chocolate chip cookie dough brownieBy now we're probably all pumpkin-ed, pecan-ed, and cinnamon-ed to death, but that doesn't mean we don't still want sweets. We just want different sweets. Really sweet sweets. Really decadent sweets. Really chocolate sweets.

But of course, we don't want chocolate on it's own. We want chocolate with something, be it peanut butter, vanilla, or ... cookie dough. Oh, yeah, I said it.

We're talking rich, chewy chocolate chip cookie dough brownies that are oh-so-easy to make. Come on, we've already spent the past few days eating. What's one more?

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies adapted from Brown Eyed Baker

Ingredients:

For the Brownies:

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

For the Cookie Dough:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2cups mini chocolate chips

Instructions:

1. Prepare the brownies. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a 9×13-inch pan with foil, with enough to hang over all four sides. Butter the foil. In a medium glass bowl, melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring after each, until melted and smooth. Set aside to cool slightly. In a large mixing bowl, mix the butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract, scraping the bowl as needed. Mix in the melted chocolate until combined. Reduce the speed to low, add the flour and mix just until combined (don’t over-mix). Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake 25 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool completely.

2. Prepare the cookie dough. In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer on medium speed to combine the butter and both sugars. Add the milk and vanilla and mix until combined. Reduce the speed to low and mix in the flour just until combined. Using a rubber spatula, stir in the chocolate chips.

3. Spread the cookie dough over the cooled brownies. Refrigerate until the dough is firm, about an hour. Use a sharp knife or a pizza cutter to cut the brownies. Store the brownies in an airtight container at cool room temperature or in the refrigerator.

 

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