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Cookie Dough Brownies

Cookie Dough Brownies

I know typically like to keep things on the healthier side on this blog, but sometimes I just have to be bad. Cookie dough brownies? So bad, but so good all at the same time. Sometimes, you just have to break out the sugar and the butter.

I have sort of earned the “brownie girl” label at work when it comes to potlucks. I’m totally okay with this because brownies are certainly on my Top 3 favorite dessert list. Anything dark and chocolatey is pretty much my favorite thing ever. So now every time we have a party, I bring some sort of brownie.

Cookie Dough Brownies

These brownies are sort of a dream come true. Brownies? Goooooood. Cookie Dough? Gooooooooooooood. First, the brownie layer. Oh man, It’s so amazingly fudgy and dreamy, I can’t even deal. And then there is the super thick layer of cookie dough on top. At first my husband said the cookie dough layer was too thick. I told him that I think he is crazy. Can there ever seriously be too much cookie dough? I think not. Just to note, the cookie dough layer is perfectly safe to eat raw as it does not contain any eggs, so have no fear!

Cookie Dough Brownies

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Cookie Dough Brownies

Yield: approx. 28-30 brownies

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients:

For the brownie layer:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
  • 2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

For the cookie dough layer:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions:

For the brownies:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick spray and then place a layer of parchment paper leaving excess on the sides for easy lifting after baking. Set aside.
  2. Prepare a double boiler by filling a sauce pan about halfway with water. Place a heat-safe bowl on top and bring the water to a light boil. Add the butter and the chocolate chips to the bowl and stir together until the butter and chocolate are smooth and melted. Remove the bowl from the heat and let cool for about 5 minutes.
  3. Once cooled, stir in the granulated and brown sugars followed by the eggs and vanilla extract. Stir together the salt and flour in a separate bowl and then mix in with the wet ingredients until well-combined.
  4. Pour the brownie layer into the prepared baking dish and bake for about 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let the brownies cool for about 10 minutes and then stick in the fridge for about 30 minuts so the brownies can firm up.

For the cookie dough:

  1. While the brownie layer is baking, prepare the cookie dough layer. In a large mixing bowl, beat or mix the softened butter, granulated and brown sugars, and vanilla extract together. Add the salt and flour, along with the milk and stir together (you can add more milk if needed). Stir in the chocolate chips. Chill the dough for about 30 minutes.
  2. To place the cookie dough on the cooled brownies, I recommend scooping out large chunks at a time and use your hands to press down gently and spread until the brownies are covered with the cookie dough in an even layer. Cover the brownies and let cool for at least an hour before slicing. To slice, lift the excess parchment paper to remove the brownies from the pan and use a sharp knife to slice.

Adapted from Recipe Girl

Cookie Dough Brownies

   

10 Responses to “Cookie Dough Brownies”

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    Ramona — June 9, 2014 at 5:59 am

    I like you coming over to the “dark side”. :) It’s nice to eat naughty sometimes. These brownies look fantastic. Mmmmm! :)

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — June 9, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Oh lord!! This is my new favorite brownie!

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    Cathy Day — June 9, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Oh yummy. Can’t wait to make these

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    Anna (Hidden Ponies) — June 9, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Ooooh yes. Worth every single calorie.

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    Ashley — June 9, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Cookie dough + brownies = pure goodness. This looks amazing!

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — June 9, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    So much to love here! Gahhh

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    Rebecca @ it's a nourishing thing — June 10, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Whoaaaaa! I want to eat all of these right now!! A well-woth-it indulgence for sure.

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — June 10, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Haha I read the first part really quickly and swore you wrote, “I’m known as the bad girl at work” haha. I was going to say, daaaaang Stephanie, you go girl! ;)

    But seriously, you ARE bad. These brownies aren’t doing anything for my diet, and I fully intend on cheating on my salad for them. Pinned!

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    Emily Smith @ The Best of this Life — June 10, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    And I just found what to make Mr. Smith for Father’s Day! He loves this sort of dessert!!

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    dina — June 13, 2014 at 11:11 am

    best of both worlds!

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