Monday, January 12, 2009

Thaaank You, Betty!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

This recipe may be harmful to certain New Year’s Resolutions. Proceed at your own risk!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

When it comes to sweets, I really have very simple tastes. If it’s chocolate, then brownies are pretty much a home run. And well, if it’s a cookie, then chocolate chip is all I need. So, when I came across a recipe from the Betty Crocker website for Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies there was only one thing to do. Race to the grocery store and pick up a couple of things.

One Betty Crocker Brownie Mix and one Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cookie mix. I’m sure these would work with scratch recipes too, but Betty has made it so easy. She’s so nice.

Here’s what the packages look like.

Betty Crocker, baby!

Follow the directions on the box for making the brownies and pour into a greased 13 X 9 pan. I use a glass one with a lid like this.

Brownie Batter

Make the cookie mix as directed on the pouch and drop by rounded tablespoons into the brownie batter. You’ll want to press the dough down lightly.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Batter

Bake for 35-40 minutes in a 350 degree preheated oven. When they’re done, take them out and let them cool completely. For about an hour.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

Then, you can frost them with chocolate frosting or for a yummier version, do what I did.

Whip up some chocolate ganache. (Recipe below) Pour it on top and spread it out evenly.

Chocolate Ganache

Now, this is the hardest step.

Leave it alone. That’s right, you’ll want to let the ganache set up. It will be tough, but you can do it.

Chocolate Ganache

Once the ganache has set, then cut the brownies and enjoy.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

Man, these look good.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

Here, let’s take a closer look just to be sure.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

Yep, they look good. And they tasted great! Thanks Betty!

Happy New Year and sorry in advance for ruining any of your resolutions. But, let’s face it, they probably wouldn’t last anyway. So go ahead and treat yourself.

Make these brownies:
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Recipe

Chocolate Ganache
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate morsels
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
6 Tbsp butter

  • In a small saucepan, heat cream and butter until just before the boiling stage.
  • Pour over the chocolate morsels.
  • Let stand about 20 seconds and stir until smooth.
  • Pour over brownies and let set before cutting.

Make Other Betty Crocker Brownies and Cookies:
Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book
Betty Crocker’s Cookie Book

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January 18, 2009 04:32 PM
Watkins Wackiness said...

I made these for my husband this weekend!! DELISH!! Will certainly have to do more sit-ups this week!!! THANK YOU!!

January 18, 2009 10:49 PM
Cari K. said...

OMG….I gained 20 lbs. just looking!

January 19, 2009 01:29 AM
Penelope said...

I just made this, it was so easy and OH MY GOD, sooooo delicious. If you are a chocolate-addict, this is the one that will send you over the edge!


January 19, 2009 01:47 AM
Carol Ann said...

Goodness! I saw the opening photo and called my chocolate-obsessed husband over and read your post to him. Half way through, he’s pushing me off my chair and telling me to go make those. I told him it was trick photography. It didn’t work. He’s a PhotoShop expert. *sigh* I guess I know what I’ll be doing tomorrow. ;) I’ll think of you fondly whenever I catch myself avoiding the scale. :D

January 19, 2009 02:17 AM
Miss Kate said...

Those look so good, I think I just gained five pounds — on my thighs alone! These brownies may just save my soul. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Also, those pictures are gorgeous and detailed. Great job with those.

January 19, 2009 05:53 PM
Nikki said...

Made these yesterday, YUM!!!!! Thanks for sharing all of your yummy goodies with us

January 19, 2009 08:52 PM
apparentlyjessy said...

Thank you Bakerella, I made this and it was superb!

January 19, 2009 10:02 PM
Michele said...

Man, these are sooooo good. Thanks for sharing. I used the peanut butter cookie dough that someone else suggested in their comments and I think it works great too. Love the ganache on top.

January 19, 2009 11:09 PM
Kelly said...

I made these for a girls weekend and they were such a huge hit!

January 20, 2009 12:11 AM
Bakerella said...

Tiff and Ryan – Here’s my camera info

Chocopink – welcome and thanks!

CakeEater – Knew you would like!

My First Kitchen – You won’t regret it.

Just Being Me – enjoy them

Amanda – Great, Yay!

The Cookie Girl – Thanks Cookie Girl!

Watkins Wackiness – me too!

Cari K. – what’s a few more… go ahead and bake some

Penelope – Glad you like them

Carol Ann – Can’t fool those photoshoppers.

