Cookie Dough Brownies

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You’re going to love these brownies topped with a cookie dough layer and a chocolate fudge drizzle!

This recipe starts with a rich fudgy brownie with a thick layer of eggless cookie dough and an extra layer of chocolate. Just because everything is better with extra chocolate.

Rich and gooey Cookie Dough Brownies are so good!

But these cookie dough brownies also rank up there as one of my all time favorites. I just can’t say no to brownies or chocolate chip cookies and here I get both.

I’m a person who loves cookies but I’m all about the dough first. Cookie dough is the best therapy for me.

I don’t need fancy flavor profiles and gourmet ingredients, just give me a bowl and let me eat to my heart’s content. I promise I’ll love you forever.

A version of these cookie dough brownies has been around my family ever since I was a little girl. It was always a favorite at our house.

However, I thought the original brownies could be even better. I switched up the brownie base to my favorite fudgy brownies ever!!

And then, to make them even more awesome, I added mini chocolate chips to the cookie dough. Somehow when we were little we never noticed the cookie dough didn’t have any chocolate chips.

But now in my cookie dough connoisseur days, their absence is very apparent and easily remedied. I also swapped out a chocolate shell topping for a fudge drizzle.

Cookie Dough topped Brownies are a win with kids and adults!

The only downside to making these is waiting for them to cool enough to spread on the dough and top chocolate layer on, and then waiting for that chocolate layer to set up.

But they are oh-so amazing when they are done.

Some more of my favorite chocolate recipes are these Chocolate Cookies stuffed with caramel, Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars, and Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Cookie Dough Brownies

To Make The Brownies

  1. To make the brownies, preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch pan. Melt the butter in a large microwave safe bowl. Whisk in the oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract.
  2. Beat in the cocoa, flour, salt and baking powder. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out with a few crumbs. Let cool completely.
Rich chocolate brownies topped with cookie dough frosting!

To Make The Cookie Dough Topping

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Stir in milk alternately with the flour. Add the mini chocolate chips and stir until they are well distributed.
  2. Spread the cookie dough mixture on top of the brownies. Cover and place in the refrigerator.

To Make The Fudge Drizzle

  1. Melt the butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Stir in the cocoa powder, corn syrup, powdered sugar, and enough milk or heavy cream to make a smooth consistency. Microwave to 20 seconds and stir.
  2. Drizzle the warm chocolate on top of cooled brownies. Let cool and cut into bars.
Rich and gooey Cookie Dough Brownies are crazy good!
Cookie Dough Brownies

Cookie Dough Brownies

5 from 2 votes
You're going to love these rich chocolate brownies topped with a cookie dough layer and a chocolate fudge drizzle!
Prep Time: 40 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Additional Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 brownies

Ingredients 

For the Brownie Layer

  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

For the Cookie Dough Layer

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

For the Fudge Drizzle

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup or honey
  • ½ cup powder sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk or heavy cream

Instructions

To Make The Brownies

  • To make the brownies, preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch pan. Melt the butter in a large microwave safe bowl. Whisk in the oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract.
  • Beat in the cocoa, flour, salt and baking powder. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out with a few crumbs. Let cool completely.

To Make The Cookie Dough Topping

  • In a medium mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Stir in milk alternately with the flour. Add the mini chocolate chips and stir until they are well distributed.
  • Spread the cookie dough mixture on top of the brownies. Cover and place in the refrigerator.

To Make The Fudge Drizzle

  • Melt the butter in a medium microwave safe bowl. Stir in the cocoa powder, corn syrup, powdered sugar, and enough milk or heavy cream to make a smooth consistency. Microwave to 20 seconds and stir.
  • Drizzle on top of cooled brownies. I put mine into a ziploc bag and cut the corner off for a more controlled drizzle. Let cool and cut into bars.

Nutrition

Serving: 1brownie · Calories: 356kcal · Carbohydrates: 48g · Protein: 3g · Fat: 18g · Saturated Fat: 8g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g · Cholesterol: 57mg · Sodium: 145mg · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 36g
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{originally published 7/1/14 – recipe notes and photos updated 3/12/21}

For more cookie dough dessert awesomeness, check out these Cookie Dough Truffles and this Cookie Dough Cake!

In case you’ve made these brownies before and remember them differently, this is what the original recipe looked like.

If you want, you can melt a bag of chocolate chips with a couple of tablespoons of oil and spread it over the cookie dough. But, personally, I like the fudge drizzle better.


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  1. Lydia Luginbuhl says

    Mallory- just found your chocolate with grace blog and IG account…you are AMAZING!!! Wow! So talented! Love seeing your new ideas and posts, never knew you were such an awesome baker and photographer!!!

  2. Nora (A Clean Bake) says

    Hi Mallory, I saw these on Foodgawker and Instagram, and just had to stop by and say that they caught my eye. They are beautiful, and so indulgent looking. I know what I’ll be making for my next dinner party! Really nice job. These are mouthwatering!

  3. Mary Frances says

    These would be worth the wait. The layers are gorgeous! I like my bars thick and soft and fudgy and you got it all here AND added my favorite, cookie dough! Pinning! Great recipe Mallory!

  4. [email protected] in Pyjamas says

    Visiting from Project Parade link up. These brownies look amazing, I wish I could pick one of the screen, delicious! I co-host Sweet and Savoury Sunday and would love for you to stop by and share this and other recipes with us. Have a great day!

  5. Claire says

    I dont have a big enough tin for it since it is only a 8×12 inches pan. Will this size still work? Thanks!!

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