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!
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:
Cookie Dough Brownie Recipe
- 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!