Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Cookies and Cream Brownies

Cookies and Cream Brownies

I'm almost convinced that the only reason people invite me places is because they know I will make them some sort of treat. Of course my sparking personality helps, but more often than not, I feel the invitation comes with an unspoken note of "so what are you bringing?". For the Superbowl, I did not want to disappoint. I first discovered this combination on Pinterest and couldn't wait for the opportunity to cook for a crowd so I can make them on my own. I used the base brownie recipe from the Rocky Road Brownies and then topped them with the cookies and cream buttercream. These are amazingly rich and over the top, but worth it for a fun night partying with friends. 

Cookies and Cream Brownies

Other Cookies and Cream Brownies from the Web:
Mint Cookies and Cream Brownies from Alida's Kitchen
Cookies and Cream Brownies from Baking Bites
Cookies and Cream Brownies from The Girl Who Ate Everything

Cookies and Cream Brownies
(Adapted from Martha Stewart, Mignardise and Baseball, Baking, and Books)

Makes 16 brownies

For the brownies:
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for pan
1 bag (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
8 crushed chocolate sandwich cookies

For the buttercream:
4 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
2-3 tablespoons heavy cream
7 crushed chocolate sandwich cookies

To make the brownies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8-inch-square baking pan. Line bottom with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on two sides; butter paper.

In a heatproof bowl set over (not in) a saucepan of simmering water, combine butter and 1 cup chocolate chips. Heat, stirring occasionally, just until melted, 3 to 5 minutes.

Remove mixture from heat; stir in sugars and salt, then eggs, and finally flour, stirring just until combined. Fold in the crushed cookies. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs attached, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool the brownies in the pan for five minutes. Transfer the brownies to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

To make the buttercream:
In a stand mixer, beat the butter until light and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar and then the cream until the buttercream has reached the desired consistency. Fold in the crushed cookie pieces. Spread the buttercream over the cooled brownies. Chill the brownies for at least 20 minute before serving.

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Erica said...

hhhhhahah. I would invite you to my parties for BOTH your wonderful personality and tasty dishes. These look ridiculously, sinfully good

Heather Christo said...

Esi- these look decadent and delicious!

Unknown said...

oh my, that buttercream! i would love to taste those ;) but you'd have to take the leftovers home with you!

Kathy - Panini Happy said...

It's definitely both the sparkling personality and the promise of amazing treats. :-) I would definitely invite you over all the time if we lived closer!

susan said...

I have buttercream leftover in the fridge. Thanks for solving that problem for me. These look crazy good, Esi!

Gastronomer said...

I've got a thing for Oreos and this recipe has got me all riled up!

aida mollenkamp said...

Wow, those sound sound decadent! I'm sure they were a hit at Super Bowl.

The Duo Dishes said...

Bet you had none leftover. That's how it goes with brownies!

Joanne said...

My friends and family ALWAYS expect that I bring dessert now. Always always always. I'm okay with that because it means I get to EAT dessert. Seems like a fair trade.

I would kill for these brownies.

LetMeEatCake Eat With Me! said...

i want some of these right now! i love pinterest for inspiration :) pinning this

Nancy said...

Totally decadent.... definitely NOT showing this to my guys.. but I may just have to surprise them with them!

marla said...

Such a fun treat!

Deena @ StayatHomeFoodie said...

Oreos on Brownies.... OMG!! My kids will go WILD for these.

And they are GORGEOUS!

Choc Chip Uru said...

What a perfect brownie - I am actually feeling myself trembling with sugar lust!
Too happy to be on your blog :D

Choc Chip Uru
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Peggy said...

My fiance would totally love this!

plasterers bristol said...

Oh my, these look so delicious, thanks for posting up this recipe.