Cookie Dough Brownies

Tonight we are doing a progressive dinner with a couple of our friends.  We are the Dessert House.

For one of the desserts served, I wanted to make something I hadn’t made for them before and came across this recipe at The Farm Girl.  It looked amazing!

I made a few changes to the brownie recipe (I have a favorite brownie recipe that I always use) but other than that, it is pretty similar!

recipe from: The Farm Girl

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1-1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup cocoa
1-1/3 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 cups milk chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening
3/4 cups walnuts, optional


Cream butter and sugar together.  Add eggs and blend well.  Add vanilla, salt, cocoa, and flour.  Don’t over-beat.  Pour into a greased 9×13 pan.  Bake at 350 F for 20-25 minutes or until done.  Cool completely.

For filling, in a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light & fluffy. Beat in milk and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in mini chocolate chips. Spread over brownies (works best to just press out with clean hands.); chill until firm.

For glaze, in a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening in 30 second intervals, stirring after each time, until smooth. Spread over filling. Immediately sprinkle with nuts, pressing down slightly.

Let glaze harden before cutting in.


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  1. Kassi @ Truly Lovely

    Those sound SO delicious!!! And a progressive dinner party sounds fun too! :) Thanks for stopping by Truly Lovely! Hope to see you again soon!

  2. Jodi

    Thanks for the follow. I might gain 10 lbs just reading your blog! Ha! I want to make the s'mores bars you have on your blog. They look so good. Oh and your daughter is adorable! Hope the end of your pregnancy is going well.

  3. Shore Girl

    You're right – they do look amazing — there's no way you could keep me out of them if they were sitting on my counter!

  4. Shelley

    My mouth is literally watering so much I can't stop swallowing!!! These look A-MA-ZING! I'm printing this out as I write.

  5. Karla

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I really appreciate the comments from more established bloggers since I'm just starting out.

    I think it is funny that the first recipe is a cookie dough brownie. I LOVE cookie dough. It's like it is saying "karla–follow my blog!". So I did. :-)

    PS. the boyfriend thanks you for this recipe too ;-)

  6. sherri lynn

    I have been making these for years and I LOVE THEM!!! They are so addicting!!

    p.s. I have a fun summer giveaway going on at my blog!

  7. Bella @Bellgetsreal

    thanks for stopping by. You are definitely going to make my diet harder to stick with….these look delish.

  8. Tanya@takesix

    Nikki, those look delish!!!!!! You have some great recipes here. This is what I need. . . tried and true recipes, because I don't enjoy cooking. I just like to set the table!! ;0)

  9. Kathy

    I felt guilty just looking at these delcious treats!!! What a great and fun blog you have here!! I'm a very happy new follower (and my family will be to when I try some of your recipes!) Have a great time at your progressive dinner. I found you on VoiceBoks and am so glad I did!! Take care!!

  10. Jennifer

    I've only scrolled through 2 posts and I'm drooling! These all look fantastic! I'm off to scroll further down!

  11. Tanya

    Oh my! That photo gave me chocolate-induced goosebumps!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and introducing yourself. I'm following you, too, and looking forward to more recipes!

  12. Joy @ Joy Of Desserts

    That sounds good. Great idea with the cookie dough in the middle. Thank you for participating at Joy of Desserts.

  13. Handy Man, Crafty Woman

    Oh, these look so yummy! I'd love it if you would link this up to our Wicked Awesome Wednesday link party this week, if you have time.

  14. Oh MY! I will be making these today! This is my first visit and I love your blog. I am now a follower. I found you through the Kings Court IV Link-up. Can't wait to visit again.

  15. Seaweed and Raine

    STOP! You are making me SO hungry right now!!! They look delish. Hope your progressive dinner goes really well and that you all have a marvellous time :)

  16. Kirsten @ Mushki Loves

    Oh cute girl…you are killing me here! I want to make everything you do! How do you stay so thin?

  17. Rhondi

    Hi Nikki! I found your blog through A Well Seasoned Life. These brownies look amazing. I will definitely be making them over the summer for my kiddos. Your chocolate trifle looks really good too. I'm a new follower and would love if you came by:

    Have a great day!

  18. {nifty thrifty things}

    Hmm.. These look SO delicious!! I love everything cookie dough!
    I will feature this at tomorrow's linky party! :)
    Thank you so much for linking it up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!

  19. Amanda-The Sweet Details

    Hey! Not sure if you've seen the post yet or not but I featured you this week on savory sunday!!

  20. First, congratulations on your new baby boy! Second, thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. I've been checking out a bunch of your posts and am now your newest follower! I like to say "I'm not a cook, I just {sometimes} play one on my blog" — I think I can learn a lot from you. Congratulations again!!

  21. Lisa

    This is a VERY confusing recipe to read….. For example, I tried to make the glaze and had to guess at how much chocolate to put in.

    • Chef in Training

      sorry about that. when i switched over to wordpress all my old recipes got jumbled up. I am slowly getting them all straightened out. sorry i didn’t get to this one in time. I hope it still turned out for you :)

  22. Wanda

    Awesome !!! I bake alot and love to try different recipes. These were bang on ! I followed the recipe exactly without any problems. They make a large pan, so I froze some of them and they were even better eaten right from the freezer. This recipe is a keeper !

  23. Dalme Retief

    Do you not bake the brownie filling even though it has a cup of flour in or have I missed something please forgive me if this is a dumm question