Thursday, September 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Mr. Bailey!

I have a confession to make: I cook to make people happy. Is that so wrong? I mean, it didn't start out that way. I started cooking because I got married and that is what wives do, right? Plus I had gotten all of this really cool cookware and kitchen stuff AND 3 aprons for my wedding and I would hate to let all of those gift givers down by not using it or taking it all back and buying shoes. Anyway, I found out that I actually LOVE cooking!! I don't do it every day and I don't want to every day, but I really really like it. First, it is a form of stress relief at the end of my day. Mix this and this and bake at 350 for 30 mins and you know exactly what you are getting. My days at works are NOT like that at all so putting together a simple recipe and getting the desired and expected results puts this TYPE A personality back in the driver's seat. Plus, I found out that people get really happy and really like you when you cook!! You make them a cake for their birthday and oh how special they make you feel. Not because they say thanks, but because they eat every bite and kind fight people away from their plate. And that, my friends, makes me smile! They like my cake, they like me!! Simple as that! So, when I found this recipe on Pinterest, I know I had to try it, and luckily, the best opportunity was right around the corner--Mr. Bailey's birthday! Mr. B LOVES sweets and I knew this dessert would be a hit.

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie n' Oreo Fudge Brownie Bar
aka-the Cake that nearly put the Bailey's in a sugar coma---but we aren't complaining


1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups (12 oz) milk chocolate chips (I like semi sweet better)
1 package Double Stuffed Oreos-YOU WILL NEED THE WHOLE BAG, so don't eat as you bake
1 family size (9x13) Brownie mix and ingredients to make
1/4 cup hot fudge (I used chocolate syrup)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream the butter and both sugars in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed for 3-5 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well to thoroughly combine.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt, then slowly incorporate into the mixer until the flour is just combined.  Stir in chocolate chips. Spread the cookie dough in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish that has been greased and if you want, lined with wax paper.

Top with a layer of whole Oreos.

Mix together the brownie mix, adding an optional 1/4 cup of hot fudge topping to the mix. Pour the brownie batter over the cookie dough and Oreos.

Bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes. (I chose 45 min so it would be a little gooey--I think I made the right choice!)

Mine fell in the middle, but only because I took it out a little early and I may or may not have added a little extra chocolate syrup than required. Does anyone have a problem with that? I didn't think so.

Um, yes please!!

Of course I would like a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Catherine! I just saw your blog on facebook! I pinned this recipe on Pinterst too. I am so pinterest obsessed! Hope to see you soon....before we all graduate! :)


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