Copy Desk Cookoff: Brownies and Chill

Do you like brownies?

Of course you do, you go to New Paltz! And boy, do I have a recipe for you.

Last time around, I graced you with a gourmet dinner for the ages. Now, I deliver what some would consider the greatest dessert option available to the modern world this side of the Mississippi. If you’re looking to smash your face into a concoction of warm, gooey, sweet goodness, then I have it right here.

I present to you, the Brownie Cookie Bar Dream Piece Deluxe. Great name, right?

Necessary ingredients for those with an exceptional sweet tooth:

One box of Oreo cookies. If you get that generic Paul Newman’s knockoff brand, then you can stop reading here. Just move on to the next section of the paper.

One package of Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookie dough. Actually, buy two so you can eat one while you wait for this masterpiece in the oven.

One box of brownie batter, preferably the extra chewy kind because it offers the best dexterity and thus makes the best brownies.


Layer the bottom of the pan with cookie dough. Be sure to coat the pan like it’s a shag carpet in a bare, lonely apartment.

Strategically place the Oreos over the cookie dough. Be sure they are well situated in that deep sea of cookie dough, they shouldn’t move or jiggle.

Pour brownie batter on top of the Oreos and cookie dough. Let it spread slowly like volcanic lava racing down a mountainside.

Place in the oven and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.

Remove from the oven with oven mitts on. Be sure to embrace the wafting scent of sugary delectability, and cut into pieces with a knife.

Final step: Indulge. Just indulge yourself. You made something delicious and now it’s your turn to be happy. So do it. Be gluttonous.