Oatmeal Scotchie Brookies
Can you believe it’s been over a month since I posted a brownie recipe? I apologize. Maybe I can make it up to you with these Oatmeal Scotchie Brookies: brownies topped with oatmeal scotchie cookies?
Okay before I tell you how I ate 3 trillionty of these brownies, let’s talk about Grey’s Anatomy.
**SPOILER ALERT** (<– although not really. Does anyone NOT know what happened?)
I still haven’t watched “The Episode,” but I know what happens. How could you not if you’re, you know, breathing? Twitter, Facebook, The View, every single magazine…
Pretty much by 11am on Friday I knew what happened. I’m kind of glad too, because now I have to decide if I actually want to torture myself by watching the episode, or if I should just make a clean break.
Part of me wants closure.
The part of me that hates the ugly cry wants to pretend the series already ended on a happy note and never watch it again.
(Kind of like I should have done when I saw City of Angels. I should have left the theatre 10 minutes before the ending. I still haven’t recovered.)
I still don’t know what I’m going to do. Grey’s Anatomy is going to keep taping since I haven’t deleted the series – yet. But I don’t think I’m going to watch it again.
And if Shonda Rhimes does something like this on Scandal I might just….I don’t know. Eat a whole pan of brookies?
Because I know if I do watch The Episode I’ll need some comfort food. And for me comfort food = brownies. Gooey, fudgy, chocolate brownies.
Since I often have a hard time choosing between cookies and brownies, I like to make a dessert mash-up of them: brookies!
After I made these brookies I’ve been dreaming about other combinations. Then the other day I was craving butterscotch.
This brookie recipe may look hard because there are lots of ingredients, but they’re easy.
First, you can start with a box brownie mix. That’s totally fine, easy, and I love box mixes. If you happen to have some Homemade Brownie Mix in the pantry, you can use that too. I give directions for both.
The cookie mix comes together fast. It’s your basic oatmeal cookie that you throw some butterscotch chips into. And if you don’t like butterscotch you can use chocolate chips or cinnamon chips or skip them all together!
You scoop balls of cookie dough on top the brownie batter. Drop it evenly all over and then press it down a little with your hands to sort of flatten it. These bake up perfectly – I love a gooey fudgy brownie. After about 25-30 minutes the cookie is done and the brownie is perfect.
The hardest part is waiting for them to cool so you can cut them.
That’s a lie. The hardest part is not eating the whole pan. #sorrynotsorry
Oatmeal Scotchie Brookies
Yield: 24-30 brownies
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Oatmeal Scotchie Brookies – part oatmeal scotchie cookie, part brownie!
- 1 box brownie mix plus ingredients called for to make the brownies
- 3 cups homemade brownie mix
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 1/2 tablespoons water
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1 cup butterscotch chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×13” pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
- Mix brownies according to box directions or stir all ingredients called for if using a homemade mix. Spread in the bottom of the prepared pan.
- Cream butter and both sugars until smooth in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (you can also use a hand mixer). Beat in egg, vanilla, baking soda, and salt until smooth. Mix in flour, then stir in oats and butterscotch chips.
- Drop spoonfuls of the cookie mixture evenly over the top of the brownie batter. Press down lightly with your hands. (You don’t want to mix the two layers, just flatten the cookie dough a little.) The cookie dough will not completely cover the brownies but get it as close to the edges as you can.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown. A toothpick is not a good test for these. The brownies cook but stay very fudgy!
- Cool completely before slicing. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days for freeze for up to one month.