Cookie dough. Oreos. BROWNIES. All in one bite. Or several bites. Or an entire baking pan’s worth of bites. Don’t worry, I’m not judging.
Are you salivating yet? Good. Read on, I swear this is all for a good cause…
I am so pleased to be working with OXO in support of their Cookies for Kids Cancer campaign. For every blog post made as part of this program, OXO is donating $100 to CFKC, up to $100,000 total. Cookies for Kid’s Cancer is a non-profit dedicated to raising funds for pediatric cancer research.
When I got the details about the Good Cookie program, there were three options for bloggers to explore- cookies (duh), cupcakes, and brownies. Not being a huge cupcake fan (sigh, I know), and having made more cookies than I can count already, I opted for the #oxogoodbrownie package- which came loaded with awesome OXO products, including measuring cups, measuring spoons, a pastry brush, and most interesting to me: a brownie spatula!
For these amazing cookie dough brownie bars, I used one batch of my absolute favorite chocolate chip cookie dough, and one batch of Smitten Kitchen’s unreal cocoa brownies. If you are partial to another recipe for either, you can feel free to substitute, but I cannot oversell how epic these were as-is! I went with this particular chocolate chip cookie dough recipe because often with cookie bars the cookie part can get kind of dry- these are the most moist, soft cookies when baked the regular way, so I knew they’d hold up great as the base for these brownies.
Note: You may also know these brownies by another name. Yes. That is what they are. However, I couldn’t reconcile referring to these by their true name in the same post as a pediatric cancer charity… Whatever they’re called, though, this does not take away from their deliciousness!
- Make your cookie dough and brownie batter ahead of time. I make my cookie dough first and let it chill while I make the brownie batter.
- Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Line a 8×8 baking pan with foil, and spray with cooking spray.
- Add cookie dough to the baking pan, and press down to make an even layer. Lay oreos down in a single layer (I could only fit 16, 4×4, but if you can fit more, go ahead). Pour brownie batter over the top of the oreos and cookie dough.
- Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the brownie layer comes out clean.
- Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes before serving (if you can wait that long…). These are best served warm, but really they’re great any time!
If you’re interested in supporting Cookies for Kids’ Cancer along with me and OXO, check out the Bake a Difference section of the OXO store!! I have the Good Cookie spatula (albeit, just the boring old plain blue one), and let me tell you, it’s amazing for easily lifting cookies off a baking sheet! Combined with helping out a great cause, talk about a win-win!
Thank you to OXO for sending me some great product, and for supporting such a worthwhile cause!
Disclosure: I was provided with products from OXO for the OXO Good Cookie program. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions are my own.