Cookie Dough Brownies

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Rich, chewy cookie dough brownies are the stuff of a chocoholic’s dreams. Brownies, layered with buttery chocolate chip cookie dough, are then topped with another layer of chocolate cream.

Nobody will believe this indescribably yummy dessert came from your kitchen, and not from a gourmet bakery! These squares are the perfect combination of two classics: brownies and chocolate chip cookies. What’s not to love?!

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What’s in a Cookie Dough Brownie

These are 3 layers to these brownies:

A fun and flavorful variation is to substitute peanut butter or butterscotch chips in the cookie layer. The recipe below also shows you how to make your own brownie layer from scratch instead of from a box. If you go that route, add eggs to your shopping list.

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Let’s Make Some Brownies

Set aside some time to make brownies with cookie dough on top because the recipe comes together in stages. You need to bake and cool the brownie layer before adding the cookie batter and topping.

To Make Brownies: 

  1. Prepare, bake the brownies according to the package directions.
  2. Let cool while starting on the next layer.

To Make the Cookie Batter Layer:

  1. Cream together butter and sugars.
  2. Add flour, then stir in mini chocolate chips.
  3. Spread over the cooled brownie layer.

To Make the Ganache Topping:

  1. Heat heavy cream and butter in a pot until it barely starts to boil.
  2. Remove from heat and, without stirring, pour over semi-sweet chocolate chips to melt.
  3. When thoroughly melted, stir, then pour over the cookie dough layer.

Refrigerate until chilled and set. Then cut into squares and serve.

For a truly luscious dessert, make your own blizzards by roughly chopping or lightly processing some cookie dough brownies, then mix with slightly softened vanilla ice cream using a hand blender.

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How Long Will Cookie Dough Brownies Last In The Fridge?

Cookie dough brownies can be stored for days at room temperature or refrigerated. Cover or seal tightly to prevent them from drying out, and you’ll have moist, chewy brownies for up to a week or more.

Can I Freeze Them?

As with most sugary baked goods, you can rest assured that cookie dough brownies will keep in the freezer for months without deteriorating.

For optimal results, store the cut squares in vacuum packs and they’ll retain their moisture. Thaw at room temperature before serving.

Get Some Brownie Points!

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4.8 from 10 votes
Review Recipe

Cookie Dough Brownies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
30 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Brownies, layered with buttery chocolate chip cookie dough and chocolate ganache.

Ingredients

BROWNIES
  • 1 box of brownie mix
OR
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
COOKIE DOUGH LAYER
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
TOPPING
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter

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Instructions

  • Prepare brownies according to box directions
OR
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9×9 pan.
  • In a large bowl, combine the butter, sugar, & vanilla. Beat in the eggs.
  • Combine flour, cocoa powder, & salt. Add a little at time to the egg mixture just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips and pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake about 22-26 minutes or just until done (do not overbake). Remove and cool.
COOKIE DOUGH LAYER
  • Cream butter, white sugar and brown sugar with mixer on med-high. Add in milk. Add in flour a bit at a time until fully incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips with a spoon. Spread mixture over cooled brownies.
TOPPING
  • Bring heavy cream and butter just to a boil. Pour over chocolate chips and let sit 4 minutes without stirring. Stir until completely combined.
  • Pour over the cookie dough layer. Let cool at room temperature for 30 minutes (this keeps the topping shiny). Refrigerate to set.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 353, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 44mg, Sodium: 96mg, Potassium: 115mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 25g, Vitamin A: 506IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 47mg, Iron: 2mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword cookie dough brownies
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Cookie dough adapted from Food.com
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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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    1. Heat-treat the flour before beginning this recipe to avoid any possibility of flour contamination. Toast flour spread out on a cookie sheet at 350°F for 5 minutes. Let the flour cool completely, then use it in your recipe.

  1. These are amazing! I followed the recipe exactly and the whole family loved them. They are very rich and oh so delicious. I will definitely be making these again! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  2. If you want to make the recipe safe by excluding eggs then you must pastreuize the flour as well! This can be done by baking the flour prior to incorporating into the recipe. 400 degrees for 10 minutes should be enough.4 stars

  3. Just surprised my son with these. There are no words to describe his expression Haha! Found his new favorite treat!

      1. It’s the flour at shouldn’t be eaten raw but we all grew up thinking it was the eggs. It won’t stop me though.

  4. Since I made these, this is my go to recipe when I need to bake something nice. I sometimes refrigerate the top layer and beat it so it becomes a chocolate mousse sort of layer! Very delicious too!

    For all the Dutchies, this recipe is way too big for our store bought brownie mix, you can easily cut the recipe in half!

  5. If i wish to incorporate Bailey’s Irish cream into this recipe, what would be the suggested amount. I ask because the traditional Bailey;s Brownie recipe is too sweet for me.

    Thanks

  6. Hello, Do I need to bake the cookie dough layer or just mix all the ingredients and pour it the cooled Brownies . Reply would highly be appreciated.

    Thank you.