It's November and the only way to pull us up and out of bed on the dark and eerie mornings is some good old comfort food. This Gookie Dough brownie Oreo cheesecake is going to make your day 100x better after a dreading day on public transport.
510g box brownie mix (prepared according to the package instructions)
680g of cream cheese
100g of sugar
One teaspoon of vanilla extract
One large egg
40 double stuffed Oreo cookies
Whipped cream for serving
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Firstly, preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius and line a 10 inch (25cm) springform pan with two layers of cling film which is long enough to hang over the sides.
Take your Gookie Dough and press it evenly into a circle along the bottom of the pan and then fold the cling film over the top. Unclasp the pan and freeze the cookie dough disk. Then reclasp the pan and spray the bottom with cooking spray. Pour in your prepared brownie batter.
Spray the bottom and sides of a 5 inch (12cm) or deeper 8-inch wide cake tin and press the greased cake tin into the brownie mix until the matter reaches halfway up the sides of the springform pan. Bake for around 30 minutes then chill for about five.
Now reduce the oven temperature to 150 degrees Celsius. In a large bowl, mix together the cream cheese, vanilla, sugar and your egg until there are no lumps and a smooth batter has formed.
While the brownie is still warm, rotate and press down on the inner cake pan using oven gloves to push the cooked brownie even more up the sides of the springform pan into an even ring. Chill for 30 minutes.
Arrange a single layer of the Oreos roughly 14-15 on the bottom of the brownie shell as close together as possible. Por the cheesecake mixture on top of the cookies and spread evenly. Tap the pan to release any air bubbles and bake for about 40 minutes until the cheesecake is slightly bouncy in the centre. Then freeze until the top of the cheesecake is slightly firm.
Now add another layer of Oreos on top of the cheesecake layer and place the frozen Gookie Dough disk on top. Bake for 15 minutes. When out of the oven, chill completely, slice and serve with a dollop of whipped cream and an extra Oreo for decoration!
Tah-Dah! Super rich dessert with a gorgeous crunch of Oreos. Complete dessert GOALS! (Recipe from Tasty).
The pro of our product is that we've made life so much easier for you. Just take the Gookie Dough out of the tub, chuck it onto a tray and bake. Voila, the job is done! But what if you've run out of Gookie Dough and have to make your own and it's nowhere near as good? These are ways to make your cookies taste better and taste as good as ours.
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In a lot of recipes where Gookie Dough is used, we always tell you that we have used vanilla extract already so there is no need to add extras. However, when you make your own cookies, vanilla extract is a must! This can also be done for other flavours such as mint.
Adding extra ingredients to your homemade dough cannot harm and can make things a little more interesting. Toppings such as white chocolate, pretzels and nuts can break up the flavour profile and add more originality.
After you've added your extras to the dough and enhanced the flavour then pop it in the fridge overnight. This way, the flavours can seep deeper and then the taste will be better.
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Popping a teaspoon of instant espresso powder into your chocolate chip dough can help mask any artificial taste and give you that energy buzz you need to make it through the rest of the day. It can be your secret office snack and your key to productivity. If you have no espresso powder then you can use freshly ground coffee instead.
Butter and brown sugar
Sometimes a couple of teaspoons of brown sugar and three tablespoons of softened butter in the pre-made batter can make everything taste homemade. Olive oil can also be used if you want a flatter, crunchier cookie!
A lot of people don't use salt when it comes to sweet treats but Maldon salt can be very beneficial to your dough. Using flaky Maldon salt can bring out the flavours of the cookie dough and give a bittersweet delightful twist. Sprinkle some salt on your cookies before they go into the oven to achieve this.
Gookie Dough can't get much better, it's an angel sent from the God's. But let's be real, that is a lot of hard work just to perfect a batch of your own cookies. So why not just save yourself the hassle and order more tubs so you never run out!
Happy Halloween from all of us at Gookie Dough! We hope you're having a spooktacular day, whether this is creeping up on your friends, dressing up or simply trick or treating with the kids and getting to eat all of their sweets while they're in bed! So, grab your MONSTER tub of Gookie Dough and light your pumpkin as we discuss Halloween history.
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Why celebrate Halloween?
It's thought that Halloween started with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain where people would wear costumes and roam to ward off ghosts. However, it's down to Pope Gregory III in the eighth century as to why we celebrate it.
