In preparation for Hurricane Sandy, DC residents were advised to prepare accordingly – which meant to have flashlights, batteries, and lots of comfort food on hand. Well, I took the last part especially seriously and decided to make the infamous Heart Attack/Slutty Brownies…which are now also known as “Hurricane Brownies.” The original recipe for slutty brownies can be found here: http://www.thelondoner.me/2011/06/slutty-brownies.html
So obviously her pictures are way better, but I swear that these are equally, if not more delicious! So here’s what you’ll need (in sparknotes form….because I trust that you can find a reliable recipe or box for the basic cookie and brownie mixes):
1 Batch Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
1 Batch Brownie Mix
1 Package Double-stuffed Oreos
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees and grease the pan and then you’re ready to start!
And now, the how-to for the deadly combination:
1. Chocolate Chip Cookie – This portion is super easy – just mix up (or buy) a quick batch of cookie dough and roll it into little balls and spread them throughout the pan, leaving some open spaces for the other layers to fill in.
2. Oreos – To crush them, put all cookies from one column in the 3 column standard packs into a sandwich bag and zip it. Then, put that sandwich bag into a larger plastic bag and either beginning beating it with a utensil or just smack it against the counter (this is where you can tell we’re obviously not professionals….but it works!). And trust me, you need the extra layer of protection. Then, spread the crushed pieces on top/in between the cookie dough balls. Repeat these steps with another column from the package.
3. Brownie – Lastly, just mix up a batch of brownie mix (make sure it’s relatively thin so it can fill the whole pan – add a little extra water if you need to) and pour it on top of the mixture. It should seep into the empty areas and fill in space between the cookie dough and oreo pieces.
- 4. Bake – Once prepared, throw the whole mixture into the oven for about 25 minutes (though I generally just measure by eye). They should still be pretty gooey when you take them out, but that can be fixed once they stand for a while.
- To keep them from being a complete mess, cut them into squares but don’t take them out of the pan yet! This lets the mixture breathe a little and solidify without being overcooked. However, they will always be a little gooey by nature, which is part of what makes them so delicious!
So simple, so cheap…how could you go wrong? But just a warning – they’re also super addicting and deadly! In the words of my roommate: “These cookies are made of crack. 95% crack.” I try to only make them for special occasions (birthdays, parties, etc), that way I can give away most of them and won’t be tempted by them just sitting on my counter waiting to be enjoyed.