Friday, June 17, 2011

Strictly Saturday:Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

Loving this summer thing!  
But WOW!  It is wreaking havoc on my diet!  
I can not keep myself to Saturday anymore.  I am going to have to find some will power....maybe next week!

This recipe is really, really good.  If you can't keep your fingers out of the cookie dough when you mix up a batch of cookies you will love this recipe!  A baked chocolate lovers brownie on the bottom and a cookie dough minus the evil eggs to top the brownie and a little melted chocolate drizzle and this is a true winner.  

I baked them on Monday and even put them in the freezer to discourage my picking at them but no....I could not keep away!  

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

Yield: 32 brownies
Prep Time: 30 min + cooling time
Cook Time: 25 min
These brownies are a major treat for cookie dough lovers...


4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
1 cup butter, at room temperature
2 cups light brown sugar, packed
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup granulated white sugar
3 Tablespoons milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup semisweet chips + 1 teaspoon shortening for drizzle, optional


1. Prepare the brownies: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a 9x13-inch pan with nonstick spray. In a medium glass bowl, melt chocolate in the microwave in short bursts of 30 seconds; stir after each burst and remove from microwave when melted and smooth. Set aside to cool slightly. In a large mixing bowl, mix butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract. Mix in melted chocolate. Blend in flour and mix just until combined (don't over-mix). Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake 25 to 35 minutes. Watch closely and remove from oven when toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool completely.
2. Prepare the cookie dough: In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to combine butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Mix in milk and vanilla. Mix in flour just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
3. Spread cookie dough over the cooled brownies. Refrigerate until the dough is quite firm. It's okay to speed up the process and place it in the freezer too. The firmer the dough, the easier it will be to cut into neat squares. Use a sharp knife to cut the brownies. You may need to wipe the knife off with a paper towel in between cuts since the fudgy brownies and cookie dough will tend to stick to the knife a bit. These brownies are best to serve placed inside cupcake papers and served with a fork.
4. If you'd like to add chocolate drizzle on top, melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips with 1 teaspoon of shortening in the microwave; stir until smooth. Scoop the melted chocolate into a zip baggie and snip off the corner. Squeeze the bag to drizzle the chocolate on top of each brownie. Sprinkle additional chocolate chips on top, if desired.
Found on

post signature


  1. Oh my gosh- these sound delicious! I'll have to go to the store to get the stuff to makes these for our father's day dinner tonight! THANK YOU for sharing!!!

  2. Thanks, Stephanie. They are as delicious as they look. Everyone here at my house has loved them, and even those who do not live here have loved them. Report back to me if you get them made. I want to know what you think. Have a good Father's Day Dinner.

  3. I hear you on the diet!!! I was just thinking that when I opened your page! I am off to Wally World to get MY ingredients! This looks too good to pass up...rhut rho...bill just saw it too! We are both gonna go to Wally World!!!
    Thanks for putting this one up! I will let you know the verdict!!!

  4. OHMYHECK! I couldn't decide which post to comment on! I LOVE it here! LOVE your watercolors, the recipes and phood photos are awesome. I'm a follower! ... and the sock roses .... who thinks of these things??? ... very inspirational! off to check out more of your world! xoxo