I love making chocolate brownies when I want a quick and delicious sweet snack, but I always have my eye out for variations on the theme. So I was pretty excited to stumble across a recipe for Choc Chip Cookie Dough Brownies on RecipeGirl, via Perth food blog Morsels.
Despite their two-layer status, these brownies didn’t look very hard to make, mainly because they contained very standard ingredients and it was only necessary to cook one layer (Cheaty! I like). I’m a big fan of brownies and their fudgy, chocolatey deliciousness, and I can’t say no to chocolate chip cookie dough, that most indulgent of uncooked treats. So really, this was a combination made in heaven. Plus there’s no egg in the cookie dough, so safe for those with compromised immune systems. Ace!
There was a morning tea coming up at work so I decided to challenge my workmates’ dedication to keeping their molars healthy, and sent around RecipeGirl’s brownie picture in an email. The email was returned with various LOLcat images of kittens purring and the like, so I took that as acquiescence and embarked on my mission.
The brownies were quick to make, and I had to stop myself from inhaling the batter – it had that beautiful creamy texture that I love to dig into with a spoon. The batter took a bit longer to bake than the recipe called for, but I’m beginning to suspect this is my oven’s fault – especially when I realised the very base of the brownies had burned slightly, just like the tart pastry did a few weeks ago. I can’t wait to go back to having a gas oven!
I sneakily scraped off the burned bit and set the massive flat brownie brick aside to cool while I made the choc chip cookie dough. This was amazingly easy, and it was soon time to spread the dough across the brownie. It was a little more difficult than I expected, but after some perseverance the dough stuck down and spread evenly.
My kitchen was unfortunately lacking a functional fridge, but thankfully it was a cool night so I covered the whole thing with foil to sit overnight, then took it to work the next day. A quick stint in the office fridge made the dough firm enough to cut up into little squares. I hadn’t realised how big the slab of brownie was, but I only had to serve a third of it at morning tea. The rest I kept in the fridge at work, where it was steadily devoured over the next two days.
Reactions were all positive, and I’ll definitely make this one again. How can you go past choc chip cookie dough brownies? Everything about this snack speaks to my sweet-loving self, and I can’t wait to turn everyone else into a convert as well.