Friday, July 22, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

I love raw cookie dough. I know you shouldn’t eat it as it can possibly kill you. But after whipping up a batch of cookies I find that my willpower is at an all-time low. I rarely eat the actual cookies that I bake (I’m much more of an ice cream gal) but I always try the batter.

Dennis was out this past Sunday so I was looking for a way to fill my day (besides shopping for shoes, of course – did you know they make Croc sandals? So comfortable.). When I came across this recipe I knew I had found it. Brownies + cookie dough = unbeatable combo. I have a habit of not always reading through recipes before I start them and it wasn’t until I was mixing up the brownie layer that I realized the cookie dough on top actually isn’t baked. But since there’s no egg in the cookie dough it’s a-ok to serve. Not to mention that it’s all topped with a layer of melted chocolate. These are rich, rich brownies. It makes quite a few bars but I don’t think most people would be able to have more than a bite-size piece. But that’s okay – sometimes the best things come in small packages. Or so my parents always told me.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies (from One Ordinary Day)


1 cup butter

3/4 cup cocoa

2 1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

3 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Prepare 13×9″ baking pan by laying a piece of foil in the bottom and up the sides. Spray with cooking spray or butter the foil (this is a great use for the butter wrappers).

Melt 2 sticks of butter in a medium saucepan; add cocoa, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Add sugar, salt, eggs, and vanilla; beat with a spoon until combined. Add flour and baking powder; mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread batter into pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Allow brownies to cool completely before moving on to the next step.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Filling

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

4 Tbsp. milk

2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Combine first 5 ingredients in a mixing bowl and cream together. Add flour and stir until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread in an even layer on top of cooled brownies. Chill before adding chocolate glaze.

Chocolate Glaze:

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 Tbsp. butter

Melt chocolate with butter and stir until smooth. If you don’t want to get another pan dirty you can throw this in the microwave for a few minutes. Just keep an eye on it and stir once it begins to soften. Spread the glaze over the chilled cookie dough layer.


EJ. said...

WOW! that looks yummers!
Please bring some samples next time!!!!

The Better Baker said...

Definitely LOVE the flavor combo here...your photo is terrific too. SO glad you shared this delectable recipe.

Kristy said...

That's awesome that we made the same brownies this week! :) They were definitely a hit with everyone I shared them with. It isn't too difficult to find someone to share brownies with, right? :)
But wow, another layer of chocolate on top?! I haven't seen that version

Grandma Bonnie said...

I am so ready to make these now. We just love brownies in our house. Thanks for the recipe.
New follower from Sweets for Saturday.

Michelle said...

EJ - Maybe next time we meet up!

The Better Baker - Thanks, I hope you try the recipe out.

Kristy - The chocolate really makes the brownies!

Grandma Bonnie - Glad you liked the recipe, let me know if you whip up a batch.