Sugar Overload

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  • | 12:00 p.m. August 24, 2011
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It’s no secret that I have a sweet tooth. But even some things are too much for me. I have had this chocolate chip cookie, Oreo, brownie concoction recipe languishing on my computer for a couple of months now, with no place to bring it. But this week, I was in charge of dessert for my small group. Perfect, I thought. They will appreciate this sugar overload of goodness.

As the group of adults sat around indulging in this ultimate blend of three of my favorite childhood desserts, it was clear that I was not the only one completely overwhelmed with this brick of deliciousness. The first time around I served the bar on a plate, with vanilla ice cream, which did an amazing job of cutting through the sweetness of the bar. (As if ice cream isn’t sweet.)

But on the second round, at the office, the bars worked perfectly as a finger dessert on deadline day.

HEALTH WARNING: This is not a diet-friendly dessert. A whole 9-by-13 inch tray is worth 318 points on the Weight Watchers Points Plus scale. If the tray is cut into 20 squares, it’s 16 points a bar. Eat at your own risk.

Chocolate Chip Cookie 'n’ Oreo
Fudge Brownie Bar

What you need:
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

1 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup light brown sugar

2 large eggs
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

2 cups (12 ounces) milk chocolate chips

1 package Double Stuffed Oreos

1 family size (9-by-13) brownie mix


What to do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream the butter and both sugars in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed for 3 to 5 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well to thoroughly combine.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt, then slowly incorporate into the mixer until the flour is just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

Spread the cookie dough in the bottom of a 9-by-13 baking dish that’s been lined with wax paper and sprayed with cooking spray.

Top with a layer of Oreos.

Mix together brownie mix. Pour the brownie batter over the cookie dough and Oreos.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 to 55 minutes. (I always undercook cookies ad brownies, so 40 to 45 is OK, too.)

To half this recipe for an 8-by-8 brownie mix, just halve the chocolate chip cookie dough ingredients.




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