An awesome combination of chocolate chip cookie dough and brownies – all possible as gluten and dairy-free and still yummy!

This has to be one of our family all-time favorite desserts.  Every time I consider making it, the kids jump up and down in anticipation.  And it never lasts long!  Be warned, it does make a very big pan-ful of sugary goodness, so I usually look for opportunities to share it with others … so we don’t end up eating it all!

I’ve made this full-gluten, full-dairy as well as gluten and dairy-free.  No matter which way your stomach tells you, this is an amazingly addictive slice … trust me!

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Chocolate chip cookie dough brownies

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

For the Brownie

  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate finely chopped (dairy-free if needed)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature (dairy-free if needed)
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour gluten-free if needed

For the Cookie Dough

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter dairy-free if needed
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk dairy-free if needed
  • teaspoons vanilla extract
  • cups all-purpose flour gluten-free if needed
  • cups mini chocolate chips dairy-free if needed

Instructions

For the Brownies

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a 9x13-inch pan with foil, with enough to hang over all four sides. Butter the foil.
  2. In a medium glass bowl, melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring after each, until melted and smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix the butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract, scraping the bowl as needed. Mix in the melted chocolate until combined.
  5. Reduce the speed to low, add the flour and mix just until combined (don't over-mix).
  6. Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake 25 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool completely.

For the Cookie Dough

  1. In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer on medium speed to combine the butter and both sugars. Add the milk and vanilla and mix until combined.
  2. Reduce the speed to low and mix in the flour just until combined. Using a rubber spatula, stir in the chocolate chips.

To assemble

  1. Spread the cookie dough over the cooled brownies. Refrigerate until the dough is firm, about an hour.
  2. Use a sharp knife or a pizza cutter to cut the brownies.
  3. Store the brownies in an airtight container at cool room temperature or in the refrigerator.