Brownies of Childhood Fantasies

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I learned to bake by watching my mom, the Original Baker.  Most of my memories are of standing next to her at the kitchen counter as she measured ingredients and put them together effortlessly.  I’d help pour the sugar into the bowl or turn on the mixer, and sometimes even crack the eggs.  The best part, of which I have many memories, was getting a beater fresh off the mixer with “extra” chocolate chip cookie dough.

Luckily I never got sick from eating the raw dough! Sometimes I doubt that is even possible because I have a lot of experience licking cookie dough, brownie batter and other delicious pre-baked desserts full of raw eggs off of spatulas.  If I didn’t get sick from copious amounts of raw cookie dough, who has?

But just in case you can in fact get sick from raw eggs, no-bake (eggless) cookie dough is a kid’s dream!  Now, imagine slathering that cookie dough onto rich chocolate brownies?  Oh yes.  Cookie Dough Topped Brownies is a dessert any kid would dream about, and well, any adult too;-)

First thing to do is make your brownies.  I used the tried and true Baker’s recipe that is also used for my Chocolate Lover’s Bites.

Melt butter and chocolate in large sauce pan over low to medium heat

Stir until smooth

Remove from heat and stir in sugar

Your batter will get nice and thick*

Stir in eggs and vanilla

Then the vanilla

Whisk in flour until smooth

Batter will get nice and thick

Pour into a 9×13 pan lined with foil and greased or sprayed with cooking spray and bake

While brownie is cooling, make your cookie dough

Combine your butter and sugars

Then add a little bit of milk

Mix in some flour

And of course I have a 6-pound bag of chocolate chips

Add them in

Stir until the chips are mixed throughout the dough

Now it’s time to spread your cookie dough

Wait until your brownie is completely cool, it wouldn’t hurt to freeze the brownie first since the dough is very thick

A long strong spatula is good for spreading

Once finished, keep your brownies in a cool place; they also freeze very well


Cookie Dough Topped Brownies

Makes 36 brownies


Brownie (recipe from Baker’s)

4 ounces unsweetened chocolate

3/4 cup unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks)

2 cups sugar

3 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup all purpose flour

Cookie Dough (Adapted from the Blue-Eyed Bakers)

1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed

4 tablespoons milk (I use skim)

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1/4 tsp salt

2/3 cup chocolate chips



Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Melt butter and chocolate in large sauce pan over low to medium heat

Stir in sugar

Stir in eggs and vanilla

Whisk in flour until smooth

Pour into a 9×13 pan lined with foil and greased or sprayed with cooking spray

Bake for ~30 minutes or until knife comes out clean

Cookie Dough

Beat butter and sugar until fluffy

Mix in milk

Gradually mix in flour and salt

Stir in chocolate chips

Allow brownies to cool completely (might be easier if they are frozen) and then spread cookie dough over the top

Store in refrigerator (or freeze)


cooke dough brownies

*While I was making these, I accidentally added too much sugar.  In an upcoming post I’ll tell you how I rectified that and ended up with another delicious dessert.

Do you eat raw cookie dough?

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48 Responses to “Brownies of Childhood Fantasies”

  1. Victoria (District Chocoholic) December 7, 2010 at 8:22 am #

    These look amazing! I eat raw everything all the time…but if I’m making something with no intent of baking it, like in this recipe, I replace the eggs with sour cream or greek yogurt; it seems to replicate the texture/taste the best.

    • KeepItSweet December 7, 2010 at 8:25 am #

      what a good idea, i never thought to use either of those as a sub!

  2. debbie c. December 7, 2010 at 8:44 am #

    If this doesn’t combine two of life’s best treats, I just don’t know what does!

  3. Christina December 7, 2010 at 9:19 am #

    Oh my goodness! Brownie and cookie dough together? I love it! I have to make these asap! :)

    Christina @ Sweet Pea’s Kitchen

  4. Jessica (the sister) December 7, 2010 at 10:08 am #

    These were always one of my faves (even if I just ate the cookie dough off the top…)!!

  5. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite December 7, 2010 at 10:20 am #

    Genius. Pure genius. I bet you could have a lot of fun experimenting with different types of cookie dough too!

    • KeepItSweet December 7, 2010 at 10:29 am #

      good idea! i love oatmeal cookie dough…

  6. Florida Foodie December 7, 2010 at 11:04 am #

    Those look amazing! I can’t wait to try them one day! I eat raw cookie dough and batter too. It is just so good! I like chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream and saving the cookie dough pieces for last!

  7. Rachel December 7, 2010 at 12:33 pm #

    Yum! Fantastic combination. I have been known to make cookie dough for for the sole purpose of eating it. I’m not ashamed one bit.

  8. blackbookkitchendiaries December 7, 2010 at 12:36 pm #

    oh my goodness… you’re killing me with this brownie!! i absolutely love this idea.. thank you for sharing this. hope you have a nice day.

  9. lynn @ the actor's diet December 7, 2010 at 1:05 pm #

    oh my lord!!! love love love this.

  10. whatkateiscooking December 7, 2010 at 1:14 pm #

    It’s the best of both worlds!

  11. Monica December 7, 2010 at 7:01 pm #

    These may turn out to be my 25-year-old son’s favorite brownies ever. He loves anything with cookie dough. I can’t wait to make these for him when he’s home for Christmas. When he was still living at home, he would always BEG me to only bake half of a batch of cookies and let him eat the remaining dough raw. These brownies will be a fun holiday surprise for him. Can’t wait! Thanks so much.

