Yes…its snowing so we baked. And Yes, it’s May 3rd and there is a blizzard going on. We are having the most bizarre weather here in Iowa!! This is what we were doing on Monday (normal for this time of year)…
And this is what it looks like outside today…
I am regretful about jumping the gun and planting my garden last weekend when it was 75 degrees and sunny, but luckily I have a raised garden bed that can be moved into the garage for such strange occasions. My herbs are very sad without sunshine! And so am I…and so are my kids. Just when I thought cabin fever was clear for take off, it’s back in full force.
So, I bake.
And I thank the blogging gods for Sally.
Just when I get bored with a recipe, she swoops in with a tastey twist on something simple and it makes my day. She posted these brownies a while back. Her method : put Oreo’s inside your brownies before you bake them (she added frosting, too, but I left that out).
Do you have a box of brownie mix? Do you have 12 oreos? Then make these. Now. It’s easy!
- After you make the batter, pour half into your prepared pan.
- Add a layer of Oreo’s.
- Cover with the rest of the batter.
The cookies get really soft and fudge-like as the brownies bake. The brownies come out fudgy as can be and the cookies add another dimension to the already delicious chocolate flavor. You could also do a homemade brownie recipe with these if you have guilt about using a box mix, but over achieving is hardly in my vocabulary lately!