Cookie Dough Brownies

by | May 19, 2021

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Take two of the best desserts, mash them together, and you get Cookie Dough Brownies! These are the best fudgy rich brownies, with a perfect smooth cookie dough topping that everyone will love!

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About the Cookie Dough Brownies

These cookie dough brownies are perfect for those who cannot choose between brownies or cookies! Why not have both of the best desserts at the same time? The cookie dough topping pairs deliciously well with the rich, fudgy brownie base.

No matter how good this cookie dough topping tastes, don’t cook it alone. Instead, try out our BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe! These Cookie Dough Brownies are a hit for any occasion, even those late-night cravings. These brownies are SO easy to make! 

I make these often, and the pan is always empty within a day. If you don’t have enough people around to eat them, these brownies are great for freezing! Just cut them up and wrap them in plastic wrap, then throw them in the freezer. I love eating them when they’re halfway defrosted. I can’t get enough of them, and neither will you!

cookie dough brownies cut into squares in glass baking pan
cookie dough brownies stacked

Cookie Dough Brownie Ingredients

  1. Cocoa – What would a brownie be without cocoa? We use Hershey’s 100% cacao cocoa.
  2. Semi-Sweet Mini Chocolate Chips – We love the taste of the semi-sweet chocolate chips, but if you aren’t a fan, feel free to use milk or dark chocolate to your liking!
  3. Butter – Soften your butter! You can do this by leaving it on the counter for a few hours to soften. Another option that Kailey uses quite a bit is microwaving the butter on each side for 5 seconds. Make sure to turn the butter every 5 seconds, or it’ll be warmed unevenly and most likely start to melt.
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More Details About the Cookie Dough Brownies

Make the Brownie Base

  1. After preheating the oven, line your baking pan with parchment paper and lightly spray with cooking spray. We recommended using a 10×10 or 9×13 pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the butter, oil, sugars, cocoa, eggs, vanilla, salt, and flour. Mix until combined. Scrape the bowl and mix again. 
  3. Add one cup of mini chocolate chips, and mix until they are incorporated.
  4. Using a spatula, pour the brownie batter into the pan, making sure to scrape the sides of the bowl. Bake the brownies for 25-27 min. Remove from the oven and cool in the pan.

Make the Cookie Dough Topping

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the softened butter, sugars, vanilla, salt, and flour. Mix until the ingredients are combined. Scrape the bowl and mix again. The topping should be spreadable and thick, but not too dry. If the topping is still really dry, add a tiny bit of softened butter and mix again.
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Assemble the Cookie Dough Brownies

  1. After the brownie has cooled, put the cookie dough topping into the center of the pan. Spread the cookie dough topping by pressing the topping into the brownie from the center to the edges.
  2. Once the topping has been spread to the edges, sprinkle the mini chips onto the brownies. Press the chocolate chips into the cookie dough topping.

Cookie Dough Brownies Assembly

  1. Keep the brownies in the pan as they cool, and when you top them. It makes the topping spread out evenly, and it’s so much easier!
  2. When adding the cookie dough topping onto the brownies, use your hands or a spatula to spread the dough. You can do this by spreading the topping, but we find it easier to push the dough from the center to the edges.
cookie dough brownie base with cookie dough topping
spreading cookie dough topping on brownie base
sprinkling chocolate chips on the cookie dough brownies
cookie dough brownies pressing the chocolate chips with spatula

We hope you enjoy these cookie dough brownies as much as we do! They are quite the hit not only within our family but with our friends as well! Enjoy baking!

Looking for more delicious brownie recipes? Try these:

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Cookie Dough Brownies

Yield: 32 (1x2 ¼ inch) Brownies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Take two of the best desserts, mash them together, and you get Cookie Dough Brownies! These are the best fudgy rich brownies, with a perfect smooth cookie dough topping that everyone will love!

Ingredients

Brownie Base

  • ½ C (4 oz) Salted Butter, melted
  • ½ C (3.8 oz) Vegetable Oil
  • 1 ¾ C (7 oz) Powdered Sugar
  • ¾ C + ⅓ C (7 oz) Brown Sugar
  • ½ C (1.8 oz) Cocoa
  • 4 large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 C - 2 T (4 oz) All-purpose Flour
  • 1 C (6 oz) Semi-Sweet Mini Chocolate Chips

Cookie Dough Topping

  • 1 C (6 oz) Semi-Sweet Mini Chocolate Chips
  • ¾ C (6 oz) Salted Butter, softened
  • ½ C (3.5 oz) Powdered Sugar
  • ½ C (4 oz) Brown Sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp Vanilla
  • ¼ t + ⅛ t Salt
  • 1 C + 1 T (5 oz) All-Purpose Flour

Instructions

Make the Brownie Base

  1. Preheat the oven to 350*F. Line the baking pan (10x10 or 9x13) with parchment paper and lightly spray with cooking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, vegetable oil, powdered sugar, brown sugar, cocoa, eggs, vanilla, salt, and flour. Mix until combined. Scrape the bowl and mix again.
  3. Add the mini chocolate chips. Mix until incorporated.
  4. Pour the batter into a pan. Bake at 350*F for 25-27 min.
  5. Remove from the oven and cool in pan.

Make the Cookie Dough Topping

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the softened butter, powdered sugar and brown sugar, vanilla, salt, and flour. Mix until combined. Scrape and mix again. It should be spreadable and thick, but not too dry. If really dry after mixing, add a tiny bit more softened butter.

Assemble

  1. After the brownie has cooled, spread the cookie dough topping and press the topping into the brownie. Gently press it on so the brownie doesn’t break, but enough to spread the topping. 
  2. Once the topping has been spread to the edges, sprinkle the top of the brownies with 6 oz. of mini chocolate chips. Press the chocolate chips into the topping and cut into 1 x 2 ¼ inch brownies.

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