Cookies and Cream Bars
Who doesn't love an Oreo dipped in milk? I can say with absolute certainty that if I am faced with the decision of what topping to get on my ice cream or what flavor of milkshake to get... it is going to be cookies and cream. I am not a baker. I love sweets but in all honesty, I make more meals than I do sweets. However, I have had a lot of parties and special get-togethers with friends where sweets have been a MUST. These cookies and cream bars were a HIT. I loved them and so did everyone who tried them. They are super sweet and taste great with a big cold glass of milk.
1/2 cup butter softened
8 oz cream cheese softened
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 large eggs + 1 yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips + 2 Tbsp mini chocolate chips
18 crushed Oreo cookies + 6 crushed Oreo cookies divided. (you want big chunks so don't pulverize them)
Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 13x9 pan.
In KitchenAid mixer, cream together butter and cream cheese.
Scrape down sides of the bowl with a spatula and beat in sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs and then vanilla.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking powder.
Gradually stir the flour mixture into your cream cheese mixture until completely combined (be sure to pause occasionally to scrape down sides of the bowl).
Stir in mini chocolate chips and 18 crushed Oreos.
Spread into prepared pan and sprinkle the additional 2 Tbsp mini chocolate chips and 6 crushed Oreo cookies over top.
Bake for 30-35 minutes (edges will begin to turn golden brown) and allow to cool before cutting and serving