Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Bars

A chocolate chip cookie brownie bar; two classic sweets combined into one amazing bar. Double chocolate chewy brownies topped off with spoonfuls of perfect chocolate chip cookie dough.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Bar Recipe - bakedbyrachel.com

The other day I had a sudden need for a brownie. It was one of those days. The world was driving me crazy and only a brownie could help. It happens. I’m sure you know how that is. Only, I didn’t end up having brownies that day. In my crazy state, I convinced myself that making brownies in the afternoon meant that I wouldn’t be able to slice them until it was nearly too late to take decent pictures. So my craving would have to wait.

Seriously, this whole food blogging thing throws a major wrench into my cravings sometimes. Not cool.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Bar Recipe - bakedbyrachel.com

The extra time not making brownies was bad…but in a totally amazing kind of bad. It meant more time to create an even better brownie. It’s hard to choose between brownies and cookies so I decided to combine them. Top off rich homemade brownies with an amazing cookie dough. Why not?!

It’s a glorious mouthful. A deep double chocolate brownie base with the most amazing sweet and salty cookie dough known to man scattered over the brownie batter. The brownies end up perfectly chewy while the cookies are tender and slightly crisp on the outside. Amazing.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Bar Recipe - bakedbyrachel.com

Make these. Not brownies. Not cookies. Chocolate chip cookie brownie bars. It’s the only way. 

Yield: Serves 9-12

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25-30 minutes

Total Time: 40-55 minutes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Bars

Two classic sweets combined into one amazing bar. Double chocolate chewy brownies topped off with spoonfuls of perfect chocolate chip cookie dough.

Ingredients:

Cookie dough ingredients:
5 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
3 Tbsp brown sugar
3 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
1 1/4C all purpose flour
3/4C semi-sweet chocolate chips

Brownie ingredients:
1/4C unsalted butter
3oz bittersweet chocolate
3/4C granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp cocoa
5 Tbsp all purpose flour

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease sides of an 8x8-inch baking pan and line with parchment paper, slightly overhanging two edges.

For the cookie dough:
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars. Lightly mix in egg and vanilla. Add baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour until, mixing well. Finally, add chocolate chips and mix until dispersed throughout. Set aside.

For the brownie batter:
Melt butter and chocolate in a double boiler, set over a saucepan with simmering water. Stirring gently until completely melted and smooth. Remove from heat, whisk in sugar, followed by egg and vanilla. Whisk in cocoa and salt. Gently fold in all flour until combined.

Pour brownie batter into prepared pan, spreading out evenly with an offset spatula. Top off with large spoonfuls of cookie dough, press down gently. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Cool in pan completely before slicing. Store in an airtight container.

Brownie layer adapted from Martha Stewart
Cookie layer adapted from Baked by Rachel



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69 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Bars”

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    Cassie B. — October 1, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    These were so intense, I’m not sure if I’m satisfied or terrified. Delicious in a slightly overwhelming way. If you’re looking for a fulfilling chocolate fix, look no further.

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    Emily — October 28, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Hi Rachel, I made these yesterday and brought them in for some of my buddies. They were a HUGE hit! The brownie bottom is more like fudge than a brownie, which I love. Also, the saltiness in the cookie layer is perfect! I just wish I had doubled the recipe and made more of these. Thanks for posting this!

    • Rachel — October 28th, 2014 @ 8:46 pm

      So glad they were enjoyed! Thanks for sharing :)

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