Ever try to melt white chocolate chips? Can be so frustrating!!! I used Valrhona-beyond simple-melted perfectly!
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Oreo Cookie Brownies by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
1 stick butter
8 oz semi-sweet chocolate
1 1/2 c sugar
4 large eggs
1 t vanilla
3/4 c flour
1/4 t salt
1 8-ounce bag Mini Oreos, to garnish
Preheat oven to 350º. Line 8" square baking pan with nonstick foil. Set aside. Place butter and chocolate in microwave safe bowl and microwave gently until butter and chocolate are melted. Let cool to room temperature.
Stir sugar into chocolate till combined. Whisk in eggs one at a time, then vanilla. Fold in flour and salt. Pour into prepared pan and smooth top with offset spatula. Bake until cake tester comes out of center with just a few moist crumbs, 40-45 min. Cool completely on rack.
White Chocolate Frosting:
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, at room temperature
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar (I sifted it)
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 ounces white chocolate, melted (VALRHONA!!!!)
1/2 tablespoon milk (remember to add this!)
Cream butter with mixer till fluffy. Add vanilla. Slowly mix in powdered sugar, then white chocolate. Add enough milk to reach desired consistency. Ice cooled brownies. DECORATE WITH MINI OREO COOKIES!