Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

Ok…i admit it. I love cookie dough! I know, I know it is not the safest thing to eat, but it is so irresistible. When making cupcakes, brownies and cookie dough it is hard to resist not licking the spoons and beaters. It has been engrained in me since I was a little girl when my mom would make something. She would always hand one beater to me and one to my brother. If you are a cookie dough fanatic like me then this recipe is for you! The cookie dough does not contain any eggs, so go ahead and break off a piece, you can eat these without fear! These Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies combine two favorites into one delicious indulgence. Fudgy chocolate brownies are topped with an egg-free cookie dough and finished with a chocolate ganache. Three layers of irresistible goodness!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

Fudgy chocolate brownies are topped with an egg-free cookie dough and finished with a chocolate ganache. Three layers of irresistible goodness!

Yield: 24 brownies


For the Brownies:
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

For the Cookie Dough:
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 semi-sweet chocolate chips

For the Ganache:
6 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/3 cup whole milk


Preheat oven to 325 F. Butter the bottom and sides of a 13×9 inch metal baking pan. Put a long piece of parchment paper in the bottom of the pan, letting the parchment extend up two sides of the pan and overhang slightly on both ends. (This will make it easy to remove the bars from the pan after they have baked.) Butter the parchment.
Place chocolate in a 1 cup glass measuring cup. Microwave for 1 minute and stir. Continue to microwave in 30 second increments until chocolate has completely melted; set aside to cool slightly.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together butter and brown sugar until combined, about 2 minutes. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract until combined, about 30 seconds. Mix in melted chocolate until combined. Mix in flour mixture until just incorporated.
Scrape batter into prepared pan and bake 25 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached. Transfer pan to wire rack and cool completely.
To make the cookie dough layer, In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together butter, brown sugar and white sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in milk and vanilla until combined, about 1 minute. Mix in flour just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
Spread cookie dough over the cooled brownies.
To make the chocolate ganache, heat semisweet chocolate and milk in the microwave for 30 seconds then stir. Continue to microwave in 15 second increments until smooth. Pour over cookie dough layer. Transfer pan to the refrigerator to let chocolate ganache set up completely.

Source: Recipe Girl

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50 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies”

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    Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide — August 22, 2011 @ 11:46 am

    This is genius!

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    Amy — August 22, 2011 @ 11:47 am

    These sound so rich! and judging by the pics, they seem extra moist…yum! I love dough/batter too 🙂 I usually try not to scrape out the bowl *too well so that there’s enough for me to eat after, hehe.

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    3 — August 22, 2011 @ 11:54 am

    These brownies look beyond delicious and probably should be illegal! My son, the chocoholic, absolutely loves cookie dough, so this is tailor made for him. I had to take him to the doctor’s once after he ate half a package of refrigerated ready-to-bake cookie dough at a friend’s house. So glad that’s not a factor with this recipe!

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    Judy — August 22, 2011 @ 11:56 am

    Everything is better with Ganache on top 🙂

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    jennknee — August 22, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

    Holy Cow!! need I say more?? ..I will…those look irresistible!

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    Nicole @ Bake Me Blush — August 22, 2011 @ 12:21 pm

    I love cookie dough and I love brownies, so I’ll definitely love these! Thanks for the recipe… those cookie dough brownies look unbelievably good.

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    chicaandaluza — August 22, 2011 @ 12:33 pm

    It´s always good to leave the bowl a little bit “dirty” – chef´s perks!

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    Tina@flourtrader — August 22, 2011 @ 1:47 pm

    How amazingly indulgent these look-I love every layer. Thanks for sharing this tasty treat, your pictures are really making me hungry!

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    Patti — August 22, 2011 @ 2:02 pm

    I was just thinking about what to make for dessert for a gathering tomorrow night – this answers my question. My daughter will be thrilled – cookie dough is just about her favorite food!

    • Patti replied: — August 24th, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

      p.s. I made these brownies last night and they were a big hit!

      • Christina replied: — August 24th, 2011 @ 1:49 pm

        Yeah!! I am so glad that they were a hit!! Thanks so much for letting me know how they turned out for you! 🙂

      • Bluejellybeans replied: — August 24th, 2011 @ 2:20 pm

        Great idea Patti! On Monday is the 2nd anniversary of my son Fernando. Christina recipe will be the perfect bd cake 🙂

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    chocolateandcarrots — August 22, 2011 @ 2:10 pm

    Christina, you have my heart. Yummmm!

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    losangelas — August 22, 2011 @ 2:19 pm

    OMG! love this, and have all the ingredients in the cupboard…. right I need to go and do something 😉 thanks for the recipe

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    Anita Menon — August 22, 2011 @ 3:26 pm

    Such sinful indulgence- cookie dough + brownie

    Looks absolutely irresistible

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    thefooddoctor — August 22, 2011 @ 3:39 pm

    Three layers of irresistable goodness indeed!

  14. #
    cookingcacophony — August 22, 2011 @ 3:50 pm

    ooh yum. those look sinful!

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    Junia @ Mis Pensamientos — August 22, 2011 @ 5:26 pm

    oh my, this sounds insanely good! cookies + brownies combined….

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    Maris (in Good Taste) — August 22, 2011 @ 5:28 pm

    Want. one. now.!

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    Reem — August 22, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

    Oh God this is Divine!!!!! I need one tooo….. Love it dear.

