The best of both worlds. Brownies with chocolate chip cookie dough pressed on top.
My sweet tooth hasn't completely gone away from the holidays. Pretty much after every meal I want something sweet. Preferably with chocolate. My go to has been hot chocolate but this weekend things got taken up a notch.
Being home means Mr. J prowls the kitchen morning, noon and night. His most common question is what is there for dessert. Normally, we have plenty to pick from but for some reason he continuously asks the question if there isn't something obvious sitting on the counter.
Let's just say listing out all of the possible dessert options doesn't help me cut back on the sweets. What also doesn't help is all of the marvelous things I see on Pinterest. And the end of year recaps from all of the bloggers I follow. I know have a list to last me all year long of baking treats and dinner concoctions.
One of the fabulous baked goods that appeared on several of the lists were these chocolate chip cookie brownies. Brownies and chocolate chip cookies in one. I couldn't think of a better way to keep Mr. J from asking me what was for dessert than sticking this little pan on the counter. It has been two days with no questions. The only problem is the pan is almost gone.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Ingredients (serves 9)
- 1 stick salted butter (1/2 cup, very soft)
- ¾ cup white sugar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup + 2 tablespoons flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 18.9 ounce brownie mix (eggs, oil, and water for brownie mix)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare brownie batter as directed. Pour batter into a 8×8 baking dish lined with foil or parchment paper and greased.
With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugars in a small mixing bowl. Add vanilla and egg; cream again until smooth. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir gently until incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips.
Scatter pieces of cookie dough over the top of the brownie batter. You will have extra dough. Press gently on the dough just until it starts to sink down into the batter a little bit.
Bake for 35-40 minutes. Check with 20 minutes left - covering with foil if you need to keep the cookies from getting too brown on top.
Let stand for 15-20 minutes and cut into pieces for serving.
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