I am not a chef, nor am I exceptionally talented at cooking or baking, but I was in the mood to try out a new recipe and came across this tasty treat while Stumbling.
The dessert I had in mind was the 'Ultimate Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie n’ Oreo Fudge Brownie Bar', a mix of oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookies and oreo-stuffed brownies first created by Amanda Green Bottoms on her website www.kevinandamanda.com. The pictures on the recipe website looked so delicious there was no way I could pass it up.
The recipe called for basic dessert ingredients: Cookie batter and brownie batter. While it recommended you make the chocolate chip cookies from scratch, I am not the best baker, and did not have the time, so I decided to take the easy way out and buy bagged cookie batter that you add the eggs, water and oil into.
Otherwise I followed the recipe to the tee. It can be found at Kevinandamanda.com
As I said, I used store-bought cookie batter, similar to the brownie batter, which cut my prep time down to about 10-15 minutes. But I realized while cooking that this change created a cooking problem. The directions on the cookie batter says to bake it for 10-20 minutes, when the brownies needed to be baked for 30-45 minutes.
I started to worry that my bottom cookie layer would burn and my top brownie layer would be undercooked. Before I even had to come to a decision on when to turn the oven off, I noticed that the middle layer of oreos, strategically placed on top of the chocolate chip batter and covered in the brownie batter, began to pop to the top of the brownie batter while it cooked. I continuously opened the open and used a knife to push the oreos down further into the cookie dough. Once the brownies began to thicken, the problem stopped.
I cooked the entire 8x8 pan of layered desserts for 40 minutes then took it out of the oven to check its progress. The cookie was clearly finished, but the brownie seemed a little gooey, but I decided to keep it out of the oven to let it cool.
My solution to the undercooked brownie was to put it in the oven for another few minutes before eating. It was good to eat the bar warm anyway so the oreo would get a little gooey between the cookie and brownie layers.
The recipe definitely passed the test when both my dad [the biggest chocolate lover ever] and boyfriend had raving reviews.
I luckily got to save one for myself! It was definitely as good as it looked.
Thanks for the recipe Kevin and Amanda!