Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Killer Cookie Dough Brownies

When my friend Kathleen, of Gonna Want Seconds, posted these brownies last week I knew I would have to make them.  It was just a matter of time, and the right occasion, of course.  My daughter was invited to a Last Day of School party at the neighbor's house and it seemed like the perfect occasion to make these brownies, eat one, and pass them on.  Lord knows I have to be careful when it comes to sweets, or else I end up strapping on my pig nose, and eating them all (more on that later). 
These brownies are so fantastic I can't even begin to tell you!  Both the adults and the kids went absolutely crazy for them.  How can you go wrong with chocolate chip cookie dough sandwiched between a smooth and creamy chocolate layer and a chewy brownie layer?  Oh my gosh, it was just perfection!
 Cookie Dough Brownies
Adapted from Kathleen at Gonna Want Seconds (who got the recipe from Farm Girl)

4 eggs
1 cup canola oil
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
(I added 1/4 teaspoon of instant coffee to deepen the chocolaty-ness and it was great)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup walnuts, optional

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 cups milk chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening
3/4 cups walnuts, optional

In a large bowl, beat the eggs, oil and sugar. Stir in vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa, coffee and salt; gradually add to egg mixture. Stir in walnuts if desired.

Pour into a greased 9 x 13 baking pan. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until brownies toothpick test done. Cool completely.

For filling, in a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in milk and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in mini chocolate chips. Spread over brownies (works best to just press out with clean hands.); chill until firm.

For glaze, in a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening in 30 second intervals, stirring after each time, until smooth. Spread over filling. Immediately sprinkle with nuts, pressing down slightly. Yields 3 dozen.

Notes/Results: Awesome, awesome, awesome. We absolutely love this recipe and look forward to the day when we make them again.  Thanks to Kathleen for such a tasty treat!
These brownies will definitely make you want to strap on your pig nose!


  1. LOVE IT!!! My husbands 3 favorite sweets all put together in one recipe, I can't wait to surprise him with these. You are wonderful, thank you!!

  2. Strapped and ready!!! Those look amazing! (such a cute pic)

  3. Those look obscenely delicious.
    *kisses* HH
    p.s. I totally want a piggy nose

  4. What delightful tastes - this has it all - the rich dough and the deep chocolate. I bet they went fast!

  5. Haha love that last photo!

    These look like some serious brownies. And by serious, I mean wholly dangerous. I need them.

  6. LOL! best post ever! ok, i just have to make these now. i've had my eye on them ever since they were posted and you have me completely sold. can i borrow your pig nose?

    what a cutie!

  7. LOL at the last pic, you sort of sold these for me!

  8. I can't believe how amazing these look...I want one NOW!

  9. My DSO walked by and saw me drooling over these and wanted to know when I'm going to make them. As soon as I have a way of eating one and passing the rest on...or, I'll have to borrow that piggy nose from that darling young man.

  10. Brownies are so dangerous already...the cookie dough puts these over the top! Yum!

    I need one of those pig noses. :)

  11. The photos alone are so inviting! A new twist of a cookie and brownie in one! Cool!

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  12. These are delicious, I made them last year - not sure if it's the same recipe, but one very similar. I love cookie dough anything!! Your little boy is too cute, lol!

  13. OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!! These DO look killer!!! YUM:)

  14. These look ridiculous, but in such a good way. Holy moly. YUM.

  15. oh wow these look great and adore the picture of your son at the end

  16. Saw someone making cookie dough truffles the other day....this is definitely in the same family!
    Fabulous, Kim.

  17. Pig nose on and ready!
    "deepen the chocolaty-ness" can I get this on a t-shirt?
    These look fabulous. I will have to break my "no oven when it's hot" rule. Pretty sure no one will mind.

  18. Loving the pig nose--these look decadent enough that I might need to wear pig ears and a tail too. ;-)

  19. Your son is so cute! And those brownies - a picture is worth 1000 words! Pure heaven.

  20. We actually have pig nose around here somewhere - pass me some luscious brownies!!!

  21. Oh my gosh, one look at your brownies and I'm sold. All those layers are incredible. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your brownies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/06/sweets-for-saturday-21.html

  22. Yum yum yum in my tum


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