Cookie Dough Brownies

This recipe for Cookie Dough Brownies is so rich and decadent that it’s almost sinfully bad. But not quite. Unless you devour the whole pan.

I’ve been making this recipe for years and I’ve got to say – I think it’s my favorite brownie recipe. There’s three layers –  brownies, cookie dough (with no egg, so it’s safe to eat), and finally melted chocolate on top. If I’m in a hurry, I use a box mix of brownies to speed the process along. Whenever I take these to a potluck or friend’s house, I get many compliments and recipe requests.

I had to skip all my usual step photos today, as it came down to that or no brownies. Naturally, I picked the brownies with less photos. I figured you would understand. 😉

Cookie Dough Brownies

Yields: 3 dozen

Cookie Dough Brownies

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1-2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cup all-purpose flour
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoon shortening
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

In a large bowl, beat the eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla until well blended. Combine the flour, cocoa and salt; gradually beat into egg mixture. Stir in walnuts if desired.

Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until brownies test done. Cool completely.

For filling, in a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in milk and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour. Spread over the brownies; chill until firm.

For glaze, in a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Spread over filling. Immediately sprinkle with nuts, pressing down slightly. Let stand until set.

Give these Cookie Dough Brownies a try. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

*Note – I modified this recipe (1.5 x the cookie dough part) just slightly from Taste of Home


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Erika is a happily married mom with four energetic children. With a love for Jesus, photography, organizing, and encouraging other moms, she stays busy and definitely does not have it all together.


  1. DenSchool says:

    YUM! Love brownies (and cookies) – I definitely think I’d enjoy these.

  2. For real??!!!
    I’m reading this right before dinner time and… I am starving!
    Those look WAY good, too. I’m thinking they are even easy enough for
    me to make and have them turn out right! I’m not so good at cookie making, I’m trying these…
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  3. Those look amazingly pretty!
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  4. Awesome pictures, made me want to lick the screen! LOL!
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  5. You make the most amazing looking goodies!.. I want to try so many of them but I’m on insulin and have to really watch my sugar do you think your recipes would hold up with a sugar substitute?
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  6. Kimberly Davis says:

    These look soooo good.

  7. Lisa Brown says:

    Yummy recipe. I love the filling!

  8. Thomas Murphy says:

    looks good, thanks for the recipe

  9. Deborah Wallin says:
  10. Those sound good. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  11. bill elliott says:

    These look so good, now I have to beg my wife to bake them for me lol

  12. Those look delicious. I just pinned them!
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  13. Found your recipe on Pinterest, these sound awesome! =)

  14. These look and sound delish! I love the cookie dough in the brownies. I bet you do get rave reviews on this one!
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