Miss Kate – you’re welcome

Nikki – Glad you enjoyed them

apparentlyjessy – Betty gets all the cred.

Michele – good to know they taste great, too

Kelly – Awesome!

January 20, 2009 01:09 AM
A Cupcake Life said...

Okay, I found a box of ” Hershey’s Cookie Brownie Bars” at Walmart a few days ago. They are made by Betty Crocker. I love easy stuff like this!


January 20, 2009 05:47 AM
Tiffany said...

Ooh, I think I just found the dessert for my husband's birthday next Wednesday! <3333

January 21, 2009 06:07 AM
Tracy said...

I am dying for some of these. I literally dreamt of making them the other night.

January 21, 2009 07:47 AM
Norine said...

So easy! Soooo good!!!!! Thank you!!! Next time I have to try it with peanut butter cookie dough.

January 21, 2009 07:51 AM
Missy said...

I have a Q…

Every time I bake some brownies, the look horrible when I cut them :S they dont even look like squares lol ..

how do I cut them neatly? :)

January 21, 2009 06:07 PM
Cara said...

I made these and my husband is begging me to make them again.

January 21, 2009 08:52 PM
ScrapMomOf2 said...

Oh my. I need these!

January 21, 2009 09:05 PM
Chrissy said...

Im making thse right now – yummy the house smells great.

January 21, 2009 10:55 PM
Vallie said...

I made these for my friends and everyone LOVED it! Super easy too! I am definitely making it again!

January 21, 2009 11:29 PM
Leslie said...

Just wanted to let you know that I made this today. I also made the chocolate ganache (first time ever making ganache). This is HEAVEN! Thanks for posting this! It’s definitely a keeper!

January 22, 2009 02:28 AM
Kaci said...

Made these today. Did not use a 9×13 pan and ended up baking for about an hour an a half in a eight by eight pan. I also used mini pre-cut cookie dough cookies. Didn’t frost or ganache…and they were excellent! Whoo hoo! I did something right!

January 22, 2009 05:22 AM
Cassykins said...

I made these a few days ago and though I thought they came out a little gritty and… umm… pre-boxed, my boyfriend, his brother and my brother all thought they were great. What is it with guys and chocolate?? lol

January 22, 2009 06:10 PM
Bakerella said...

A Cupcake Life – me too

Tiffany – I think he’ll love it.

Tracy – I could use some too, right about now.

Norine – save some for me.

Missy s- I cut straight down the middle on both sides. then I cut each half in half again. Clean your knife off in between cuts so it doesn’t pull. Also make sure they are cool… if you can wait.

Cara – Make him work for it.

ScrapMomOf2 – wish I could send you some

Chrissy – I can smell the chocolate now.

Vallie – YAY

Leslie – I love me some ganache!

Kaci- glad you made it all work.

Cassykins – they’re easy!

January 23, 2009 01:40 AM
Elfin Goddess said...

OMG OMG OMG! I was in baking heaven when I took a look at the pix….i dont think much registered after that. Im posting a link to this recipe and your blog! WOWEEEE!!

January 23, 2009 06:54 AM
tawnyalees said...

Oh My! Oh My! Now I am in trouble! I guess there is only 1 thing to do…go to the store 1st thing in the morning…cause I’m definately making these suckers! Thanks!

January 23, 2009 07:04 AM
suzanne said...

am bringing a dinner (potatoe chip chicken) and these to a new mom tonight!
thanks for the just a little bit extra ideas!

January 23, 2009 05:08 PM
mic said...

i love it!!!!

January 24, 2009 08:56 PM
Angela said...

Just wanted to let you know that we tried this recipes for my son’s class party (Christmas party rescheduled due to a week of snow days- 72″ of snow!) and the entire 3rd grade class adored them!

Thanks very much!

January 25, 2009 04:13 AM
Corey said...

I can’t wait to make these! I had a quick question though: For the ganache, you write to pour the cream/butter over the chocolate chips? I’m still new at a lot of this baking stuff, but, what do you recommend I put the chips in to do this? Or, could I simply pour the bag of chips into the cream/butter?

Thanks so much!

January 25, 2009 04:14 AM
Spryte said...

I was looking for this recipe! YAY!!

January 26, 2009 06:08 PM
Elizabeth said...

I’ve never been to your site before but clicked over from PW. I have to say, this recipe looks a-freaking-mazing and if it’s any indication of your usual posting I’ll be coming back a lot!!

Thanks for sharing!

January 26, 2009 06:44 PM
A said...

