Cookie Dough Brownie Bars

I promise this is the last post about brownies for a while. These bad boys were actually what started my brief obsession with fudgy brownies a few weeks ago, but they came about kind of randomly. Let me explain – my Facebook fan page hit a big milestone (10,000 fans!) and I celebrated by offering to bake something special for my 10,000th fan, Allison, who I happen to know in real life. (In fact, I got to watch as she and another gal fought over being my 10,000th fan, each clicking madly to hit “like” first – it was pretty funny.)

I told Allison to give me a few hints, like favorite flavors and types of dessert, and I’d come up with something good, like I did with my 300th fan a couple of years ago. Her answer? “I like pretty much everything!” After grilling her with some pretty tough questions (e.g. cupcakes vs. brownies vs. cookies – which is your fave?), she gave me a couple of little hints: brownies and cookies over cupcakes (but she likes those too) and she likes chocolate and caramel. And mint and fruit. And soft and chewy textures, and cookie dough, and slightly undercooked things.

Hm.

This wasn’t going to be easy.

And then it hit me.

She likes it all and she’s indecisive. So combine as many of her favorite things as possible in 1 dessert! Out 9 of the things she mentioned, I was able to include 7. Undercooked, soft, chewy, cookies, chocolate, brownies, AND cookie dough. All in one. Not bad, right? I gotta take care of my fans! 😉

So we ended up with super fudgy brownies (Allison actually wasn’t sure if these were fudge or brownies – when they’re refrigerated they really get fudgy) topped with cookie dough. I almost integrated mint and caramel by putting 1 extra flavor in each layer, but I didn’t want to get TOO crazy. These cookie dough brownie bars are sublime just as they are.

I’d love to bake each and every one of you something special, but that would be a pretty tall order. So instead, I joined forces with some fabulous food bloggers to bring you a BIG ol’ giveaway!

YES, you can enter to win a $500 prize pack! The winner gets a $225 gift card to Amazon, a Coleman NXT 200 Grill, AND an OXO grilling set! You could use the gift card to get grilling accessories or something special off your wish list (how ’bout a classic KitchenAid stand mixer?).

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And don’t forget to check out these awesome food bloggers who are making this giveaway happen: Savory Simple, Domestic Fits, Foodie Crush, Taste, Love & Nourish, Pineapple and Coconut, Cravings of a Lunatic, Bakeholic Mama, The Beeroness, and Cooking Classy.

Cookie Dough Brownie Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 batch of fudgy brownies
  • Cookie dough:
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup miniature chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Prepare fudgy brownies and store in fridge while you make the cookie dough layer.
  2. Prepare cookie dough: In a large bowl, beat the butter, both types of sugar, and salt together until creamy.
  3. Add milk and vanilla, then mix until combined.
  4. Add flour and mix until just combined.
  5. Stir in mini chocolate chips.
  6. Assemble bars: scoop cookie dough on top of chilled brownies, using your clean, damp hands to spread it in an even layer on top.
  7. Optional: sprinkle extra mini chocolate chips on top.
  8. Cover and chill firm (1-2 hours and up to 2 days). Use a sharp knife to slice into squares, wiping it off in between slices. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Notes

Cookie dough layer from Recipe Girl

http://www.52kitchenadventures.com/2013/08/05/cookie-dough-brownie-bars/

88 Comments on Cookie Dough Brownie Bars

  1. Vanessa P
    August 5, 2013 at 4:21 am (5 years ago)

    So glad I found your site!

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  2. Vanessa P
    August 5, 2013 at 4:22 am (5 years ago)

    My favorite grilled food is the good ole’ hamburger.

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  3. Cheryl Newton
    August 5, 2013 at 7:07 am (5 years ago)

    A thick, juicy hamburger. Well-done, please.

    Reply
  4. Kristen
    August 5, 2013 at 7:59 am (5 years ago)

    I love grilled veggies- just pile them on, cut into smaller pieces once done and mix it all up. So good and works with whatever summer veg you have that needs to be used up!

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  5. Marie
    August 5, 2013 at 8:08 am (5 years ago)

    There’s nothing like the char on barbecued chicken!
    Marie recently posted After long silence

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  6. Ana K.D.
    August 5, 2013 at 8:46 am (5 years ago)

    My favorite grill food is grilled pineapple! I’m also a big fan of the classics (burgers, hot dogs), but the smoky sweetness of grilled pineapple is so good.

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  7. Jessica H
    August 5, 2013 at 9:52 am (5 years ago)

    My favorite grill food is BBQ chicken. Love putting it on salads!

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  8. Krista d
    August 5, 2013 at 10:10 am (5 years ago)

    I love grilled zucchini and peppers!

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  9. Jillian
    August 5, 2013 at 10:10 am (5 years ago)

    My favorite grilled food is grilled hamburgers – not too fancy, but delicious!! 🙂

    Reply
  10. Rachel
    August 5, 2013 at 10:44 am (5 years ago)

    Any kind of vegetable is great on the grill.

