My friend and coworker, Adrienne, asked if I wanted to bake treats for a bake sale at work to benefit some folks in need, who are part of a group she does some volunteer work for. Of course, I love to bake and if it helps people, that’s even better. There is so much meanness out there nowadays, I think we all need to combat it with a little love when we can. Being kind really isn’t that hard! Love always wins! These treats are brownie cookies with a peanut butter -crushed oreo filling, topped with melted Reese’s peanut butter cups.
Ingredients for cookies – 1 brownie mix, 1/4 cup butter (melted), 4 oz cream cheese (slightly softened ), 1 egg. 1 cup finely ground oreos
Filling – combine 1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 -4 tbs of milk or cream, 1 cup finely ground oreos. (Make your filling while cookies are baking)
Directions – preheat oven to 350. Combine brownie mix, egg, cream cheese, butter and 1 cup finely ground oreos. Roll 1 tbs of dough into balls. Place on cookie sheet, lined with nonstick baking liners. Bake for 11 minutes. Remove from oven. Immediately place a ball of filling on top of each cookie. Let cool completely. Top with melted Reese’s peanut butter cups or milk chocolate. (I microwaved reese’s in 45 second increments until incould stir them smooth) . Store in covered container.