Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

The past five days have been very busy for me and my family. My brother and is daughter were in town from Utah for his oldest daughters wedding. We have been anticipating the big event for some time now and we were all so excited to be together again for some fun family time.

The wedding ceremony and the celebration that followed was extraordinary! Everything went relatively smooth with maybe a few bumps, but nothing that was not fixable. Fun was had by everyone that participated and/or attended the festivities.

Yesterday the newly married couple went off on their mini-moon and my brother and his younger daughter flew back to Utah in the early afternoon. I guess it is back to reality for all of us now, but we sure had a good time these last five days.

So now I'm trying to get back to doing some more blogging now that things have settled down. Today I was so wanting something sweet and I started looking through some recipes that I've been wanting to try and I came across this brownie recipe. This is not your usual brownie though. This has cookie dough on top of the brownie. Just look at that picture it looks so darn good.

I found this recipe on The Brown Eyed Baker's blog. I made a little change to the recipe and they taste amazing. Give this one a try. They are easy and irresistible. Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies
Brownie part
4 ozs. unsweetened chocolate 
1 C butter, softened to room temperature
2 C brown sugar
4 eggs
2 t vanilla extract
1 C all-purpose flour

Preparing the brownies
Preheat the oven to 325. Liine a 9x13 pan with foil, hanging the foil over all four sides. Spray the foil with cooking spray and set aside.   
Melt the chocolate in the microwave using 30 second increments, stirring after each time. Once it is melted set it aside.
In a large bowl mix the butter and the sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix with mixer until well blended. Add the melted chocolate and combine well. Reduce the speed to low and add the flour and mix until combined.
Spread the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in teh center comes out clean. Let brownies cool completely.

Cookie Dough part
3/4 C butter, softened to room temperature
3/4 C brown sugar
3/4 C sugar
3 T milk
1 1/2 t vanilla extract
1 1/2 C flour
1 1/2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preparing the Cookie Dough
In a medium bowl combine the butter, brown sugar, and sugar and mix with and electric mixer on medium speed. Add the milk and vanilla and combine well. Reduce the speed to low and add the flour until combined. Using a rubber spatula stir in the chocolate chips.

Spread the cookie dough over the cooled brownies. Refrigerate for one hour or until the dough is firm. Remove the brownies from the pan by lifting the foil up. Cut the brownies into squares and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Makes approximately 32 brownies.  

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