Gooey Oreo Brownie Cups
Gooey Oreo Brownie Cups can be made even when you’re not sure if you can see the counters in your kitchen!
Two moves in eight days and I am finally home. Sadly, my kitchen looks like a bomb exploded. I have been working on putting everything away and clearing off the counters so that baking would be easy to do, but the boxes just keep coming.
I was having baker’s withdrawal, a very serious problem if left untreated. My big mixer was out of the question because there simply wasn’t any counter space within which I could safely work. Not to be discouraged, I decided to see what ingredients were easy to find and combine without using a mixer.
Only one immediately came to mind: Gooey Brownie Cups. I have been seeing a lot of recipes lately that have included Oreo cookies. Truth be told, today’s blog was supposed to be an Oreo Cheesecake, but the aforementioned problems got in the way.
So, as stated, Gooey Oreo Brownie Cups became the perfect solution. I was not positive how they would turn out, but that has never stopped me from trying. As luck would have it, they were delicious.
It is fun to serve Gooey Oreo Brownie Cups. Everyone is expecting the brownie, but they are then surprised to see a whole Oreo in the middle. I have not yet tried to miniaturize this one, but when I do, I will let you know what happens.
By next week, I should have my kitchen in order so that I can really dive into all of the recipes I have been meaning to try. Well, maybe not all of them, but enough to keep baker’s withdrawal from coming back.
|Gooey Oreo Brownie Cups
- 16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter
- ¾ cup light brown sugar
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1¼ cups all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1¼ cups chocolate chips
- 12 Oreo cookies
- Preheat the oven to 350°. Set aside a 12-cup muffin pan.
- Place the butter, brown sugar and sugar into a large microwaveable bowl. Microwave until the mixture is completely melted and bubbly. Be sure to use oven mitts when removing from the microwave as the bowl will be very hot.
- Whisk to blend the ingredients together. Whisk in vanilla, then the flour and salt.
- Continuously whisk the mixture while adding the eggs, to prevent cooking the eggs.
- Lastly, use a wooden spoon to mix in the chocolate chips. Most will melt, but you will have some that still hold their shape.
- Spray the pan with non-stick cooking spray. Use a large cookie dough scoop or a gravy ladle to evenly transfer the batter to the muffin cups. For each brownie, drop ½ of the scoopful into the cup, place an Oreo cookie in the middle of the batter and then cover the Oreo with the remaining batter.
- Bake at 350°, on a rack in the middle of the oven, for 18 minutes.
- Remove and cool completely in the pan. Use a small metal spatula to go around the edges of the Gooey Oreo Brownie Cups.
- Remove from the pan and serve.