Cookie Brownies

Cookie Brownies with Chocolate Frosting
Brownie Batter 
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup refined sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough 
  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance
  • 3/4 cup refined white sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
Chocolate Frosting
  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 cups vegan powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup vanilla soymilk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Make the Brownie Batter
  1. In one bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  2. In a separate bowl, stir together the applesauce, refined sugar, brown sugar and vanilla.
  3. Use your hands to make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients.
  4. Mix until combined and then fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Use a rubber spatula (or your fingers) to spread the batter into your 8×8 pan.
Make the Cookie Dough:
  1. Use a fork to mash and mix together the sugar and Earth Balance.
  2. Add in the molasses and vanilla and mix well.
  3. Add in the flour, baking soda and salt.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Roll your dough into 4 large balls.

Combine the batter and dough:

  1. Flatten your dough balls between your hands and press the mounds of dough and any crumbles that fall off into the brownie batter.
  2. Spread them out evenly to ensure that every brownie has a bit of cookie mixed in.
  3. Place your pan in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick can be inserted and removed cleanly.
Once done, remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.

After the cookie brownies are cool, make your frosting by combining all ingredients into a mixing bowl and mixing on low-medium speed for 1 minute. Spread on top, cut the brownies into squares and enjoy!