Chocolate chip cookie dough brownies
WARNING: RECIPE MY BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR SELF CONTROL
(My advice? Make it anyway!)
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies
Decisions, decisions. I couldn’t decide what I wanted to bake today… cookies or brownies. So why not both? Who can resist a chocolaty brownie and raw cookie dough? Definitely not me, so this recipe was a no-brainer. And if you happen to have a brownie mix in your pantry, then you’re halfway there already. I was going to take the shortcut and use a boxed mix but I ended up not having one, so this is so full of butter and chocolate, I can’t even describe its goodness.
First, you’ve got a layer of chewy brownie, then a layer of cookie dough, and then a layer of melted chocolate. I dare you to not drool. Would you like a napkin?
I found the brownie recipe at Hershey’s and the rest came from Taste of Home. It’s a knock-out combination, let me tell ya.
Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies
Brownies: (adapted from Hershey’s Kitchens)
1 c. butter
3/4 c. Hershey’s cocoa
2 1/4 c. granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 c. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Prepare 13×9″ baking pan by laying a piece of foil in the bottom and up the sides. Spray with cooking spray or butter the foil.
Melt 2 sticks of butter in a medium saucepan; add cocoa, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Add sugar, salt, eggs, and vanilla; beat with a spoon until combined. Add flour and baking powder; mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread batter into pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. (I always remove my brownies from the oven when a toothpick inserted 1 inch from the side of the pan comes out clean or almost clean.) Allow brownies to cool completely before moving on to the next step.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Filling: (adapted from Taste of Home)
1 c. butter, softened
1 c. packed light brown sugar (I combined light brown sugar and dark brown sugar because I didn’t have enough light in the pantry. Turned out great.)
1/2 c. granulated sugar
4 Tbsp. milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Combine first 5 ingredients in a mixing bowl and cream together. Add flour and stir until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread in an even layer on top of cooled brownies. Chill before adding chocolate glaze.
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp. Crisco shortening
Melt chocolate with shortening and stir until smooth. Spread over chilled cookie dough layer.