It’s been a while since I’ve posted. March and April seen to have flown by with tons of work deadlines. I’m taking a little latitude in calling these brookies but these Chocolate Overload Brookies Surprise are so fudgy and chocolaty I couldn’t really call them cookies. Plus they’re made with a brownie mix.
Do you need an excuse to make these? Does your Mom love chocolate? These would be great for Mothers’ Day.
Originally I intended to use ready-made frosting but it turned out that I didn’t have any chocolate frosting on hand and I’m so glad I didn’t because I found the whipped ganache frosting on Gloria’s site, Simply Gloria. It was so easy to make. In addition, I used Guittard Milk Chocolate for the frosting so there would be some color contrast between the brownie, the surprise Oreo truffle center and the frosting. This is the first time I’ve used this brand of chocolate and let me tell you, it is delicious!
The frosting was so good that I will be using in lots of other recipes.
Chocolate Overload Brookies Surprise
Yield: 24 brookies Cook Time: 10 minutes
- 1 box Triple Fudge Ghirardelli Brownie Mix (this one has chocolate chips and a fudge packet that goes in the mix)
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 egg
Oreo Truffle Center:
- 15 Double Stuff Oreo cookies, crushed
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
Whipped Ganache Frosting:
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips (I used Guittard – yum)
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Step 1: For the dough: Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, beat brownie mix, melted butter, cream cheese and egg about 50 strokes with a spoon until well blended (dough will be sticky).
Step 2: Drop dough by tablespoonfuls (or divide into 24 pieces of dough; this is what I do to try to keep them the same size) 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper or a greased cookie sheet to make 24 cookies. Smooth edges of each dough piece to form round cookies. I made thumbprints in the center of each cookie but they puffed up anyway during baking.
Step 3. Bake each cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 10 to 14 minutes or until edges are set. Cool on cookie sheet at least 30 minutes.
Step 4: For the truffles: While the brookies bake crush the Oreos in a mini chopper or food processor. Alternatively, you can crush the Oreos in a food storage bag with a rolling pin. Add the Oreos and softened cream cheese to a medium bowl and mix them together until well combined. Divide the mixture into 24 equal portions and roll into balls. After the brookies have cooled completely, place a truffle in the center of each.
Step 5: For the whipped ganache: Melt the chocolate chips with all the other ingredients in a medium microwave safe bowl. Begin by heating the ingredients for 30 seconds in the microwave. Stir the ingredients. If the chocolate hasn’t melted, microwave in additional 10 second intervals while stirring in between each one until the chocolate has melted. Don’t overheat the chocolate. Alternatively, you could use a double boiler to melt the chocolate. Stir the mixture until it’s completely combined and smooth. Set aside to cool.
Step 6: While the ganache cools, place a mixing bowl in the freezer. When the ganache has completely cooled, transfer the mixture to the chilled bowl and beat on high using an electric mixer. I used my portable mixer. The mixture will become much lighter in color and when you see soft peaks, stop mixing. This frosting is delicious but don’t eat it all with a spoon. Frost the brookies to hide the truffle center. Serve chilled.
Tips: Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Dough recipe adapted from www.pillsbury.com
Whipped Ganache recipe adapted from Simply Gloria, Dark Chocolate Cake with Whipped Ganache Frosting.
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Be still my chocolate-addicted heart! YUM! And you need to say no more about the super-uber busy-ness of March and April! I thought it was just me! Just now getting around to reply and comment to my friends since March. Maybe we can both come up for air in May and smell the roses!
Be well Annamaria!
Thanks for stopping by, Roz. These definitely have a healthy dose of chocolate.
How is your bout of poison ivy coming along? I get that stuff so bad and for some crazy reason, it doesn’t even affect my husband. Just stopping by to see what you’ve been cooking up in your cucina!
March and April were pretty busy here too, but May is going to be my killer month. If I can make it through May, the rest of the year should be easy!! These look like a wonderful bouey that could help get me through!
These could help you get through anything.
Cannot get too many recipes for Chocolate lovers! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!
Too much chocolate is never enough.
I’d love to have these little chocolate delicacies at home everyday 😀
No need to wait for Mother’s Day. These are great every day.
I was trying to wean myself off having too much chocolate but these look amazing!
I didn’t think there was such a thing as too much chocolate.
Your cookies look fabulous, Annamaria!!! I love Guittard chocolate, too 🙂
I’m hooked. Guittard is the only chocolate I will be buying from now on.
OH my chocolate heaven! These look AMAZING! Really, I am not sure if there is a thing as too much chocolate in a cookies, so I could eat them all myself if I made them. We would love for you to stop by and join us at Party in Your PJs, our week link party.
I have to click on anything that has the words “chocolate overload”! These look amazing!!!
These look amazing — I love anything with chocolate! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
wow, i love the oreo center! these look amazing.
That truffle center really does put these over the top delicious.
Oh, death by chocolate is welcome here! These look yummy! Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinned.
These look delicious!
What a way to die lol These look absolutely delicious and wish I could try one right now with my coffee! Glad we met through Nancy’s YBR’s
This is like, death by chocolate, which of course means I need to make it. Thanks for sharing at This Momma’s Meandering Mondays so I could find it 🙂
Wow…. these look like they would satisfy…. or increase!!! …. a chocolate craving! 🙂 They look wonderful. 🙂
These just make me want to jump up and bake some. Three times I have fought that urge. Now I am weak. Baking now! Thanks for sharing on Anything Goes.
YUM! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week. 🙂
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So lush! I would definitely want one! I am a mom so whoever wants to send me this for Mothers Day is so welcome =) #wwwblp
What great treats, we will love these! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
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I’m ready for one!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday – Link Party!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Love having you!! Pinned!!
Anna, Horace would truly love these!
I actually already saved this recipe after I found you at another Blog Hop! Thanks so much for linking up to #ShareTheWealthSunday! Can’t wait to see what yummy recipe you share next!
Thank you for joining our Oh my Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday! This looks absolutely delicious!
These look great to this chocoholic!Thanks for joining the Oh My Heartsie-Girls WW!
Wow this recipe has my attention. Love chocolate! Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee
Delicious! My chocolate loving self will definitely be trying these out! Thanks so much for sharing at the Creative Inspiration party – hope to see you next week!
Your Brookies look awesome! Hope you have a very special Mothers Day weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week.
That is some serious chocolate overload you’ve got going there! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe with us – you’re featured this week on Five Friday Finds! I’m looking forward to what you share this week. 🙂
One word: YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!
Wow. They would make a welcome addition to any table on any occasion. Nice job.
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Genius! Yes, I agree April and now May, have been super busy around here, I am going to need one of these chocolaty goodness to get me through! Thank you for sharing at #OhMyHeartsieGirlWW. Looking forward to seeing you next week! Have a lovely weekend!
Thanks for sharing at Bloggers Brags! This will be pinned to our Bloggers Brags group board on Pinterest!
Looks delicious Chocolate overload brookies thanks sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning
I’m loving this! I’m always so impressed by your masterpieces. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you on tonight at 7. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls
These look amazing! I must try some!
Thanks for linking up with The Great Blog Train last month. I hope you’ll join us again for June!