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  11. Mimi
    August 5, 2013 at 11:06 am (5 years ago)

    Grilled chicken!

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  12. Kari M
    August 5, 2013 at 12:08 pm (5 years ago)

    Burgers!

    Reply
  13. Kate F.
    August 5, 2013 at 12:34 pm (5 years ago)

    My favorite grilled food is chicken.

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  14. kelsie
    August 5, 2013 at 1:06 pm (5 years ago)

    My ultimate favorite grilled food is bbq chicken!

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  15. Lauren
    August 5, 2013 at 1:43 pm (5 years ago)

    My favorite grilled food is hamburgers! 🙂

    Reply
  16. Mindy G.
    August 5, 2013 at 1:45 pm (5 years ago)

    It’s a tie between grilled hamburgers and grilled pineapple!

    Reply
  17. Margaret
    August 5, 2013 at 2:00 pm (5 years ago)

    My favorite thing to grill is either corn (SO many things you can do to it!) or Asparagus. (It doesn’t usually even make it to the house before it is eaten)

    Reply
  18. Trudi Schwarz
    August 5, 2013 at 2:07 pm (5 years ago)

    Grilled pizza is awesome!

    Reply
  19. Jessie C.
    August 5, 2013 at 2:23 pm (5 years ago)

    Wild salmon and zucchini

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  20. sue wagner
    August 5, 2013 at 2:23 pm (5 years ago)

    Ribs and shrimp (not togther)make me happy.

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  21. meredith
    August 5, 2013 at 2:56 pm (5 years ago)

    I love grilled corn

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  22. Meryl
    August 5, 2013 at 3:53 pm (5 years ago)

    I like grilled chicken and salmon.

    Reply
  23. Louis
    August 5, 2013 at 3:53 pm (5 years ago)

    Grilled chicken!

    Reply
  24. Jenny
    August 5, 2013 at 4:43 pm (5 years ago)

    ribs!

    Reply
  25. Julia
    August 5, 2013 at 5:46 pm (5 years ago)

    Salmon burgers!

    Reply
  26. Desiree
    August 5, 2013 at 6:32 pm (5 years ago)

    Brisket

    Reply
  27. Amanda Sakovitz
    August 5, 2013 at 6:41 pm (5 years ago)

    I loved grilled chicken!

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  28. Hayley
    August 5, 2013 at 6:50 pm (5 years ago)

    BBQ chicken!

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  29. Jenn
    August 5, 2013 at 7:09 pm (5 years ago)

    Grilled pizza is my favorite

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  30. Thomas Murphy
    August 5, 2013 at 7:09 pm (5 years ago)

    I love steak on the grill.

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  31. Andie
    August 5, 2013 at 7:27 pm (5 years ago)

    My fav grilled food is corn on the cob

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  32. beth j
    August 5, 2013 at 8:22 pm (5 years ago)

    My favorite grilled food is salmon!

    Reply
  33. Mei
    August 5, 2013 at 8:49 pm (5 years ago)

    Grilled sausages are the best.

    Reply
  34. heather
    August 5, 2013 at 9:09 pm (5 years ago)

    luv ribeye grilled

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  35. Mindy
    August 5, 2013 at 9:14 pm (5 years ago)

    My favorite grilled item would be a grilled cheeseburger with grilled pineapple!

    Reply
  36. Julie
    August 5, 2013 at 9:38 pm (5 years ago)

    My favourite grilled food is sliced grilled steak for fajitas! Soo yummy and is the best part of the fajitas in my opinion!

    Reply
  37. LaToya
    August 5, 2013 at 10:43 pm (5 years ago)

    My favorite grilled food is lobster.

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  38. Julie
    August 6, 2013 at 12:48 am (5 years ago)

    The cookie dough brownies look divine!!

    Reply
  39. Heather
    August 6, 2013 at 2:58 am (5 years ago)

    I love teriyaki skewers (with either beef or chicken)…yum!

    Reply
  40. Sarah
    August 6, 2013 at 3:27 am (5 years ago)

    Sausage for the win!

    Reply
  41. Tanya Phillips
    August 6, 2013 at 6:38 am (5 years ago)

    I love grilled mushrooms!

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  42. Rose
    August 6, 2013 at 6:44 am (5 years ago)

    I really enjoy a good steak grilled to medium rare once in a while!

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  43. Melanie
    August 6, 2013 at 8:59 am (5 years ago)

    My favorite grilled food is peaches. Weird, but sooooo yummy!

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  44. Angelica
    August 6, 2013 at 9:09 am (5 years ago)

    I like to BBQ steak and ribs and of course since the grill is out do some smores for the kids

    Reply
  45. Gina
    August 6, 2013 at 9:20 am (5 years ago)

    Oh ribs have got to be my all time favorite.

