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Cookie Dough Brownie Bars

A rich, fudgy brownie topped with a creamy cookie dough frosting. These Cookie Dough Brownie Bars an easy to make, addictively tasty dessert!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Brownies
Keyword: Cookie Dough Brownie Bars
Servings: 20 bars

Ingredients

Brownies

  • 3/4 cup butter melted, then cooled so that it is no longer hot, but is still liquid
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Cookie Dough Frosting

  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar lightly packed
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar lightly packed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

Brownies

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line bottom and sides of 9" square pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium sized bowl, stir together flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder.
  • Stir in sugar and light brown sugar.
  • Next, stir in melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract. Stir until batter is well combined, but still lumpy.
  • Bake for 30-33 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of pan comes out clean. Let cool completely before frosting.

Cookie Dough Frosting

  • Use electric mixer to beat light and dark brown sugars, sugar, and butter, until lightened and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • Add salt and vanilla extract to sugar mixture, and beat until well combined.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together flour and salt. Then slowly beat into sugar mixture.
  • Add milk to mixing bowl and beat until well combined.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Spread mixture over top of cooled brownies. Cut into about 20 rectangles.