April 5, 2022

Cookie Dough Brownies

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
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A chewy cakey brownie topped with edible cookie dough and chocolate chips! These Cookie Dough Brownies are so much fun to eat. They're creamy, full of vanilla chocolate chip cookie dough flavor with a dense brownie all in one bite. You're gonna love these cookie dough brownies!

cookie dough brownies stacked on top of each other with a glass of milk

What are some of the best parts of baking cookies? Eat the cookie dough of course. So what if I told you that you could eat the cookie dough on top of a brownie all together? It's a literal match made in heaven. The best part? It's super easy.

At this point, this cookie dough brownie recipe may be my favorite. Considering that I have quite a few brownie recipes up, that's saying a lot. They're fudgy, perfectly sweet with little chunks of chocolate chips, and they're so easy to make. The brownie layer is chocolatey and rich and the cookie dough topping is delish. It's edible cookie dough, or eggless cookie dough, and is just like eating cookie dough right out of the bowl!

list of ingredients used to make cookie dough brownies

These brownies are easy to make, just check out the steps below!

  • Whisk together wet ingredients - melted butter, brown sugar, sugar, oil.
  • Then add eggs and vanilla extract and continue to whisk.
  • Add in the dry ingredients - cocoa powder, flour, and salt and fold together to form the batter.
  • Add batter to a 8x8 baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, until center is no longer jiggly. Allow the brownies to cool for at least 20 minutes.
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  • Make the edible cookie dough topping by mixing together butter, brown sugar, and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Slowly add vanilla extract and heavy cream.
  • Microwave flour for 1 minute, then add to the butter/sugar mixture.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Pour cookie dough on top of brownie layer and refrigerate for 1-2 hours, until cookie dough has firmed slightly.
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tools used:

You do not need a stand mixer to make these cookie dough brownies however I heavily recommend it. This is to ensure that the chocolate chip cookie dough will come out nice and fluffy! If you do not have a stand mixer, a hand mixer will suffice!

picture of brownies cut into squares with chocolate chips on top

The cookie dough layer for these cookie dough brownies is eggless so it's completely safe to eat! Also, the flour is microwaved prior to adding to the cookie dough so no worries about the cookie dough being unsafe to eat!

how to store brownies

These brownies are best stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can also freeze them in an airtight container for up to a month.

cookie dough brownie surrounded by chocolate chips
  • If microwaved flour becomes clumpy, sift the flour to remove the clumps.
  • Use room temperature butter for the cookie dough layer.
  • If you would like to use salted butter, omit the ½ tsp of kosher salt.
  • These brownies are best served chilled. They are stable at room temperature, however, for the chunky cookie dough texture, it's best to serve fresh out of the refrigerator.

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cookie dough brownie surrounded by chocolate chips

Cookie Dough Brownies

Cookie Dough Brownies - a rich chocolatey brownie topped creamy edible chocolate chip cookie dough. It's a match made in heaven!
Serving: 9 brownies
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Cooling Time 2 hrs
Total Time: 2 hrs 40 mins
Calories: 893kcal

Equipment

  • 8x8 Baking Pan
  • Stand Mixer
  • Parchment Paper

Ingredients

Brownie Base

  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsps vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp kosher salt

Edible Cookie Dough Layer

  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add melted butter, brown sugar, sugar, oil, and vanilla extract to a mixing bowl and whisk together until combined. Then add eggs and continue to whisk.
  • Add cocoa powder, flour, and kosher salt. Fold together and add to a parchment lined 8x8 baking dish. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until center is no longer jiggly. Allow brownies to cool for at least 20 minutes.
  • In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, add room temperature butter, brown sugar, and sugar. Cream together for 3 minutes then slowly add heavy cream and vanilla extract.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, add flour and microwave for 1 minute. (If flour becomes clumpy, sift flour to remove the clumps) Add flour and chocolate chips to cookie dough and fold together.
  • Add cookie dough on top of brownies and sprinkle additional chocolate chips on top. Refrigerator for 1-2 hours, until cookie dough becomes firm.

Notes

  • If microwaved flour becomes clumpy, sift the flour to remove the clumps.
  • Use room temperature butter for the cookie dough layer.
  • If you would like to use salted butter, omit the ½ tsp of kosher salt.
  • These brownies are best served chilled. They are stable at room temperature, however, for the chunky cookie dough texture, it's best to serve fresh out of the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 893kcal | Carbohydrates: 108g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 377mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 76g | Vitamin A: 1118IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 5mg
Course: Cakes, Pies, Tarts, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword Brownies, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies, Cookie Dough Brownies

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  1. 5 stars
    This is the brownie recipe I never knew I needed in my life. They didn't last a day in my house. Too good.

  2. 5 stars
    Love the new look of the site! And I love the brownies even more; they were such a joy to make and super simple too! I enjoyed them so much!

  3. 5 stars
    I had all the ingredients on hand and could hardly wait for them to finish baking! The smell is intoxicating. Long story short, these brownies were delicious and finished in record time.

  4. 5 stars
    This is my new favorite brownies recipe! These were so much fun to make with the kiddos and we devoured them for dessert!

  5. I adore the fact these are no bake brownies plus your baking tips are always spot on. Superb!

  6. 5 stars
    Wow, this was the perfect indulgent treat! Absolutely loved the combination of cookie dough and brownie together. It was hard not to eat all the batter before baking it.

  7. 5 stars
    You've managed to combine my two favorite desserts into one! I loved how fudgy the brownies were. I'll definitely be making these more often.

  8. 5 stars
    I made these this morning and let them sit in the fridge for a few hours to chill as suggested. So tasty! The brownie base is a really good brownie flavor and texture alone and then the addition of the softer cookie dough on top? Delightful. Thanks for sharing with the internet!

  9. 5 stars
    This was such an easy recipe to start on lunch break and finish after work (for those who work from home) THEY ARE SO TASTY! I was worried it would be too sweet but thats not the case at all. I added dark chocolate chips to my brownie layer and it was perfect. I made this in a 11x7 pan with the ratios above and it fit perfectly.

    Make sure you gift half or more of this to friends and family… warning you now if you try to take down a whole pan by yourself. All my friends have sent back raving reviews

    MAKE SURE! You sift the flour post microwaving. I thought I could fold them out. Didn't happen. Dont notice it but it visually looked more lumpy than I wanted..