Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosted Brownies

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosted Brownies are the best when it comes to sinfully delish party treats involving chocolate chip cookie dough frosting and brownies together!  We can’t get enough of this amazing dream team! Chocolate chips and brownie LOVE is here to stay!

Two more versions you’ll love are these Homemade Cookie Dough Buttercream Brownies and these Cookie Dough Brownies!  We love to give you more options!

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Ok, we just made this easy cookie dough frosting and we love brownies, so this was a no-brainer to whip up for a sweet cookie dough inspired decadent treat!

Homemade brownies decked out chocolate chip cookie dough frosting is always going to be a favorite, no matter what day of the week!  Gimme all the brownies! So much fun to eat!

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For The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting

The Best Cookie Dough Frosting is a dreamy, creamy chocolate chip frosting highlighting butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and mini chocolate chips giving this frosting the classic “cookie dough” taste we all love and adore!  Vegan option!

Ingredients You Need

Cookie Dough Frosting

2 Brownie Recipes You Can Choose From

These decadent chocolate chunk brownies are so chocolatey, thick & fudgy, moist and best of all, they are made from scratch.

Perfect with a really cold glass of milk or topped with a huge scoop of vanilla ice cream over a warmed up heavenly brownie delight!  *swooning so hard right now*.

Fudgy Chocolate Chunk Brownies

OR…These super easy Homemade Brownies are gonna have your back when you want an amazing ultra-chocolate brownies recipe made from scratch that are gooey, fudgy and irresistible chewy.

Perfect easy brownie recipe for potlucks, celebrations and brownie hoarding!

Super Easy Homemade Brownies

Ingredients You Need for Brownie Recipes

Chocolate Chunk Brownies

  • unsalted butter
  • granulated sugar
  • Dutch processed cocoa powder
  • eggs
  • vanilla
  • salt
  • flour
  • ½ to 1 cup of chocolate chips or chocolate chunks or chopped chocolate bar can be added 

Super Easy Homemade Brownies

Use 8×8 pan for thicker brownies, 9×9 pan for thinner brownies

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How to Make Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting

  1. Pretreat flour in microwave or oven.
  2. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and salt until smooth and combined.
  3. Add vanilla and beat until combined, followed by flour.
  4. Add the milk/cream, one tablespoon at a time, until you reach a thick but spreadable consistency.
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Add to your favorite brownies, cookies or cakes!

How to Heat Treat Flour for Frosting

By heat treating flour, we have 2 methods that will kill any harmful bacteria that may be present and it will make raw flour safe to consume.

  • Microwave Method: First start by treating your flour. Spread the flour on a large plate or baking dish to fit in your microwave. Microwave for about 1 minute, adding additional 15 second increments as needed, until the flour reaches a temperature of 160 F. (90 seconds works perfectly for me)
  • Oven Method: Heat treat the flour by spreading it out on a baking sheet and baking it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes.

Whisk the flour to break up the flour chunks and let it cool down before using to make cookie dough frosting recipe.

To Make Vegan – Simply substitute vegan butter, non-dairy milk and vegan chocolate chips!  Easy & delish!

More Variations?  Add mini mint chocolate chipschopped Andes mints, mini m&m’s, chopped peanut butter cups, crushed peppermint, toffee chips, Oreo crumbs and so on!  You can really go to town coming up with flavor variations!

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How to Make Fudgy Chocolate Chunk Brownies

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 or 9 inch square baking pan with butter or non-stick spray and line with parchment paper for easy removal.
  2. In a medium sized saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Remove from heat, then whisk in the sugar until smooth and creamy.
  3. Once that is combined, mix in your cocoa and continue whisking until fully combined.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, whisking well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla and salt.
  5. Once all that is mixed very, very well, add in your flour and stir to just to combine, without over-mixing.
  6. Add chocolate chip/chunks and stir, so chocolate starts to melt in.
  7. Pour into prepared pan and swirl mixture with knife to further distribute chocolate and spread evenly. Add more chocolate chips/chunks on top if desired.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Times will vary with size pan used. 8×8 will require more time (thicker brownies) than 9×9 pan (thinner brownies). Check brownies at 25 minutes to see progress.
  9. One brownies are baked, cool the brownies, slice and serve as they are or with some ice cream and hot fudge! YUM!
  10. Store homemade brownies at room temperature tightly wrapped with plastic wrap or in an airtight container. They will stay soft and chewy for several days after they’re made, if there isn’t a brownie stealer in the house! 

How to Make our Super Easy Homemade Brownies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8×8 square baking pan, or line it with parchment paper.
  2. Combine flour, cocoa and salt and mix, set aside.
  3. Melt butter in microwave until melted in a large microwavable bowl or after melted, transfer to a large bowl.
  4. While the butter is still hot, mix in the oil and sugar and and whisk together until mixed well.
  5. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  6. Add flour to buttery mixture and whisk together until well combined.
  7. Spoon the batter into the pan and spread evenly. Batter will be thick.
  8. Bake brownies for 28-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs.

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Storing Cookie Dough Frosted Brownies

  • Serve frosted brownies chilled or at room temperature for up to 3 days
  • Store brownies in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. If you have any brownies leftover you can freeze them sealed completely for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator.

