These Chocolate Chip and Oreo Cookie squares are nothing short of heavenly. I think the chocolate chip cookie base with a layer of Oreo truffle which is then topped with milk chocolate is the perfect combination.
115g unsalted butter, softened
65g granulated sugar
100g light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
190g plain flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
350g chocolate chips
30 Oreo cookies
100g cream cheese
2 teaspoons shortening (Trex)
Preheat the oven to 180°C and line an “8×8″ pan with foil and grease.
Cream butter and both sugars until combined using a freestanding electric mixer with a paddle attachment.
Combine flour, bicarbonate of soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir and set aside. Turn mixer on low. Add the egg then mix in vanilla extract.
Add flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until combined.
Mix in 150g of chocolate chips.
Press the chocolate chip dough into the prepared pan. Chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.
Bake bars in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, until the top is golden. Let cool completely.
Place Oreos and cream cheese in a food processor and run until the mixture forms a sticky mixture.
Place the Oreo mixture on top of the cooled cookie and press with your hands to flatten into an even layer.
Heat the remaining 200g of chocolate chips with 2 teaspoons of Trex in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds, stirring in between each, until melted and smooth.
Pour over the top of the Oreo truffle layer and spread evenly. Chill in fridge until set, a few hours.
To minimize the chocolate cracking when cutting, let the bars come to room temperature before cutting.