dessert

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Bars!

How exciting is it to have two desserts in one? Very exciting and delicious. Slightly complicated to make, but a novice is still capable of pulling this off (I mean, I did).

I went looking for a pre-existing recipe and found this wonderful page that had exactly what I was looking for. Here is the original recipe for the brownie part of this dessert. You will also need my Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe to add into the brownie batter.

MAKE THE COOKIE DOUGH FIRST – BEFORE THE BROWNIE BATTER.

Before I attempted this creation of heaven, my only experience with brownie making was straight outta the box. I had never made brownies from scratch, ever. Everything turned out wonderfully, but I would recommend paying very close attention to this dessert as it bakes in the oven to prevent over-cooking and drying out the brownies.

The cook time took a little longer than the original recipe suggests, I kept my chocolate chip cookie brownies in the oven another 10 minutes to get the brownie part fully cooked. Keep a close eye on them as ovens vary and you may need to adjust baking time.

My only major alteration to the original brownie recipe was to use Hershey’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips instead of unsweetened chocolate. I already had them on hand, and it turned out delicious. Usually I believe that a half-step sweeter doesn’t harm chocolate based desserts but do what you think is best.

This is what the combination of the brownie batter and cookie dough looks like before it goes into the oven: cookie brownie2

If you have a few hours to kill or are craving these puppies, go for it! May the odds be ever in your favor!

Ingredients:

Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a 13×9 baking pan with foil and spray with non-stick spray (or use oil/butter to grease the bottom and sides of pan).

Melt the chocolate chips in a small sauce pan over low heat. Add the melted chocolate to a large mixing bowl, mix in canola oil until smooth. Add sugar and eggs until well mixed. Add flour and salt, mix until combined. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.

Add small balls of cookie dough into the brownie batter, try to cover the surface and not leave any large empty spaces without cookie dough. SPECIAL NOTE: You will not use the entire cookie dough recipe.

Bake for 30-35 minutes. Cover with foil part way through baking if any part is browning too quickly.

Enjoy!

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