Cookies ‘n Creme Brownies

Cookies ‘n Creme Brownies are outstanding! I really hit pay dirt with this fabulous recipe! The lovely brownie layer is filled with Oreo cookie pieces and half a can of vanilla buttercream frosting! Then the brownie layer is covered with a can and a half of vanilla buttercream frosting and more Oreo cookies crumbled over the top. Spectacular is putting it mildly–this brownie rocks!

I found this luscious brownie recipe off the box of a Betty Crocker brownie mix a few years back, although their current online version does not show the brownie frosted and with more Oreos on top like the recipe on the back of the box did. You know, some of my favorite and best recipes have come from the back of boxes, packages, and products trying to market their wares. All I can say is many of those test kitchens who produce recipes using their products have fantastic cooks who’ve come up with some great combinations. This recipe is one of them.

I will say this: I like my version a little better than the original version because I use two cans of frosting rather than using half a can in the brownie batter and trying to spread such a thin layer on top with the remaining half can of frosting. No way! So I have 1 1/2 cans of frosting on top PLUS Oreo cookie pieces.

Yes, it’s so chocolaty, so scrumptious, so sensational I couldn’t stop eating them! We served these amazing brownies for our Super Bowl party last weekend and EVERYONE loved them. Between Saturday and Sunday last weekend, I’m sure I ate at least six of them myself! I finally packed a bunch off to one of our guests and put the others in the freezer so I could get them out of my sight. Oh, man they were so good.

If you love chocolate, if you love Oreos, if you love vanilla buttercream frosting, you will find these brownies heavenly! They will cure any sweet tooth and you will be hard pressed to share any of them with anyone else! Cookies ‘n Creme Brownies are great to whip up for any occasion, but they are especially good for parties, special occasion baking like Valentine’s Day or other holidays, and when you want to WOW your company with your latest culinary creation! Better grab one quickly, though, before they’re all gone!

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Cookies ‘n Creme Brownies are sensational!

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If you make a batch of Cookies ‘n Creme Brownies, I assure you, everyone will love them and you won’t be able to stop eating them! We served Cookies ‘n Creme Brownies for our Super Bowl party, but they would be great for any tailgating party.

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Cookies ‘n Creme Brownies is a fairly quick and easy recipe to make – this would be a great treat to prepare for your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day. It’s really not too difficult and it doesn’t need a lot of ingredients.

 

Here’s what I did.

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These are the ingredients I used–except I used an additional can of frosting because one wasn’t enough!

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Crush Oreos by placing them in a zip lock bag and rolling the cookies with a rolling pin. You will need 2 full cups of crushed Oreo cookie crumbs. Mix brownie mix, oil, eggs, 2/3 cup vanilla buttercream frosting, and 1 cup of Oreo cookie crumbs in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until combined.

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Spray a 9×13″ glass baking dish with cooking spray. Spread brownie filling into prepared pan and smooth the top.

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Bake at 350 about 21-23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

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Spread 1 1/2 cans of vanilla buttercream frosting over top of cooled brownie layer.

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Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup of Oreo cookie crumbs. You may want to refrigerate this for an hour or so first before cutting into bars to make smooth cuts in the brownies.

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To serve: garnish brownies with additional Oreo cookies if desired. Yum, yum, yum.

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Don’t Cookies ‘n Creme Brownies look splendid? I couldn’t stop eating them!

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This close up allows you to see the texture of the brownie a little better.

 

Here’s the recipe.

COOKIES ‘N CREME BROWNIES

(Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker)

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The lovely brownie layer is filled with Oreo cookie pieces and half a can of vanilla buttercream frosting! Then the brownie layer is covered with a can and a half of vanilla buttercream frosting with more Oreo cookies crumbled over the top. Spectacular is putting it mildly. This brownie rocks!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Grease or spray 9x13” baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Mix brownie mix, eggs, water and oil.
  3. Stir in 1 cup Double Stuff Oreo crumbs and ½ container vanilla or chocolate frosting (2/3 cup).
  4. Spread into pan and smooth the top.
  5. Bake at 350° approximately 21-23 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Cool completely.
  7. Spread 1 ½ cans remaining frosting over top of brownies.
  8. Sprinkle reserved 1 cup Double Stuff Oreo crumbs over top.
  9. Garnish with more Oreo cookies if desired.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: The original recipe calls for one can of frosting, of which you use half in the brownie layer. This does not leave enough frosting to frost the entire top of the brownie layer. You need about 1 ½ cans to do this entirely, although I went ahead and used ½ can in the brownie batter and 1 ½ cans on top.

Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker.

 

[b]Cookies ‘n Creme Brownies[/b]
Recipe Type: Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from [url href=”http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/cookies-and-creme-brownies/95a55cd5-d3fa-4dfa-a3a6-30bc726f3dc0″ target=”_blank” title=”cookies and creme brownies”]Betty Crocker[/url]
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Serves: 20
The lovely brownie layer is filled with Oreo cookie pieces and half a can of vanilla buttercream frosting! Then the brownie layer is covered with a can and a half of vanilla buttercream frosting with more Oreo cookies crumbled over the top. Spectacular is putting it mildly. This brownie rocks!
Ingredients
  • 1 box Betty Crocker or Duncan Hines fudge brownie mix
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¾ cup canola oil
  • 2 cups Double Stuff [url href=”oreo.com/default.aspx” target=”_blank” title=”oreo “]Oreo [/url]cookie crumbs, divided use
  • 2 containers vanilla or chocolate frosting, divided use
Instructions
  1. Grease or spray 9×13” baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Mix brownie mix, eggs, water and oil.
  3. Stir in 1 cup Double Stuff Oreo crumbs and ½ container vanilla or chocolate frosting (2/3 cup).
  4. Spread into pan and smooth the top.
  5. Bake at 350° approximately 21-23 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Cool completely.
  7. Spread 1 ½ cans remaining frosting over top of brownies.
  8. Sprinkle reserved 1 cup Double Stuff Oreo crumbs over top.
  9. Garnish with more Oreo cookies if desired.
Notes
The original recipe calls for one can of frosting, of which you use half in the brownie layer. This does not leave enough frosting to frost the entire top of the brownie layer. You need about 1 ½ cans to do this entirely, although I went ahead and used ½ can in the brownie batter and 1 ½ cans on top.

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Cookies ‘n Creme Brownies are great brownies to make for the chocolate lovers in your family.

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What could be better than brownies with Oreos? On top of that it has vanilla frosting–my favorite way to eat any cookie or brownie is with lots of thick, fluffy frosting on top! The nice thing about Cookies ‘n Creme Brownies is they really aren’t all that difficult to make. They also freeze well if you need to keep them out of sight for a special birthday or other occasion until you’re ready to eat them.

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