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

Kali said...

I had saved this recipe as one to try and my husband made them as a surprise. When I got home from work they were waiting for me and they were delicious!

March 18, 2009 10:20 PM
Bakerella said...

Sensual Selection – tmi

katie – just cut them as evenly as you can.

Kali – Your husband rocks!

March 19, 2009 02:42 AM
Gianna said...

These look great! I can’t wait to try them..

March 25, 2009 03:56 PM
Christy said...

I made your cake pops after seeing them on PW’s blog for a friend’s birthday a few weeks ago. They weren’t near as beautiful as yours are, but I had a lot of fun and everyone loved them.

So, when I had another friend’s bday yesterday, and she said she liked chocolate, I searched your site and found these. Everyone was speechless. They are AMAZING.

Thanks for sharing the recipe.

April 17, 2009 07:02 PM
Jolene said...

Wow! I sent the link to my husband, and he was out the door within 10 minutes to buy the mixes! LOL

We ate them without frosting and we are in love!

He said I have to take the rest to work tomorrow so he doesn’t eat them all!

Thank you!

April 20, 2009 02:49 AM
Jeannette said...

YUMMY! I made them 2nite and they were a HIT!!!! Would you mine if i use your pics on my blog?

April 25, 2009 04:13 AM
aMANduH said...

i made these a couple weeks ago and they were probably the most rich and delicious dessert i have ever had. and SOOOOOO incredibly easy! i just started dieting earlier this week and i had to vow to myself not to make them again bc i wouldnt be able to stay away. GREAT JOB!!!!

May 1, 2009 11:30 PM
UPrinting said...

I just had a heart attack. LOL.
There are 3 chocolates on that thing. Because you can never have too much chocolate… *drools* :D

July 8, 2009 04:45 AM
meg said...

I LOVE IT. I'm trying these on saturday night! ;) BETTY IS A GENIUS. And so are you! :)???????????????

July 17, 2009 03:12 PM
Joel said...

Ok, tha has to be one of the best brownie recipe ideas on earth! IT WAS SOOOOOOO DELICIOUS!

I made the brownie and my friend brought over the cookie dough she had made. A.MAZE.ING!

This will be on my fave list for life.

July 31, 2009 02:45 AM
Anna Russell said...

I literally ate half of the pan by myself as soon as they were ready and had to make more to have enough for the party…SO delicious!

October 13, 2009 05:35 PM
ai said...

found a new favorite!!! it was so good. tried sooo hard not to eat too much.:) pretty sure this will be a keeper-forever!

October 14, 2009 09:09 AM
Jen said...

Just made these last night and WOW….

We’ve come up with the official name in our house:

Yes sad to say I am a nerd.

October 14, 2009 12:05 PM
Jen said...

Should have added – that we want to try this next with the peanut butter cookie dough. We’re thinking this should taste like a peanut butter cup….YUM!

October 14, 2009 12:21 PM
Suzie W. said...

Oh my!!! I heart Betty! Yum!

October 20, 2009 06:25 AM
tricia said...

I made these on Sunday & no one (including my 7 year old) was impressed. I just thought they were blah. :(

October 21, 2009 05:58 PM
Tina said...

I bet they would be good with peanut butter cookie too!

October 27, 2009 02:38 PM
Elisa said...

Everything look delicous (l)
But somethings I can’t find in the netherlands :(
But YUM if I look at that

October 29, 2009 08:47 AM
Rachael said...

My sister made these and I could have eaten the entire pan myself. I will definitely be making these for upcoming holiday events and potlucks. They are delicious. Don’t waste your time with frosting if you are busy. They are good with and without the frosting.

November 7, 2009 08:46 PM
Lara Harris said...

Kara’s Brownies!

November 30, 2009 10:27 AM
Mesha said...

OMG. I Love it.. it is so yummy..

December 6, 2009 12:48 PM
Jamie said...

Perfect! I needed something to get my friends fat, and I just found the answer! God does answer prayers!

December 8, 2009 05:01 PM
Mimi said...

