Double Stuff Cookies and Cream Brownies

 
My family is crazy about Oreo cookies,  not only my kids and husband, but cousins, aunts, and uncles, so it’s only natural to have Double Stuff Cookies and Cream Brownies. I don’t know about you, but my favorites are the Double Stuf and Cool Mint ones ~now those are heaven. The cream is actually my favorite part, unless I have a cold tall glass of milk to dunk them in. Honestly, without a glass of milk I really don’t care for them that much. I may be crazy, but something magical happens when you dunk an Oreo cookie into a tall glass of cold milk. Are you a dunker or do you like them straight up? I know they are my hubby’s favorite midnight snack. He’s been know to indulge in some Oreo action once everyone else has gone to sleep. I buy the ones covered in White Fudge for him sometimes as a special treat. We all have those moments. The ones where we sneak in a little of our favorite treat hoping to go unnoticed and therefore un-shared… maybe in the pantry, maybe in the closet, or even behind the unsuspecting bathroom door. By now, most of you know that I have a weakness for brownies.  And these babies are no exception! They are kin to Oreos, like a cousin maybe. They start with a fudgy layer of brownies that have chunks of mini Oreos baked right inside of them. Then they are topped with a layer of Oreo cream frosting, enough to be considered doubly stuffed, for sure. And if that weren’t enough, next comes a smooth rich and creamy chocolate glaze. Double the cream, double, or even triple the chocolate (if you count the Oreos hidden inside the brownies), and therefore we have Double Stuff  Oreo Brownies. Cookies and cream heaven! I’m not claiming they taste just like Oreos, because they aren’t supposed to. They are better. Definitely reminiscent of their cookie cousin and completely dunkable, but able to stand alone, too. They are ridiculously insanely delicious. We’re talking serious yum!

Double Stuff Brownies {Cousins With The Cookie We All Know And Love As Oreos}
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Brownie Layer
  1. 1 box of brownie mix, I prefer Betty Crocker's Dark Chocolate
  2. Ingredients called for in directions on back of box
  3. 1/4 cup hot fudge ice cream topping
  4. 1 1/2 cups mini Oreos
Oreo Cream Layer
  1. 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  2. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  3. 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  4. 3 cups powdered sugar
  5. 4 1/2 Tablespoons hot water
Chocolate Glaze
  1. 2 cups semisweet or milk chocolate chips, your preferance
  2. 8 Tablespoons (1 stick) butter
Instructions
  1. Prepare brownie batter according to package directions, adding 1/4 cup hot fudge ice cream topping, unheated and straight from the jar using a mixer. Just before you are finished mixing the brownies, add the cookies and give them a few turns with the mixer to break them up a little. You don't to crush them to crumbs, just to chop them into a few pieces. (If you would rather, you could cut the mini Oreos into half by hand and stir them in). Make sure to follow the high altitude directions if you live at high altitude. Cool completely. When I'm in a hurry I pop them in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
  2. While cooling, prepare Oreo cream layer. Mix shortening, vanilla, granulated sugar, powered sugar, and water in a mixer for two minutes. Spread over cooled brownies. Since I wanted this to be like Oreo cream, this filling is on the thicker side. It is easiest to spread if you drop it by the spoonfuls evenly over across the top of the brownies, spreading these spots together. If you can always add 1/2 Tablespoon of hot water to the mixture if you want it a little thinner. Place in freezer for another 15 minutes to prepare the cream layer for the glaze. You'll want it nice and cold so it is firm enough to withstand the warmth of the glaze as it spreads across the brownies.
  3. Meanwhile prepare chocolate glaze. Place chocolate chips and butter in a microwavable bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between intervals, until mixture is smooth and creamy. Let sit for a few minutes to cool down. It will thicken just a bit. Pour over chilled brownies moving back and forth as you move across the pan to evenly spread the mixture. Use a spatula to finish spreading the glaze over the brownies. Place in fridge to help chocolate set. You don't want them too firm that they are difficult to melt, so if you leave them in too long, just set them out for a bit before cutting them. Cut into bars and enjoy!
Notes
  1. I like to line my baking dish with foil, leaving an inch or two overhang so I can pull the brownies out of the dish before cutting them. You can totally skip this step, but the brownies aren't quite as easy to get out of the pan.
Adapted from Oreo Cream Layer {adapted from Cookies & Cups}:
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If I was your mom, I would totally dig these for Mother’s Day. Just saying… 
 
If you like brownies, click here to check out my other brownie creations.

 

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