Monday, 16 August 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

I've been seeing these brownies everywhere recently, I love brownies and I love cookie dough so I was tempted to try them out straight away. 

 I used my trusty Nigella Lawson brownie recipe for the brownie base, you bake your brownies as normal  and then leave them to cool before layering the cookie dough and chocolate glaze on top.

I halved the brownie recipe below and baked in a 9 inch square tin, I still didn't have enough cookie dough to cover the whole top so I only smoothed cookie dough over half of the brownie slab.  I will definitely double the cookie dough recipe next time.

These Brownies are, as expected, unbelievably sweet and although seriously delicious I certainly couldn't eat a whole one.  Next time I think I will definitely cut the brownies into much smaller, bite size squares.

Brownies - Nigella Lawson How to be a Domestic Goddess


375g soft unsalted butter
375g best quality dark chocolate
6 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
500g caster sugar
225g plain flour
1 teaspoon salt
300g chopped walnuts (I used 200g chopped fudge)
tin measuring approx. 33 x 23 x 51/2cm

Preheat the oven to 180C / gas mark 4. Line your brownie pan - I think it's worth lining the sides as well as the base.

Melt the butter and chocolate together in a large heavy based pan. In a bowl or wide- mouthed measuring jug, beat the eggs with the sugar and vanilla. Measure the flour into another bowl and add the salt.

When the chocolate mixture has melted, let it cool a bit before beating in the eggs and sugar, and then the nuts and flour. Beat to combine smoothly and then scrape out of the saucepan into the lined pan.

Bake for about 25 minutes (I baked mine for 22min). When it 's ready, the top should be dried to a paler brown speckle, but the middle is still dark, dense and gooey. Even with such a big batch you need to keep alert, keep checking: the difference between gungy brownies and dry brownies is only a few minutes; remember that they will continue to cook as they cool.

Makes a maximum of 48.


Cookie Dough & Glaze Recipe From - Stylish Cuisine

(for cookie dough/filling:)

1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour

(I added chocolate chips because it just didn't feel right not to)

(for glaze)

2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
2 Tablespoons butter

In a medium bowl, combine butter with white and brown sugars. Add milk and vanilla and mix until combined. Then add the flour. Spread this over the cooled brownies and then top with glaze.


Melt the chips and butter until melted. Spread over brownies.

I'm really glad I can check these off my to bake list now.

It is the first official Glee club meeting tonight! That exclamation mark is because I so nervous, I haven't taught a dance class in a couple of years and am absolutely petrified.

This is the first song we're working on, it's a great song from a great movie and I'm having a great time choreographing to it despite my apprehension.

Wish me luck x