Cookie Dough Brownies

These two-layer Cookie Dough Brownies feature a rich, chewy chocolate brownie topped with eggless mini chocolate chip-filled cookie dough!

These two-layer Cookie Dough Brownies feature a rich, chewy chocolate brownie topped with eggless mini chocolate chip-filled cookie dough!

Cookie dough + brownies. Arguably two of the world’s best creations when they’re on their own. Together? Irresistible.

The inspiration for this recipe came from a treat I had in London. My friends Izzy, Paige, and I were wandering around the Real Food Market on the Southbank (which was recommended by one of my readers – thanks! :D) and we saw the cutest little dessert stand. Obviously, we couldn’t resist picking up a few treats to bring back with us to snack on.

The first bar we got was a Snickers Bar, which was pretty darn delicious, and the second was a cookie dough brownie. The brownie looked fudgy and rich, with a thick layer of cookie dough on top. Reality was a little less impressive. The brownie wasn’t as chocolately as it should have been, and it was on the verge of being too dry. The cookie dough was too sweet and didn’t have any flavor – just sweetness with too few chocolate chips. We weren’t impressed.

These two-layer Cookie Dough Brownies feature a rich, chewy chocolate brownie topped with eggless mini chocolate chip-filled cookie dough!

After we all took a bite, we agreed that I need to remake these brownies, and make them taste the way you would want a cookie dough brownie to taste: rich, chocolatey, with a delicious cookie dough that tastes like the real thing (even though it’s gotta be eggless). I didn’t want to use a brownie that was too rich, because with the cookie dough, it could easily become overwhelming. I settled on one of my favorite chewy brownie recipes, and it paired perfectly with the lightly sweet, but flavored and absolutely delicious eggless cookie dough.

That eggless cookie dough is absolutely to die for, and would be soooooo good mixed into some vanilla ice cream or *cough cough* eaten with a spoon. Not that I’d do something like that…

When all the elements came together, you’ve got a dessert bar that’s definitely rich, but not overwhelmingly so. These Cookie Dough Brownies were everything I wanted the ones in London to be. And yeah, there’s two different components of it that you need to make, but both the brownies and the cookie dough don’t need more equipment than a bowl, a whisk, and a wooden spoon. Don’t you love that?!

These two-layer Cookie Dough Brownies feature a rich, chewy chocolate brownie topped with eggless mini chocolate chip-filled cookie dough!If you’re a cookie dough person (and who isn’t…?), you must try these! Enjoy :)

Cookie Dough Brownies
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Serves: 16 brownies
For the brownies
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ¾ cups light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
For the cookie dough
  • ¼ cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons milk of choice
  • 1 cup (4¼ oz.) all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
For the brownies
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8-inch pan with parchment paper or foil and grease lightly.
  2. Combine the melted butter, sugars, and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each, until thoroughly blended.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Gradually stir flour mixture into the egg mixture until blended. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until an inserted toothpick comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Remove, and cool pan on wire rack before adding cookie dough on top.
For the cookie dough layer
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the brown sugar, white sugar, and butter until smooth. Whisk in vanilla and milk. Mix in the flour until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips.
  2. Spread cookie dough in an even layer on top of cooled brownies. Refrigerate until firmed up, about 1 hour, before cutting into squares.



  1. Oh wow these look so perfect I can’t stand it!

  2. I love this type of dessert, the 2 in one dessert! Looks perfect, and yes I love cookie dough :)

  3. The ratio of cookie dough to brownie in these is PERFECT. I wish I could grab a few through the screen!

  4. I have the biggest craving for chocolate and cookies. Now I will probably be thinking about these bars all day!

  5. Omg, I looove cookie dough brownies. I’ve never made them myself, but now I totally need to. That’s such a shame the ones in London weren’t any good, haha. Your version looks perfectly fudgy and delicious! :)

  6. Omg, these look beyond amazing Rachel! Your layers look perfect and have me totally drooling for one or 10 of these right now! Pinned:)

  7. Choosing between cookies and brownies is always the hardest thing (first world problems alert!) but these make life so much easier :)

  8. Looks so delicious

  9. This is the perfect example of killing two birds {errrr, I mean two desserts} with one stone! <3 It looks absolutely FANTASTIC and I know I am going to have a difficult time staying away from these gorgeous beauties! :D Pinned!