When I first saw these, I thought that was peanut butter cookie dough, but now that I think of it, that would probably work too.

December 13, 2009 09:27 PM
kate said...

Bakerella – I can’t believe I didn’t know about your website until today. It’s like coming home to the mothership :)
Can’t wat to try these . . .

December 16, 2009 05:46 PM
keri said...

i’m making these tonight for a holiday party. i sooo can’t wait to taste them!

December 19, 2009 06:47 PM
keri said...

omg. these were SO GOOD!!!!!! and you can’t ask for any easier recipe.

December 20, 2009 10:19 AM
Jennifer said...

My son gave me a 9.5 to a 10 on these. Yeah me and Betty!

December 22, 2009 04:10 PM
SerenitySweets said...

OMG! I just wanna lick my screen!

Bakerella you are like… The Oprah of everything sweet!!

December 24, 2009 02:11 PM
Anonymous said...

She has these now with her Gluten Free food, for those like my mother with celiacs, I am excited to try it out!

December 29, 2009 06:10 PM
Cassandra said...

yay! new near’s potluck solved! i will definitely have to share these puppies so they dont sit in my kitchen and taunt me.

December 30, 2009 06:16 PM
Michelle said...

just made this and promised myself not to think about the calories. I used chocolate frosting on top and they were just so perfect. thank you so much for being such a SWEET person! :)

January 11, 2010 04:28 PM
Diana said...

My daughter made these this weekend and they were amazing! We used the cookie rolls you get in the refrigerated section and it was even easier!
Next time, we’re going to try peanut butter cookie dough….
And that ganache? TO DIE FOR!!!

January 13, 2010 12:06 PM
Stacy said...

These are awesome! Like Heaven in your mouth

January 13, 2010 04:05 PM
Tara said...

Have you ever tried to make these in cupcake holders? I was going to but I didn’t know if you thought it would work. I was just wondering what you thought. They look really good.

January 21, 2010 01:16 PM
Anya said...

Has anyone tried making these with peanut butter cookie dough? I will be making these tomorrow and it just sounds like it would be an awesome combination.. Also I am using the ghirardelli brownie mix.. and will use ghirardelli chips for ganache.. What do u think?

PS Bakerella… I am sooo in love with your website, you have no idea! :)

January 22, 2010 08:54 PM
Mama Bear said...

Yum! Made these just today, but added peanut butter to the cookie mix: brownies, peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough and ganache. How divine!

January 29, 2010 05:04 PM
lena said...

Great idea. I made my own brownies and CC cookie batter and they came out perfect. However they were SO rich no one could eat a whole brownie. So I combined this idea with another one of yours that involves brownies and put the brownie batter in the mini tinfoil cups. Baked for ten minutes. Put small scoop of CC cookie batter into the tins and baked for 15 minutes more. Took them out, let them cool. Then I piped the ganache onto them for a pretty little dollop. Bite sized, easier to eat, and they were a very pretty presentation. Basically your idea with the reeses peanut butter cups, but with the cookie dough. Very fun. Thanks for the great idea! Yum.

January 31, 2010 01:47 PM
bakerella said...

Tara – not yet.

Anya – I think yum!

February 4, 2010 12:13 AM
Shawn said...

I made these last night and they were sooooo yummy! I took them to a church function and they were a BIG hit! I made the ganache to go on top of them and WOW what a difference! Thank you for the easy and delicious recipe!

February 6, 2010 09:17 PM
Brandy said...

Hey I wonder if these would taste good if you used a peanut butter cookie mix instead??! i love peanut butter and chocolate!

February 20, 2010 08:44 AM
kristine said...

i made these and everyone LOVED them! My husband said it was like serving sin!

February 27, 2010 03:15 PM
brandee said...

Oh my god – made these over the weekend and they are delightful. Super rich – had to get them out of the house before I ate more. The people in my office love you too! Thanks for sharing.

March 1, 2010 09:54 AM
Christy said...

I was checking your site out yesterday…it had been awhile :( and came across this recipe. I have no idea way but it’s probably for the best!! Anyways, they are now baking away in my oven making my house smell so yummy and my tummy grawling like crazy! I cannot wait to try em out!! Thanks for all your hard work I love visiting your site!

