Foodie Friday: Cookie Dough Brownies

I'm feeling extra sweet today so you're getting a fabulous dessert because Lord knows you deserve it! These brownies are one of our favorite dessert recipes around here, which is only made on special occasions because it is soooo rich! You do not want to miss out on these decadent creations so get to bakin'! 

Ingredients for Brownie Layer:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet mini choc. chips
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar- packed
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Ingredients for Cookie Dough Layer:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter- room temp.
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar- packed
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup mini choc. chips

Directions for Brownie Layer:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9x9 baking pan with nonstick spray, then line with a strip of parchment paper. You only want the parchment paper to go up two sides of the pan, not all four. This will allow for easy removal. Then, spray the paper with nonstick spray as well.
  2. Microwave butter and chocolate chips in 30 second intervals until melted into a smooth consistency.
  3. Whisk in sugar and brown sugar, then egg, vanilla and salt.
  4. Sift flour into mixture and whisk until smooth.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  6. Let cool completely before adding cookie dough layer. Put in frig if needed.

Directions for Cookie Dough Layer:

  1. Using an electric mixer, combine butter, sugar, brown sugar and salt until creamy.
  2. Mix in milk and vanilla.
  3. Sift in flour and and mix until combined.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Place cookie dough in frig to stiffen up a bit, about 20 minutes.
  6. Once brownie layer is cooled, spray your hands or a spatula with nonstick spray and press cookie dough firmly over brownie layer until spread evenly. It doesn't have to go  completely to the edges, as they will be cut off... unless you like the edges in which case you'll want to!
  7. Place the cookie dough brownies back into the frig for at least 2 hours. Overnight seems to work best but a few hours does just fine.
  8. Use a knife to separate the brownie from the pan edges and remove the brownies by lifting the parchment paper. Transfer to a cutting board.  ((Optional: Using a sharp knife cut the brownie edges off)). Cut the brownies into individual squares using a sharp knife for a clean finish!

Enjoy!

Inspired by Recipe Girl

Posted on July 11, 2014 and filed under Foodie Friday.