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. Sheri

    You are going to make me so fat, but I'll be really happy getting there

  3. ❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀

    OMG are you kidding ME! These look so delicious. I want to eat them right now. lol

  4. Jenilyn

    Yummy! Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm a new follower!

  5. Jen@thecraftingfiend

    these look delicious!

  6. 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.

  7. Sarah@everydayeasy

    I have always wanted to do a progressive dinner! Let us know how it goes!

  8. Lindsay @ Delighted Momma

    EEEK!! These look deadly and delicious all in the same bite!

  9. Kim-A Creative Spirit

    Nunh Unh!!!! HOW YUMMMY do those look. MMMMMM

  10. 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!

  11. Jenn

    These sound delicious.

  12. Nicolette

    These look awesome! On the the short list for potential Father's Day dessert. Thanks!

  13. 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.

  14. dreamachine

    mmmmm this is making me so hungry! lol thanks for the add! Your blog is def on my favorites!

  15. emily @ the happy home

    holy. moly. this a combo of my two favorite sweets in the whole wide world!

  16. 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 ;-)

  17. Krista

    These looks sinfully delicious! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love yours too! Will add to my blogroll:) --Everyday Mom's Meals.

  18. Stephanie Brinkerhoff

    uuummmm. . . .I will be making these NOW

  19. 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!

  20. Bella @Bellgetsreal

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

  21. 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)

  22. 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!!

  23. Catrina

    These look great as well as all your other recipes! Thanks for following. Following you back.

  24. Camille

    Nikki, these look awesome! I will definitely be making these later! :)

  25. Deb

    Oh, my....I'm loving everything I've seen so far. I'm your newest follower!

  26. Melissa

    Wow...these look amazing. I am LOVING your blog! Following you back from Win For Fun.

  27. Jennifer

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

  28. Malory

    This looks divine! I think I will have to make it this weekend!

  29. Cherish

    I must make these! (drooling)

  30. 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!

  31. Julie

    I am so glad that you tried them and you loved them. They are always a hit at our house :)

    The Farm Girl

  32. Joy @ Joy Of Desserts

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

  33. Chanin

    Oh my gosh! I can't wait to make these! They look fabulous!!!

  34. Ashley


  35. 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.


    Another amazing recipe! Would you come over to my link party tomorrow and share your recipes with us at Cast Party Wednesday? http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.comI hope to see you there!

  37. JudyBug

    Looks so delicious...yum! I am so addicted to chocolate!

  38. Our Seven Dwarfs

    This looks scrumptious! I can't wait to make these!Jill of

  39. Jen@thecraftingfiend

    I made these for fathers day this past weekend and they were a huge hit! Even my husband who isn't that into cake=y sweets loved them!

  40. Mary

    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.

  41. Jill

    Wow...these look awesome!Jill @

  42. Chrystal - Adorn on a Shoestring

    I can't wait to try these! I'm a new follower, and also include a link to your recipe in my weekly link dump, located here:

  43. The Outlaw Mom

    Yum yum yum yum YUM! These look so good! Cookie dough - what more needs to be said. Thanks for sharing :-)

  44. T.R.

    Oh my gosh this looks like heaven! I need to try doing a gluten free variation on this!

  45. Jori

    Yum! I can't wait to try. Thank you!

  46. Chels

    WOW!! Those look really good!

  47. 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 :)

  48. Megan

    these look really delicious!


  49. Kim McCallie

    These look absolutely delicious! I love the cookie dough filling in the middle. Would love to have one right now. Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  50. shopannies

    I love your blog you have many great post and this one is no different I shared an ice cream sandwich recipe on my blog as well come see it at

  51. Kirsten @ Mushki Loves

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

  52. 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!

  53. FlyAwayHome

    WOW! These look Delish... I think I gained 10 pounds just looking at them :)

  54. Screaming Sardine

    Oh my! These look incredible. It's on my to do list, that's for sure. I know my son will be delighted by these.

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  55. {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!

  56. 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!!

  57. Laurie@The Baking Bookworm

    These look fantastic!! I'm glad I happened to find your blog. I can't wait to check out more of your recipes. :)Laurie@TheBakingBookworm

  58. Sarah S

    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!!

  59. Good Girl Gone Green

    oh yum!!! My husband would be all over these! Me on the other hand need to try and come uo with a vegan alternative. They just look so good!

  60. angie @ the cellar door stories

    just wanted to let you know that I made this recipe recently and featured it today! you can check out my post here:
    and come grab a button if you'd like!

  61. Tabitha Lynn

    This looks divine. Do you need the glaze on top?

  62. Kristen

    I'm a cookie dough-holic and these look perfect. Thanks for sharing :)

  63. Dianna Renee

    These are amazing! The brownie recipe alone is fantastic but with the cookie dough and glaze it is perfection!

  64. Deana

    WOW...pinnin' ya....I'd like to invite you to CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet Partygoing on now-Sunday night……Have a wonderful weekend!

  65. Anonymous

    tell me about it, im a sugar freak and ive been on a diet and have been doing find TILL I SAW THESE BABIES!

    1. Kaylene

      I put mine in the fridge as there is milk in the cookie dough layer. They still stay nice and soft!

  66. Julia

    Made these today...very good! doesn't take much to fill you up they turned out rich in flavor! thanks!!!!

  67. 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.

    1. 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 :)

  68. 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 !

  69. 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

  70. Leslee Ziegler

    These look amazing! Do they need to be kept in the fridge?

  71. Kaylene

    I had to double the cookie dough layer as it wouldn't spread over my entire 9x13 brownie! But it was VERY yummy!