March 2, 2010 07:41 PM
lindsey said...

i made these brownies last night and brought them to work today. all of us in my office love chocolate…so they were a HIT. thanks so much.

March 4, 2010 01:33 PM
Joni said...

Looks really good, but why wouldn’t you make this from scratch instead of a box mix?

March 9, 2010 11:58 AM
Joni said...

Oops. Hit submit too soon. Those mixes use partially hydrogenated oils. Eww.

March 9, 2010 12:03 PM
Leigh Harrison said...

I made a whole pan of these and brought them over to my fiancee’s apartment to share with him and his three roommates. They were gone within ten minutes and I have never gotten so many compliments on something I have made before!

March 9, 2010 04:33 PM
Joolzmac said...

OMG – Death by Chocolate!!!!!!!!!!! I am so making these for my girls!

Cheers – Joolz

March 9, 2010 08:11 PM
Annie said...

I may of missed this, but can you use your own chocolate chip cookie dough when making these?

March 21, 2010 10:07 PM
Cassie said...

Whoa… yum… yum yum yum!

March 25, 2010 06:23 PM
Rachies said...

Hey Bakerella,
I had a day off school an work yesterday so without any special reason I decided to make cake pops, mini cheese cakes (only I put chocolate ganache instead of cherry…) and the cookie dough brownies.
it all came out AMAZING!!!! it took time and patient (especially waiting for it all to cool down and then attack it…) but it really IS that simple to make!
Thank you so much for your creativity and inspiration.
Can’t wait til your book comes out!

March 26, 2010 12:55 PM
Danielle Renae said...

Made these with the ganache topping for my husband to take to work and it was a huge hit! The staff was literally fighting over them. Featured them on my blog with your delightful topping addition….

Thanks for sharing! =)

March 31, 2010 12:27 PM
Maggie said...

My mom made these and they were really great! Super easy too.

April 5, 2010 04:35 PM
Aimee said...

Made these three days ago and they were soooo yummy! Took them to school to “treat” the teachers and when my 8 year old came home he was heartbroken that there were only three left. Guess we will have to make them again! :)

April 16, 2010 09:26 PM
LeatherWingedAngel said...

Uh yeah… totally drooled, sent to all of my friends via Stumble and will be making these after buying the supplies for the ganache. Thank you! <3<3<3

April 21, 2010 05:03 PM
Alexa said...

THESE ARE AMAZING! I made them for my family, and then for all of the teachers that I work with! They were gone in 4 seconds! everyone wanted the recipe!

May 22, 2010 12:15 PM
PlainJayne said...

Made these today for fathers day. They were SO delicious and super easy!

June 21, 2010 05:46 AM
Sarah said...

This website is amazing. These brownies have inspired me to start baking! I am not the best, (made brownies today and forgot to grease the stainless steel tins – oops.) but i’m learning! Thank you for inspiration, and will your book be available in Britain? xxx

June 22, 2010 12:00 PM
cleo said...

oh my god, me and my friend made this for my parents and our friends. everybody loved it, it’s one of the most delicious things i ever ate! THANK YOU!!

July 23, 2010 06:31 PM
Ashli said...

Oh, baby!! These look UH-mazing! I used to do something similar…..peanutbutter cookie dough on the bottom and brownies on top. I need to try this one, though..Mmmmm…….

July 24, 2010 11:15 PM
Katherine said...

I don’t know how I ever lived without you, Bakerella. Thank you for sharing all your incredible edibles!

July 31, 2010 02:01 PM
Lisa said...

Made these yesterday and they are almost gone today! Absolutely wonderful. Thank you!

July 31, 2010 05:09 PM
MamaLani said...

I made these last week & I’m making them again right now as I type for my daughters lemonade stand. THEY ARE SOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD! Easy to make if u make em with the way I did: Hersheys triple chocolate mix & the ready to bake pre scored Nestle cookie dough). The ganache is A-MAY-ZING!! Simply amazing..we all devoured them!! My family LOVED it! Thank you Bakerella!!

