Sep 22 11
by cara
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

For my birthday this year, I wanted something a little different that the traditional birthday cake.  And since I couldn’t make up my mind, I made TWO desserts.  The first dessert was Ooey Gooey Butter Cake (I haven’t shared my own recipe, but I’m sure you’ve seen variations of it).  The second dessert: these Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies.  These combine fudgy brownies with one of my favorite things ever- cookie dough!  To me, eating the cookie dough is the best part of making cookies.  Who’s with me?!  So this dessert was the perfect birthday treat.  The cookie dough here is egg free, so no worries about eating raw egg!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

from recipegirl.com

Brownie Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Cookie Dough (Egg Free!) Ingredients:

  • 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
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chips + 1 teaspoon shortening for drizzle, optional

Prepare the brownies: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a 9×13-inch pan with nonstick spray. In a medium glass bowl, melt chocolate in the microwave in short bursts of 30 seconds; stir after each burst and remove from microwave when melted and smooth. Set aside to cool slightly. In a large mixing bowl, mix butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract. Mix in melted chocolate. Blend in flour and mix just until combined (don’t over-mix). Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake 25 to 35 minutes. Watch closely and remove from oven when toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool completely.

Prepare the cookie dough: 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.

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