Cookie Dough Brownies

Cookie Dough Brownies (A Little Bit Crunchy A Little Bit Rock and Roll)


For the Brownies:

1/2 cup unsalted butter

1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/3 cup cocoa

1/2 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

For the Cookie Dough

2 cups flour

1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup milk

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 bag (2 cups) mini semi sweet chips, divided


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Line an 8x11 inch pan with foil and grease it lightly with cooking spray. *The foil is optional, but it will help with removing the brownies and cutting off the edges later on.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder.

3. Melt the butter.  Pour into a large bowl and whisk in the chocolate chips until melted.  Whisk in the sugar and then the eggs. Stir in the dry ingredients.

4. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool completely. *When the brownies are cool, chill them in the refrigerator until they are cold and firm- about 6 hours or longer. This step is optional, but will help in the cutting processes at the end.

5. For the cookie dough topping, beat the butter with both sugars until light and fluffy. Add in the milk and flour. Remove a 1/2 cup of the mini chocolate chips and reserve those for later. Stir in the remaining chips.

6. Remove the cold brownies from the pan, lifting them out by the foil. Turn the brownies upside down onto a cutting board and remove the foil. Flip the brownies right side up and cover the brownies with the cookie dough topping using an offset spatula. This step would obviously be skipped if you baked the brownies directly in the pan. Just go ahead and add the cookie dough right on top of your brownies. *Chill the brownies again for several more hours. Again, this step is optional but will allow you to make beautifully cut brownies for serving.

7. After the dough is cold, remove them from the refrigerator and trim the edges with a large chef's knife. *Go ahead and enjoy those pieces yourself. You deserve it after waiting all this time for the brownies to chill down! Cut the remaining brownies into squares.

8. Remove 1/3 cup of the reserved 1/2 cup chips and melt the 1/3 cup chips in a double boiler. Fill a small ziplock bag with the melted chocolate and snip off a tiny piece of the corner of the bag with scissors. Drizzle the chocolate over the cookie dough and top each brownie with a few of the remaining chocolate chips.