Promiscuous Brownies. Busy Brownies. Brownies with a love for oreos AND chocolate chip cookies… okay, okay… slutty brownies.
I like to consider myself pretty up-to-speed on new food fads. Yet, SOMEHOW… I missed the slutty brownies train. Slutty brownies? Wha? Well, let me tell you, my friends.
Slutty brownies are brownies meet chocolate chip cookies meet oreos. I.e., the cookie / bar trifecta. These slutty brownies are homemade, from scratch and I PROMISE you they are just as easy as using a brownie box mix, but taste SO much more fudgey. Think about it… you’ll have to pull on your shoes (and your coat and your scarf and your heavier coat if you’re in the depths of winter like us). Then you’ll trudge to the store, uphill both ways. Then you’ll have to dump the box in a bowl and add stuff.
You GUYS. Homemade brownies are just dumping stuff in one pot and adding stuff. Skip the trip to the store.
If I had to pick one recipe that I have made the most in my life, it would be a tie between chocolate chip cookies and brownies. Hands down. I worked at a local pizza restaurant in college and I STILL have made far more brownies and chocolate chip cookies. This may have something to do with the fact that one of my very best friends and I ate copious amounts of cookie dough back in high school. This tradition lives on.
Any time I head back home to visit the folks, Alyssa comes over and I’ve already got the butter softening. We’ve done this so many times that it has become a ritual. I take my time putting the dough together while she sits across from me on a bar stool. Both of us could probably recite the recipe in our sleep. And we talk and talk and talk. We talk about her and Landon. About David and I. About work and family and friends and life and yet, somehow, we are never talked out. Many life decisions have been planned and prepared over a bowl of cookie dough. We wouldn’t even bother baking the cookie dough, except that Dad would definitely lodge more than a few complaints. 🙂 I miss home at moments like this!
So . . . when you’re making these slutty brownies . . . make sure you steal some cookie dough. 🙂
16 slutty brownies
25 minPrep Time
45 minCook Time
1 hr, 10 Total Time
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 7 Tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Make the cookie dough. Fully mix butter, egg, and vanilla. (When I'm lazy, I just use a fork to whip/smash these together.) Cream in sugar and brown sugar. Stir in half the flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in remaining flour until fully incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips. Set aside.
- Make the brownie batter. Melt butter in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, remove from heat. (I just set it on a trivet on the counter.) Stir cocoa powder into melted butter. Stir in sugar. (It will resemble a thick sugar paste.) Add eggs one at a time, mixing very well after each. Stir in vanilla and flour. Stir 1/2 cup chocolate chips into the batter. Set aside.
- Grease an 8 x 8 baking pan with butter. Line it with parchment paper. (Just fold down any overlap and squish it into the corners to maintain the shape of the pan.)
- Press cookie dough into an even layer covering the bottom of the entire pan.
- Layer oreos on top of cookie dough. (You don't need the oreos to overlap--just place right next to each other.)
- Pour/spread brownie batter evenly over the whole pan. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup chocolate chips and press lightly into the batter.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the pan. Allow to cool COMPLETELY before cutting. Store in a zip top bag on the counter.
If you want the oreo middle to peek through, pay attention to how you cut your brownies, so that you are cutting down the middle of the oreos.