I really wanted to love these brownies. I’ve had them on my list to bake for a couple weeks now, and friend time on Friday seemed like the perfect opportunity to try them. Cookie dough + brownie = awesomeness, right? To me these tasted more like candy than brownie, but maybe I just built them up a little too much in my mind. You really only want like 2 bites. I think next time I will half the cookie dough layer to let a little more of the brownie shine through, but if you are wanting something more along the lines of a cookie dough truffle then I wouldn’t change the recipe at all. Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies
For the Brownie:
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
1 cup butter (salted or unsalted), at room temperature
2 cups light brown sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour

For the Cookie Dough:
¾ cup butter (salted or unsalted)
¾ cup light brown sugar
¾ cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons whole milk
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1½ cups all-purpose flour
1½ cups mini chocolate chips

1. Prepare the Brownies: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a 9×13-inch pan with foil, with enough to hang over all four sides. Butter the foil. In a medium glass bowl, melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring after each, until melted and smooth. Set aside to cool slightly. In a large mixing bowl, mix the butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract, scraping the bowl as needed. Mix in the melted chocolate until combined. Reduce the speed to low, add the flour and mix just until combined (don’t over-mix). Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake 25 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool completely.
2. Prepare the Cookie Dough: In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer on medium speed to combine the butter and both sugars. Add the milk and vanilla and mix until combined. Reduce the speed to low and mix in the flour just until combined. Using a rubber spatula, stir in the chocolate chips.
3. Spread the cookie dough over the cooled brownies. Refrigerate until the dough is firm, at least an hour but overnight is even better. Drizzle with chocolate sauce or melted chocolate if desired.

Categories: Brownies and Bars

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