Madame Gourmand
07. 07. 2012

I did actually make these brownies a few months ago after seeing a similar post on one of the blogs that I follow, I was desperate to make the brownies for myself but I had an issue with them! (They were made with packet mixes!)

While I do appreciate packet mixes have their place in the supermarket I’m a bit of a snob and would rather make things from scratch where possible, especially when it comes to cakes!

After scouring my american cookery books (Americans make the best cookies and brownies!) I managed to find a good cake like cookie recipe and a decadent brownie recipe which I’ve used previously.

Cookie Recipe (as this is an american recipe some of the weights are in cups (I personally find this is a much easier way of weighing)

2 cups plus 2 tablespoons of plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt (I use Maldon)
12 tablespoons  unsalted butter, melted and cooled until warm
1 packed cup of light brown sugar
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups milk chocolate chips

 In a food mixer, mix the butter and sugars until thoroughly blended. slowly beat in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla until combined. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt and beat at low speed just until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Place the cookie dough into a brownie tin lined with baking paper, press down with your fingers until evenly spread.

***** Place a layer of double chocolate Oreo cookies over the cookie dough and gently press down *****

Brownie Recipe (as this is an american recipe some of the weights are in cups (I personally find this is a much easier way of weighing)

140g dark chocolate chopped into rough chunks
½ cup butter
1 ¼ cups light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
Melt the chocolate and butter together and cool slightly.
In a food mixer, beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract together.  Gradually mix in the melted chocolate mixture and beat until evenly mixed.
Remove the bowl from the mixer and fold in the flour and cocoa powder.  Do not over mix.
Pour the brownie mixture over the Oreo layer, covering them completely.
Bake in a 190 degree oven for around 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center of the brownie comes out with moist crumbs.

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