August 6, 2010 11:58 PM
Brenda said...


August 7, 2010 08:37 PM
Rebecca said...

it’s good but a little too sweet for me and i have a mega sweet tooth. i would lessen the amount of sugar next time.

August 10, 2010 05:54 AM
Reb D said...

You could use the Betty Crocker that comes with chocolate frosting instead of the brownies mentioned in recipe and use the chocolate frosting to ice the yummy brownies.

August 18, 2010 09:37 PM
Ashley said...

Wow these were so amazing. I loved them. I made a batch for a work potluck and everyone LOVED them. They thought I made it from scratch and were impressed! hehe. Then I had to tell them the secret!

August 19, 2010 02:01 PM
Jillian said...

Love these!!! Just made them for the first time for a friend’s birthday and they were a HUGE hit!! And so easy to make!

September 5, 2010 10:19 AM
Laura K said...

So its taken me a while to get around to commenting, but I wanted to let you know that I was inspired by your post to make these in a Gluten Free version and they were delicious! Thanks for the great find!

September 20, 2010 08:08 PM
Michelle said...

OH MY!! I was just introduced to your website yesterday, and I can’t beleive what I have been missing. I am drooling reading this recipe, and can’t wait to finsh work and go home and bake!

This isn’t helping my diet though..hehe Wait, I know, chocolate is good for your heart..there!that works for me ;)

September 25, 2010 12:52 PM
Narola said...

D: WAIT! I can’t buy Betty now!! the store’s closed at this time!
all I can do is stare at the pictures while my tummy screams and growls in pain..

October 9, 2010 02:28 PM
Alicia Y said...

Just made these! Not as pretty as yours of course but WOW! I can feel my hips spreading already!

October 27, 2010 08:22 PM
Viviene said...

I made these for my hubby and his parents and they loved this! now I’m making these for a company pot luck! :) yay! :)

October 28, 2010 09:08 PM
Gabrielle said...

I’m pretty sure this is what I’m gonna make next. It’s the holidays, why not make tons of sweets. haha.

I’ll work ‘em off working with little kids and waitressing anywayyy!

November 4, 2010 09:03 PM
Jamila said...

what kind if knife did u cut with… i am new to the site and i LOVE EVERYTHING! I made red velvet cake balls for my student council bake sale and they were a hit! every time i walk past this little boy at school he always yells “OMG THATS THE GIRL WITH THE CAKES! :)” i did have a problem with some of the balls though: when dipping the cake into the chocolate bark, which was very thick, the cake ball would fall apart. also there were puddles of chocolate bark underneath the cake balls when i would put them on the wax paper. I also would like to know about your drizzling technique. sorry about all the questions you’re work is just AMAZING. you have truly inspired me to take up cooking as one of my favorite hobbies. THANK YOU SO MUCH :D

November 17, 2010 07:14 PM
Ashley said...

Love these. Thanks for the recepie. I made these a few weeks ago for my daughters lunch after her baptism and since then I have made these 4 more tines due to family requests.

November 24, 2010 07:57 PM
Sabrina Kellett said...

I mad ethese for a potluck at work and they were gone in five mins. I got rave reviews and everyone was asking for the reciepe!! I would have to call that a success!!

December 19, 2010 03:09 PM
Julie said...

I love, love, love, love this recipe. I make it too much. But I was wondering one day: should these be refrigerated?

December 22, 2010 09:09 PM
Anne Freitas said...

Reviving these this Christmas ? my friend I introduced to Bakerella made them on a whim last week and mine are in the oven… I’m drooling already!!

December 23, 2010 09:38 PM
Rylie said...

I made these with homemade cookie dough…..amazing!

January 8, 2011 04:05 PM
Brenda Mault said...

Just finished pouring the ganache over the brownie/choc chip treat. Can’t hardly wait to eat one.

January 10, 2011 08:59 PM
Michelle said...


January 11, 2011 02:02 AM
Suzan said...