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Once you’ve made your brownies and they’ve cooled, add the frosting and you’re good to go! Kids as well as adults will go ga-ga over these amazing cookie dough brownies for all types of occasions!  Enjoy!

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The Best Cookie Dough Frosting

Best Cookie Dough Frosting

Kim Lange
Best Cookie Dough Frosting is a dreamy chocolate chip frosting highlighting butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract & mini chocolate chips!
No ratings yet
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 12 Servings
Calories

Ingredients
 
 

Cookie Dough Frosting

  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cups all purpose flour heat-treated & cooled*
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk of choice or heavy cream
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Pretreat flour in microwave or oven - See notes how.
  • Using a mixer, beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and salt until smooth and combined.
  • Add vanilla and beat until combined, followed by flour.
  • Add the milk/cream, one tablespoon at a time, until you reach a thick but spreadable consistency.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Add to your favorite brownies, cookies or cakes!

Notes

Pretreating Flour

  • Microwave Method: First start by treating your flour. Spread the flour on a large plate or baking dish to fit in your microwave. Microwave for about 1 minute, adding additional 15 second increments as needed, until the flour reaches a temperature of 160 F. (90 seconds works perfectly for me)
  • Oven Method: Heat treat the flour by spreading it out on a baking sheet and baking it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes.
    Whisk the flour to break up the flour chunks and let it cool down before using to make cookie dough frosting recipe.

Frosting

  • Frosts an 8x8 or 9x9 pan of brownies, double recipe for 9x13 pan.
  • Frosts 6 cupcakes, adjust settings for how many cupcakes you want to frost for.
To Make Vegan - Simply substitute vegan butter, non-dairy milk and vegan chocolate chips!  Easy & delish!
Keyword buttercream, chocolate chip, cookie dough, frosting
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Fudgy Chocolate Chunk Brownies

Fudgy Chocolate Chunk Brownies

Kim Lange
These decadent chocolate chunk brownies are so chocolatey, thick & fudgy, moist and best of all, they are made from scratch.  Perfect with a really cold glass of milk or topped with a huge scoop of vanilla ice cream over a warmed up heavenly brownie delight!  *swooning so hard right now*
4.79 from 14 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 12 Servings
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 ⅓ cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup Dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt optional
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ to 1 cup chocolate chips or chocolate chunks chopped chocolate bar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 or 9 inch square baking pan with butter or non-stick spray and line with parchment paper for easy removal.
  • In a medium sized saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Remove from heat, then whisk in the sugar until smooth and creamy.
  • Once that is combined, mix in your cocoa and continue whisking until fully combined.
  • Add eggs one at a time, whisking well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla and salt.
  • Once all that is mixed very, very well, add in your flour and stir to just to combine, without over-mixing.
  • Add chocolate chip/chunks and stir, so chocolate starts to melt in.
  • Pour into prepared pan and swirl mixture with knife to further distribute chocolate and spread evenly. Add more chocolate chips/chunks on top if desired.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Times will vary with size pan used. 8x8 will require more time (thicker brownies) than 9x9 pan (thinner brownies). Check brownies at 25 minutes to see progress.
  • One brownies are baked, cool the brownies, slice and serve as they are or with some ice cream and hot fudge! YUM!
  • Store homemade brownies at room temperature tightly wrapped with plastic wrap or in an airtight container. They will stay soft and chewy for several days after they’re made, if there isn't a brownie stealer in the house! 🙂

Notes

Pan Sizes & Thickness of Brownies
  • 8x8 pan for thicker brownies
  • 9x9 pan for thinner brownies
Keyword brownies, chocolate, chocolate chip
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Super Easy Homemade Brownies

Super Easy Homemade Brownies

Kim Lange
These super easy to make Homemade Brownies are gonna have your back when you want amazing ultra-chocolate brownies made from scratch that are gooey, fudgy and irresistible chewy. Perfect for potlucks, celebrations and hoarding!
4.52 from 122 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9 Servings
Calories 287 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder I prefer to use Ghiradelli 100% Unsweetened Cocoa Powder for Milk Chocolate flavor or Hershey’s Special Dark or Black Cocoa Powder to get super dark chocolate brownies.
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil or oil of choice if using coconut oil, melt it with butter
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs or ½ cup applesauce for vegan version
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8x8 square baking pan, or line it with parchment paper.
  • Combine flour, cocoa and salt and mix, set aside.
  • Melt butter in microwave until melted in a large microwavable bowl or after melted, transfer to a large bowl.
  • While the butter is still hot, mix in the oil and sugar and and whisk together until mixed well.
  • Add eggs and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  • Add flour to buttery mixture and whisk together until well combined.
  • Spoon the batter into the pan and spread evenly. Batter will be thick.
  • Bake for 28-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs.

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Notes

Can substitute 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce for eggs, just replace eggs in instructions.

Nutrition

Calories: 287kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 3gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 70mgPotassium: 93mgFiber: 2gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 373IUCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
Keyword brownies, easy brownies, fudgy brownies, quick brownies, vegan brownies
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