These Spring Celebration Brownies are delicious, layered with flavor and absolutely perfect for any spring get together!
So we’ve all heard of chocolate chip cookie dough brownies, sometimes with Oreos and sometimes not, or even slutty brownies. Honestly, for a long time I didn’t know what a slutty brownie was! Because although I am a food blogger, brownies aren’t my favorite, and I didn’t really care. Finally I decided I really should check it out, so I did.
Naturally I had to make a pan of chocolate chip cookie and Oreo fudge brownies, or what they also affectionately call slutty brownies. They were good but very, very heavy! I knew right away I wanted something a little lighter, so I wouldn’t be full for the next 3 days.
Because these aren’t as heavy as the triple chocolate original they are perfect for a scoop of ice cream and your favorite sauce or sauces!
If you are looking to impress your guests at any spring soiree, this brownie is your ticket!
Today I share with you my Spring Celebration Brownies, enjoy!
Spring Celebration Brownies
Cookie Dough Layer:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, preferably unsalted
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tablespoons vanilla instant pudding mix
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt (if using unsalted butter)
1 package Springtime morsels, divided
1 package Spring or Double Stuff Oreos
1 Milk Chocolate or Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix, Family Size (13×9) + ingredients called for on the back of the box
1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line 13×9 baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Spray with cooking spray; set aside.
2. Mix together the butter, brown sugar and sugar until light and fluffy using a stand mixer, or hand held mixer. Add in the egg and vanilla. Continue mixing until mixed together well. Slowly add the flour, pudding mix, baking soda and salt. Mix until well combined. Stir in Springtime morsels by hand. Stir until chips are evenly distributed through dough.
3. Spread the cookie dough into the bottom of your prepared pan. Don’t be afraid to use your fingers. Top with a layer of Oreos. Mix together brownie ingredients, adding 1/4 cup of the morsels, or chocolate chunks, or hot fudge sauce to the brownie batter. Pour the brownie batter over the cookie dough and Oreos.
4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45-55 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting. Don’t overbake or the cookie bottom will get too hard. When the brownies are still warm they will probably still be gooey in the middle. They will set up just fine once cooled completely.
*To speed up the cooling process, you can place the pan in the fridge; plan on at least 2 hours to cool completely. Be careful the bottom is going to remain hot for quite a while.
*If you want to use store-bought cookie dough to make the process even easier, feel free!