AMAZING. Delicious and wonderful. They bake perfectly, cut easily, and ship very very well. yum yum yum yum….

January 27, 2009 02:33 AM
bent el deera said...

thank u thank u
i love it
i’ll try to do it today :)

January 27, 2009 08:28 AM
Casey Wynema said...

Thanks for the great idea. We switched it up just a bit but they were delicious.

Our local store had the store brand brownie mix on sale 10 for $10. So I bought 2 of the brownie mixes and then bought the store brand cookie dough (the kind in the fridge section of the store). We mix the 2 brownie mixes. Poured half in a pan. Then added bits of the cookie dough as in your example BUT topped that with the rest of the brownie mix.

I had actually lost 7 pounds since 1-1-09…I am scared to get on the scale now…lol

Great and delicious idea…I LOVE your blog!!

January 27, 2009 09:18 AM
threadfulart said...

These were the best brownies i have ever made. My mother actually asked me for the recipe (first time!). Thank you!!

January 27, 2009 06:17 PM
coloryoworld said...

These were absolutely delicious and thank you so much for the great idea. Everybody loved them!

January 27, 2009 11:14 PM
Lyn said...

Oh dear, this is evil!! But I could make it to take to a potluck so I wouldn’t eat the whole thing myself!

January 28, 2009 01:00 AM
TonyaB said...

Going to try these for SuperBowl Sunday. Can’t wait! Thanks for a delicious sounding recipe.

January 28, 2009 08:09 PM
CJ said...

These are SOOOOOOO good! Made them last night. I didn’t remember to get ingredients for the ganache and I didn’t have the canned frosting so I made some of my own creamy chocolate frosting. YUMMMO!!
My son wants me to make them for the Super Bowl party he is going to.

January 28, 2009 10:02 PM
Bakerella said...

Elfin Goddess – I understand.

tawnyalees – you won’t regret it.

suzanne – you’re welcome

mic – thanks

Angela – I’m sure they were on a sugar high.

Corey – I just had the chips in a plastic bowl.

Spryte – Yay! You found it.

Elizabeth – No problem and welcome.

A – Yes, yes and yes

bent el deera – you’re welcome

Casey Wynema – don’t get on the scale. They lie.

threadfulart – Excellent!

coloryoworld – great job!

Lyn – I think you should eat it yourself.

TonyaB – They won’t even pay attention to the game with those things around.

CJ – Glad you liked them

January 29, 2009 01:17 AM
bent el deera said...



January 29, 2009 07:09 AM
Milk It Honey said...

thank you sooo much for posting this! im going to make this for my roomie’s birthday instead of cake cause she is a cookie lover. i cant wait, she is gonna die!

January 29, 2009 07:35 PM
Dana (*danavee*) said...

Dude. Perfecto. I’m off to veganize it… THANX!

January 30, 2009 06:41 PM
Debbie said...

When I saw this recipe..I knew I them. I made them last night and they were delicious. Took several up to my husband’s office and they all think that I am some fabulous baker. Little do they know how easy they are. I think the chocolate ganache is the bomb.!!!

My hats off to you again….

January 30, 2009 06:55 PM
donna@stuffcookswant said...

OMG…you’re killing me……

Fantastic. Will make these soon…after I spin a few hours in preparation.

January 31, 2009 04:54 AM
betsylou said...

i made these for our super bowl party…i'm calling them black & goldies! go steelers!

February 1, 2009 03:05 AM
~*~ Stephanie ~*~ said...

I am going to be making these tomorrow for our super bowl guests! I can’t wait to see how they turn out!

February 1, 2009 04:16 AM
Kelli said...

I seriously and going to make these right now. I think you are my new best friend :)

February 1, 2009 07:22 PM
Sherri said...

I made these for my all-girl Superbowl Party. I used the ganache instead of the frosting…and they are so delicious I don’t even have words for it.

Whew. Let me go back for another one…

February 2, 2009 12:30 AM
Kristy L said...

I made these and they were DELISH! Thanks for the idea! My husband says thanks too! :)

February 2, 2009 01:17 AM
Robyn said...

I have now made these for 2 parties and they are favorites of the crowd. Thanks for all the great recipes!

February 2, 2009 07:39 AM
Juli P said...

Made these on Sunday for a Superbowl party. Gone in 60 seconds!
So delicious!
Thanks for the delicious recipe!

February 2, 2009 04:14 PM
Renee said...

