Hello. Two of my favorite things, in one. Does life get any better?
Yesterday the baking bug hit. Love when that happens on Sundays :). Who doesn’t like treats for the week? Well, I certainly do…but I had one thing to consider. We leave for the week on Tuesday. So I needed to bake something that wouldn’t last us more than three days.
Enter cookie dough brownies, and the freezer :).
I’ve seen the idea all over the Pinterest. Brownies, from a box or scratch, topped with cookies. You really can’t mess it up. But, because we were being so indulgent here, I took the opportunity to really healthify our treat. And lemme tell ya, we weren’t complaining.
We used half this batch of brownies (but you can use all) to make a small portion of this delicious treat
Cookie Dough Brownies
- 1/3 cup of cocoa powder
- 1/2 + 2 tablespoons of boiling water
- 2 ounces of unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 cup + of applesauce (add a tablespoon or two if needed)
- 2 flax seed eggs (1 tablespoon of ground flax, 3 tablespoons of water per flax egg)
- 2 egg whites
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 2 cups of sugar
- 1 cup of All purpose flour
- 3/4 cup of Whole Wheat flour
- A large dash of salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and begin boiling water
- Put cocoa in large mixing bowl, and add the boiling water directly
- Add the chocolate, and whisk until smooth
- Whisk in the applesauce and butter
- Add the flax eggs, egg whites and vanilla
- Fold in the flour and sugar until completely incorporated
- Pour into an 8×8, greased pan.
- Bake for 25-35 minutes, depending on doneness.
I let the brownies cool completely, for a few hours.
Once the brownies are done, you just need to add the cookie dough!
Many recipes call for a peanut butter cookie dough on top, which requires no baking, just setting. But I ultimately used some left over zucchini chocolate chip cookie dough that I had frozen and added Sundrops (or MnM’s) to the dough. I baked the cookie dough on top for about 5-7 minutes (way undercooked)…let cool completely, then let set in the fridge for about an hour. I imagine any cookie dough could really work — but this was a healthy cookie dough and like I mentioned before, I’m all about making this as healthy as possible since by nature it is SO indulgent.
These things were AWESOME. And I can’t wait to have some more tonight :).
Quesiton of the night: Cookie DOUGH or cookie?
Cookie dough most of the time, I’m sorry…