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    happywhennothungry — August 22, 2011 @ 7:12 pm

    Wow I don’t even know what to say! These look amazing and cookie dough that you can eat raw??? Amazing!

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    Bluejellybeans — August 22, 2011 @ 7:26 pm

    Another great recipe. And it looks soooo good! I will try it right away!

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    deb — August 22, 2011 @ 8:02 pm

    You have combined my families favorites: chocolate chip cookies and brownies! Ingenious! I will be making these bars soon! Thanks for the fabulous post.

  21. #
    Megan — August 22, 2011 @ 9:17 pm

    These would definitely satisfy all the cravings I am having right now!

  22. #
    Ryan — August 22, 2011 @ 10:35 pm

    These look incredible! So, right up my alley. I can’t wait to make these!!!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — August 22, 2011 @ 10:48 pm

    AH-Mazing! I made these awhile ago after I saw them on Recipe Girl as well. I lost the pictures though, so I will have to make them again! They are just so rich, and so yummy!

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    Stefanie — August 23, 2011 @ 12:08 am

    Oh wow….. YUM! I loooove cookie dough, and brownies…. and batters of all form! hehe. These look great 🙂

  25. #
    Kim Bee — August 23, 2011 @ 12:13 am

    Omg I want to come visit. These look so good. You are a genius.

  26. #
    katshealthcorner — August 23, 2011 @ 12:15 am

    Oh gosh, I must be in heaven.

  27. #
    Peggy — August 23, 2011 @ 5:38 am

    I’m a cookie dough addict too. And I think if I made these brownies, I’d have an addiction to them as well =)

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    Liz — August 23, 2011 @ 7:40 am

    Oh, yeah, you hit a homerun with these babies! I’m definitely trying this one!!!

  29. #
    Karen — August 23, 2011 @ 8:03 am

    They look so tempting. If I was your neighbor, I’d be knocking on your door for one of those with a glass of milk.

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    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — August 23, 2011 @ 5:01 pm

    Oh my goodness I wish I could have one of these now! It is truly three layers of irresistible goodness. I agree with you, I can’t help but eat the batter from brownies and cookies. It is one of the best parts of baking!

  31. #
    Kate@Diethood — August 23, 2011 @ 5:13 pm

    Oh goodness this is absolute heaven!! I need these in my life. Soon!

  32. #
    Mandy@Withmilkandflour — August 23, 2011 @ 5:57 pm

    Three layers of deliciousness. These look fab!

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    Stephanie Russell (@StephRussell26) — August 24, 2011 @ 9:46 am

    Okay, these look pretty irresistible! I think my husband would love me infinitely more if I presented these to him on a daily basis. :-p They look stunning and would definitely make people smile — what’s not to love?

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    sportsglutton — August 24, 2011 @ 3:15 pm

    Oh my goodness! I can eat brownies any time of day and these look absolutely ridiculous. Great job!

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    MaggieCooks — August 24, 2011 @ 7:34 pm

    Yumm-O! this looks super delicious im making this tomorrow for sure! Thank you for sharing!

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    Rachel@Time for Good Food — August 24, 2011 @ 9:46 pm

    I’ve just got to say that these look sooooo good! I will definitely have to try!

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    sandraleegarth — August 25, 2011 @ 7:01 pm


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    Laura Britton — August 27, 2011 @ 5:49 pm

    Just made these and they are delicious!! Definitely saving these as a favorite dessert! 🙂

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    Kate — August 30, 2011 @ 1:32 pm

    MADE THEM. They are absurdly delicious. Seriously- I would just use that brownie recipe on it’s own it is so good. But all together- totally awesome. I made them in smaller pans so I had one the day I made it and refrigerated the other one. Turns out- it actually tastes awesome (better?) refrigerated.

    • Christina replied: — August 31st, 2011 @ 8:42 pm

      Thank you so much for letting me now how they turned out for you! I am so glad that you enjoyed them! 🙂

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    Katie @ Dip It In Chocolate — August 31, 2011 @ 1:33 pm

    Now that’s a brownie!

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    Misha Hunter — March 12, 2012 @ 2:40 pm

    I made these for my daughters best friend (I call her my second daughter) for her birthday this past Saturday. I must say it was VERY hard to let them go out the door without cutting out a piece! I should have made her promise to save me a piece, but no, once it made it to her house the kids ate it all. I was told it was really, really good! Sigh, I will have to make another one soon so I can try it and then take the rest to work so I do not eat it all. The samples of the dough I tried while making it was really good. 🙂 Thank you for the recipes! I really enjoy Sweet Pea’s Kitchen!

    • Christina replied: — March 27th, 2012 @ 8:45 pm

      Now that is self control not sneaking a piece before you sent them out the door! 😉 I am so happy to hear that everyone enjoyed them! I guess that means you have to make another batch! 😉

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    Heather — October 20, 2012 @ 8:40 pm

    I made this about a week and a half ago for my dad’s birthday and they were gone in two days. He loved them! After I was done with putting the cookie dough on top, I decided not to put the ganache because I really wanted to try them and I think it would be too rich for me and my parents. Anyway, it was a huge hit for my family.

    Then I made them again last night before a ghost tour that I did around my town and let my friends have them after the tour and they loved it! It was nice to have something sweet and good after a spooky night, lol.

    So, thank you for posting this!

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    jenni — March 3, 2013 @ 12:58 pm

    Looks FANTASTIC!!! Im in the middle of making them now, I have a question though do you have to refrigerate these because of the milk in the ganache? Thanks!:-)

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