Triple Layer Holiday Brookies


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Triple layer brookies sit in front of the Christmas tree on November 29, 2018 at Country Lakes in Argyle, TX. (Faith Stapleton/The Talon News)

Claire Burkett, Senior Reporter


1 pouch (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix

1 tablespoon unsweetened baking cocoa

1/2 cup butter, softened 

2 teaspoons Betty Crocker™ red gel food color

1 egg

1 tablespoon water

24 Golden Oreo™ sandwich cookies

1 box (18.3 oz) Betty Crocker™ fudge brownie mix

1 cup red and green M&M’s™ milk chocolate candies 


1.) Heat oven to 325°F. Spray bottom and sides of 13×9-inch pan with cooking spray.

2.) In a large bowl, mix cookie mix, baking cocoa, softened butter, food color, 1 egg and 1 tablespoon water with a spoon until soft dough forms. Press in bottom of the pan. Bake 15 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Place cookies in single layer 6 rows by 4 rows on the baked cookie base.

3.)In another large bowl, make brownie batter as directed on box for cakelike brownies. Pour brownie batter over cookies; spread to cover. Sprinkle top with candies.


4.)Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 2 1/2 hours before cutting. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store in airtight container at room temperature.

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Burkett places the newly mixed brookies into the oven for 60 minutes on November 29, 2018, at Country Lakes in Argyle, TX. (Faith Stapleton/The Talon News
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