Sunday, April 29, 2012

Cookies and Cream Bars

Oh finals week, hi. So nice of you to arrive. But it would be even nicer if you left.

This weekend has been one big blur. Friday was Mayfest. And it snowed. Let me tell you being outside for what felt like 100 hours in the snow in April, not ideal. And of course Saturday it was a gorgeous sunny day. Here's a few pics to recap the day:

I have two finals this week so I figured I'd make some treats to procrastinate studying, per usual. We have a package of Oreos left over from making cookies and cream ice cream so I decided to use them up. And these are soooo good. I'm going to have to distribute to friends or I might eat them all.

Cookies and Cream Bars
adapted from: Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chunks
12 Oreos

1. Preheat oven to 350. Line an 8 inch baking dish with foil then spray with non stick spray.
2. Cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla.
3. Add flour, baking soda and salt and stir to combine. Fold in chocolate chips.
4. Press 1/2 of the dough into the prepared baking dish. Place 3 rows of Oreo's onto the dough. Spread remaining dough on top. It's easiest to put it in clumps and try to smush together.When it bakes it will spread out.
5. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

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