Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Fudgy Mint Chocolate Brookie

These amazing fudgy mint brookies are a combination of a brownie and a cookie. They have the delicious fudgy inside and a crisp texture of a cookie. The perfect combination that everyone will love.


1/2 cup  butter (1 stick), melted
1 large egg
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons brewed coffee, optional but recommended
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4-1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract or mint extract only ( depending on how minty you like them, no more than 1/2 teaspoon)
1/2 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
25 Mint Oreos, each quartered; divided use (another variety of chocolate sandwich cookies may be substituted such as classic Oreos but bars won't taste as minty without using mint cookies)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large, microwave-safe bowl melt the butter, about 1 minute on high power.
  3. Wait and let butter cool for several minutes before adding the egg so they do not scramble. Add the egg, brown sugar, coffee (does not make the bars taste like coffee and enhances the chocolate flavor), vanilla, peppermint extract ( do not add more than recipe calls for with the mint or it will become to powerful and minty)and whisk until smooth.
  4. Whisk in the cocoa powder. It could take several minutes of vigorous whisking if your cocoa powder is lumpy.
  5. Add the flour and stir until just combined, don't over mix.
  6. Using a sharp knife, quarter 20 Oreos on a cutting board and stir them into the batter.
  7. Turn batter out into prepared pan, trying your best to evenly disperse the Oreos within the batter. Smooth the top lightly with a spatula.
  8. Using a sharp knife, quarter remaining 5 Oreos and place them onto the top of the batter, dispersed evenly. Push them down with your fingertip just far enough into the batter so it touches them, but do not submerge; you want to see them for a visual pop.
  9. Bake for about 28 to 30 minutes, or until done. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out mostly clean, or with a few moist crumbs, but no batter. At 28 minutes, the bars are very soft and fudgy; if you like firmer and dryer bars, bake for a few minutes longer. Allow bars to cool in pan for at least 30-45 minutes before slicing and serving. Bars will keep airtight at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week

recipe slightly adapted from:http://www.averiecooks.com/2013/11/fudgy-mint-chocolate-brookies-100-gift-card-giveaway.html

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