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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64 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Bars”

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    Paula — February 15, 2013 at 8:22 am

    These are a great way to satisfy those two sweet cravings at once. Delicious looking bars.

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    Jan — February 15, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Food blogging is hard because you do have to be so patient. Bake something one day, then photograph next day when the light is better. It’s quite rough sitting around waiting for tomorrow with treats sitting around, untouched!
    Sometimes layer bars like these don’t seem to bake properly and end up overly greasy/fudgy, but yours look perfect!

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    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — February 15, 2013 at 9:00 am

    i need these in my life!

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — February 15, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Brownies are Paul’s favorite but I’d much rather have a cookie. The best of both worlds right here, for sure!

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    Kathrin @ ginger, lemon & spice — February 15, 2013 at 9:42 am

    That’s just A W S O M E!!!!! Oh my god I want this right now!!! best idea ever!!! i will definitly try this myself!!

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    Sadie — February 15, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Oh, I think I’ve died and gone to Heaven! My two absolute favorite comfort goodies in one!! Can’t wait to try this recipe. Thank you! :-)

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — February 15, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Such an amazing take on cookies!

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    Annie @ Annie's Noms — February 15, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Wow these look delicious! I adore cookies and brownies and the way you describe these makes my mouth water! I totally get what you mean about having to time things right so you can take pictures, I’m always fighting the light!!

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    amanda @ fake ginger — February 15, 2013 at 10:45 am

    I love these kinds of bars! Best of both worlds! :)

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    Mary — February 15, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Looks like a winner to me – brownie + chocolate chip cookie. Doesn’t get better than that. Can’t wait to make these.

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    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — February 15, 2013 at 11:26 am

    The best of both worlds! These look SO good!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — February 15, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Yummy! Definitely the best of both worlds!

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — February 15, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    I like the way you think!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — February 15, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Love that you combined cookies and brownies! Must try!

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    Tracy — February 15, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Haha, I totally hear you on food blogging throwing a wrench into your plans sometimes. These bars look amazing though, yum!

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    Cheri | Kitchen Simplicity — February 15, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    I am going to make these this weekend. My hubby just asked for cookies “or something” and I’m pretty sure these would make him even happier then cookies, He just doesn’t now it yet. Brilliant!

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    a farmer in the dell — February 15, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    how did you know that I am having one of “those” days. A brownie is the only cure I can think of. Thanks for this amazing recipe!!! And the photos are awesome. I guess it was worth waiting :)

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    Kristen — February 15, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Oh wow – what a great combination. Agreed that it is the best of both!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — February 15, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    These are just a single Oreo layer away from being Slutty Brownies, haha! They look absolutely decadent and delicious. Great recipe, Rachel!

    • Rachel — February 16th, 2013 @ 9:13 am

      Ha! Maybe someday I’ll take that leap.

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    Julie @ Table for Two — February 15, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    these are beyond ridiculous and they need to be at my house right now.

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — February 15, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Two amazing desserts in one?! Yes, please!`

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    the gluten free chef — February 16, 2013 at 1:47 am

    So happy to have stumbled upon your blog. Luv these and gonna convert them to gluten free!

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    Caroline @ chocolate & carrots — February 16, 2013 at 7:46 am

    What an amazing combo!

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    JulieD — February 16, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Love these…the best of both worlds!

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    Kathy - Panini Happy — February 16, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    I was just mulling over ideas for treats to bring to a girls night next week – I shall look no further! Amazing!

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    Yvonne @ bitter baker — February 17, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Yum!! I saw these on Facebook, they look amazing!!

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    Liz — February 17, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Just made these!! Kids can’t wait to dig in :)

    • Rachel — February 17th, 2013 @ 3:29 pm

      I hope you guys like them! :)

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    Tracey — February 17, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    I’m pretty sure if I made these they would last all of about 2 hours in my house :) Best combo ever!

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    Jamie — February 18, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Yum! Genius combining brownies and cookies!

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    Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking — February 18, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    I love brownies and cookies and put together in a irresistible bar is something I must try asap!
    Thanks Rachel!

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    natalie@thesweetslife — February 18, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    um yeah, these look amazing!

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    Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen — February 18, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Oh wow these look so good, can’t wait to try this recipe!

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    Holly — February 19, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    I just made them the other day and they were delicious! Super easy to make and even tasty after two days (if they last that long ;) )
    i will definitly make them again!

    • Rachel — February 19th, 2013 @ 6:47 pm

      So glad you liked it! :)

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — February 22, 2013 at 11:31 am

    I would die waiting to sink my teeth into these. omgggggggggggggggggg

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    tica — February 25, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    This recipe was vreally easy and fast to make – pretty failsafe too! Went down a treat with the fam and friends – unfortunately for me, the textures of both the brownie and cookie were still very distinctive and…i like neither brownies nor cookies. I was hoping for something drier than a brownie but chewier than a cookie hehe

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    Raina — February 27, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Question-I made these the other day-loved them….do you think this recipe for brownies would work for regular brownies? I loved the dark melted chocolate taste in them!

    • Rachel — February 27th, 2013 @ 12:29 pm

      It definitely would, but you would need to at the very least double the ingredients for the brownies.

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    Christina — February 28, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Wow, these are awesome, even though I used 1/4lb of butter instead of 1/4cup in the brownie mixture…oooops! So, needless to say, the bottom layer is SUPER buttery, rich, and gooey…but the whole shebang still tastes great. I will definitely be making these again, and maybe even correctly next time ! :)

    • Rachel — February 28th, 2013 @ 5:23 pm

      ha! well, there are worse mistakes to make! I’m glad it still tasted good :)

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — February 28, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    2 things in 1!! I think these sound awesome!

