If you are a chocolate chip cookie fan you will love Cookie Dough Brownies! This decadent and easy recipe has a thick fudgy brownie topped with creamy, cheesecake cookie dough, and all covered in a rich, chocolate topping.
Preheat oven to 350º. Grease a 8X8 baking pan and set aside.
In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, butter, and water. Bring to a just a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and stir in 1 cup chocolate chips. Cool slightly, about 15 minutes.
Stir eggs and vanilla into the saucepan. Add in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir until well combined.
Pour into prepared baking pan and bake at for 30-32 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack.
In the large bowl beat together butter, cream cheese, brown sugar, powdered sugar, vanilla and salt until well combined and smooth, about 1-2 minutes.
Stir in the chocolate chips. Spread cookie dough on the cooled brownies and refrigerate for 30minutes - 1 hour.
Put chocolate chips and shortening in microwave safe bowl and microwave for about 45 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds. Remove from microwave before chips are fully melted and continue stirring until chocolate is smooth.
Spread topping on top of cream cheese layer. Refrigerate any leftovers.
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Tips and Tricks for Making Cookie Dough Brownies:
The recipe includes my absolute favorite homemade brownie recipe, but feel free to use your own or a 8X8 boxed brownie mix.
The cookie dough layer is gloriously thick. If you prefer a thinner layer or want to save on calories, halve the cookie dough ingredients.
When melting chocolate in the microwave, do not heat until chips are completely melted. Instead, melt until chips halfway, remove from microwave, and stir until smooth. The residual heat will finish melting the chips and the chocolate won't bloom (get white speckles) as it cools.
When the chocolate topping is cut, it will break apart in large chunks. If you prefer more of a glaze (like the topping on Zucchini Brownies), melt together 3/4 cup chocolate chips with 3 tablespoons milk.