Brownies with Cookie Dough Frosting are two decadent desserts combined into one! A fudgy, chocolate brownie base is frosted with a smooth, creamy cookie dough frosting. Each bite will have you guessing: is it a brownie or a cookie?! BOTH! This is a dessert that you aren’t going to be able to resist!
Making homemade brownies can seem like a hassle compared to a boxed brownie, but it is SO worth it. Let’s break it down:
First, you make the brownie batter. Nothing fussy here, just good ol’ chocolatey goodness. A combination of butter, sugars, flour, cocoa powder and baking soda do the trick. Then, they are baked to perfection.
The key to a really good brownie? The cocoa powder! Dutch processed cocoa powder is what I recommend for this recipe, but they can also be made with regular. I just love the full, rich chocolate flavor that the Dutch processed cocoa powder gives. Plus, it makes the brownies look ultra dark and decadent.
It may seem like this brownie batter is thick, but that’s ok! It bakes out to be all sorts of fudgy and delicious. Use a rubber spatula to press the batter into the bottom of a greased 9×9 baking pan and then let the oven do it’s thing.
These brownies are scrumptious on their own, but you can’t say no to a cookie dough frosting!
Cookie Dough Frosting
Up next: the cookie dough frosting. Brown sugar gives this frosting the classic “cookie dough” taste along with some vanilla extract and, of course, chocolate chips.
Yes, this frosting does call for flour to be added to it. If you are concerned about consuming raw flour, simply spread the flour out on a baking sheet and bake at 350 for a few minutes. Then, resume the frosting recipe as normal once the floured has cooled. For me personally, I’m going to take my chances, haha! But, I’m also the one who is swiping my finger through the actual cookie dough when cookies are being made so….it’s just in my nature!
In order to get a nice, light and fluffy frosting, it does need to be whipped until airy. Doing so will make sure that the frosting is smooth and creamy. When in doubt, whip it!
Finally, the best part: frosting the brownies! In all honesty here, I may have taken a few finger swipes through the frosting before putting it on the brownies. You have to make sure it’s safe to eat, you know?
Slice these brownies and serve. But, fair warning, they disappear quickly!
These brownies are so fun to me because they do combine two classics that you can’t go wrong with. Can you imagine gliding your fork through a sea of cookie dough frosting down into a brownie bottom? I can and I’m drooling.
Brownies with Cookie Dough Frosting are perfect for any dessert to wow a crowd or to make in your jammies. Either way, they are bound to disappear!
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