Sundays are meant for classy things.

Classy like…drinking a beer at the rooftop bar of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Pinky up.  Obviously.

Classy like…strolling around Central Park with your boyfriend.  And by strolling I mean doing everything within your power to restrain yourself from dragging him to the running path, saying “Tag, you’re it!”.  And breaking out into a sprint.

Blue sundress, be damned.

(No, but seriously. It’s been almost 14 days and you are dreaming about running.  Vividly.  You can’t be held responsible for your actions at this point.  You’re probably going to challenge your boss to a race around the lab today.  If we’re being honest.)


Fridays, though?

Fridays are for all-out no-holds-barred ridunkulousness.

They’re for brownies topped with cookie dough topped with chocolate glaze with a side of ice cream.


There ain’t nothing more perfect than that.


Sometimes being a food blogger has it’s perks.

Like when you get sent The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook and 8 pints of Häagen-Dazs® Caramel Cone ice creamAll in one week.

Really.  My skinny jeans didn’t stand a chance.
The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook, written and photographed by Love and Olive Oil’s Lindsay Landis is a revelation if you, like me, kinda sorta like cookie dough even more than actual cookies.  Each recipe in this book contains egg-free (and therefore safe-to-eat!) cookie dough in an over-the-top-delicious way.  I can’t even begin to tell you how quickly these brownies disappeared from my counter.  Mostly because it’s vaguely embarrassing.  If you’re a cookie dough lover, than you NEED this cookbook.  Like…yesterday.
And then there’s the Häagen-Dazs®.  We never have ice cream in our freezer (because even if we buy it, it tends to get ingested within….minutes) but on the rare occasion that we do, it’s almost always Häagen-Dazs®.  I had never tasted the caramel cone flavor before, but it did not disappoint.  Rich caramel flavored ice cream with caramel swirls and dotted with chocolate-covered waffle cone.  It really doesn’t get better than that.
The two of them together?  There is no more perfect way to kick off the weekend.  I pinky swear it.

 As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I received a stipend and coupons for free Häagen-Dazs® ice cream


Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies
Makes 16 brownies, adapted from The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook

For the brownies:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 1/2 oz dark or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla

For cookie dough:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tbsp almond milk or regular milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips

For chocolate glaze:

  • 3 1/2 oz dark or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into cubes


  1. Preheat oven to 350.  Line the bottom and sides of an 8×8-inch pan with parchment paper, leaving a slight overhang on two sides.
  2. For the brownies, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt.  Set aside.  In a double boiler or a heatproof pan set over a pot of simmering water, melt the chocolate and butter together.  Stir until smooth and remove from heat.  Whisk in the brown sugar until it is dissolved and the mixture has cooled slightly.  Whisk in the eggs and vanilla.  Using a large rubber spatula, fold the flour mixture into the chocolate mixture until just incorporated.  Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. For the cookie dough, beat together the butter and sugars with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.  Add in the milk and vanilla, mixing until incorporated.  Add the flour and salt and stir until incorporated.  Stir in the chocolate chips.  Gently spread the dough onto the cooled brownies, smoothing the top into an even layer. Refrigerate while the glaze is prepared.
  4. For the glaze, melt the chocolate and butter together in a double boiler over low heat.  Stir until smooth.  Pour over the cookie dough and carefully spread into a thin, even layer.  Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes. 


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120 Responses to Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

  1. You’re killing me! These are seriously amazing looking!!!!!!

  2. Adrienne says:

    These=absolutely absurd deliciousness. It’s a rainy yucky day around these parts and I think that calls for a pan full of brownies, don’t you think?

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Brownies and ice cream, nothing better. This also reminded me, I haven’t been to the Met rooftop in 4 years, oy.

  4. are you kidding me right now? ahhh!

  5. Those brownies with that ice cream… dying here.

  6. Sam says:

    Umm…I want these for breakfast. Right now. Or I can make them tonight and eat them on my rooftop (significantly less classy than the Met’s, but a pretty good view nonetheless).

  7. What a week! These are gorgeous. Drop dead gorgeous.

  8. Beth says:

    Those look fabulous! You’re right – it’s a great way to celebrate Friday.

  9. Free Haagen Dazs? Send that coupon to me! haha I have this book on pre-order and it sounds super fantastic. Thanks for sharing! Hopefully someone will play tag with you in the park next Sunday 🙂

  10. Gosh…this looks heavenly! I wish I could have one now!

  11. london bakes says:

    These are most definitely the perfect friday treat.

  12. OohLookBel says:

    I just love your photos. And what a magnificent recipe to make from the cookbook.

  13. Johanna GGG says:

    I am still getting my head around the idea of cookie dough as a food group rather than something you bake but these brownies have convinced me of its amazingness – in fact I almost forgot to read your post because I was drooling over the pics

  14. Maria says:

    Love Lindsay’s book! I will have to try the brownies next…with that ice cream!

  15. Megan says:

    I need these in my life right now!

  16. Danielle says:

    Ignoring the ice cream (as if I could), these look incredible! I couldn’t wait until the weekend: I laced up my sneakers and huffed and puffed my way at 7000 feet this morning. It was fantastic: once I finished and my lungs stopped burning.

  17. Mo 'Betta says:

    Oh.My.Goodness. I {don’t} need these in my life! They look amazing. I <3 brownies. And cookie dough.

  18. These remind me of those Slutty Brownies that have been circulating around. We’ve been on a major brownie kick lately – might have to add these to the list!

  19. Amy says:

    Dyyyiiiiiiing. Today is only Day 4 of our no junk food challenge and you torture me with this! You are just mean, Joanne. Just plain mean. *goes off in the corner and cries*

  20. Oh the idea of this is sending the blogisphere into a frenzy. How naughty of you…. run away Joanne

  21. Kim says:

    I’ve made those brownies before and they are amazing (the kids especially love them)! We love Haagen Dazs too.

