Chocolate Chip. Cookie Dough. Brownies. Yes, you read correctly. I went there. It's not my fault. Food bloggers everywhere have been posting decadent cookie dough treats...beautiful cookie dough cupcakes that I coveted. So cookie dough got stuck in my head. Good thing this happened before Pinterest, or I would have an entire board devoted to cookie dough. That would be embarrassing.
RecipeGirl - she made her brownies from scratch, and I just used a box to save time, but click on the link for the brownie directions if interested.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies
*Prepare your favorite brownies in a 9x13 pan
COOKIE DOUGH (EGG FREE!):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 *I added 1 cup mini chocolate chips and sprinkled the other half cup on top
1/2 cup semisweet chips + 1 teaspoon shortening for drizzle, optional *I skipped this
Directions: In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to combine butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Mix in milk and vanilla. Mix in flour just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
Spread cookie dough over the cooled brownies. Refrigerate until the dough is quite firm. It's okay to speed up the process and place it in the freezer too. The firmer the dough, the easier it will be to cut into neat squares. Use a sharp knife to cut the brownies. You may need to wipe the knife off with a paper towel in between cuts since the fudgy brownies and cookie dough will tend to stick to the knife a bit. These brownies are best to serve placed inside cupcake papers and served with a fork.
If you'd like to add chocolate drizzle on top, melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips with 1 teaspoon of shortening in the microwave; stir until smooth. Scoop the melted chocolate into a zip baggie and snip off the corner. Squeeze the bag to drizzle the chocolate on top of each brownie. Sprinkle additional chocolate chips on top, if desired.
The cookie dough needs to be kept cold or it really starts to soften...it was pretty soft in these pics. Of course, they are good this way too, it's like cookie dough frosting! But they are better cold in my opinion. These are super rich, and have no healthy redeeming qualities, but they are fun! I only had a few to bring back home...one of the girl's little brother ate about 5 - I bet he was in a sugar coma on the way home! He was so funny, as he was stuffing one in his mouth, he was like "these are the best brownies, they are sooo good". ahhhh, the sound of success!
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