Hi. It’s been a long time, too long. Before I tell you about this super easy &super yummy brownie I’d like to say thanks to everyone who left comments & sent emails asking how I was doing. It meant a lot and made my day every time I got one. The kids and I are doing well. Hopefully this will be a “quieter” year for us. I don’t know how much I’ll be blogging but I’m not going to let it get to this point again. The awkward, I don’t know where to begin one. I’m thinking we start with brownies………
Cookies & cream brownies to be exact. :) I made them to give as a thank you to a few of the lunch ladies at Babygirl’s school. I was in charge of planning the teacher’s Welcome Back Breakfast this year and they catered it. I don’t know if they liked them, but I can tell you these were a big hit with my three.
I adapted the recipe from one I made before that I found on Karen’s blog Mignardise. I’m not going to give you a recipe for the brownie base. Just use your favorite one or a box like I did. Are you shocked by my craziness? Don’t be. I’ve yet to have someone ask me if my brownies were boxed and I haven’t found a homemade recipe that rocked my world so, boxed it is.
Cookies & Cream Brownies
*One batch brownies with chopped up Oreos added.
*Cookies & Cream Frosting, doubled :)
2 cups powdered sugar
4 Tbsp. butter, room temperature
1 Tbsp. heavy cream, plus a little extra
approx. 8 oreos, crushed well
Combine all frosting ingredients except the oreos and beat with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. You may need to add a bit more heavy cream to get a spreadable consistency. Mix in crushed oreos (more or less). Spread frosting evenly over cooled brownies.
You can fancy these up by topping each bar with an oreo cookie half like I did or you can top the whole thing with ganache thus smothering the “cream” between two layers of chocolate.