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My family members are brownie fanatics. When I spied a recipe that combined my love of cookie dough with brownies, I couldn’t wait to bake up a batch for my family. These Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies hit all the marks!!!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies stacked on a small, rippled white plate

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

Three dreamy layers combined to make these luscious chocolate chip cookie dough brownies  I sampled more than my share of the egg free cookie dough before layering it on top of the fudgy brownie base.

I have a little weakness. It involves eating more cookie dough than cookies.  It was yummy.  If you have an addiction like I do, check out these 50 irresistible cookie dough desserts!

But being a former nurse, with a paranoia when it comes to salmonella, I never let my kids indulge in my vice. They didn’t know what they were missing. Or at least not yet.

I was afraid they might not enjoy the slight granular texture of the sugars in the uncooked dough layer, but, in fact, all 3 guys liked them. The hubby liked them best of all. Brownie points for me. And for this new recipe.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies stacked on a white ceramic plate

Layered Chocolate Brownies

This is never a bad thing at our house. A moist fudgy brownie is baked up before adding an egg free cookie dough. Not that it could actually be baked into cookies, but it tastes a heck of a lot like real chocolate chip cookie dough.

Finally, a layer of creamy, dreamy chocolate ganache is poured across the surface of the cookie dough. I used an offset spatula to smooth it out before letting the topping solidify at room temperature.

I did pop these layered chocolate brownies in the fridge for a bit to allow for cleaner lines when cutting these into squares. If you know a chocoholic (especially one who adores cookie dough), treat them to these amazing brownies!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

An indulgent brownie recipe topped with cookie dough and ganache! Adapted from Recipe Girl.

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 32 brownies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Brownie layer:

  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour

Cookie dough layer:

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups a flour
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Ganache topping:

  • 6 ounces of semi sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/3 cup cream


  1. Preheat oven to 325º. Line a 9 x 13-inch pan with non-stick foil. Set aside.
  2. Make brownie layer. Melt chocolate in the microwave using 30 second increments, stirring until melted and smooth. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, butter and brown sugar till well mixed. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Mix in. Stir in salt and flour; don’t over mix. Spread into prepared pan. Bake 25-35 minutes or till toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool.
  3. Make cookie dough. With an electric mixer combine butter and both sugars. Mix in milk and vanilla; stir in flour. Add chocolate chips and mix to combine. Spread over cooled brownie layer. Cool till firm (can freeze to hurry along process).
  4. Make ganache. Melt remaining chocolate and cream together in microwave, stopping at 30 second intervals to stir till smooth and chocolate is melted. Spread over dough layer with an offset spatula. Chill for easier cutting. You may pull the whole batch out with the foil to cut or just cut pieces from pan.

Photo circa 2011 (one of my first Foodgawker acceptances!).


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80 comments on “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies”

  1. These are nothing but a winning recipe all the way around ! Your baking is just perfection every time I come here.

  2. Come come – bring some over please!

  3. The brownies looks good with the ganache topping! Drooling 🙂

  4. Lizzy… my mouth is watering. This is too much goodness. YUM! Congrats on making top 9 at Foodbuzz today for your molten lava cakes! 🙂

  5. Nothing like two favorites stacked together-I would love one of these bars right now! Also, congrats on top 9 with the lava cakes.

  6. Lizzy, you certainly do get brownie points for these. These look fantastic – and just seen you’re up to 110 chocolate recipes already. Wow!

  7. Oh, my! If I make these for the grandsons visiting this weekend, I will be Baking Queen! Recipe is printing as we speak! (Mr. Rosemary won’t be too unhappy either.) So many faves in one. (May have to add nuts, though.)

  8. I love this COMBO…… OMG….. I can’t resist it!!!! Have a nice day, Flavia

  9. These look especially yummy! I would finish everything at once 🙂

  10. I have made a version of these and they are insanely good!!!

  11. I’ve seen this recipe, and it looks amazing — and very dangerous!

  12. Lizzy look amazing!! Im drooling!! delicous! xxgloria

  13. hahha….brownie points 😉 I love the compination of choc chip cookie dough and brownies! I don’t think I’ve seen it before, but I can tell it tastes amazing! 😉 They look beautiful too, especially topped with the ganache 😀

  14. Your brownies look so delicious. My weakness. I know I’d love the crunch from the sugar in the dough. I need to make this for dessert one of these nights.

