Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies
Essentially, its just a gooey, fudgey brownie with a layer of eggless (read: safe-to-eat) chocolate chip cookie dough on top. Sound like heaven? Yep, it is.
I used this brownie recipe and this cookie dough recipe. Even though its all from scratch, its really a pretty simple recipe and not too time-consuming to make. The results are also well worth it!
Ingredients (makes 32 brownies):
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup water
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9x13 inch pan.
2. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, butter and water. Cook over medium heat until boiling. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips until melted and smooth. Mix in the eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the chocolate mixture. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
3. Bake for 25-30 minutes in the preheated oven, until brownies set up. Do not overbake! Cool in pan and cut into squares.
The Cookie Dough:
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
In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to combine butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Mix in milk and vanilla. Mix in flour until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
Once the brownies have cooled, spread the cookie dough evenly over the brownies. After putting the cookie dough on the brownies, I stored them in the fridge...I found that it tasted best that way, and had the best texture. Since these brownies are cakey and fudgey (rather than chewy and flakey), keeping them in the fridge gave them a creamier, fudgier consistency, which went well with the cookie dough. Plus, cookie dough always tastes best when it's fresh out of the fridge.
My whole family LOVED this recipe. I'll definitely be making it again and would recommend it to anyone looking to try out a new dessert!