These were Da’Bomb ! I made these for the Superbowl. I had a hard time waiting for them to cool. They are SOOOO Good !


February 2, 2009 11:19 PM
Bakerella said...

bent el deera – fantastic

Milk It Honey – she will love you for it.

Dana (*danavee*) – awesome. good luck.

Debbie – def don’t tell them how easy it was.

donna@stuffcookswant – pace yourself

betsylou – Must have been a good luck charm

~*~ Stephanie ~*~ – They’ll be great. Betty wouldn’t steer you wrong.

Kelli – I am.

Sherri – you mean there’s still any left.

Kristy L – tell him I said your wecome.

Robyn – no problemo

Juli P – wasn’t that a movie, too?

Renee – I totally understand.

February 3, 2009 05:17 AM
Heather B. said...

I saw your post and then obsessed about how good these looked. i kept sending the link to friends to show them these super yummy looking treats. Finally I made some (super super easy, which is good for my lack of baking skill). And they were by far the must delicious treat I have had in a while. Thanks for always posting amazing stuff. I am so glad I found your site!

February 3, 2009 02:58 PM
Julie said...

Thank you for sharing the brillant idea! I made them with my three year old last night and we ate half the pan before it cooled! We would have finished the whole pan, but had to share with the rest of the family. I love simple recipes like this (it lets my son feel like he made it all by himself)!
Thanks again, you are brillant!

February 3, 2009 04:26 PM
Brandy said...

I am SO going to be making these next week! Thank you for such a fun an easy treat!

February 3, 2009 04:37 PM
t* said...

We made these for a baby shower…they were a hit! Thanks for the post!!!

February 3, 2009 06:55 PM
Bakerella said...

Heather B. – I’m glad you like it

Julie – too bad you had to share.

Brandy – you’re welcome

t* – no prob!

February 4, 2009 05:04 AM
Bobbie in AK! said...

Hi, I found your site via Pioneer Woman. I made these brownies, but I substituted Betty Crocker peanut butter cookie mix, as I am not a chocolate chip fan. The brownies were delicious! The ganache was wonderful too, and a perfect topper.

I love your site.

February 4, 2009 09:08 PM
Bakerella said...

Bobbie in AK – welcome to the site. I’m sure the PB ones were just as good. Maybe even better. I’ll have to try.

February 5, 2009 02:54 AM
Mrs. Smith said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Not very good for a girl on Weight Watchers, but…I have a husband at home who would absolutely die for these!

February 5, 2009 03:47 PM
Bakerella said...

You’re right these are not Weight Watchers friendly unless you want to watch your weight gain.

February 6, 2009 04:04 AM
Anonymous said...

I made these for work a few days ago and the entire pan was gone in an instant. Thanks for the great recipe.

February 6, 2009 09:07 PM
Meander said...

oh that recipe is just wrong sooooo way wrong in the absolute best way ever. Thanks for sharing. I’m adding you to my blogroll and looking forward to more temptation.
take care and have a gorgeous weekend!

February 7, 2009 05:05 PM
Bakerella said...

Anonymous – Thank Betty. I’m just the messenger.

Meander – come back any time.

February 8, 2009 06:50 AM
alisaz said...

I think I just died and went to heaven (or hell). Seriously, have you been spying on me to figure out what my most favorite things in the world are and combined them to spell my DOOM???

February 8, 2009 05:07 PM
Bakerella said...

Yes I have.

February 9, 2009 05:24 AM
Rachel Wilkinson said...

These look and taste SO yummy! I made some this last weekend and fell in LOVE…as well as my entire family!
Would it be okay with you if I do a post (using a few of your pics) about these with a link to your blog? Your pictures are WAY better than any I could take and I want you to have the credit for helping me create something SO yummy?
I am also loving the Valentine’s treats and can’t wait to make some to share with friends!

February 9, 2009 10:09 PM
amanda said...


last night i wanted to make these for my roommates, but my dorm kitchen’s brownie pan was ‘mysteriously’ missing, so i used a cupcake pan instead with the brownie mix on the bottom and the cookie dough on top (covered with the chocolate at the end of course) and they turned out AMAZING!!! thank you so much for the idea (and my six roommates thank you as well!!) i love your site!


February 10, 2009 03:24 AM
Bakerella said...

Rachel Wilkinson- that would be fine if you credit them and link to my post. thanks

amanda – what? you didn’t invite me!

February 10, 2009 04:32 AM
Meredith said...

