cookie dough frosted brownies

Brownies with a salmonella free cookie dough smothered on top.  For reals.  This is the stuff dreams are made of.  I’m not even one of those cookie dough freak people, but this stuff is goooooood!!!!  I’ve seen a gazillion different ways to make the ‘edible eggless cookie dough’ on Pinterest but hesitated to try any of the recipes because I knew, just KNEW, all of my will power would be in a puddle on the floor.  So maybe this means I’m a closet cookie dough freak?!?! Maybe. Ok fine, I am. There, I said it.

It takes all of 4 seconds to make a batch and even less time to consume it all. We ate the entire batch in 1 sitting, shameful.  This is also why I run 5 miles a day, pushing a double stroller.  Because I eat too much crap like this.  Anyway.

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This brownie recipe is by far and away my favorite.  Perfectly fudgy, but it’s not a straight piece of fudge.  And the frosting, well, it’s everything you want in cookie dough, without the fear of salmonella.  The combination is decadent, yet still juvenile.  In other words, everyone will enjoy this.

 

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In other news, this is my first blog post in forever.  No HUGE reason for the absence, other than just the normal things in life.  I hope to get back to posting more consistently, so thanks for hanging with me as I adjust to the constant changes that raising 2 kids entails.  One day they play so wonderfully on their own and I can get a ton of stuff done.  The next day they won’t let me out of their sight and they want to be sitting on my lap while I read any and every book they can find, the ENTIRE DAY.  So ya, we roll with it.  Thanks for rollin’ with it too!  In the meantime, make these brownies, and this frosting.  If you have leftovers (fat chance), freeze individually wrapped brownies for a treat at a later time.  Just thaw them at room temp for a few hours, or shoot, eat them frozen.  Frozen brownies are chewy and delicious!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosted Brownies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosted Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1 batch of Brownies
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup milk (I’ve used a variety, and I think whole milk tastes best)
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips (if you don’t have mini, then chop regular chips to a smaller size)

Instructions

Make the brownie recipe and allow it to cool completely.

*The brownie recipe can easily be halved. You can half the frosting recipe, or make the full batch of frosting and just have super thick cookie dough on the brownies (which isn’t a bad idea!).

Frosting:

With a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and brown sugar at medium speed for about 2 minutes. Add the vanilla. Mix in the flour and salt. Mix in the milk and beat until fluffy (about 1 minutes. With a rubber spatula, fold in the chocolate chips. Spread onto cooled brownies.

Chill the frosted brownies before you cut them, then cut them while they’re chilled.

*This step just makes them cut a little cleaner, but it isn’t necessary.

*The brownies and frosting freeze well. You can make them both and freeze them individually. Just thaw at room temp before assembling. OR, you can frost the brownies, chill them, cut them, and then freeze individual pieces for an easy-to-grab treat later on.

http://www.fatgirltrappedinaskinnybody.com/2014/07/chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-frosted-brownies/

Cookie Dough Frosting adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction