Quick & Decadent Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

chocolate chip cookie dough browniesYou know those ice cream flavors (typically either by Ben & Jerry's or inspired by Ben & Jerry's) that include pretty much everything but the kitchen sink? Yeah, I love those. If I could make my own ice cream flavor or perfect cookie or ultimate cake, it would be a mash-up of at least two different flavors/textures. It would be a marriage of multiple desserts. Like a red velvet ice cream cake! Or chocolate covered pretzel creme brulee. S'mores milkshake! You get the idea ... And if you have a sweet tooth like I do, the wheels in your brain are probably turning trying to figure out what you've got in the kitchen that you can whip together for your own easy mash-up dessert.

Have I got a good one for you! Chocolate chip cookie dough BROWNIES. Yes, as in, one layer of brownie and one layer of chocolate chip cookie dough (sans egg, so it's by no means hazardous to your health!). Sounds like a dreamy, classic mash-up of a dessert if I do say so myself.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies from food.com 

Ingredients

Brownie Layer:

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Cookie Dough Layer:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. For brownie layer: Melt chocolate chips and cool slightly; set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugar; add eggs and vanilla; mix well.
  3. Stir in melted chocolate.
  4. Combine flour and baking soda, add to batter, then stir in nuts.
  5. Spread in greased 13 in. x 9 in. pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 16-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire wrack.
  7. For cookie dough layer: Cream butter and sugars; beat in milk and vanilla.
  8. Gradually add flour, then stir in chocolate chips.
  9. Drop by tablespoonfuls over cooled brownies; carefully spread over top.
  10. Store in refrigerator.

 

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