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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

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

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

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

    Thanks, everyone for all your kind words and compliments~

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

  5. 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.

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

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

  8. 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 🙂

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

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

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

  12. 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!

  13. 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!

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

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

  16. 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!

  17. 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!

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

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

  20. 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.

  21. 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!!!

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

  23. 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!

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

  25. 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!

  26. 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!

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

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

  29. 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!!

  30. this looks scrumptious Liz love them!

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