Let's give three cheers for the ingenious blogger who created this mouth-watering recipe. Call them a Turducken for brownie lovers, Oreo cookies are baked between layers of chocolate chip cookie dough and brownie batter. I first attempted this recipe in my 12 inch dutch oven with a 30 oz. tube of refrigerated cookie dough and a family sized, 9 by 13 inch pan package of brownie mix. Well, I baked them for almost an hour, they looked perfectly done but when I cut into them the brownie batter was almost raw in the middle.
Determined to make this work, I tried it again in my 10 inch oven, this time using a 16 oz. package of refrigerated Toll House cookie dough and a smaller box of brownie mix. I used Ghirardelli's Double Chocolate Brownie Mix, not only because it is laced with chocolate chips, it uses less oil. In my 10 inch oven I placed 10 coals in a ring around the bottom, 16 in a circle around the edge of the lid and 5 spaced evenly in the center. After 50 minutes, I finally took a peek and this time used a tester to make sure they were done enough in the middle. It takes restraint, but you need to let them cool for a good 15 minutes before cutting into them. It goes without saying, they are over the moon delicious.
If you want to make them with the larger size packages in your 12 inch oven, be sure to bake them for over an hour with enough heat in the center of the lid to cook them all the way through in the middle. After wolfing down two of them, warm with ice cream and caramel sauce, I promptly packed up the rest and delivered them to my neighbors. The only thing I can't resist is temptation and these are so good I couldn't keep them in the house without eating the whole batch. Kids will love making these, they're an assemble on your picnic table kind of recipe and don't forget to pack a gallon of milk in your cooler to wash them down with.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Oreo Brownies
1 16 oz. package refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough, at room temperature
1 box of brownie mix plus ingredients needed to make brownies.
14 Oreo cookies
Lightly oil or spray 10 inch dutch oven; line with parchment paper.
Pat cookie dough into bottom of dutch oven.
Evenly space Oreo cookies in circles to completely cover dough, but not touching.
Make brownie mix according to package directions.
Carefully pour brownie batter over cookies until completely covered.
Bake for 45-50 minutes at 350 degrees or until brownies test done in center.
Cool completely before lifting from oven and cutting into squares or let cool for 15 minutes before serving warm from oven.
|Press cookie dough into parchment lined oven|