Cookie Dough Brownies Recipe | Cookies and Cups


Cookie Dough Brownies are fudgy brownies topped with cookie dough and chocolate ganache! It’s the ULTIMATE brownie, perfect when you can’t decide between a brownie and a cookie!

Cookie Dough Brownies stacked on a plate

Cookie Dough Brownies Are Out Of Control Amazing!

Today I’m sharing with you basically the most amazing brownie that has ever existed. Imagine a fudgy, deliciously sweet brownie topped with egg-free cookie dough, and a thin layer or chocolate ganache. No, you’re not dreaming…this brownie could very well be in your hands today.

Get your ingredients ready, friends because it’s happening!

Is There A Better Brownie?

I will argue, that no…there isn’t! If you are looking for a show-stopper of a dessert…a sweet treat that your friends and family will be talking about weeks from now, these Cookie Dough Brownies are IT.

Perfect for game day, birthday parties, or even on your holiday cookie tray, these brownies will be the talk of your event.

Cookie Dough Brownie Ingredients:

These brownies do have a few steps, which can all be made back to back, OR in advance if you don’t have an hour or so to set aside. There are a few chilling steps (short and sweet) and letting the brownies cool completely is hard, especially when your sweet tooth is ready, but it will all be worth it in the end! Here’s what you will need:

For Brownies:

  • butter
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • granulated sugar
  • kosher salt
  • baking powder
  • large eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • all purpose flour
  • mini semi-sweet chocolate chips. (You don’t have to use minis if you don’t have them on-hand)

Cookie Dough Filling:

  • butter
  • light brown sugar
  • granulated sugar
  • kosher salt
  • milk
  • vanilla extract
  • all purpose flour
  • mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (again, you can use full sized chocolate chips if you prefer.)

Chocolate Topping:

  • semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • vegetable shortening (you can use butter as well)
Brownies shot from above topped with chocolate ganache

Can You Use A Boxed Brownie Mix?

Yes you absolutely can. If making homemade brownies from scratch doesn’t fit into your schedule, so ahead and use a boxed brownie mix!

Can You Eat Raw Cooke Dough?

I make this cookie dough egg-free, so it will be safe from salmonella. Of course I do know there have been rare cases where eating raw flour has made folks sick. Flour is a raw agricultural product and hasn’t been treated to kill bacteria. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) says that raw flour can carry germs like E. Coli. So while I have been eating raw cookie dough my whole life without any issues, I need to let you know all the facts.

AND if you’re worried about the raw flour, I have a recipe for Edible Cookie Dough that is egg-free AND with heat-treated flour so you will have all your bases covered. Just an option if you’re being cautious.

How To Store Cookie Dough Brownies:

You can store these airtight at room temperature for up to 2 days. This is what I do. OR you can store them airtight in your refrigerator for up to 5 days.

You can also freeze these for up to a month!

Fudge Brownies topped with raw cookie dough and chocolate ganache

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Note: This recipe was originally published in 2010. The images and recipe were updated in 2020.

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