Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

Which are better: cookies or brownies? If you said both you are correct, because today I am sharing brownies topped with egg-less chocolate chip cookie dough. Why settle for just one of those options when you can have both, is what I say.

This recipe starts by preparing your favorite recipe (or boxed mix) for a 9×13-inch pan of brownies. Using your family’s favorite just means this recipe can only get better. After those have cooled completely, mix up the cookie dough, spread evenly over the top of the uncut brownies and refrigerate until firm. Firm-ness is the key because they will cut much prettier that way. Finally you can drizzle a bit of melted chocolate on top, and with a few more mini chocolate chips you are ready to go!

The cookie dough ends up acting as a very thick dense layer of frosting. Normally I am not a fan of excessive frosting, but this is cookie dough not frosting, so load it on! This results in some mighty fine looking brownies if I do say so myself. Go ahead, take a big bite.


CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH BROWNIES

Makes 32 brownies

Ingredients:

1 recipe of your favorite cooked brownies cooked in a 9×13-pan, cooled

3/4 cup butter, at room temperature

3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed

3/4 cup granulated white sugar

3 Tbsp milk

1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1-1/2 cups mini chocolate chips, plus more for garnish

1/2 cup semisweet chips, plus 1 tsp shortening for drizzle, optional

Directions:

  1. 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.
  2. Spread cookie dough evenly over the cooled uncut brownies. Refrigerate until the dough is firm. Use a sharp knife to cut the brownies. You may need to wipe the knife off with a paper towel in between cuts.
  3. 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.

Source: Adapted slightly from Recipe Girl.

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