Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

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Hi there! How was your weekend? Ours was busy, fun-filled and made that much sweeter with our annual trip to the MOA. Even though my hubby doesn’t get too excited about shopping, I can honestly say that getting to spend time together and strolling through America’s biggest mall, makes for one happy couple. Also, I can hardly put into words how pumped we were when we realized that March had begun and Daylight Savings Time is almost here. Seeing the sun past 5 PM feels so strange, but it’s exactly what we need – warmer and sunnier days are definitely ahead. Lots and lots of good things to be grateful for.

Also, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies.

I am not sure if I went too far with this one or not. These brownies have been swirling around in my head for a couple of weeks now. When I couldn’t wait much longer, I baked my go-to brownie recipe and topped it with my chocolate chip cookie dough, which I tweaked a bit to make an egg-free version. Crazy or genius? You decide.

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Whenever I make a batch of chocolate chip cookies or any cookie dough for that matter, I am sure I consume a ridiculous amount of raw cookie dough. It is my very favorite part of the entire cookie making process, so I figured it was about time to come up with a dough that would be safe to eat raw. I am so thrilled with the result of this cookie dough and piled on top of perfectly baked brownies? I am convinced there is no better way to eat these two. It is ah-mazing!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies by Deliciously Yum!

As I tried to figure out how to make safe to eat cookie dough that tastes just like the real deal, I obviously had to find a substitute for the eggs that would keep it just as moist and scrumptious. The secret ingredient? Applesauce. I know! There is no telling the difference between the two. It works like a charm!

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I am pretty sure we will keep a batch of this cookie dough in our fridge from now on. You never know when you need a spoonful of this goodness. It’s a cookie dough lovers’ dream.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies by Deliciously Yum!

Smooth and moist cookie dough meets the fudgiest and chewiest brownie I’ve ever made. You definitely can have it all when it comes to dessert. No matter how insane you think this combo is, I can assure you, these two make a fabulous pair.

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Yep, you should definitely go and make them now. Your taste buds are waiting.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies
Yields 12
The chewiest fudge brownies are topped with moist and scrumptious chocolate chip cookie dough. All your favorites in one dessert!
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For the Brownies
  1. 1 cup sugar
  2. 1/2 cup flour
  3. 1/3 cup cocoa
  4. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  8. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  9. 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
For the Cookie Dough
  1. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  2. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  3. 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  5. 1/2 cup applesauce
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. 2 ¼ cups flour
  8. 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Grease an 8x8 inch baking pan. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. 1. Start by making the brownies. In a large bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients. Add the eggs, oil, and vanilla and combine until well incorporated. Add the chocolate chips and stir. Pour the batter into the greased pan and put into oven. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until brownies are set. Let cool completely.
  3. 2. Meanwhile, prepare the cookie dough. Cream together granulated sugar, brown sugar, and butter. Add vanilla and applesauce. Next, add salt and flour (one cup at a time). Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. 3. Spread cookie dough evenly over brownies. Place in the fridge for 1 hour before cutting or until ready to serve.
Notes
  1. Brownies will keep up to 5 days stored in an airtight container in the fridge or up to 2 months in the freezer.
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  1. OMG these brownies are seriously beyond perfect! These are so my new favorite thing. Pinning!

  2. I love that you used applesauce in your cookie dough! I’ve always used in chocolate cakes to make them moist, but never thought about substituting it for eggs in cookie dough. What a great idea Kathi!

    • I was so surprised that it worked. Can’t wait to play around with it more – everything stays so moist and smooth. Love the idea of putting it into cakes – have got to try that next!

  3. best of both worlds!

  4. Genius. Definitely genius. Also, if I kept cookie dough in my fridge, I might need one of those chairs that the humans on Walle need to get around.

    • Oh my goodness – that is hilarious and kind of scary… if we floated around like they do, we’d be sipping on a cookie dough shake. Ain’t nobody got time for actual eating, ha!

  5. Yes. 100000x yes! This is fabulous.

  6. Applesauce? Genius! These are absolutely gorgeous!! Love the combo of cookie dough and brownies :)

  7. I love photos, but as a writer one of the first things I look for when perusing food blogs is voice. And dang, you’ve got it, girl! I absolutely love everything about the way you’ve presented these (by the way ahh-mayyzing) cookie dough brownies. Pinned, and cheers for a job well done!

  8. Oh my word, Kathi! These look dangerous. Love that you incorporated applesauce in the dough. Smart!

    So glad you had a fun getaway! And three cheers for more sunshine. I am SO ready! :)

    • They definitely are – perfect reward after a long run, ha! Yes, let’s keep hoping and praying for more sunshine and for all that snow to melt!

  9. I definitely don’t think you went too far with these — heaven!

  10. I WANT ONE (or two) OF THESE RIGHT NOW! I love cookie dough and brownies, that’s my favorite kind of sundae to create at cold stone! Pinned :)

  11. This is absolutely brilliant!! I’m always guilty of sneaking cookie dough too, and brownie batter from the bowl… Love how you combined them into one decadent treat! I actually already pinned this last night right before I fell asleep, and I’m so excited to try out the concept. Yum! :)

  12. Cynthia says:

    I didn’t see where it was stated as to what size pan you use. Please advise.

  13. Kathi, let me throw in my appreciation for such a delectable looking recipe. I think it will be on my weekend bake list.

    On a non-baking note: unless Minnesota is on an opposite schedule from the rest of the states that participate in Daylight Savings Time, DST starts March 9th this year, so rather than about to end, DST is about to begin. Just thought you might want to know.

    Thank you again for such a great recipe.

  14. Michelle says:

    Could you use this recipe for regular baked cookies? (I made a double batch that was WAY too much)

    • I have never tried that, but always wanted to. If you want to try baking them, I’d recommend adding 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda to the dough, otherwise these won’t rise at all. Let me know if it works, I am curious to know!

      • Michelle says:

        I tried just cooking the dough itself and it resulted in slightly brown dough balls. I then tried your suggestion of adding the baking and they rose a very little but had a more cookie like texture, still tasted great though! Thanks!

        • Thanks for letting me know, Michelle. I will definitely tweak the recipe sometime and come up with a healthier chocolate chip cookie recipe. Your feedback will be so helpful :)

  15. Shaunna says:

    Hi Kathi. I wanted to make these for a get together at work. We have approx. 20 people here. Should I double the batch and cook in a 13×9 pan? Sorry….I don’t cook or bake much….so I’m not sure on the conversions. Thank you!!!

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