Brownies Stuffed with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

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Brownies Stuffed with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Cookie Dough

Ingredients:

½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter

½ cup brown sugar

¼ cup granulated sugar

1 large egg 

½ tsp vanilla

1 cup, plus 2-Tbl all-purpose flour

½ tsp salt

½ tsp baking soda

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

 Brownie Batter

Ingredients:

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 cups granulated sugar

4 large eggs 

1 Tbl vanilla

1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

 Directions:

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper and lightly spray with non-stick spray. Set aside

Cookie dough: In a large microwave-safe mixing bowl, melt ½ cup (1 stick) butter for 1 minute or until melted. Whisk in the sugars. Add egg and vanilla and whisk until combined. Stir in flour, salt, baking soda. Fold in chocolate chips. 

Form cookie dough into tsp size balls and place on parchment lined sheet pan and place in freezer while preparing brownie batter.Brownie Batter: Scrape bowl clean of cookie dough. Place 1 cup (2 sticks) butter and 2 cups chocolate chips in a bowl and microwave for about 2 minutes or until melted enough to whisk with a smooth. Whisk melted butter and chocolate chips until smooth. Add sugar and whisk until combined. Add eggs, one at a time whisking after each addition. Gently whisk in vanilla and cocoa powder until well incorporated. Add flour, baking powder and salt and stir with a spoon until a smooth thick batter forms.

 Remove cookie dough balls from the freezer and gently fold all but 15 of them into the brownie batter. Spread batter evenly into prepared baking dish. Press the remaining 15 balls of cookie dough evenly throughout the top of the mixture.

Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in a few spots throughout the middle comes out clean. Let cool completely.

 

Lili Courtney