Cookie Dough Brownies are best part of cookies and brownies all in one!

Cookie dough + brownies. Arguably two of the world’s best creations when they’re on their own. Together? Irresistible. Rich, chewy cookie dough brownies are the stuff of a chocoholic’s dreams. Brownies, layered with buttery chocolate chip cookie dough. And if you’re really needing a sweet tooth fix, then I highly suggest a big scoop of ice cream right on top. Pure perfection!


I know there are concerns about eating flour that hasn’t been cooked.  Here’s the solution, if you are worried about that. Toast your flour in the oven before using in this recipe.  You’ll just put the flour in a pan and toast it at 350 degrees. F. for 5 minutes. That will kill any potential bacteria in the flour, and you can feel safe to use it in an uncooked cookie dough recipe.

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  • If you don’t have an eight by eight inch pan for your brownies just use foil to create one or two walls for a smaller baking dish. Line with parchment and you’ll be good to go!
  • Measure your flour correctly! Adding too much flour to your brownies will take a way from that nice fudge-like texture. The best, and easiest way to measure flour is by using a scale. If you don’t have one then fluff your flour with a spoon, sprinkle it into your measuring cup, and use a knife to level it off. 
  • Don’t over-bake your brownies. Unlike cake layers brownies will not have springy center and a skewer inserted into the center will not come out clean. Your brownies are done when the center is set and you see the top just begin to crack. 
  • Add toasted nuts, crushed candy cane, toffee, or even candy like M&Ms to your brownies for a bit of crunch and flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions


Sure! You can use a larger pan and have thinner brownies OR you can make a wall inside of your pan with aluminum foil then line it with parchment paper.

How Long Will Cookie Dough Brownies Last In The Fridge?

Cookie dough brownies can be stored for days at room temperature or refrigerated. Cover or seal tightly to prevent them from drying out, and you’ll have moist, chewy brownies for up to a week or more.

Can I Freeze Them?

As with most sugary baked goods, you can rest assured that cookie dough brownies will keep in the freezer for months without deteriorating.

For optimal results, store the cut squares in vacuum packs and they’ll retain their moisture. Thaw at room temperature before serving.

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I love using a decent-quality Dutch processed cocoa powder. Dutch processed cocoa powder is darker, less acidic and fudgier in baked goods making it PERFECT for brownies! My go to company is Valrhona but there are lots of great brands out there, including Callebaut, Ghirardelli and lots of organic and fair trade options too!


You have a wide range or chocolate to use for brownies but I suggest sticking with a bittersweet or semisweet chocolate. There’s enough sugar in the recipe so you don’t need a sweet chocolate too.


Stored in a sealed container your uncut brownies will keep for up to four days in the fridge or 2 months in the freezer. Your cut brownies will last up to two days although they rarely last beyond a day if anyone knows they’re there! 


Add an extra yolk for more creaminess and melt one cup of the chocolate with the butter, which you’ll then use in step one below. you can also slightly undercook your brownies so they’ll me even moister.

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Cookie Dough Brownies

Cookie Dough Brownies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed loosely
  • 3 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 & 1/2 tablespoons fresh brewed coffee
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 sticks butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 & 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


  1. In a large bowl, combine your melted butter, eggs, vanilla extract, and coffee.
  2. Mix together well on a medium speed.
  3. Add the white and brown sugars to the mixture and blend together well.
  4. Sift cocoa powder, flour, and salt into the bowl and mix until just combined
  5. Add batter to pan and smooth to the edges.
  6. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the center is just set. You'll notice the center does not wiggle when the pan is moved.

Cookie Dough Layer

  1. In a bowl with your hand mixer, cream the butter and both sugars until they lighter in color and fluffy.
  2. Add in vanilla and blend in for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add in flour and salt (you can also use 1/2 cup of your chocolate chips here as well) and mix until combined or you can save your chocolate chips and sprinkle them on top.


  1. Spread the cookie dough onto the cooled brownies.
  2. Sprinkle on the chocolate chips and press them into the top very lightly so they stay in place.
  3. Serve and enjoy with a big, cold glass of milk.


  • Room Temperature Ingredients: Be sure to allow your dairy ingredients to reach room temperature. Room temperature ingredients not only combine more effortlessly (no over-mixing needed) but they also trap air so much better. This trap air will expand and produce a fluffy texture during your baking process.
  • Prepared Pan: There will always be the "next best way to prepare your pan" article. Simply put however, the most effective way i find in my kitchen is a light rub of shortening around the sides, parchment paper on the bottom of the pan, & a very light dusting of flour (cocoa powder for chocolate baked goods) all throughout.

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Posted by Man Cake on Wednesday, July 10, 2019

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