  15. First of all Congratulations on Top 9 today. Now, about these brownies…..Please tell me you mixed them with an extra special slotted spoon that whisks away all the calories and fat grams.

  16. Another one of your lovely recipe Lizzy and I must say you have such amazing baking skills, perfect blending of ingredients.

  17. These look scrumptious!
    I’m inviting myself over for some;-)

  18. I have to keep this wonderful recipe for a VERY special occasion – SO delicious!

  19. Ok, Lizzy, now you’ve really done it! These look like the best dessert ever!!

  20. I think thats a strength – sampling/tasting is necessary for quality control:) Great treat, great week for you in terms of awesome sweets

  21. That is a triple like..layers after layers of yummy goodness! You totally deserved a brownie point for this.

  22. These look totally addictive! Love that ganache topping.

  23. Looks just like the ones that my sister bakes.

  24. Oh, this is fantastic! I am very impressed!

  25. I have a raw dough weakness too. Sometimes I prefer the dough to the actual cake/cookie/whateverimmaking.
    In this case I think I’d be able to hold myself back from eating all the dough because the finished brownies look soooo good!

  26. See, it’s recipes like this that I have to scroll quickly past the picture when a family member walks by so they won’t see it and demand that I make the brownies. They look incredible. Of course they’re going to get high marks from the family. Wow.

  27. Cookie dough is another one of those things I have never eaten! Growing up it never even crossed my mind… I just thought you “could not” eat it!!! LOL These brownies look delicious though… they would make a great introduction to cookie dough eating!!!! LOL

  28. OMG! A deadly combo for sure. Loving loving loving the recipe 🙂

  29. Se ven exquisitos absolutamente bien hecho,buena versión,saludos y abrazos grandes.

  30. OMG! [very loud groan] I would be HUGE if I lived at your house. 🙂 Love these, Lizzy.

  31. I have to admit to never worrying about salmonella. I’ve had food poisoning once and it was from tainted lettuce, so I just keep eating raw cookie dough and licking the beaters from making cake! Now that we get pasture-raised eggs from our CSA, there’s no stopping my raw egg consumption! 😉

    Thus, given my predilection for cookie dough, these sound amazing. I’ll bet the husband would love these, too!

  32. I definitely could NOT resist, Lizzy! Yum Yum Yum


  33. OMG Lizzy just loaded the delicious article and I was shocked with that wonderful choco-pictures!

    I’m a choco-man and with those brownies, I want to eat at your house, please! 🙂



  34. These are really yummy! look so good

  35. I LOVE these! I made them back in June, but I lost the pics!! Guess I need to make them again! Yours look perfect!

  36. These look SO good! I can’t wait to make them! I know so many people (including myself) who are nuts about cookie dough and I know these would be a huge hit. Beautiful pictures too!!

  37. It’s a great combo! Whoever thought of making an eggless cookie dough for regular consumption is a genius! The pictures are stunning, too, Lizzy…bravo!

  38. These look scrumptious!

  39. I’ve been trying REALLY hard to lose weight but with these brownies in front of me, I would forget about my dieting in one second. How could you stay so skinny!?!?! LOL.

  40. This is NOT right!! It has all my favorite things…cookie dough would have to be fav!!

  41. Layers of deliciousness!!! How about sending some of those amazing brownies to Israel?!?!

  42. These look to die for!! I can just imagine what they taste like, absolutely heavenly. I might just have to break my diet for these cookie dough brownies, yum!

  43. This would be the perfect treat for me and my husband…he loves brownies, I love cookies! Yum!

  44. Some things are just meant to be… cookie dough and brownie make such an attractive couple!

  45. Oh My Goodness, This looks really good!

  46. These brownies are picture perfect! They would be so dangerous to have in my house!

  47. you’re right! who could resist that combo? I’m like you and eat more dough than cookies!

