Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

I don't think I've ever successfully made brownies, they always end up undercooked or overcooked, so trying this recipe had me skeptical, but it sounded so yummy I had to give it a try.

Brownie Layer:
  •  3/4 cup butter 
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips 
  • 1 cup white sugar 
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 
  • 4 large eggs  (seemed like a lot to me, but I followed the recipe)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 cup flour 

1. Preheat the oven to 350° Spray a 9x9-inch pan with nonstick spray, then line with a strip of parchment paper (NOT Wax, there is a difference, wax paper will smoke) so that it covers the bottom and comes up two sides of the pan. Spray the parchment with nonstick spray too.

2. In a microwave safe bowl microwave in 30 second bursts to melt butter and chocolate chips together until all is melted and smooth. Whisk in the sugars, then whisk in the eggs, vanilla and salt. Sift flour into the bowl and stir that in too. Scrape the brownie batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the brownie layer is cooked through (toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean). Place the pan of brownies in the refrigerator to speed up the cooling process (or cool at room temperature and add the cookie dough layer later).  (Instructions continued below photo... )

 My Little Helper Stirring The Brownie Mix

Now time for the Cookie Dough Layer:
  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature or almost melted
  •  3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup miniature chocolate chips (I used regular sized chocolate chips)
  • additional miniature chocolate chips, if desired (to melt on top)  
3. In a large bowl, combine the butter, sugars and salt until soft and creamy. Mix in the milk and vanilla. Sprinkle in the flour and mix in until combined. Stir in the 1 cup of chocolate chips. Scoop the cookie dough onto the top of the brownies and spread onto the brownie layer. I found it easiest to do this with a chilled brownie layer. Wet your hands or spray them with nonstick spray and pat the cookie dough on top in a even layer. Melt additional chocolate chips and then drizzle on top.

 4.  Use the parchment paper to lift the brownies from the pan and onto a cutting board, cut and enjoy! 

One thing I will note, these are very rich, delicious but rich, so I think next time I will use a bigger pan so the pieces arn't as thick and can be cut more "bite sized".

1 comment:

  1. Looks yummy! Have a wonderful week!