Rich, fudgy brownie cookies are made special by a classic cookie dough center. Topped with chocolate, these Cookie Dough Brownie Cookies are a decadent treat for cookie lovers of any age.
Cookie Dough Brownie Cookies
“Healthy, with a little bit of happy.”
You may or may not know this, but we thought of a new tagline for Lizzy T’s. And by “we”, I mean “Dad”.
Do you know someone who’s really creative? Someone who’s always got a good idea? I love creating new things with food. But my dad? He’s just a little bit awesome at thinking up funny names, logos, or little jingles.
So what do we mean by “Healthy, with a little bit of happy”?
We’re trying to eat healthy, but at the same time, let’s be real. We’re dessert bloggers who dream of what it would be like to own our own bakery. It really depends on the day when it comes to eating “happy” or eating “healthy.” Some days we eat really healthy, but other days it’s a completely happy day.
In hopes to stay in the “healthy” zone, mom usually makes us give away all the happy food that I make to our neighbors. Even though I love baking for people, I don’t always enjoy giving away my prized creations. Nevertheless, when we get feedback from someone we gave sweets to, I see how happy our friends and neighbors get from our food and that makes me happy.
This happened with these lovely cookies. Mom was almost positive if they stayed in the house one more second, she would grab them all and eat them. Truthfully I was thinking the same thing, but I wasn’t going to say it. That would mean parting with those precious cookies!
We ended up giving a plate to my youth group leader to try. They are now officially his new favorite cookie and I wouldn’t blame him! I’ve adopted them as my favorite, too.
That got us thinking, who doesn’t like brownies…..and cookie dough? It’s rare that you get to eat them together, but I think it should become more common. Brownies and cookie dough are just too good to be hidden!
These cookies are made the same way that we make the buckeye brownie cookies. They start with a boxed brownie mix so that makes them super easy. Head on over to see a step-by-step tutorial if you’d like. Make the cookie dough first and freeze the cookie dough balls while you make the brownie cookie batter. Then just bake the cookies, pop the cookie dough on top of the fresh-from-the-oven baked cookies and cover with melted chocolate.
Sprinkle the tops with colorful sprinkles if you’d like. Sprinkles make everything more fun!
Cookie Dough Brownie Cookies
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1 box fudge brownie mix 19.5 ounce or family size
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 large egg
- 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until creamy. Add in the milk and vanilla extract. Mix well. Add in the flour and mix well until combined. Fold in the mini chocolate chips. Roll this dough into 24 balls and place them on a cookie sheet that has been lined with waxed paper or parchment paper. Freeze for 20-30 minutes.
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, beat the brownie mix, butter, cream cheese, and egg. The dough will be a little sticky but very thick. Scoop the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet, making 24 cookies. Smooth the edges of each to form a round cookie.
- Bake for the cookie dough 12 minutes at 350 degrees, keeping an eye out to make sure the cookies don't over cook or under cook.
- As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, press a cookie dough ball lightly into the center of each cookie. Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Melt the 4 blocks of chocolate in a microwavable bowl for 45 seconds. Stir the chocolate and melt for additional 15 seconds or until the chocolate is completely melted. (Candiquik comes in 16 ounce packages. When you open it, there are 16 blocks. Cut off 4 of these blocks for this recipe.) Spoon about 1/2 a tablespoon of melted chocolate on top of each cookie so it covers the cookie dough ball. Let the chocolate set. Store in an airtight container.