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The ultimate Cookie Stuffed Brownies bring all of my favorite things together in one gloriously delicious cookie bar. Check out all three versions, Oreo, Nutter Butter and mint Milano!
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What do you get when you combine chocolate chip cookies, Oreos, and brownies all layered in one pan? Cookie Stuffed Brownies a.k.a Slutty Brownies, of course!
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What are Slutty Brownies?
My Cookie Stuffed Brownies are a take on the original recipe found on The Londoner Blog called Slutty Brownies. This version was also super popular on What’s Gaby Cooking! These seriously indulgent dessert bars have goodies baked right into them.
Cookie Stuffed Brownies consist of a layer of chocolate chip cookie dough smooshed in the bottom of your 8- by-8-inch pan. (Read below to learn how to line the pan for easy cookie removal!). Next comes store-bought cookies layered on top of the cookie dough. Top off everything with the brownie batter, bake and dig in.
Imagine the delicious variations of cookie stuffed brownies! So many treats – So few days!
I have taken this layered deliciousness a few steps further with some delightful variations. Let’s jump right in. Is there a better combination than chocolate and peanut butter? Not in my book!
Make Peanut Butter Cookie Stuffed Brownies!
Indulge by adding some peanut butter to the chocolate chip cookie dough (recipe variation below) and then nestling Nutter Butter cookies between the cookies and brownies in place of the original Oreos. Oh my! It’s as easy as the original but you get that peanut butter punch from all directions.
Mint Cookie Stuffed Brownies
You know and love Pepperidge Farm Milano Cookies. You know and love Andes Mints. Bring them together in your own cookie bar! Replace the mini chocolate chips in the chocolate chip cookie recipe with chopped Andes Mints and the Oreos with Milanos (you can use mint Milanos for extra flavor too). Layers and layers of fantastic minty lusciousness.
When all of these lovely bars come from the oven they are ooey and gooey goodness and need a scoop of ice cream immediately. If you prefer to let them cool a bit longer, they will cut into very pretty pick-up-and-eat brownies. In either case, I like to line my pan with a strip of parchment long enough to allow the edges to hang over opposite sides. When cooled, the bars lift right out of the pan using the parchment as the lifter. Then you are easily able to slice the bars into beautiful squares right on your cutting board.
- ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips
- 16 Double Stuf Oreos, plus more for the top
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter 8 oz milk chocolate, chopped
- ⅔ cup light brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- Heat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-by-8-inch baking pan and line with a strip of parchment, allowing edges to hang over opposite sides.
- For the chocolate chip cookie layer, beat together the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar. Add egg and vanilla; beat until fluffy. Stir in the flour, salt and baking soda, then add chocolate chips. Press dough into the bottom of the pan. Top with a single layer of Oreos.
- To make brownie batter, melt together butter and chocolate and cool slightly. Stir in brown sugar, vanilla and eggs until smooth. Add flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder and stir until batter is smooth and glossy. Pour over Oreos in the pan.
- Top brownie layer with extra crumbled Oreos. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out almost clean, 60 to 65 min. Allow to cool, then run a spatula around edges to loosen from pan. Use the parchment overhang to lift brownies out of the pan; slice and serve.
- Substitute smooth peanut butter for ½ cup of the unsalted butter in the chocolate chip cookie recipe. Make as directed otherwise. Use Nutter Butter cookies in place of the Oreos and sprinkle peanuts on top of the brownie layer.
- Substitute chopped Andes Mints for ½ cup of the mini chocolate chips in the chocolate chip cookie recipe. Make as directed otherwise. Use Pepperidge Farm Milano Cookies in place of the Oreos and sprinkle extra chopped Andes Mints on top of Brownie layer just after baking.
You can also make Nutter Butter-peanut butter or Andes Mint-Milano cookie variations of these bars.
It’s football season so I’m bringing you 15 Tasty Tailgating Kabobs to make on game day! I know that burgers and hot dogs are the go-to for your pre-game cookout, but if you’re feeling adventurous I have some recipes for you!
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Those of you who have been following the blog for a while know that I love skewers! They’re super fun to eat and easier to serve. So, why not have them at your next tailgating party! They’ll make your life easier and your party a blast. The nice thing about most of these recipes is that you can make them before you leave the house, and then warm up when you get to the stadium.
1. Bunless Burger Bites Forget sliders! Grab all your favorite burger toppings, some skewers and hed to the grill. This Delish recipe has you cook the mini patties first and then assemble them on kabobs.
2. Loaded Tater Tots You can’t go wrong with tater tots, cheese and bacon! If you want to snack on these before the game you could try cooking them on the grill or just make them ahead of time and warm them up.
3. Rainbow Veggies Here’s a great tailgate snack that won’t break your diet. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t love grilled veggies!
4. BBQ Chicken Pineapple This classic is a must-have at any grilling party. Sweet pineapple, tangy BBQ sauce and savory chicken are one tasty combo!
5. Cilantro-Lime Chicken Fajita Hello fajitas! Serious Eats is grilling up some serious flavor with this recipe. Just marinate everything ahead of time and pop them on the grill when it’s game time.
6. Caramel Apple and Brie Who doesn’t love caramel apples in the fall! This kabob version is easier to eat and has a little twist. The creamy, nutty flavor of Brie is such a great complement to the salty caramel and sour apple. For your tailgate party, skewer the apple and brie beforehand and then bring the caramel as a dipping sauce. Yum!
7. Steak and Potato Here’s a hearty meal on a stick! Steak and potato kabobs are sure to be a hit at your tailgate party. And don’t let the name fool you, there are mushrooms on those skewers too!
8. Shrimp Boil Bring the boiled packets out to the grill with these spicy kabobs. You get all that great cajun flavor plus the smoky char from the fire!
Grab the skewers and the grill! These tasty tailgating kabobs are surefire hits for the pre-game cookout.
9. Chicken Club That’s right: sandwich on a stick! No need to worry about all your toppings falling out or your bread getting soggy. Just bring some mustard for dipping and you’re all set.
10. Gummy Candy So far we’ve got tater tots, burgers, club sandwiches and fajitas on a skewer – why not candy too? The Candy Blogger uses gummies but I suppose you could use just about any sweet that will stay on a stick.
11. Rainbow Fruit While we’re at it, let’s put fruit on a stick too! This way you don’t have to bother with bowls and forks and it’ll be a lot more fun for the kiddos. Just make them before you leave and keep them in the cooler.
12. Easy Bratwurst If you feel like something other than beef or chicken, give bratwurst a try. This recipe also includes balsamic mustard which would be fantastic for dipping!
13. Antipasto Here’s a slightly fancier option just in case you like a little wine at your tailgating kabobs party. These skewers have got it all: tortellini, tomatoes, olives, salami. They’re super easy to throw together and positively delicious!
14. Korean BBQ Chicken These Asian-inspired kabobs are ready in a jiffy! They would be perfect for game day. Just make marinate the chicken and slice the veggies ahead of time and they’ll be ready in 5 minutes once you’ve got the grill going.
15. Sunshine Chicken I love these skewers for their gorgeous display but they don’t skimp on flavor either. Serve them with some sweet chili sauce (which if you haven’t dipped everything you can think of in sweet chili sauce, you’re missing out!) and they’ll really steal the show!
If you couldn’t get tickets to the game celebrate good tailgating food at home! Check out these other game-day snacks and crafts:
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