Samhain means 'snow in' and marks the end of summer, Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundaries between the living and the dead become muddled up. Based on tradition, people would wear costumes such as animal skins and things on their head and would try and tell each other's fortunes. By 43 AD the Roman Empire had conquered Celtic territory, and over the years, they combined their festivals with the Celtics.
The first festival was called Feralia where Romans would reflect on the dead. The second was Pomona which is the goddess of fruits and trees. The symbol for this is an apple which leads to why 'apple bobbing' is a thing today. Then Christianity added praying for the dead.
The Pope made November 1st as a time to honour the saints, hence why it is called All Saints Day. The day took on some Samhain traditions and the evening became known as All Hallows Eve (Halloween). November 2nd is All Souls Day where the dead are remembered. The tradition was based on the idea of a stage between heaven and hell. This begins the 'month of the dead'. Lovely.
Over time, the tradition has taken twists and turns and is now best known for children dressing up, pumpkins and masks to scare others. The tradition made its way to America, and by the 19th century, with an influx of immigrants, Halloween took the country by storm. Americans would visit their neighbours and ask for food, hence trick or treating.
The end. Next on your list? Get the duvet, put on the worst horror you can think of and grab a pillow for comfort. Don't forget to lock the doors! HAPPY HALLOWEEN, GOOKIE MONSTERS.
A cake is the way to someone's heart. It doesn't matter if it's your birthday, cake is always the answer! Ever received an apology cake? Well, these people have, and they're probably the most amusing thing we've seen all week. We need to know the backstory!
I 'ham' sorry
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The person who received this cake must have been pretty cut up about the person who ate all the ham. I guess you could call them a little piggy (too lame?). To be fair, they should have bought some new ham instead of a cake.
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Someone was HANGRY! The reason to kick a lunchbox is unknown and being run over by a car is rather dramatic. I'm guessing even a cake couldn't fix this dilemma, but hey, at least they drew a heart and sad face!
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The fact that the writing is in red still hints to me that the person is still being slightly psycho and is foreshadowing death. However, sprinkles are supposed to make everything better. Our Gookie Dough funfetti cake batter always does. Next time, choose a different colour for the icing? Just a little tip there.
Slice of cake
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'Sorry, you got stabbed.' Straight to the point. If the patient is still emotionally recovering then, this may have triggered some PTSD. Again, red shouldn't be everyone's go-to colour but let's hope the receiver took this lightly.
Right in the feels
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Accidents happen and this person must have felt awful about what they did. The elbowing most-likely didn't hurt that much but this kind-hearted individual went out of their way to make a cake and even iced it themselves. The icing is worse than the action itself but we'll let it go.
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What's the best way to make someone feel better about their diabetic diagnosis? Buy them a massive cake which is slathered in icing of course. We don't know if the sender was just being sarcastic or pure evil but we feel for the diabetic. Care to share?
Maybe we don't want an apology cake after all. We may be brutally savaged!
Everyone has that one person they know who eats way too fast that it seems inhumane. One moment they'll have a roast dinner in front of them, and the next time you look, they've demolished the meal while you've only eaten one carrot. It's insane. Here are struggles you'll only understand if you are a fast eater.
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When you finish your meal before everyone else, so you're just sat at the table with an empty plate, trying not to watch everyone else eat like snails. The frustration is real and awkward.
When you decide to eat with a group of people, and you get a sharing platter. You need to ensure you don't inhale everything before others have a chance to try. Splitting nachos or slices of garlic bread seems impossible, especially when people talk for half an hour between bites.
Burning your mouth is a daily occurrence because you immediately eat food as soon as it comes out of the oven, not giving a care in the world. Then when the food is scalding hot, you play a game of 'do I spit it out, do I cry or do I play hot potato'.
Following on smoothly from the burning scenario. When you do burn your tongue from the scalding food, you then make your tastebuds die, and you basically can't taste for the next few days. The struggle is real.
When eating around someone you don't know well, you have to make an effort to pace yourself, so you don't let them see what kind of monster you look like when you eat and that you're capable of eating anything and everything!
When cooking for yourself, you hate preparing and waiting for it to cook. You may take an hour to make the meal but to eat, it takes 3. This is why we buy Gookie Dough in monster tubs, so it takes us slightly longer!
When you're asking yourself whether you're still hungry or if your body hasn't yet processed the food you've quite literally downed.
So, there it is. Fast eaters need a medal for the challenges they face in life. Share this with a friend that is like sonic when it comes to food and let us know your struggles in the comments below!