Monday, August 15, 2011

Chocolate chip cookie dough brownies



Even though I haven’t been posting as often as I would like, it doesn’t mean I haven’t been cooking or baking. Now I'm back to blogging and I miss it so much. Summer has been hectic, but beautiful. I want to apologize for my absence, hope you didn't miss me a lot :)

Well, these chocolate chip cookie dough brownies may just take the ultimate prize.

As soon as I saw the recipe from RecipeGirl I knew it was a genius idea. Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies right? I wanted an original recipe, something new and yummy!

Ingredients:

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

COOKIE DOUGH (EGG FREE):
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup granulated white sugar
3 Tablespoons milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup semisweet chips + 1 teaspoon shortening for drizzle, optional

Prepare the brownies: 
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a 9x13-inch pan with nonstick spray. In a medium glass bowl, melt chocolate in the microwave in short bursts of 30 seconds; stir after each burst and remove from microwave when melted and smooth. Set aside to cool slightly. In a large mixing bowl, mix butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract. Mix in melted chocolate. Blend in flour and mix just until combined (don't over-mix). Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake 25 to 35 minutes. Watch closely and remove from oven when toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool completely.

Prepare the cookie dough:
In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to combine butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Mix in milk and vanilla. Mix in flour just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

Spread cookie dough over the cooled brownies. Refrigerate until the dough is quite firm. It's okay to speed up the process and place it in the freezer too. The firmer the dough, the easier it will be to cut into neat squares. Use a sharp knife to cut the brownies. You may need to wipe the knife off with a paper towel in between cuts since the fudgy brownies and cookie dough will tend to stick to the knife a bit. These brownies are best to serve placed inside cupcake papers and served with a fork.

If you'd like to add chocolate drizzle on top, melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips with 1 teaspoon of shortening in the microwave; stir until smooth. Scoop the melted chocolate into a zip baggie and snip off the corner. Squeeze the bag to drizzle the chocolate on top of each brownie. Sprinkle additional chocolate chips on top, if desired.



Source: RecipeGirl.com

17 comments:

  1. These cookie dough brownies look just incredible, Chicho! I'd have to lock them up in order to resist them. Glad you're back and what a great recipe you picked for your return. :)

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  2. OMG, those must be divilishly scrumptious!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. Hi Chicho! Missed you and your beautiful recipes :) I'm so happy your back! Those brownies look simply irresistible :)

    Hugs,

    Aldy.

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  4. Akid I miss you ! Wen hel ghaybé ya habibé ? Bisous, Gigi

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  5. Love your recipes!
    :)

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  6. Rich and luscious! I love those cuties.

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  7. Wow these look rich but delicious! What a treat.

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  8. Yum! What an unusual combination. I really like it.

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  9. YUM!! OHH WOW, these look so great! A lovely treat! x

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  10. These look great. Love the photo, great post

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  11. Those look SO amazing!!!!! I am going to be making those for sure!

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  12. I've made the chocolate chip cookies over brownies before but never the dough. These look great!

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  13. They came out perfect, and look mouthwatering.

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  14. When I made this, the cookie dough looked off colored and not as perfect as your squares. I think I put a little too much chocolate in it.

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  15. @jeanneisgreeat: too bad! Yes maybe u put too much chocolate! I hope it still taste good:)

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    1. It tastes great! My roommates and I always make this during finals week, it is the best pick-me-up!

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  16. Merci pour ces délicieux brownies à base de cookies.
    Au fait, connaissez-vous l'histoire du cookie ?
    Copier-coller le lien suivant dans votre navigateur pour en apprendre + :

    http://www.misspopcake.com/blog/entry/49-La-petite-histoire-du-cookie

    Cordialement. Miss Popcake de www.misspopcake.com

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