Chocolate chip cookie dough brownies

Although the fierce heat of the summer still rages, I have managed to sufficiently psych myself out of my lethargy. I’ve started cooking decent meals again a couple of days ago. Meanwhile, the baking drought ended last night.

The decision to bake something was inspired by a photo. Chocolate chip cookie dough was pressed into the holes of a muffin pan, whole rounds of Reese’s peanut butter cups were pressed into the dough then prepared brownie mix was poured over everything. Brilliant idea, if you ask me, combining two wonderful things — chocolate chip cookies and brownies — into one glorious concoction.

But instead of using ready-made cookie dough and boxed brownie mix, I started from scratch using no-fail recipes for chocolate chip cookies and chocolate fudge brownies. I simply adjusted the amounts and ditched the nuts (next time, I will include nuts in the chocolate chip cookie dough). I didn’t use Reese’s peanut butter cups either because there was none in the house. Instead, I dropped pinches of chocolate chip cookie dough on top of the brownie mix. The result is a layered and marbled chocolate-y goodness.

Recipe: Chocolate chip cookie dough brownies

Ingredients

For the chocolate chip cookie dough:

  • 125 g. of butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 c. of sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 c. plus 2 tbsp. of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. of baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. of salt
  • 1/2 c. of chocolate morsels

For the chocolate fudge brownie mix:

  • 250 g. of dark chocolate, cut into small pieces
  • 125 g. of butter, cut into small pieces, plus 1 tsp. for greasing the pan
  • 1 and 1/2 c. of sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 c. of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. of coffee granules

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Lightly grease a 7″ x 11″ pan and line with a sheet of aluminum foil or parchment paper which should be large enough to leave overhangs on all sides to make lifting the cooked baked product easily.
  3. Make the chocolate cookie dough.
  4. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg. Beat until smooth.
  6. Add the flour mixture. Mix until smooth. Stir in the chocolate morsels. The cookie dough will be soft but not runny.
  7. Divide the cookie dough into three portions.
  8. Spread two-thirds on the lined baking pan.
  9. Chill the remaining one-third.
  10. Make the brownie mix.
  11. Place the chocolate and butter in a large glass mixing bowl. Heat in the microwave, at MEDIUM heat, for three to four minutes or until softened. Alternatively, use a double boiler and melt over hot water. Beat the chocolate and butter until smooth. Cool.
  12. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition.
  13. Add the sugar and salt. Mix.
  14. Add the flour and coffee granules. Mix until smooth.
  15. Pour on top of the chocolate cookie dough.
  16. Take the chilled chocolate cookie dough out of the fridge. Drop by pinches on top of the brownie mix.
  17. Put the baking pan in the oven and bake for an hour to an hour and a half. Check after an hour for doneness by piercing the center with a toothpick of skewer.
  18. Chocolate chip cookie dough brownies
  19. Cool the baked slab completely in the pan (I cooled it overnight at room temperature) before cutting into squares or rectangles.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 60 to 90 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 8

  • http://www.ninashomemadegoodies.com nina

    wow, this is sinful…brownie is a cookie so it’s like a combo cookie :) hays….so many things to try but so little time…

    • http://casaveneracion.com/ Connie Veneracion

      Just save in your recipe box (you got one already, I hope?) and make them later. :)

      • http://www.ninashomemadegoodies.com nina

        nope, i will create one now!

        • natzsm

          What a coincidence! Over the week end, I baked two 9 X 13 inch pans of chocolate chip cookie bars (chocolate chip cookies but baked in a pan) and four 8 X 8 inch pans of fudge brownies. I had to use up about 1.5 kilos of left over chocolate (bars and chips) from last Christmas before they expire. The creations are now all frozen and we have barely eaten one pan.

          I now have the urge to try out your combination recipe and play around with different textures. A crispy outer chocolate chip cookie combined with a rich decadent fudgey brownie center sounds interesting! I can’t wait. I will have dessert until Mother’s Day or beyond!

          P.S. The coffee definitely heightens the taste of the chocolate. :)

          • http://casaveneracion.com/ Connie Veneracion

            Re coffee: something I picked up from Ina Garten. :)

  • http://mariamasungit.blogspot.com maria masungit

    huhuhu. kakaingget talaga! ansarap ng itsura. ang mahal na bumili ng masarap na pastries sa labas.

  • http://approvedbyave.blogspot.com Ave

    This is a fabulous recipe. Your passion for cooking and blogging is a blessing to me and I guess to everyone else whose luck lands them on your site. Thank you.

    Ave

  • Mabelle Lim

    Hi Ms. Connie,

    I really love reading your blogs. It is so helpful especially to beginners like me.

    I would like to ask if you know where can I buy cheap chocolate bars for fountain. Do you know any substitute?

    thanks

    mabelle

  • farrah

    i baked this recipe before and my hubby said it was the best brownie he ever tasted…baked this again just now, i’m sure they will be delicious as the 1st ones :)

    • http://casaveneracion.com/ Connie Veneracion

      They get better with each batch because you get better as a baker too. :)

      • Kristine Busson

        OK, its us again Ms. Connie, thanking you for another goodie recipe. Emma and I just did this and assembled them in silicone muffin molds. What a surprise! We cannot wait for dessert. She said we enjoy it while watching Ice Age 4 :)

  • Judith Garcia

    HI Connie!
    I take it that the 250g of dark chocolate is for the fudge brownie. How much of chocolate chips should I add? Thanks. BTW, sure wished Lau skeds the foodie get-together soon. :)

  • http://casaveneracion.com/ Connie Veneracion

    Oops, sorry, 1/2 c. Let me edit that. :)