Brownies With Cookie Dough Frosting

Brownies with Cookie Dough Frosting are two decadent desserts combined into one! A fudgy 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!

  • rep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Yield: 9 servings 1x

INGREDIENTS

For the brownies:

  • 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder (Dutch processed preferred)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

For the frosting:

  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS

For the brownies:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter, sugar and brown sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about a couple minutes. Reduce the speed to low and mix in one egg at a time, making sure to wipe down the sides of the bowl in between each addition. Mix in the vanilla extract.
  2. Mix in the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt on low speed until a thick batter forms. Fold the chocolate chips in with a rubber spatula. Gently press the brownie batter into a greased or parchment lined 9×9 pan. Its ok if the batter is thick and this may take a moment to gently push it into a flat layer in the pan.
  3. Bake for 35-38 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Let the brownies cool completely in the pan before frosting.

For the frosting:

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter and brown sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about a few minutes. Reduce the speed to low and mix in the powdered sugar until smooth. Mix in the flour and vanilla extract until smooth.
  2. With the mixer speed on low, add in the heavy cream and mix until just combined. The purpose of this is to achieve a frosting consistency. If it’s still a little too thick, add in a little bit more heavy cream until creamy enough. Fold the chocolate chips in with a rubber spatula.
  3. Once the brownies are completely cooled, frost with the cookie dough frosting. Enjoy!

NOTES

  • If you are concerned about consuming raw flour in the cookie dough frosting recipe, simply spread the flour out on a baking sheet and bake at 350 for a few minutes. Resume the frosting recipe as normal.
  • Dutch processed cocoa isn’t required, but does really deliver a “full” chocolate flavor! It’s my favorite!

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