Cookies and Cream Brownies
Soft and gooey on the inside, crisp on the outside dark chocolate brownies are topped with a layer of creamy topping and crushed cookies in this decadent but easy dessert.
- Serves: 16 persons
- 1½ cups white sugar
- ¾cup all-purpose flour
- ½cup high-quality unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½teaspoon salt
- ¼teaspoon baking powder
- ¾cup unsalted butter, melted
- 3large eggs
- 1teaspoon vanilla extract
- 32chocolate sandwich cookies (such as Oreo®), divided
- 1(8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping (such as Cool Whip®), thawed
Step 1Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch square baking pan.
Step 2Mix sugar, flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder together in a mixing bowl.
Step 3Whisk butter, eggs, and vanilla together in a separate bowl. Add butter mixture to the flour mixture and mix until well combined.
Step 4Pour 1/2 of the batter into the prepared baking pan and smooth out with a spatula. Add 16 OREO® cookies in an even layer (4 rows of 4 cookies), then spread the remaining 1/2 of the batter over top.
Step 5Bake in the preheated oven until edges are brown and center is set, 30 to 35 minutes.
Step 6Remove pan from the oven and set on a wire rack. Let brownies cool completely, at least 30 minutes.
Step 7Crush 12 of the remaining OREO® cookies. Place the whipped topping in a bowl and fold in the crushed cookies. Spread over the top of the brownies. Crush the remaining 4 cookies, then sprinkle over the top of the whipped cream mixture.
Step 8Keep refrigerated until you are ready to slice and serve.