This month’s Secret Recipe Club hooked me up with The Kitchen Witch Blog. After reading through just a paragraph of her latest post, I found Rhonda to be a fun gal with a delightful personality…you’ll definitely want to check out her blog. And, opposite of me, she has a plethora of healthy recipes…perfect to offset anything calorie laden that you might make from here!
Before making these, Bill had to mention that he didn’t like Oreo crumbs. Doesn’t he always throw a curve ball into my plans? So I just left that layer out. He removed and ate the Mini Oreos first then dug into the brownies with the thick layer of buttercream…and, yes, he was an instant fan. I didn’t mention that most of them were going to Tom, with whom I had texted in desperation when my computer ran out of memory earlier in the week. He promised his IT expertise in exchange for some cookies…and did I have a treat for him!
- 2 cups Cookie Crumbs (about 1 package of Oreo cookies)
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 box brownie mix (plus ingredients listed on the box to prepare the mix i.e. eggs, oil and water)
- 1 container vanilla frosting
- Mini Oreo cookies or cookie crumbles
Preheat the oven to .
Mix the cookie crumbs and the melted butter. Press into a 9×13 pan. Bake for 10 minutes and remove from the oven and allow to cool. Meanwhile, prepare the brownies according to the package directions. Pour the batter over the prepared cookie crust, spread evenly. Bake according to the package directions.
Let the brownies cool completely, top with vanilla icing and decorate with mini Oreo cookies or cookie crumbles.
Oreo Cookie Brownies…Scratch Version
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup butter, at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream
Spread frosting over cooled brownies with offset spatula. Garnish with as many mini Oreos as you’d like. To serve, use foil to pull brownies out of pan and cut into bars.
For easier cutting, chill brownies and use a knife run under hot water and dried to slice.