Three Layers of Pure Awesomeness

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You know how sometimes you lay in bed and just think about chocolate for hours before finally drifting off to dream about it? No? Oh…… maybe that’s just me. You’ll thank me in a minute because it’s creations like this that come from nights like that.



Now I don’t take full credit for this idea, it’s been done many times before. Check out this yummy picture I found on Pinterest. But when you follow my recipe using my husbands super secret chocolate chip cookie recipe (maybe not so secret anymore?) you’ll be glad you did. I am not currently accepting marriage proposals (neither is my husband) but letters of appreciation with notes of flattery are always graciously accepted. You’ll understand why I say this, once you taste this. Seriously.

This recipe is so quick and easy! The longest part (which really isn’t that long at all) is making the chocolate chip cookie dough. DON’T skip this part and use some store-bought cookie dough! I had to beg Mike to let me post his recipe. Puppy dog eyes and all. “But honey, think of all the children. Don’t they deserve the best chocolate chip cookie dough?” It turns out they do, and YOU do too!


Okay, time to grab your supplies! You will need:

A 13″ x 9″ pan lined with parchment paper.

Chocolate chip cookie recipe {posted below}

24 Oreos {That means you can eat whatever is left in the package!} You can use any Oreos you want, peanut butter Oreos would be awesome in this! More on that later….

Family size Duncan Hines fudgy brownie mix. {The family size is made for baking in a 13″ x 9″ pan} And anything you need to complete the batter; eggs, oil & water

*optional for topping – Vanilla ice cream and fudge  Mmmmmmm fudge……


Mike’s Super Secret Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup unsalted butter {melted and cooled slightly}

1 cup light brown sugar {packed}

1/2 cup white sugar

1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

1 large egg + 1 large egg yolk

2 cups Ghirardelli  semi-sweet chocolate chips


1.  Sift dry ingredients together and set aside.

2.  Cream butter and sugars together until well blended. Beat in egg, egg yolk and vanilla.

3.  Slowly mix in dry ingredients until blended. Do not over-mix.

4. Stir in chocolate chips.


{If you are baking these as cookies place them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet in a 325F oven for 15-18 minutes.}


Let’s make something awesome! Are you ready?



Heat your oven to 350F. Make your cookie dough and spread it evenly over the bottom of your lined pan.



Add a layer of Oreo cookies, press down slightly into the cookie dough.



Mix up your brownie batter and pour over the Oreos. Spread it evenly over the top. You can use another brand or homemade batter if you’d like. This is just the brand I used and it worked great! I haven’t found my perfect homemade brownie recipe just yet :)



Bake at 350F for 45-55 minutes. Mine was perfect at 45 minutes. Stick a toothpick down to the bottom and pull it out. If it comes out clean (or almost clean) it’s ready to come out of the oven! How good does your house smell right now?! Here is the hard part….. Let it cool completely. Don’t touch, don’t taste. Eat some of the leftover Oreos to hold you over. Cooling completely makes cutting it easier.


When it’s cool, gently lift up using the sides of the parchment paper. Place it on a cutting board and cut into squares. It is perfectly delicious just like this. But if you want to be adventurous keep going :)  Place a square on your plate or in a bowl and microwave for about 30 seconds to warm it up again. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and some hot fudge. OMG….. EAT!!!


This was AMAZING. Next time (meaning after I lose the weight I gained from this time) I’ll experiment some more by replacing the Oreos with other things….. Milky way, Snickers, Three Musketeers, Reeses PB Cups, cheesecake….. There are some pretty incredible combinations to be had here. If you replace the Oreos with something else or even make it just like this I’d love to hear about it!

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1 Comment on Three Layers of Pure Awesomeness

  1. Fabiana
    February 28, 2013 at 1:33 pm (4 years ago)

    Me encanta la página!!!


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