These fudgy Cookie Dough Brownies are topped with a frosting that tastes just like cookie dough and sprinkled with chocolate chips. They’re irresistible!
Can’t decide between brownies or cookies? This dessert is the best kind of compromise! It has a fudgy brownie base and a frosting that tastes like chocolate chip cookie dough, giving you the best of both worlds.
brownies + cookie dough!
Do you love brownies? What about cookie dough? Add them together, and you have today’s Cookie Dough brownies that equal HEAVEN!
It starts with a batch of yummy brownies, and is topped with cookie dough frosting. Let me tell you – it’s GOOD (and addicting!)
You can use pretty much any brownie recipe for the base, whether it’s a box mix or our favorite Homemade Brownies.
Although we used it on brownies, you can use this cookie dough frosting for anything—like cakes and cupcakes, or just eating with a spoon. 😉
How to Make Cookie Dough Brownies
PREP. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
BATTER. In a mixer, add butter and sugars, mix until well combined.Add your eggs and vanilla, mix well. Add your dry ingredients and stir until fully incorporated.
BAKE. Spread into a greased 9×13 pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.
Brownie mix shortcut: If you would like to use a boxed brownie mix instead, you definitely can as long as it is baked in a 9×13 pan (so you have enough frosting). Just follow instructions on the brownie mix box and then add the cookie dough frosting once they have cooled.
FROSTING. Cream together butter and sugar. Add vanilla and mix well. Add flour and salt and stir until fully combined. Stir in the milk and beat until fluffy. Gently stir in the chocolate chips. Spread on cooled brownies.
Additional topping Ideas:
- Chocolate syrup
- Toffee bits
- Crushed nuts of your choice
Making Ahead and Storing
To make these AHEAD OF TIME, you can prepare the brownie base in advance and then prepare and add the frosting the day they will be served.
STORE leftover brownies in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
To FREEZE, place the brownies on a baking sheet and freeze for one hour. Once they are frozen, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and then in foil. Store them in the freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to serve, let them thaw in the fridge overnight.
For more yummy brownie recipes, check out:
- Brownies with Frosting
- Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies
- Caramel Brownies
- Oreo Brownies
- S’mores Brownies
- Snickers Brownie Bites
Cookie Dough Brownie Recipe
- 1 cup butter melted
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 5 tbsp milk
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a mixer, add butter and sugars, mix until well combined.
- Add your eggs and vanilla, mix well.
- Add your dry ingredients and stir until fully incorporated.
- Spread into a greased 9×13 pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.
- Cream together butter and sugar. Add vanilla and mix well. Add flour and salt and stir until fully combined. Stir in the milk and beat until fluffy. Gently stir in the chocolate chips. Spread on cooled brownies. Enjoy!
Lily, my girls love the Blue Bell Factory. When we went, they were making chocolate covered strawberries ice cream. It was delicious!! Love the recipe!! Enjoy the last few weeks of summer 🙂
These look AMAZING! Yum!
Lily’s recipes are always my favorites!
Brownies + Cookie Dough! Perfect combo! Pinned!
these look delish!
They really are!! 😀
Hi! Greetings from Malaysia! I tried your cookie dough brownies & they were yummy! Only thing was when I stirred the choc chips in, it kinda melted the whole cookie dough so I didn’t get the light brown look
Hmmm… not sure why that happened. Ours have never melted. Next time, I would try adding frozen chips. 😉
I added cold chips instead on top. Very very delicious! Thanx for the recipe! Do you mind if I use this recipe to do small sales (i did some alterations though)?
Totally fine! 😉
Thank you soo much!
This look great! I’d like to use them for my foods class, do you know how many servings are in this recipe?
I loved the cookie dough frosting but for some reason my brownies came out very cakey. Do you know what I might have done wrong?
I love your blog, your lemon glazed zucchini bread is my go to!
Lily my daughters love Blue Bell ice cream and you went to the factory lucky family I don’t live by Texas I live in California
How many brownies does this recipe make?
It just depends on how big you cut them. You could get anywhere from 12 big ones to 16 normal size. It really depends on what size. Hope that helps 🙂
My two favorites!! Love the cookie dough frosting on top! It takes these brownies to the top!
We made these and took them over to my dads. They were a hit!
Thank you for this delicious brownie recipe! My kids can’t get enough! They love the cookie dough frosting!
A homemade brownie topped with the best frosting!