Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

Oh I love recipes like this. I love talking about the rich goodness of the chocolate chips against the perfect chocolatey texture of the brownie. I love the buttery flavor of the cookie dough and the bittersweet flavor of the brownie. I love how they are thick and chewy with the perfect slight crisp along the edges. I love thinking about these brownies and I love eating them even more!

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So my husband loves brownies, I love cookies. One would think that I would have done this recipe A LONG TIME AGO but then again I am unpredictable at times. Now you might be saying Jessica do these really go together? I mean the texture of the two are different, the flavor of the two are different and they are literally two desserts in one. My answer to that is YES! They go together like white on rice and there is absolutely no reason for anyone ever to think that they brownie and cookie don’t marry well. Their differences combined is what makes this dessert all the more phenomenal. There really is nothing more for me to say except MAKE THEM! This is one of those desserts that will leave you feeling like you just committed a crime. The combination of a brownie and a cookie is  “one” of the best creations on this God given earth.

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Note: the chocolate chip cookie layer is not that fake “edible cookie dough” you see floating around the web. While given that stuff is addicting and delicious it just doesn’t and never will compare to the real thing. This recipe calls for the good old fashioned chocolate chip cookie dough and then baked!

Before I leave you I want to LEAVE you with something very important and exciting. A friend of mine Sundi, who I have come to know through my sponsor Devo Olive Oil,  has recently opened the doors to a new ministry called Esther’s House of Redemption, a residential discipleship program offering hope to broken women, free of charge. In 2010 she graduated from a similar program after she realized that her past sexual abuse, rape, and abandonment from her father had left her with too much damage to work out on her own. It was one the hardest, most rewarding things she says she has done. The Lord has provided her freedom and she wants to share that same freedom with other women who are in similar situations. She has also written a book called “Dear Daddy, Did You Know I am a Princess”. Although I have never been subject to what Sundi has endured in her life my heart aches thinking of what women have and are going through as young girls and adults. I pray this ministry will bring change, deliverance and joy to those who are hurting. If you would like more information please visit http://ehor.org/

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

Ingredients

  1. For the Cookie Layer:
  2. 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  3. 1 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  4. 1/2 cup sugar
  5. 2 large eggs
  6. 1 TBSP vanilla
  7. 1 tsp kosher salt
  8. 1 tsp baking soda
  9. 1 tsp baking powder
  10. 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  11. 16 ounces chocolate chips
  12. For the Brownie Layer
  13. See my Chewy Brownie Recipe or use Box of Brownie Mix

Instructions

For the Cookie Layer:
Cream together the butter and sugars. Add in the egg and vanilla. Sift together the dry ingredients and slowly add to the wet ingredients in batches of 2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15-30 minutes until the dough has become slightly hard and easier to spread out. Using a rubber spatula, spread the dough in the bottom of the baking sheet, smoothing out.
For the Brownie Layer:
Follow my brownie directions or follow the directions on the box. Pour batter over the cookie dough layer. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean from the middle.Allow to cool before slicing into pieces
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  1. Oh my, these look addictive. Maybe I should leave before I grab the pan :)
    Sam
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  2. These look like heaven! And are just what I need at 4:30 p.m. on a Tuesday!
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  3. I love the separate layers!
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  4. I was browsing while at work (on my lunch break) and saw this recipe. Tonight when I had a minute after dinner I got to see they are all scratch (thank you by the way) and I can’t wait to make ‘em!
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  5. oh dear, i feel like opening my mouth and just chew that piece of cookies brownies up there! looks seriously tempting to me!
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  6. I love seeing the two layers in this treat. simply delicious.
    and, thanks for sharing the information and link about the good work that Sundi is doing. We have a similar place in Nashville, Magdalene House and Thistle Farms that has offered hope and redemption for abused and sex-trafficked women.
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  7. I made something similar in the early days of my blog. You’ve given me the nudge to try these again…I may merge our recipes :)
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  8. Sounds like a dessert that my family needs to try soon.
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  9. It’s the best of both worlds! That way no one ever has to chose between them.
    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen recently posted..Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies (Gluten-Free, Paleo Friendly)My Profile

  10. I can never choose between brownies or cookies on a dessert tray…so these are ideal!
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  11. Wow!
    So going to try out your recipe. These look insanely good!
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  12. On cold days like today, I want to stay at home eating this with hot tea in front of fire place… such a perfect brownies for this season, Jessica!
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  13. Cookies and brownies go together like cake and frosting. What a great idea and a great way to get two of my favorite desserts in one bite. I love brownies, cookies and cake. I just love anything cakey I guess you could say. Your boys must have been gaga over these! I’m also sure they were gone in a flash. Sweets and food seem to be disappearing way faster than ever in my house lately. Zoe is in that teen faze where she can eat tons and Eli is on a growth spurt as well. Two-nighter meals are now one-nighter meals, and my grocery bill is skyrocketing. ;) Have a great trip girl! xoxo, Jackie
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  14. Unfortunately this sounds like a very dangerous recipe to have. One that you would want to make over and over…very yummy.
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  15. Yummy recipe Jessica! Love the idea of mixing two desserts into one, and these would be dangerous in our house.
    I could eat these for lunch and dinner. Thanks for mentioning Sundi.
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  16. I really have to make this recipe, just bought a big bag of chocolate chips at Costco. Thanks!
    Helene @LaCuisineHelene recently posted..Mango Chutney and Cheese Crostini for DiwaliMy Profile

  17. Now this is one seriously AWESOME recipe! Scrumptious!
    :-) Mandy xo
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  18. Can anything be better than brownies with visible chocolate chips baked inside? I don’t think so. )
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  19. Chocolate chip cookie and brownies?!? Best combo ever!!
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  20. kitchen flavours says:

    These look delightful! The best of both worlds, brownies and cookies! This calls for a tall glass of cold milk!

  21. With a scoop of ice cream on top I could really hurt myself! What a great idea combining two wonderful flavors. I love dessert!
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  22. I just love this time of the year. Everyone is so eager to share all their not so heart healthy recipes so we can have the opportunity to indulge big time during the holiday season. These are the perfect treat that my family and neighborhood kids will adore and devour. Great recipe. I’d love to have a bite right now!
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  23. What a terrific idea…a layer of chocolate chip cookies underneath brownies sounds terrific.
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  24. What a great combination! My family would go nuts for these brownies/cookie. Nice!

    The greatest gift a woman can give another woman besides what is obvious…is empowerment. Cheers to your friend.

    Velva
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  25. Do you use a 9×13 pan or bigger?

  26. Hi Mehar,
    This recipe is looking so appetizing and beautiful.Thanks for sharing awesome recipes!
    I cant wait to try my hands on it. It is looking so good with all the lovely pictures and write up as well. I have been here after a while but enjoyed browsing through your rest of the wonderful recipes. It was a real delight to see and learn so much from your each and every post. Hope to see more of your creative endeavors in the New Year. Wish you and your family a very Happy and Blessed New Year!!! Have a wonderful Holiday Season and stay Warm !
    Best Regards, Sonia

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