Sunday, October 10, 2010

Extra Special Brownies

Friday was Rena's birthday and if you ask her what she wants...for pretty much ANY occasion, she will say, something special, like brownies. That is even MORE true on her birthday, so I wanted to make some special brownies and here is what I did.

Extra Special Brownies

Two of your favorite brownie mixes for a 8X8 pan
ingredients necessary to make two boxes, usually eggs, water and oil
Oreo cookies, I used Double Stuff

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
4 Tablespoons butter, softened
4 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt..just a pinch
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Preheat pan to the temperature on the box. Spray a 9 X 13 pan with Pam. Mix the first box according to directions. Spread evenly in pan. Crush or chop 2 rows of Oreos and sprinkle on top.

Mix the second box according to directions. Carefully drizzle and then spread over the OREOS. Bake according to the directions, test with a toothpick.

While it is baking, clean up and start the frosting. Cream the butter and cream cheese. Add the vanilla and the salt. Add the cocoa powder and mix slowly until mixed together and then mix faster to get it nice and smooth. Add the powdered sugar a cup at a time. Again, first mix slowly and then faster to fully incorporate the sugar.

By this time the brownies should be done. Let them cool while you fix coffee for breakfast and make your lunch for tomorrow. Still not cool?? Clean the cook top and scrub the sink. When the brownies, spread the frosting. Wash the last of the dishes. Cut them big or little, depending on how many people you have to feed.

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