I’ve made this same recipe but the other way around & they’re just as addicting. Spread the cookie dough on the bottom of a 13 x 9 pan and pour the brownie mix on top, then cook as directed above. Everytime I’ve taken them into work, they’re gone before we know it! Give it a try….

January 11, 2011 09:20 PM
that's what she said...

Oh my this was better than that thing I had last night!

January 14, 2011 03:40 PM
nancy said...

i just made them for a falcon’s party tonight. one word: superb.

January 15, 2011 01:01 PM
sara said...

hi! I love your blog…I have an online store where I sell baby things and I wondered what kind of camera you use…lens…and do you use any special lighting/reflectors or anything? your pictures are awesome! we are making these brownie/cookies tonight!

January 17, 2011 01:13 PM
NovemberBlue said...

I don’t know if anyone has said this already (I really didn’t feel like scrolling through 386 comments!) but Betty now has a Supreme Bars mix for these. I made them with the separate mixes last time and I wanted to make some for my husband in Afghanistan. I was in the store today buying the indiviudual mixes and then found a Cookie Brownie Supreme Bars mix. We’ll see how that turns out. It still has two mixes in the box, but I’m thinking it just makes less with this one. Which is fine, considering I’m going to be cramming two different baking projects into one care package (I just took the brownie candy cups out of the oven ten minutes ago!).

I also made the Mr Potato Head and Hamm cake pops at my son’s 2nd birthday party this past weekend (along with alien and Mr Pricklepants cupcakes and Jessie’s cowgirl hat and Woody’s badge cookies) and they were definitely the highlight of the party! Thanks for sharing your recipes :)

January 19, 2011 07:15 PM
NovemberBlue said...

And oops, I misspelled individual. That’s what I get for not spell-checking before I hit “submit”

January 19, 2011 07:16 PM
Ali said...

Oh my Godness i just made this for my family and they loved it!!! Thanks so much!!

January 20, 2011 10:41 PM
Flower Photography said...

Oh to die for!

January 23, 2011 09:32 AM
Melinda said...

I made these last night for my husband…they are AMAZING!!! So glad to finally have a easy, and delicious, ganache! I am taking the majority of the pan I made to our youth group because I know we would eat them all if we kept them. I have a 2 month`

January 30, 2011 05:13 PM
Melinda said...

I made these last night for my husband…they are AMAZING!!! So glad to finally have a easy, and delicious, ganache! I am taking the majority of the pan I made to our youth group because I know we would eat them all if we kept them. Thanks for the recipe!

January 30, 2011 05:13 PM
elaine said...

How do I know when the ganache is set. And how long does it usually take to set

February 8, 2011 12:09 AM
AliGallieGirl said...

hey Bakeralle,
I’ve made these a couple of times and i feel like i there is too much chocolate and brownie and not enough cookie dough. do you have any ideas on how to change this??

February 15, 2011 12:45 PM
AliGallieGirl said...

hey Bakeralle,
I’ve made these a couple of times and i feel like i there is too much chocolate and brownie and not enough cookie dough. do you have any ideas on how to change this??

February 15, 2011 12:46 PM
Jennifer said...

These look sinful! I just put some on the oven, but I bought the wrong brownie mix that calls for less oil and egg, I’m sure it will be fine, but……

Yummy! Can’t wait to taste them!

March 5, 2011 01:58 PM
Mal said...

Someone has probably already mentioned this but I just made these cause Betty Crocker now sells this now lol, minus the ganache. Yours look way better, so I’m trying these next time.

March 15, 2011 09:38 PM
marla said...

I am REALLY mad at Betty Crocker for starting to make this in a smaller box. It no longer fits right in my 9×11 pan. I have been making and loving these brownies for years. I hate the smaller box. I would have much rather had the same size box as before and paid more :-(

April 14, 2011 08:25 PM
shareena said...

OH MY DELICIOUSNESS!!!! I am so going to try this.. ! Thanks!

May 6, 2011 12:12 PM
Judy said...

I have made these 3 times! Delish , easy to make and impressive! A keeper for sure! Thanks

May 13, 2011 06:51 PM
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