Chocolate Chip Cookies & Cream Brownie Bars

INGREDIENTS: 

Cookie Ingredients:

• 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter,

Room Temperature

• 1/2 Cup Sugar

• 1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar

• 1 Egg

• 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract

• 1 1/4 Cups Flour

• 1/2 Tsp. Salt

• 1/2 Tsp. Baking Soda

• 1 Cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips

Brownie Ingredients:

• 10 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter

• 1 1/4 Cups Sugar

• 3/4 Cup Cocoa Powder

• 1/2 Tsp. Salt

• 2 Tsp. Vanilla Extract

• 2 Eggs

• 1/2 Cup Flour

• 1 Package Oreo Cookies

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°. Starting with cookie dough, cream together the butter & sugars. Add eggs & vanilla and beat until creamy. Add the flour, salt, and baking soda. Stir in the chocolate chips. Set dough aside. Melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the sugar and cocoa powder and whisk to combine. Remove from heat and let cool 5 minutes. Add the salt, vanilla, and eggs & whisk until the batter is  uniformly shiny and thick. Add the flour stir until just combined. Set batter aside. Layer the bars, starting with the cookie dough and spreading to the edges. Place the Oreos in neat rows, not overlapping or stacking the cookies on top of each other. Finally, spread the brownie batter evenly over the Oreos, all the way to the edges of the pan. Bake for 30–35 minutes, until the center is set. If unsure, test with a very sharp knife, aiming between Oreos if possible. The brownies should be gooey but not soupy, so return them to the oven for 5 minutes or so if the knife is covered with batter. Avoid overbaking; gooey is better than dry or crunchy. Let the bars cool in the pan completely before cutting into small squares.