Regular readers of this blog will know that I love brownies - that combination of chocolate, sugar, butter, flour and eggs creates something magical that can only be described as rib stickingly good.
A few weeks ago, I came across this recipe by Brown EyedBaker for Cookie Dough Brownies and I just knew I had to make them. Two of my favourite things in a bake - this was a match made in heaven!
I decided to stick with my brownie recipe as I know it works but I used Brown Eyed Baker's recipe for the cookie dough and oh my, this is heaven on a plate. Tom reckoned they were too sweet and rich for him so he could only manage half a slice at a time but I like to think of myself as a seasoned brownie eater therefore I may have eaten 1 or 2 that weekend (totally didn't eat a few a day haha).
The cookie dough does take these brownies to the next level and it's already got me thinking about the possibility of using different flavours of cookie dough alongside the consistent chocolate base of the brownie. I'm thinking a white chocolate version would be great for the summer
Cookie Dough Brownies
250g dark chocolate
100g milk chocolate
200g unsalted butter
250g soft dark brown sugar
50g plain flour
Preheat the oven to 170C (fan)
Grease and line a 20cm square cake tin
Melt the butter and chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water
In a separate bowl whisk the eggs and sugar until doubled in volume
Once the butter and chocolate have melted, whisk in the egg/sugar mixture
Whisk in the flour
Pour into the tin and bake for 30 minutes
Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin
225g unsalted butter, at room temperature
200g light brown sugar
100g granulated sugar
60 ml double cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt
210g plain flour
200g chocolate chips
Whisk the butter and both sugars together on a high speed until pale and fluffy
Add the cream, vanilla and salt and mix until combined
Whisk in the flour and chocolate chips
Spread the cookie dough over the cooled brownies and chill in the fridge for 1 hour
Cut up into small squares and enjoy!