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    melissa — April 21, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Stumbled upon your recipe looking for something to make from scratch. This fit the bill. However, note to self, don’t start at 6pm!! It didn’t take long to get both batters made, but for whatever reason, it took almost an hr for the browine dough to cook. I actually had to flip the pan onto a cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes so as not to burn the cookies!! Waiting for it to cool off was killer!! Overall, the best of both worlds!! Oh, I did add a layer of walnuts between the 2 batters, just b/c I love nutty brownies.

    • Rachel — April 22nd, 2013 @ 8:21 am

      That’s really peculiar about the cook time as it definitely shouldn’t have taken that long. Glad you enjoyed them!

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    Hillary — May 25, 2013 at 3:18 am

    On the recipefor the cookies it says 11/4c of all purpose flour…is that a mistake because after making this dish it came out to crumby and uneatable. If this is a mistake then I’m letting you know so that future viewer won’t make the same mistake I did.

    • Rachel — May 25th, 2013 @ 8:30 am

      I’m sorry to hear you had trouble with this recipe, but 1 1/4 cup of all purpose flour is the correct amount and does work, as you can see from the photos accompanying this recipe. Be sure you are measuring accurately and mix well. The ingredients will come together.

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    margo — May 25, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Hi, I want to make this for a party tonight but it’s kind of last minute. Can I just microwave the chocolate?

    • Rachel — May 27th, 2013 @ 7:49 am

      You need to be careful melting chocolate in the microwave as it can burn easily. Reduce the power and heat in 20-30 second intervals.

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    Isabella — June 5, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    I made these with a friend a while ago and they turned out great and delicious.
    Unfortunately he never gave me the recipe and I decided to make these to serve with ice cream at a birthday party.
    I found this on pinterest and decided to make them. I am not sure what happened but they were not what I expected. The brownie Burned and was crunchy. The cookie was too hard (too much flour). It was overall a bad desert and very embarrassing when I tasted it the tome it was served… with everyone.
    I wished they turned put better because I really liked it. I guess I have to wait to get a better turn out with my friend.

    • Rachel — June 6th, 2013 @ 7:09 am

      The ingredients stated in the recipe are the correct amounts and do turn out as you can see from the pictures. Measuring correctly and knowing how your oven cooks is important for baking. I hope you have better luck the next time you try them.

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    Yii-Huei — June 7, 2013 at 5:48 am

    These look sooo good! Brownies and cookies are my absolute favourite baked goods to eat, and I love combining things like that (e.g cheesecake brownies) :)

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    Vicki — June 23, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Hi Rachel
    Just wanted to thankyou for me stumbling across your wonderful website! I decided to search for a brownie recipe and i discovered your choc cookie brownie creation and i will be forever grateful My family ,friends and of course myself absolutely Looooooooove it!I have made it four times now.The last time i added walnut to the brownie mixture…also yummo!Have also made your choc and cranberry cookies…a great success with all as well!Now that i have found you i will look forward to trying more of your delicious recipes!Thankyou for sharing your passion!

    • Rachel — June 24th, 2013 @ 7:58 am

      So glad to hear you enjoyed both recipes! Thanks for sharing :)

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    illustrating Rain — July 30, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Just made these, taste perfect! Just the right combination of both sweet treats and the texture is spot on. Thank You :)

    • Rachel — July 30th, 2013 @ 11:20 am

      So glad to hear you enjoyed them! :)

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    Mirella — August 9, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Can I add cheesecake between brownie and cookie?

    • Rachel — August 9th, 2013 @ 9:01 pm

      You could certainly try but I don’t have advice for you on temp or timing. Good luck!

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    Katy — September 8, 2013 at 11:16 am

    I never comment on blogs, but I just have to praise these amazing sweet treats. Wow! These brownies/cookies are the best thing I have ever eaten. Seriously! If I didn’t live with a husband who eats everything in sight I would have eaten the whole pan myself. Tip! Put them in the fridge with a lid and savor them over a few days. They only get better!!! Fudge on the bottom, the perfect salty cookie on top. Wow, just wow. I will be making these again & again & again!

    • Rachel — September 8th, 2013 @ 3:43 pm

      So glad you stopped by to let me know! I’m really glad you enjoyed them so much.

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    richelle — December 14, 2013 at 10:16 am

    I’m going to make this for Christmas giveaways. I only have dutch processed cocoa powder available in the pantry? Is it okay to use? Or what is preferred? :-) I hope mine would turn out successful. Exciteeed!

    • Rachel — December 14th, 2013 @ 11:38 am

      I imagine it should work fine. :) Good luck!

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    pmt_444@yahoo.com — April 14, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Rachel , my daughters roommate from college made these & left them on my dining room table! OMG to die for! I love them! That was 3 weeks ago! I had to keep reminding her of the promise they both made to get the recipe to me! I make great soft cookies & have tried to combine brownie & my cookie recipe before but I lost that recipe! But your recipe I pray I never loose! For the folks who use the recipe & If the result are that cookie is not cooking enough or over cooking: If you don’t use parchment paper , yes the bottom of the cookie will burn! Or, buy an oven thermometer tester to verify that your oven is reaching optimal temperature. An easy find in Bed & Bath or like store in silverware/bakeware section. This has happened to me in the past, with a gas stove I had !. Nothing would come out baked right ! I hired an electrician , who also worked on gas stoves! He determined that I had to replace the heating element on the stove. The electrician suggested for the amount of baking I was doing that the next stove I purchase should be more like what the restaurants use. ! Paula

    • Rachel — April 15th, 2014 @ 7:26 am

      I’m glad you were finally able to get the recipe! So glad to hear you enjoyed them! :)

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