Cookie Dough Brownies

Hello.  Two of my favorite things, in one.  Does life get any better?

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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

Brownie Ingredients:

  • 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

Brownie Directions

  • 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.

my half batch that I baked in a bread pan.

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…

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25 thoughts on “Cookie Dough Brownies

  1. cookie dough…and then the COOKIE! i made mint chocolate chip cookies this weekend. i can’t resist sneaking a few bites of the dough. it’s so good! it’s like i can’t help myself.

  2. Back in college we had an industrial mixer in our kitchen and would make dough in 25 lb batches … so good, yet so bad. As a result it is one thing I am always wary of since losing that weight. Still love cookie dough, but no more than 1 teaspoon per batch 🙂

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