This may be a stupid question, but I have always wondered about ganache that includes heavy cream — do these brownies have to be stored in the refrigerator because of the cream in the ganache, or will they last 2-3 days at room temp?

February 10, 2009 08:47 PM
Bakerella said...

I guess technically that would be a good idea. But I left them out and was fine after eating them a couple of days later.

February 11, 2009 02:36 AM
Tracy P. said...


February 12, 2009 08:30 PM
Anonymous said...

Just thought you should know that I’ve made these three times since you posted this.
I love you, but my thighs do not!

February 13, 2009 07:41 PM
Bakerella said...

Tracy P. – you said it.

Anonymous – wow, and you didn’t send me any.

February 14, 2009 02:38 PM
Liza said...

made these for valentine’s day! my husband loved them!!! thanks!

February 15, 2009 08:27 PM
Bakerella said...

Liza – you are welcome

February 16, 2009 03:55 PM
Tippy said...

I made these today (but using a different brownie recipe), and they were AMAZING. So, so SO good.

I am so glad I found this site.

February 17, 2009 02:07 AM
prettyfotos4u said...

So, I made these for Valentine’s Day…my husband took a bite and said they were too rich! I’ve been in a sugar coma ever since! Thanks! : )

February 17, 2009 02:50 AM
Bakerella said...

Tippy – I’m glad you did, too

prettyfotos4u – tell him to man up. :)

February 17, 2009 04:54 AM
Crazy About Cakes said...

These looked so amazing to me that I had to go make them! Yum! You’ll have to check out the picture of mine on my blog. Thanks for all the great ideas!

February 17, 2009 11:33 PM
Milk It Honey said...

made these last night for my roommate to wake up to this morning. its her birthday and it was a delicious surprise. although she hates me and loves me at the same time cuz she wants to eat them all!

February 18, 2009 01:19 AM
Bakerella said...

Crazy About Cakes – they look good

Milk It Honey – that’s so sweet. what a great present.

February 19, 2009 12:56 AM
Kellie Staton said...

I made these to send to my daughter at college. I didn’t add the frosting or ganache so they could be packed to mail. My daughter and her roommates said they were great even without it. Thanks so much for this simple but yummy recipe!

February 19, 2009 04:39 AM
Bakerella said...

Kellie – what a great treat. I wish someone would send me sweets.

February 20, 2009 01:16 AM
T said...

Oh dear lord! I can only imagine what these will do to my Weight Watchers points!!!

February 22, 2009 01:06 AM
Bakerella said...

Try not to think about it.

February 23, 2009 04:16 AM
Olivia said...

Oh my gosh I made these before and they were sooo rich and wonderful.

March 1, 2009 04:30 AM
Bakerella said...

Olivia – glad you liked them.

March 1, 2009 10:40 PM
Solanaceae said...

Found you from Smitten Kitchen. Here in my neck of the woods Betty Crocker offers the mix for these in one box. DH brought them home last week when I was taking a break from the kitchen. It’s a great concept but I thought the CCCD part was a little bland.

March 3, 2009 05:38 PM
Erin said...

I made these for a co-worker’s birthday and they are DIVINE! They look a lot more complicated (read: fancy) than they are. Thanks so much for the recipe!

March 4, 2009 07:55 PM
Erica W. said...

These are amazing! When I read this I knew I had to try them (and I finally had the chance to today). The ganache was the perfect finishing touch, thanks for the tip.

March 6, 2009 11:39 PM
Bakerella said...

Solanaceae s- maybe it was the all-in-one because mine were yummy. But it could have also been the ganache.

Erin – you are welcome

Erica W. – you said it!

March 8, 2009 01:43 AM
Jillian said...

why didn’t I think of that?!

March 9, 2009 08:19 PM
Bri said...

I am excited to try this. This reminds me of a recipe of mine. Bake brownies, then make cookie dough. I lieu of each egg (to prevent illness) put 1/4 cup milk. spread the cookie dough on the baked brownies then pour ganche on top. Triple layer brownies! your middle layer can be cream cheese frosting w/or w/out mint flavoring. if you rather not do cookie do. We like to keep them in the fridge the chill tastes good.

March 11, 2009 08:34 PM
Bakerella said...

Thanks Bri

March 13, 2009 08:29 PM
Sensual Selection said...

i would totally go american pie status on these brownies asses

March 14, 2009 05:20 PM
katie said...

I made them and they were fantastic. I have no problem with the baking, it’s the presentation that gets me. Any tips?

March 16, 2009 08:33 PM
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