[RECIPE]: Cookie Dough Brownie

Here's how this is going down, my dear-hearts, fudgy cookie dough wrestled into a pan and baked to sweet submission, then an eggless brown sugared dough spread over the top, all this with a huge amount of discipline and hell load of self denial in tow, and finally, Valrhona crunchy pearls sprinkled and pushed into place. 

It's cruel. Every step of the way. so many reasons to pick up the mixing bowl and spoon the batter shamelessly. But no, I soldiered on to produce these babies. And trust me, it's all worth it.

You're thinking movie scenes, sweat pants, bundles of tissue strewed all over and a wailing female lead stuffing her face with cookie dough ice cream in an effort to put an end to her misery. Neh... we all know it doesn't work. But hey, these brownies will definitely work its magic on even the grouchiest pants in the office.

Did I mention they make terrific cheerleaders too? Pyramid formation, boo-yah.


Cookie Dough Brownies
adapted from Bakerita


For the brownies
  • 110g Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 150g White Sugar
  • 160g Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs (120g)
  • 96g all purpose flour
  • 64g cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
For the cookie dough
  • 55g butter, softened
  • 52g brown sugar
  • 50g white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tblspoon milk 
  • 128g all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 75g chocolate chips/shaved chocolate (I used Valrhona dulcey crunchy pearls)
for the brownies
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. Line an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper and grease lightly.
  2. Combine the melted butter, sugars and vanilla in a mixing bowl. On slow speed, beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each, until thoroughly combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, sieve the flour and cocoa powder. Put in the salt. Gradually stir flour mixture into the egg mixture until blended. Making sure there are no lumps of dry ingredients and pour the batter into the prepared baking dish. 
  4. Lick the spoon.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for about 30mins or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Remove and allow to cool before frosting.
For the Cookie Dough layer
  1. In a medium bowl, use a wooden spoon and mix the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Make sure that your butter is well softened before doing this otherwise you'll have to suffer a really painful process when spreading it out. Whisk in the vanilla and milk. Mix in the flour until well incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips; I used Valrhona Dulcey Crunchy Pearls here (because I'm so ghetto) but regular chocolate chips will work just fine.
  2. Spread cookie dough in an even layer on top of the cooled brownies. Refrigerate for about 1 hour until firmed up before removing it from the pan and cutting into your desired shape.

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