    • KeepItSweet December 7, 2010 at 7:05 pm #

      that makes me so happy to hear! i hope he enjoys them!!

  12. Baking Serendipity December 7, 2010 at 8:30 pm #

    My mom made brownies like this too when I was growing up, but we never added the cookie dough. You totally win…I need to try this!

  13. erica @ fashionmeetsfood December 7, 2010 at 8:46 pm #

    Wow these look insanely delicious. I definitely need to make these.


  14. Lauren December 8, 2010 at 8:00 am #

    Ugh… brownies TOPPED with cookie dough?!?! Gimme, gimme :) And yes, I eat raw cookie dough – especially when there are no eggs involved!

  15. kirsty December 8, 2010 at 9:07 am #

    wow these look sooooooooooo yummy x

  16. Miss Anthropist December 8, 2010 at 9:53 am #

    Looks delicious!
    Maybe you can put another later of chocolate ganache on top of the cookie dough topping and let that harden in the refrigerator as well. That’s what I do with my mint-topped brownies :)
    Anyway, just discovered your blog and I’m totally loving the adorable ideas!

    • Miss Anthropist December 8, 2010 at 9:53 am #

      layer*, not later. Sorry :)

    • KeepItSweet December 8, 2010 at 11:08 am #

      oh that sounds delicious!! i almost added peanut butter butter cream but i thought that was a bit “too” over the top;-)

  17. Christy Denney December 8, 2010 at 10:34 am #

    Wow is all I have to say…WOW. Got this one bookmarked!

  18. DessertForTwo December 8, 2010 at 1:06 pm #

    Wait wait wait…this is brownies with raw cookie dough on top?! Are you kidding me with this?! This recipe should go viral on the internet! Tweet it, text it, shout it from the rooftops! I’ve never seen something so amazing :)

  19. kristisn December 8, 2010 at 1:33 pm #

    Two of my favorite things in one! I’m sold!

  20. Megan December 8, 2010 at 1:42 pm #

    Cookie dough frosting on brownies… I LOVE it! I love eating raw cookie dough. When my cousins and I were younger, any time we’d make cookies, we would swear to our parents that we were going to host cookie dough parties when we got older. We haven’t had any of those parties… but I still eat raw cookie dough.

    • KeepItSweet December 8, 2010 at 2:55 pm #

      oh i would definitely go to a cookie dough party!!!

  21. TheHealthyApron December 8, 2010 at 8:24 pm #

    omg! I am a dough and batter addict! Seriously this is my kind of recipe! I cant believe i’ve never gotten salmonella! haha I could eat more cookie dough than actual cookies anytime!

    • KeepItSweet December 8, 2010 at 9:33 pm #

      i kind of feel like someone made up the fact that you can get salmonella from raw eggs a long time ago:-)

  22. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum December 8, 2010 at 8:30 pm #

    I have made these before but never from scratch. They are definitely something of a childhood (or grown up?) fantasy. YUM.

    • KeepItSweet December 8, 2010 at 8:44 pm #

      this version is actually really easy – the brownie takes almost no time to put together

  23. The Taster December 8, 2010 at 9:23 pm #

    I like cookies that are baked about 75% of the way, then I drop them in a cup of milk and eat it with a spoon!

  24. d e g a i n e December 9, 2010 at 7:31 am #

    Are you serious? These look insane!!!!

    d e g a i n e

  25. megan @ whatmegansmaking December 9, 2010 at 3:41 pm #

    so funny! As you know from my blog post today, I definitely eat raw cookie dough :)

  26. Lourdes December 10, 2010 at 12:44 am #

    i’m always on the lookout for a good brownie recipe…these look delicious! i can’t wait to try them out! thanks!

  27. allieksmith December 10, 2010 at 8:35 am #

    I ALWAYS eat raw dough! Love it :) Those brownies are so creative-I love the idea of cookie on top!!!!

  28. Allison December 10, 2010 at 9:32 am #

    This seems to be the common theme – brownies with cookie dough! Though this is the first recipe I’ve seen in awhile with raw cookie dough on top – even better!!!

  29. Deborah December 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm #

    I am a total cookie dough lover. I have a hard time not eating it now that I’m pregnant! These look so amazing!!!

  30. Jessica@tastyandtrim December 10, 2010 at 1:19 pm #

    Oh my goodness those brownies look AMAZING! What can be better than brownies with cookie dough?! I love eating raw cookie dough, even though I know I probably shouldn’t because of the raw eggs – but it’s just too good :)

  31. Elina (Russian Bites) December 12, 2010 at 12:01 am #

    I definitely eat raw cookie dough. This sounds like an amazing combo – why choose, right? ;)

  32. minji January 7, 2011 at 7:52 pm #

    this idea is great! however, you said you added too much sugar while you were making the dessert. does the recipe have the accurate amount of sugar so we don’t have any left overs?

    • KeepItSweet January 7, 2011 at 9:30 pm #

      The recipe recipe has the correct measurements for everything. Let me know if you try the brownies!

  33. lisa January 17, 2011 at 5:32 pm #

    i tried this and the cookie dough wasn’t thick at all and it tasted kind of awkward with all the brown sugar. maybe it’s because i used regular sugar instead of granulated sugar, if there’s a difference. it looks so good in your pictures but when i recreated it, it was a fail.
    any ideas of what i could have done wrong?

    • KeepItSweet January 17, 2011 at 6:27 pm #

      Hmm, was the butter melted? The first thing that comes to mind is if the butter was liquidy at all or too much milk. You could also try adding more flour next time. Sorry it didn’t turn out:-(


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