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Horizontal image of three dessert bars on a white plate with chocolate chips and a white towel in the background.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

  • Author: Nikki Cervone
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 squares 1x


Get the best of both worlds with this decadent dessert: a bottom layer of rich chocolate brownie, covered in cookie dough.



For the Brownie Layer:

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the Cookie Dough Layer:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips, plus more for final garnish


For the Brownie Layer:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Generously grease a 9 x 13-inch pan, or an 8 x 8-inch square pan if you want thicker layers.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, and salt on low speed. Add the oil, eggs, and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until a thick batter forms.
  3. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes (an additional 15-20 minutes for a square pan) until set. Remove from oven and cool completely.

For the Cookie Dough Layer:

  1. In the clean bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter with the granulated sugar, brown sugar, and salt. Add milk and vanilla, and mix until combined. Add the flour and mix until a thick dough forms. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  2. Spread the dough over the cooled brownies. Sprinkle the top with extra chocolate chips.
  3. Chill in the refrigerator until the cookie dough layer sets, about 30 minutes. Cut into 12-16 even squares and serve.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Brownies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Keywords: cookie dough, brownies, chocolate chip, chocolate