When I first came across these three-layered brownies, they were called slutty brownies. Apparently, the “slutty” part is descriptive of the messy state of the brownies, gooey chocolate and all, if they are cut and served warm. But I’m a little OC about kitchen mess. Naturally, I let the brownies cool just enough to make the chocolate in the bottom layer firm enough to cut through with no mess. Besides, as my friend Joel so rightly pointed out, these brownies should be called angelic because it’s heaven with the first bite.
What are these brownies made of exactly? Okay, they come in three layers.
The bottom layer is chocolate chip cookie dough.
The middle layer consists of cookie sandwiches.
And the top layer is a traditional brownie mix.
Most “slutty brownies” recipes on the web use Oreo cookies for the middle layer, I opted for the less expensive local brand Cream-O and, instead of using just one cookie flavor, Sam said we could use three — with chocolate filling, with vanilla filling and with peanut butter filling. In short, our made-in-heaven brownies come in three flavors — chocolate, vanilla and peanut butter.
Made-in-heaven brownies (because there's really nothing slutty about them)
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Prepare the chocolate fudge brownie batter and chocolate chunk cookie dough.
- Butter the bottom and sides of a 13"x9" baking pan.
- Press the chocolate chunk cookie dough evenly on the bottom of the pan.
- Take your cookie sandwiches and arrange them on top of the chocolate chunk cookie dough. The cookies should be a single layer with no overlapping. If you use too many cookies and overlap them, they will protrude through the brownie batter.
- Pour the chocolate fudge brownie batter over the cookies. You may have to use a spatula to make sure that the brownie batter gets into every crevice.
- Bake at 350F for 45 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted at the center comes out clean.
- Cool in the pan for about 20 minutes before cutting into your made-in-heaven brownies into squares.