdered Sugar & Milk for icing or just powdered sugar

To start, follow the recipe or box instructions to make up a batter.  Then, crush or break apart at least six Oreos.  A neat trick for this is to put them in a plastic snack bag and crush them up. It’s a lot less messy.  Mix these into the batter then pour the batter into a pan (greased or ungreased according to your recipe or box).  Crush approximately six more Oreos and spread out across the top of the batter.
Bake according to recipe/box.  

For Topping/Icing: If you’re in a hurry you can just sprinkle some powdered sugar on top and call it a day.  If you really want to go all out (and I suggest you do!) make up an icing mixture of equal parts powdered sugar and milk (2 tbsp usually works for me) in a Zip Loc baggie & after allowing brownies to cool (completely cool, not even warm), drizzle the glaze over the brownies. Allow the icing to set and then sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Tips:

  • Fudge brownie mix is the best
  • If you are in a hurry but want to ice them, stick the brownies in the freezer!
  • You can also stick them in the freezer then cut them with a hot knife for clean easy cut brownie
    —-    Just allow a dinner knife (Steak knives are for steak!) to soak in a cup of hot water and use that to cut through the cold brownies

For a yummy brownie batter recipe, try this one from Hershey.

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