    Reply
  46. Sally Sullivan
    August 6, 2013 at 10:29 am (5 years ago)

    Burgers with grilled buns and onions

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  47. Tabathia B
    August 6, 2013 at 12:10 pm (5 years ago)

    chicken breast with the bone in

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  48. Becca from It's Yummilicious
    August 6, 2013 at 12:29 pm (5 years ago)

    First off, I need to throw my face onto a pan of those brownies. THEN I need to thow bacon wrapped corn onto the grill. It’s my favorite!
    Becca from It’s Yummilicious recently posted Green Beans with Bacon

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  49. Lisa Garrett
    August 6, 2013 at 1:30 pm (5 years ago)

    Baby back ribs!

    Reply
  50. Lisa Garrett
    August 6, 2013 at 1:31 pm (5 years ago)

    Baby back ribs! I love them!

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  51. Susan Broughton
    August 6, 2013 at 7:14 pm (5 years ago)

    I really enjoy Chicken and vegetables on the grill.

    Reply
  52. Carly
    August 7, 2013 at 6:44 am (5 years ago)

    Grilled Broccoli!!

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  53. Cherie
    August 7, 2013 at 4:34 pm (5 years ago)

    favorite? augh! Cheeseburgers must win . . .

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  54. Alh1203
    August 7, 2013 at 4:45 pm (5 years ago)

    Onions and peppers

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  55. Channon
    August 7, 2013 at 6:42 pm (5 years ago)

    Hamburgers!

    Reply
  56. Elin
    August 7, 2013 at 7:46 pm (5 years ago)

    I’m a hot dog kind of girl.

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  57. Chalette S.
    August 7, 2013 at 8:37 pm (5 years ago)

    Tri tip

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  58. Carol
    August 8, 2013 at 5:04 am (5 years ago)

    That would be a hamburger as our favorite

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  59. Sandy
    August 8, 2013 at 5:15 am (5 years ago)

    If it can be thrown on the grill it becomes my favorite. We grill winter and summer! Thanks for the giveaway.

    Reply
  60. Amanda J
    August 8, 2013 at 6:01 am (5 years ago)

    I eat a lot of grilled fish but I also love grilled veggies, like asparagus or zucchini!

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  61. Nikki
    August 8, 2013 at 8:38 am (5 years ago)

    I love an excellent Ribeye and fresh grilled vegetables.

    Reply
  62. Natasha
    August 8, 2013 at 11:20 am (5 years ago)

    My favorite grilled food is grilled veggie sandwiches! Yum!

    Reply
  63. Melanie Montgomery
    August 8, 2013 at 11:39 am (5 years ago)

    I like the grilled chicken

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  64. Flora
    August 8, 2013 at 12:38 pm (5 years ago)

    They look delicious.

    Reply
  65. Allison C
    August 8, 2013 at 7:36 pm (5 years ago)

    I love grilled jalapeño poppers

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  66. Julie
    August 8, 2013 at 8:47 pm (5 years ago)

    corn on the cob

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  67. Heidi R
    August 8, 2013 at 10:05 pm (5 years ago)

    Burgers and pineapple!! 🙂

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  68. Carmen
    August 10, 2013 at 1:47 pm (5 years ago)

    Grilled bone-in chicken breasts. Have to have it with bbq sauce, baked beans and fresh corn on the cob on the side.

    Reply
  69. Julie
    August 11, 2013 at 7:54 pm (5 years ago)

    Great looking recipe and awesome giveaway!

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  70. Darin R.
    August 11, 2013 at 7:56 pm (5 years ago)

    Brats!

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  71. Iisha B
    August 11, 2013 at 8:07 pm (5 years ago)

    These cookie dough brownie bars look so tasty; I can’t wait to make them.

    Reply
  72. Josh Parker
    August 11, 2013 at 8:08 pm (5 years ago)

    Hamburgers

    Reply
  73. Iisha B
    August 11, 2013 at 8:08 pm (5 years ago)

    These cookie dough brownie bars look so tasty; I can’t wait to make them. My favorite grilled food is portabella mushroom hamburgers.

    Reply
  74. Linda Landes
    August 11, 2013 at 8:12 pm (5 years ago)

    Steak 🙂

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  75. Ashley
    August 11, 2013 at 9:03 pm (5 years ago)

    Looks amazing!

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  76. Ashley
    August 11, 2013 at 9:04 pm (5 years ago)

    Looks amazing! I think I will have to try and veganize these in their near future!

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  77. Ashley
    August 11, 2013 at 9:05 pm (5 years ago)

    Looks amazing! I think I will have to try and veganize these in their near future! Hope I win the contest.

    Reply
  78. whitney
    June 29, 2015 at 5:43 pm (3 years ago)

    Delicious! I took these to work and my co-workers loved them. Will definitely make again!

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