  10. Oh my gosh, these look amazing!! So gooey and decadent! I would totally eat the cookie dough off a spoon… but on top of brownies is even better!

  11. These look absolutely delicious!

  12. YES! These cookie dough brownies are 100% perfect in every way

  13. definitely craving a brownie right now.. my chocolate cravings have so kicked in after seeing your delicious images!

  14. Ooo la-la that ratio is purrrr-fect! My mouth is watering!
    And hey, just so you know, I nominated you for a Liebster award! I’d be so happy if you accepted the award and participated in the Q+A for fun as well! Check out the Liebster post on my blog for more details if you like! Tash x

  15. wow… this recipe is wonderful!! Cookie dough + brownies are an awesome combo!!! You always post irresistible recipes, beautiful Rachel! Have a wonderful weekend ;-)

  16. This sounds SO decadent and wonderful! Holy moly. And my fiance would be all over this! Thank you for such an awesome recipe!

  17. these look delicious! seriously, can it get any better than a brownie topped with cookie dough?! i don’t think so :)

  18. Love! This is my kind of treat!! I cannot wait to make these.

  19. Cookie dough and Brownies??!! Now that’s a match made in heaven. These brownies look amazing. I could eat them through my computer screen!

  20. wow, damn delicious brownies!!!
    the photgraph i trully seducing me…..

  21. That is always so annoying, when a dessert looks amazing but doesn’t taste as good as it looks! No problems here – everything looks rich, fudgy, and decadent, and based on how I am about to faceplant in my computer screen, I can bet it tastes even better than it looks. That cookie dough! Pinning, and happy weekend Rachel!

  22. Paige Minteer says:

    As one of the friends that tried the average cookie dough brownie in London I am SO UPSET i cannot teleport to Tacoma to try these! Guess ill have to make a whole batch for myself ;)

  23. I do exactly what you do! Get desserts somewhere, feel disappointed, and then make it better myself. These look delicious! I’m sure these are far superior to the ones in London.

  24. Cookie dough brownies are definitely the best dessert ever! Two of my favorites, combined into one. Can’t wait to try these out! Pinned!

  25. Nice recipe and its look so amazing. I will surely try this at home.

  26. This is so ironic.. after having a cookie dough brownie this weekend I could not help to try and recreate them myself. We both tried the same original brownies at South Bank Food Market! I can definitely confirm that they were AMAZING!!!

  27. This looks delish! The brownie is in the oven as I type this, can’t wait to taste it! Do you put frosting on the brownie before putting the cookie dough, or just leave it as is and dump the cookie dough on top of it?

  28. i had an issue with the cookie dough layer not “sticking” to the brownie layer … any suggestions ?

    • Hi Cindy, I haven’t tried it but my first thought was to try spreading a thin layer of melted chocolate between the brownie and cookie dough to act as a sort of glue. Hope this helps!

  29. Can we just use a boxed brownie mix?

  30. Sandy Brown says:

    I was wondering if margarine would work instead of butter? I have made this recipe many times, and my family loves it! I just have never used margarine before

  31. melissa calabro says:

    great recipe worked out great

  32. Just made these tonight for my family of 6 – and doubled the entire recipe. Absolutely delish! Fit perfectly in a 9×13, and now there’s enough goodness to go around! And I’ll definitely be making that cookie dough again to add to some vanilla ice cream…or a bowl on its own haha!

  33. Should these be refrigerated when you’re not serving them or do they only need to be in the fridge for that hour to set?

    • Hi Dawn, these will keep for longer in the fridge but they would be fine for a day or two at room temp as well, just make sure they’re in an air-tight container.


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