Monday, July 28, 2008

Can You Say "Whoa!" Brownies!

I made some more ooey and gooey brownies. 

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These are my take on Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies.  I put balls of cookie dough that had been frozen in the brownie batter after the brownie batter was put in the pan.  Then baked them.  After the brownies cooled I spread a cookie dough on top, the dough is okay to eat because it does not have eggs.  I need to tell you that I was in a hurry when I made these, and I used a boxed brownie mix that I'd found on sale.  I have never tried this brand of brownie before, so I bought them.  It is Ghirardelli Ultimate Fudge Brownie Mix.  Talk about an amazing, rich, dense brownie.  Sorry to say, but Betty Crocker and Pillsbury boxed mixes have nothing on these!  (I still keep a small stock of brownie mixes in storage for times when I'm in a quick pinch and you can't beat those Betty Crocker or Pillsbury boxes being on sale for $.99 from time to time!)  For the frozen cookie dough balls, I used the dough I'd made the other day when I made the Nestle Toll House recipe. 

For the "dough" that was spread on top of the brownies, I'd found a recipe on Recipezaar that I used, but changed slightly.  Here is what I did:

1/4 cup butter, softened

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

2 tablespoon granulated sugar

2 tablespoon milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup flour

1/4 cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips

Mix together the butter and sugars until fluffy and combined well.  Add milk and vanilla and mix well.  Stir in flour until combines.  Add chocolate chips, stir to combine. 

After brownies are cooled, spread cookie dough on top evenly.  These were made in an 8x8 pan that was lined with foiled and sprayed lightly with cooking spray. 

I then frosted the brownies with a fudge icing mixture that came with the Ghirardelli mix.  I thought they cut beautifully and tasted great.  A little slice goes a long way!  If you are a cookie dough lover, which I must admit I am, these are for you.  I tasted these, but have committed myself to not eating another bite.  Any takers?  Come get them! ;)

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7 comments:

carriereid24 said...

These look amazing. And I love Ghirardelli brownie mixes. They're really good if you can't make them from scratch.

I need to add these to my "need to bake" list.

Carrie

Pamela said...

These look really tempting. Like you, I usually buy a couple of the brownie mixes when the price is good. If I don't use them, I just donate them to the food pantry before they expire. You are welcome for the blog award! To post it, right click and save the image in a folder. I use a folder I set up for web images. Then on your blog, use the "Add a picture" feature on the layout section and choose the image while you are browsing? Does that make sense? No biggie if you don't post it. But it's well deserved! ;o)

Lisa Ernst said...

Another outrageously tempting brownie! Between you and Anna, I have great fun looking at all your dreamy treats. I've used the Ghirardelli brownie mix in a pinch a few times and that's the only mix I've ever found acceptable. I usually add some extra chips. :-)

Judy said...

OMG, these look even better than the first ones. I really want to make these.

Lisa said...

Whoa!Yes they are good looking brownies!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Holy cow, those look fantastic! I love the idea of putting cookie dough into brownies. Yum overload!

The City Sage said...

I literally started to salivate when I saw this recipe!

The ultimate would be to somehow combine this with ice cream for a died-and-gone-to-heaven brownie/cookie/ice cream cake. A trifecta of deliciousness!