These are Holiday Oreo Brookie Bars.
I was first introduced to the cookie dough + Oreo + brownie bar back in graduate school, when my sister saw a recipe for them and had to try them. Of course, I had to be the official taste tester of these cookie/brownie hybrids and named them brookie bars. I love that they are a decadent treat, but are the easiest things to pull together… which is perfect for all your holiday party shenanigans this weekend and all next week.
What drew my sister to the original brookie concept was that it used packaged brownie mix and store-bought cookie dough. While I do not hate either of these things, I prefer to make my own dough and batter. I have the easiest cookie dough recipe ever (no chilling!) and my brownie recipe is no fail (I have been making by myself for over 15 years!).
You choose whatever you want (or have time) to do!
This is not so much a recipe as a methodology.
Grab your cookie dough (store-bought or homemade) and spread it out on the bottom of a 9×13-inch pan lined with parchment paper. I use binder clips to hold the paper in place while I spread the cookie dough into the pan.
Then grab your Oreos.
Why do Oreos with the tinted cream centers taste SO. MUCH. BETTER. than the original ones? Note: If you can’t find Holiday Oreos, the regular ones work perfectly fine here.
*take a moment and taste test an Oreo… ya know, for quality control*
Finally, pour over your brownie batter and then liberally cover the surface with holiday sprinkles. Because sprinkles = life.
Bake the bars for about 20-30 minutes until they are completely set. Allow the brookie bars to cool for about 10-15 minutes in the pan and then remove the bars (using the parchment paper!!) to a wire rack to cool completely.
Use a super duper sharp knife and cut into squares – I got 32 generous bars out of this pan, but you cut them the size you want!
And dig in.
Seriously, make these for your cookie swap and you will be the CHAMPION.
Have a great Friday!
- 1 batch chocolate chip cookie dough, store-bought or homemade
- 1 batch brownie batter, store-bought or homemade
- 15-16 Oreo sandwich cookies
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13-inch pan with a sheet of parchment paper. Hold the paper in place by using binder clips.
- Spread the cookie dough in an even layer on the bottom of the pan.
- Layer the Oreos in a grid pattern on the cookie dough, pressing lightly so the Oreos stick to the cookie dough.
- Pour the brownie batter evenly over the Oreo/cookie dough layers. Add sprinkles liberally.
- Bake the bars for 20-30 minutes, or until they are set. Cool for 10-15 minutes in the baking dish and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into squares using a very sharp knife.