Cookies and Cream ‘Whities’

11 Sep

After I made basic chocolate brownies, I thought…hmm, I could probably make these again but with white chocolate…white chocolate brownies!  But white chocolate is so sweet and rich I knew it needed an offset.  Oreos were the obvious choice…well, obvious to me, given my particular cookies and cream ice cream addiction (it’s my favorite ice cream, and oreos are my kryptonite).

I actually didn’t adapt that basic brownie recipe because one of my favorite dessert bloggers posted a recipe for white chocolate brownies with perfect timing.  So I used that instead, but stirred in some crushed oreos.

The end result reminded me of that friend everyone has who is reasonably attractive in person, but does not photograph well.  You flip through their pictures on facebook trying to convince your other friends, “I swear, she’s not weird and she’s actually really cute!”

These are moist and buttery…the texture of a chewy, fudgy brownie, with the softened oreos adding a nice texture and flavor compliment.  They are gooey, and sloppy, and they don’t photograph well, but they are so, SO tasty!

(Okay, so brownies are made with chocolate, and the primary flavor profile of a blondie involves brown sugar or butterscotch.  These are white chocolate brownies.  But ‘cookies and cream white chocolate brownies’ is obviously too long for a name.  So these are ‘cookies and cream whities’.  Deal with it.  Just don’t tell you friends “sorry, I can’t go out right now, I have whities in the oven.”  You’ll get some strange looks.)

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It starts with half a package of oreos, crushed.  Double stuffed, naturally (I love oreos, but it’s just not worth it unless it’s double
stuffed).  I put mine in a ziploc bag and pounded on it a bit.

Now get your butter and white chocolate in a saucepan over low heat.  It doesn’t take long for this to melt, and you’ll want to stir at that point to keep from burning, so keep an eye on it.

You should have enough time to throw together the rest of your wet and dry ingredients.  Blend together your eggs, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl.

By now, your butter and white chocolate should be melty. Remove from heat once the white chocolate chips are just melted, then give it a good stir to ‘incorporate’ the white chocolate.  They won’t actually combine, but do what you can.  This will also allow the mixture to cool slightly.

Slowly pour your slightly cooled chocolate mixture into your egg/sugar/vanilla bowl, and blend with an electric mixer. (It will kind of look the same before and after incorporation):

Sprinkle in your flour, baking soda, and salt, and stir until well combined.  This smells SO amazing!

Then just stir in the crushed oreos.  Looks like cookies and cream ice cream, right?

Pour into your 9×9 pan and sprinkle white chocolate on top!

Into a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes until set.  That’s just enough time to eat the rest of that package of oreos…which I definitely didn’t do…

Topped with ice cream, these are the BEST!

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Oh, P.S., in case you hadn’t noticed, I’m a big fan of bar-type/brownie type desserts.  With sufficient butter, eggs, and chocolate they almost always turn out well.  Plus, you can just stir up the batter, and dump it in a pan…very easy, minimal dishes…score.  I’ve got cookies planned for this weekend though, so get excited!!

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Cookies and Cream ‘Whities’

Adapted from Cookies and Cups

1 cup white chocolate chips, divided (¾ and ¼)

5 T butter

2 eggs

½ cup sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup flour

½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

½ 15.35 oz package of double stuffed oreos

 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×9 baking pan
  • Crush up your oreos in a Ziploc bag to desired sized chunks
  • Melt butter and ¾ cup white chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat.  Keep an eye on it and stir occasionally to prevent burning.  Remove from heat once white chocolate has melted (will only take a few minutes), and incorporate butter and white chocolate as best you can
  • Meanwhile, beat together eggs, sugar and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl
  • Slowly beat the melted chocolate mixture into the egg mixture until well combined
  • Sprinkle in flour, baking powder and salt, and mix until just combined
  • Stir in crushed oreos, pour into baking pan and spread evenly, then sprinkle ¼ of white chocolate on top
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until set

 

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3 Responses to “Cookies and Cream ‘Whities’”

  1. sani panini September 11, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

    This looks amazing!!! I want it right now haha!

  2. vjrowe September 11, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    Can’t wait to give em a go! Sounds delicious.

  3. mydearbakes September 14, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    What a yummy looking post! =)

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