I asked Sarah's boyfriend out of 5 different amazing recipes I found on Pinterest which one he thought she'd like best. He picked this one, and knowing that she LOVES cookie dough, I thought it was a good choice too! Without further ado, here is the delicious recipe!
COOKIE DOUGH BROWNIES
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1-1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1-1/3 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 3/4 cups walnuts, optional
Step 1. Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs and blend well. Add vanilla, salt, cocoa, and flour. Don't over-beat. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 F for 20-25 minutes or until done. Cool completely.
|Brownies all done and cooling|
Step 2. For filling, in a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light & fluffy. Beat in milk and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in mini chocolate chips. Spread over brownies (works best to just press out with clean hands.); chill until firm.
|The filling tasted AMAZING|
|Waiting patiently for the brownies to cool down|
Step 3. For glaze, in a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening in 30 second intervals, stirring after each time, until smooth. Spread over filling. Immediately sprinkle with nuts, pressing down slightly.
|Ready to chill the brownies and cookie dough!|
|The chocolate glaze--this was a different icing than I have ever done, but it turned out perfectly!|
Step 4. Let glaze harden before cutting in.
Now, being that I am no pro baker (and usually have the assistance of Betty Crocker!) this was such a simple recipe and turned out DELISH. Everyone at dinner loved it and Sarah MAY have had more than one piece. :) The directions were straight forward and simple enough to follow. The only "flaw" I encountered was that the brownie and cookie dough filling weren't evenly proportioned. There was a lot more brownie than cookie dough, but no biggie--it still tasted amazing! :)
|The birthday girl enjoying her dessert :)|
|The birthday girl and I!|
|Some of the gang at the end of dinner!|
If you ever need a twist on a simple brownie, here you go! ENJOY!