Teacher Appreciation Tea: Cookie Dough Brownies

These are for serious chocolate lovers only. They combine two favorites, brownies and chocolate chip cookies. Cut these small, 8 rows by 6 rows, because they are so rich and sweet. This recipe uses prepackaged ingredients. Use your own brownie recipe and chocolate chip cookie recipe if you prefer.

1 box turtle brownie mix
2 tablespoons water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 roll refrigerated chocolate chip cookies
1 container chocolate frosting

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom and sides of 13" x 9" pan. Set caramel pouch from brownie mix aside. In a large bowl, stir brownie mix, water, oil and eggs until well blended. Spread half of the batter in the pan.

Cut cookie dough into small pieces. Sprinkle pieces evenly over brownie batter in pan; lightly press into batter. Open pouch of caramel from bronie mix; squeeze caramel between pieces of cookie dough. Use entire pouch. Spoon remaining brownie batter over caramel and cookie dough.

Bake 28 to 35 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely. Frost with chocolate icing.

Yield: 48 brownies