Collin called me this week while I was driving home from work. We don’t speak on the phone very often and frankly I was surprised at his call. But he surprised me with a new recipe challenge.
“My co-worker,” he said, “made these phenomenal cookie-brownies things and I think you need to make something similar to it for your blog.” He explained there was a layer of chocolate chip cookie dough, with Oreo’s and then topped with brownie batter. “Delicious,” he explained.
So here is our rendition: Death by Dessert.
FYI–Collin, affectionately known as “Collskis” or “He Who Shall Not Be Named” and I met on Semester at Sea in 2009 while we were studying abroad in college.
For the cookie base-
- 1 1/2 c. flour
- 1/2 c. butter
- 1 egg
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tbsp milk
For the brownie mix-
- 1 1/4 c. flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 tbsp. Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa Powder
- 12 oz. chocolate
- 1 c. butter
- 1 1/2 c. sugar
- 1/2 c. light brown sugar
- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
- 4 eggs
- 2 c. mini chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a standing mixer combine all the ingredients for the sugar cookie base. I opted for a sweeter-style sugar cookie–feel free to add lemon zest or orange zest for a slightly tangier base.
- Spread the dough out on the bottom of a 13×9 in. pan.
- Layer on the butterscotch chips and chopped Snickers bars. You can really add whatever types of candies you’d like here–I went for Snickers because I was craving the sweet/salty combination that the peanuts and caramel provide. In Collin’s original suggestion, he had whole Oreo’s in the center.
- In the standing mixer, add all the brownie ingredients and blend well. Pour on top of the cookie/candy combination.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes.
In retrospect, I think this recipe turned out pretty damn smashing and we’ll see how they’re received by friends, family and co-workers. It kind of reminded me of the Candy Bar Cookies I made in September, but with a twist.
I’m pretty sure I’ve seen the original posting that Collin was explaining to me on Pinterest. What layers would you add?