As many of you can probably see from Instagram, I bake these so-called "Slutty Brownies" often - and many of you have asked for the recipe. Composed of a layer of cookie dough, a layer of Oreos and a layer of fudge brownies, these bars came into my life via the genius of What's Gaby Cooking.
Tomorrow is my mom's birthday and Sweetlips & The Bean wanted to cook their grandma a treat. So, this felt like the appropriate time to post that "Slutty Brownie" recipe for you - while baking them with two five-year-olds...for their grandma. I do at least call them "Oreo Cookie Brownies" when working with my underage sous chefs.
As the name suggests, the sweet flavor overload is unbelievably decadent. I recently brought them to a friend, who happily ate them straight up until there were none left. I like to cut mine with a scoop of vanilla ice cream because balance is very important to me. You understand.
Here's the baking playlist from tonight's insta-stories:
"I Ran" - Flock of Seagulls
"Big Pimpin'" - Jay-Z
"In Da Club" i.e."Go Shorty, It's Your Birthday - 50 Cent (*Did not recall the lyrics being so inappropriate for children. #Momfail)
"When I'm Sixty-Four" - The Beatles
"Reach Out I'll Be There" - Four Tops
Wishing everyone a very happy July 4th weekend filled with tons of Fireworks (wink, wink - see "Slutty Brownies"), food that is so good it deserves to be shared (thank you What's Gaby Cooking!) and a very happy birthday to "Dama Doan," a grandma who inspires a little humor and mischief.
Here's that wild recipe, along with Gaby's "Very Important FAQ's"...Enjoy! xoxo
Recipe courtesy of What's Gaby Cooking
VERY IMPORTANT FAQ’s:
- This is the pan I bake these in – it’s a 9×9 square pan from Amazon and it’s the best. It’s a non-stick square pan – which is what you need. A glass pan or a pan of another size won’t yield the same results as the photos here. (*Up Chic's Creek Note - It's true. I have this pan and it's perfection.)
- Cool the brownies once they come out of the oven for at least 1 hour before slicing and serving if you want perfect square pieces.
- You can use any kind of Oreos you want – double stuffed, regular, flavored, birthday cake, red velvet etc
- IF you use a box mix for the brownie layer, you won’t want to use the entire batter as it yields more than my homemade brownie recipe. You just want to have enough brownie recipe to cover the oreos on the top layer.
For the Brownie layer:
- 10 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 1/4 cups white sugar
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup flour
For the Oreo layer:
- 1 package of Oreo (regular stuffed or double stuffed)
For the Cookie Dough layer:
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (at room temp)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
For the Brownie Layer:
1. In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter over medium high heat. Add the sugar and cocoa powder once the butter is melted. Whisk to combine and remove from heat. Add the salt, vanilla and eggs and continuously whisk until the eggs are combined. Add the flour and continue to mix. Set batter aside.
For the Cookie Dough Layer:
2. Cream together the butter and sugars in a mixer. Add the eggs and vanilla, making sure to scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl. Add the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder and mix on low until everything is incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips. Set dough aside.
3. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
4. Line the bottom of a 9x9 baking pan with tin foil and then spray the tin foil with a layer of baking spray.
5. Layer the cookie dough on the bottom of a 9x9 baking pan, pressing down to form the bottom of the slutty brownies.
6. Layer as many oreos that will fit on top of the cookie dough. No need to overlap. One single layer will do.
7. Pour the brownie batter on top of the oreo layer and make sure it's evenly layers on top.
8. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Test with a knife to see if the center is done. If the knife comes out clean, let the brownies rest for at least 2 hours before serving. If the knife comes out with batter still on it, allow the brownies to bake about 5 minutes more. Slice and serve.