  48. Yowza! These look amazing!!!

  49. OMG, I just copied that recipe for my girls to make, I can’t wait to taste these incredible brownies! you definitely outdid yourself with these beauties!

  50. Yum, yum, yum!! These look AMAZING!!!

  51. Wow, Lizzy – probably something I would sneakily put on my plate if I saw that somewhere! Nice photos.

  52. That’s a huge compliment coming from you, Jennifer 🙂

    Thanks, everyone for all your kind words and compliments~

  53. Amazing. This is exactly the kind of dessert I want to sit down to.

  54. Hi sweet woman! Well, I know what I’m making tomorrow. Thanks for sharing such a yummy treat, my friend. I hope you are doing well and enjoying your weekend. I’m eating graham crackers and about to go to sleep. Perfect in my book! Much love.

  55. Liz…I know I can’t resist these 3 gorgeous layers!! : )

  56. Wow…. These just look amazing. Is there any girl that could resist?

  57. Liz: I’m doing a cooking demo on Friday with the theme of “When Girls Night Out Stays In” and I’ve racked my brain on what to demo for a dessert. I think these brownies fit the bill because what girl doesn’t love chocolate brownies AND cookie dough?! I think I’ve just found my dessert 🙂

  58. Oh, goodness! These look so rich and delicious. The ganache just puts it over the top! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  59. Okay that’s it. Get your spare room ready. I’m moving in.

  60. These layers look so lovely. No one could resist these….or possibly resist seconds. 😉

  61. Oh my goodness Lizzy you are a horrible person for having come up with this combination. It is everything that is good with sweets all rolled into one fantastic dessert.

    I have to say you are GENIUS!

  62. OMG-Lizzy! No wonder you have become one of the most popular food bloggers in the recent weeks…good Lord! just look at all the comments…and look at the “drop dead gorgeous” brownies. Oh, my! I’m drooling here, and haven’t even had lunch yet…just jumped
    straight to the dessert, to dream about!

  63. Note to self: must stop entering Tastespotting! 😉
    This combo sound dangerously heavenly, so I have to try it…

  64. Yum! These have been on my to-do list forever, thanks for the reminder. They look phenomenal 🙂

  65. YUM! Your recipe looks really good! I would love it if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and shared this recipe with us.
    I hope to see you there!

  66. Damn I wish I had one of these in the house, can you bring one over- nevermind I am heading to the store to get the ingredients I don’t have!

  67. Just made these for my boyfriend’s birthday and got RAVE reviews. Thank you for this great recipe!!!

  68. THANK YOU, everyone for the great response to this recipe! It’s a keeper for sure~

  69. These look heavenly! I am paranoid too, I never eat raw cookie dough or let my kids eat it either. In fact, if I have any raw egg on my hand I wash with soap.

  70. Oh my gosh, I’ve so gotta put this on the list of things to make. Thanks for linking it up to Sweets for a Saturday. It made the Top 5!!!

  71. These combine my 2 favorite desserts! Looks delicious. I’m a new follower on GFC and FB.

  72. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your recipe is being featured tomorrow at CAST PARTY WEDNESDAY by Lady Behind The Curtain! Please come by and grab your “featured” button. Also, don’t forget to share more of your delicious recipes with us!
    I hope to see you there!

  73. Great photos, look delicious!!! will try this recipe today

  74. Hello! Wondering if box brownie mix would be just as good, also, would dark chocolate ganache be a good idea or would it change the whole flavor? Thanks!

  75. A box brownie mix would certainly do in a pinch…it might be a little thicker, but not a big deal. If you’re a dark chocolate fan, go for it! Good luck…they are SO good!

  76. I just ran across these brownies, they look absolutely decadent! I love the ganache topping!

  77. So glad you got this out of the archives! Must have missed it the first time round and it looks brilliant!

  78. its my husbands birthday tomorrow I am going to try them! He loves both of these and together will be a big hit for sure!!

  79. this looks scrumptious Liz love them!

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