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

Cookie Dough Brownies
Yield: approx. 28-30 brownies

Cookie Dough Brownies

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Cookie Dough Brownies - Rich chocolate brownies topped with a thick layer of dreamy cookie dough!


For the brownie layer:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 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


For the brownies:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9×13 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.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 brownie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 356Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 96mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 2gSugar: 29gProtein: 4g

Cookie Dough Brownies

Cookie Dough Brownies