EWWWW, NO! You all have really dirty minds. I mean, I lived through 50 shades of…painting gray! I had no idea that gray was such a hard color to pick. I thought you mixed black and white and voila – gray. That’s totally not so.
(According to the lady at Sherwin-Williams – gray is not made from black and white. ALL gray has at least some color in it. Okaaaayyyyy.)We went through about 7 shades and 4 trips to the pain store in one day. And by “we” I mean “Mel.” It’s a good thing he loves me a lot.
Getting ready for this kitchen remodel is driving me insane. We had to pick a paint color that would match the gray-brown/teal/green curtains, the greenish glass tile, and the marble-like quartz. And that paint color needed to be photograph friendly. (Bloggers – you get me on that right? Nothing screams problems like a colorful wall.) Gray was the obvious choice.
It only took 7 tries to find one I we liked. We painted one wall (so we could hang the new TV, priorities) and sat back to literally watch paint dry. Gray is a weird color; depending on the light I like it more or less. But there is no way I’m looking at more paint.
I’ve moved on to lighting. Now that is a hard choice. That’s a whole other post in itself. In the meantime I’m self-medicating with Gooey Oreo Cookie Bars. Will you join me?
- 1/3 cup Hershey’s Special Dark unsweetened cocoa powder (you can use regular unsweetened if needed)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 6 Oreo cookies, chopped
- 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×9” square pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and flour. Set aside.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and both sugars.
- Mix in egg and vanilla and mix until smooth.
- Add dry ingredients and mix until combined.
- Press half the dough into the bottom of prepared pan.
- Sprinkle with white chocolate chips and chopped Oreos.
- Drizzle with sweetened condensed milk.
- Drop remaining dough by spoonfuls over the top and spread lightly with your fingers.
- Some of the filling will show through, try to seal the edges as much as possible.
- Bake for about 27-30 minutes util the top looses it’s glossy sheen and they look dry on top.
- The center may jiggle just a bit still.
- Cool completely before cutting into bars.
You can find complete recipes of this GOOEY OREO COOKIE BARS in crazyforcrust.com