Thursday, January 8, 2015

Cookie Dough Brownies


Brownie Layer:
1 12 oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
4 large eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 cups flour

Cookie Dough Layer:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
3 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup flour
pinch of salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


Brownie Layer:
1. Preheat oven to 350. Melt butter and chocolate chips, either in a medium saucepan over low heat or in the microwave.
2. Once the chocolate chips are fully melted, remove from heat, and blend in sugar and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, fully blending before each new egg is added.
3. Add flour and salt and beat until air bubbles form in the batter.
4. Pour in a greased 9x13 pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Turn the heat down to 325 degrees and bake for 10 more minutes.
5. Cool completely and then top with cookie dough layer.
Cookie Dough Layer:
1. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
2. Beat in milk and vanilla. Gradually add flour and salt. Stir in chocolate chips.
3. Drop by tablespoons over fully cooled brownies. Carefully spread over the top. (The best way to do it to slightly wet your hands and pat the dough down so it doesn't pull up the brownies. Make sure the brownies are cool enough before you do this or it will melt and get runny)
Store finished brownies in the fridge. They get better once the dough has had a chance to chill.

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