Peppermint Cookie Brownies

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  Peppermint Cookie Brownies – rich, dark and decadent.

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Peppermint Cookie Brownies

Alright folks… let’s keep the brownie kick alive for a little virtual bake day today with Gold Medal Flour. My holiday baking streak is going strong and there’s no turning back now.

Today I made peppermint cookie brownies. They are insane to say the least. My mom was having a big ceramic/art open house this past weekend and I thought these would be the ideal treat for her to serve to all her friends. That’s one of my favorite parts of the holidays – baking for others! Homemade holiday gifts are my go-to for neighbors and friends, so there are the perfect way to show them all a little love.

Side note – if you haven’t taken a peek at all her beautiful ceramics, you should probably check them out!! They are gorgeous. We had a big time cyber monday sale a few days ago… and there are still a few fab items up for grabs!

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Anyways… back to the brownies! These babies are laced with peppermint oreo cookies, a healthy dose of cocoa powder and Gold Medal unbleached all-purpose flour. I’m hooked. It’s the most perfect chocolate-y bite that ever existed. They remind me of my grandmas brownies that she makes us anytime we go visit in Chicago. Except she dusts hers with powdered sugar – she’s fancy like that!

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Peppermint Cookie Brownies

Gaby

Ingredients
  

  • 10 tbsp unsalted butter room temp
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup AP flour
  • 15 peppermint Oreo type cookies Trader Joe's also has a similar cookie that can be used pulverized in a food processor or by hand.

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter over medium high heat. Add the sugar and cocoa powder once the butter is melted. Whisk to combine and remove from heat.
  • Add the salt, vanilla and eggs and continuously whisk until the eggs are combined.
  • Add the flour and pulverized oreos and continue to mix. Set batter aside.
  • Line a 9x9 baking dish with tin foil and spray the foil with non-stick baking spray.
  • Pour the brownie batter into the baking dish and transfer to the oven to bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove the baking dish from the oven, and let it cool for at least 1 hour before serving.

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24 comments

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Now these are some seriously fudgy brownies! Pinned

    It’s nice to be participating in Virtual Bake Day with you 🙂

  2. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective

    Wow! These look fabulous, Gaby! Perfect holiday treat! 🙂

  3. Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    Peppermint Oreo cookies?! What?! They make those? I swear… Oreos and M&Ms and everyone else has gone crazy (in a good way) since I moved to Germany 4 years ago!

    These sound incredible! Nice, thick and dense. Just how a brownie should be! 🙂

  4. Candice C.

    Yum!These look perfect for Salvation Army baking day..have some regular Oreos left from making snowmen on a stick so willl use those and add a little peppermint flavoring.Thanks!

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  7. Candice C.

    Reread the recipe directions..why is only HALF the batter put into the pan and baked 25 min…what do you do with the other half?

  8. Megan {Country Cleaver}

    Keep this brownie train a-rollin’ homeslice. These look ah-mazing!!

  9. monika

    I could start off the day and end the day with brownies. Heck, why not? These will also be perfect for the holidays. My neighbors will be getting these and your slutty brownies!!

    • Gaby

      whoops! Nothing – it all goes in at the same time and then baked 🙂

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  11. Molly Wall

    Mmm! These are on my Holiday Baking Insanity to-do list! How do you think they would come out with crushed candy canes on top? I give loads of goodies as gifts, so I like as much visual appeal as possible.

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  15. Lisa

    If I can’t get find mint oreos (am in the UK) can I use regular oreos and mint flavouring? If so, how much would I use? Thanks Gaby!

    • Gaby

      yes! I’d add 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract to the brownies!