chocolate chip cookie dough topped brownies

When I am baking, I am not much of a lick-the-spoon gal.  Besides a little lick of the spoon to make sure the flavor is right before it goes in the oven, I usually just throw dirty bowls and spoons into the sink or dishwasher, without licking them clean first.  I’m more interested in the final result and would rather just wait until whatever I am making comes out of the oven.

This habit of putting bowls in the sink un-licked is appalling to Marc and so I’ve tried to get used to saving the bowls for him to take care of.  When I saw these brownies on Beantown Baker’s blog, I immediately thought of Marc and knew I would make them for him at some point.  He hasn’t been able to lick any bowls or eat any of the treats I’ve made lately since I’ve been in Seattle, so I thought my trip to visit him this weekend would be the perfect opportunity to make these.

I don’t think I even need to convince you that these are simply amazing.  I mean, chocolate chip cookie dough (sans eggs!) on top of rich, fudge-like brownies….how could that be bad?  Even with them being incredibly rich, I had a hard time stopping picking at them….a little nibble of cookie dough…a bite of brownie…another bit of cookie dough….a chunk of brownie…I think you get the point.  So make sure you have some friends you can share them with because you might will be tempted to nibble your way through the whole pan…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Topped Brownies
fromBeantown Baker

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp vanilla extract
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cookie dough:
3 sticks butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2/3 cup granulated sugar
9 tbsp milk
3 cups all purpose flour
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray 9×13″ pan with baking spray.

For brownies:  Melt butter in small saucepan over low heat.  Once melted, add sugar and and stir to combine.  Keep mixture over heat about 3-4 minutes longer, stirring constantly.  Transfer butter and sugar mixture to a mixing bowl, and stir in cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder.  I whisked these dry ingredients together first before adding them to the sugar mixture.

Next, add the eggs and whisk to combine completely.  Lastly, add the flour and stir with spatula or wooden spoon to combine, then stir in chocolate chips.   Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 30 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean in the middle.  The edges should appear set and center should appear moist but not uncooked.  Cool completely.

For cookie dough:  In large bowl, beat together butter and sugars with electric mixer until creamy.  Beat in milk.  With mixer on low, add flour and mix until well combined.  Stir in chocolate chips.

To assemble, spread cookie dough onto cooled brownies.  I put my brownies in the refrigerator for about an hour to speed up this process.  Chill the brownies until the cookie dough is firm, then cut into bars.  Enjoy!

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  1. says

    My husband likes me to save just a little extra of the batter for him to eat too! He is always sad to come home to dishes done (surprisingly) because it means the dough or batter is gone! These look so, so, so good! Bookmarking :)

  2. says

    What a fabulous recipe. I can actually taste the spoon:-). I sure Michael loved having the dishes and spoons at his disposal before they were whisked away. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary

  3. says

    These look soooo good!! That is a great combo. You a get a little of one then a little of another and then you get them together! I think my jeans just got tighter looking at them! But it was worth it!

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