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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.

Three cookie dough brownies stacked on a white plate

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. 😉

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
Mixing cookie dough frosting to go on top of brownies

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.

Cookie dough brownies stacked on a plate

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Cookie Dough Brownie Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
These fudgy Cookie Dough Brownies are topped with a frosting that tastes just like cookie dough and sprinkled with chocolate chips. They're irresistible!
Servings: 12
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes

Ingredients 

Brownie

Frosting

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Instructions 

Brownie

  • 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.

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!

Nutrition

Calories: 628kcal, Carbohydrates: 82g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 18g, Cholesterol: 117mg, Sodium: 428mg, Potassium: 257mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 53g, Vitamin A: 805IU, Calcium: 73mg, Iron: 3.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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24 Comments

  1. Angelina says:

    How many brownies does this recipe make?

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      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 🙂

  2. Jodi Jacobs says:

    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

  3. Raquel says:

    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!

  4. Sarah says:

    This look great! I’d like to use them for my foods class, do you know how many servings are in this recipe?

    1. Sarah says:

      *looks 😉

  5. Nadia says:

    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

    1. Lil' Luna says:

      Hmmm… not sure why that happened. Ours have never melted. Next time, I would try adding frozen chips. 😉

      1. Nadia says:

        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)?

      2. Lil' Luna says:

        Totally fine! 😉

      3. Nadia says:

        Thank you soo much!

  6. Jessica says:

    these look delish!

    1. Lil' Luna says:

      They really are!! 😀

  7. Amy+Huntley says:

    Brownies + Cookie Dough! Perfect combo! Pinned!

  8. Desiree @ The36thAvenue says:

    Lily’s recipes are always my favorites!

  9. Jamielyn@iheartnaptime says:

    These look AMAZING! Yum!

  10. Crystal says:

    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 🙂