  22. Ahh I would love some cookie dough-topped brownies and ice cream for breakfast please! (Like you said, Fridays are for ridiculousness…) 🙂

  23. Saguna says:

    Those cookie dough brownies, lord. All chilly and choc-chippy and..with Haagen Daz?! Hello. Your Fridays sounds super awesome… Jealous, Joanne, I’m very jealous indeed 🙂

  24. Oh man, all that ice cream! I’d go crazy and love it! Your brownies look friggen delish! I love cookie dough, love I tell ya!! I want one of these brownies!!! Ok, I lied, I want the whole batch of these brownies!!

  25. I….I…..I have no words. These are ridiculous. And I can totally relate to wanting to just run around and skip when you’re in a pretty flowing dress, in the sunshine, in the park. Don’t restrain yourself next time 😉

  26. Claudia says:

    Oh Mon Dieu! I’m in heaven. I love how you segue from some splendid very healthy eating into pure decadence. Skinny jeans are overrated!

  27. These are simply fantastic! And Haagen Dazs on the side? Heaven!

  28. I’m a fool for cookie dough. And raw cookie dough is so classy in my opinion. I often make cookies JUST to eat the dough. Love these!!

  29. Cathleen says:

    Haha, well there goes my definition of classy.
    But seriously, I almost died when I saw this. It just looks so perfect. I can’t stand it.

  30. Lauren T says:

    Oh my god these look amazing! Have you ever heard of slutty brownies? They combine brownies, chocolate chip cookies, AND oreos!!! Definitely worth a try as well 🙂 Thanks for the great recipe! I can’t wait to try it!

  31. marie says:

    Because of travel I didn’t go running for a week. Went this morning and it felt so good to be out there trying to whip my body into some sort of shape, oh and also breath in the fresh air of course.

    I noticed some of Dryer’s ice cream is labeled “frozen dessert”, it’s not even ice cream!!! It is no good, it’s all fluffy. Even though premium ice cream costs a lot more, it is so worth it. Costco’s vanilla is a great buy, and rivals Haagan Daaz in flavor and texture.

  32. Emily says:

    Yum. Those brownies look amaaaaaaazing!

  33. Margarita says:

    I’m sorry you’re still not running… but really, your poor body is begging for rest and glad you’re listening to it, which is manifested in your running dreams. Funny how that happens. Love this recipe… perfect for everything! Beautiful 3 layers of goodness!

  34. I’m at a loss for words. And it’s so funny that you mention the skinny jeans because that’s what I wrote in today’s post too! I’m sure my pants won’t even fit once I make these.

  35. SnoWhite says:

    This is amazing. 100% pure summer. Thanks for sharing this one…

  36. MM says:

    A combination of some of my favorites–brownies & choc chip cookies. And ridunkulousness, of course.

    Pinning to my chocolate board.

  37. These are quite like the “I Love You” brownies I make–except they’re stuffed with peanutbutter instead of cookie dough. I call them this because every boyfriend I’ve ever had has requested them from me weekly upon trying one. In all honesty, I am not the biggest fan of peanutbutter myself, so these would be better option for me if I’m making them for my own consumption 🙂

  38. Oh good god I can’t even look at those without my skinny jeans crying!

  39. Geni says:

    These are hands down the best looking brownies I have EVER seen. Drool is beginning to puddle near my keyboard. So sad.

  40. sweet sarah woman!
    now this is how we start the weekend off right!

  41. Guru Uru says:

    These brownies are layers and layers of amazing 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  42. Donna says:

    Good thing it’s Friday!!!

  43. Danielle says:

    I am drooling – amazing pictures!

  44. Ben says:

    It’s Friday, I’m allowed to have this for dinner… right? 😀

  45. That Girl says:

    I feel like Sundays are for pajamas. Friday nights too if we’re being honest.

  46. Chris says:

    Your boyfriend was wearing a blue sundress? (ha ha)

    These brownies are off the charts, I’m so glad you paired them with ice cream because the first picture instantly made me think about ice cream.

  47. These are insane. Wow. They look so delicious!

  48. Mary says:

    What a glorious combination of ingredients, Joanne. The brownies really sound delicious and I’ve never seen a scoop of ice cream that doesn’t have my name on it. Enjoy that walk and have a great weekend. Blessings…Mary.

  49. Wow, these are two of my favorite sweets mashed into one. Amazing!!

  50. Reeni says:

    I’ll be dreaming of your brownies all night long! They look so out of this world delicious!

  51. lauren says:

    Omg this is positively sinful! Need. Now!

  52. patsy says:

    This was the first recipe I made from the book as well! My little guy wants these instead of a birthday cake this month!

  53. Hotly Spiced says:

    If that happened to me I’d feel like all my Christmases had come at once. All that ice cream? I’d have to eat it fast as it probably wouldn’t fit in my freezer – lovely problem to have. Great looking brownies – and one day I would love to stroll around Central Park – it’s a dream of mine to one day see NY xx

  54. Why do I delight, so much, when you post one of your luscious desserts? I mean, I love your healthy, colorful and flavorful recipes. But this— it makes my wicked sweet tooth quiver with longing. I think I love your evil side. I need these in my life. Just once.

  55. sophia says:

    OMG. I already thought it looked OUT of the world freakingtastic, but then you had to add the Haagen Daaz ice cream.

  56. This is the time I truly wish that I’m on the other side of the screen eating this delicious dessert. I just entered this book’s giveaway at some bloggers. I hope I win… amazing recipes in this cookbook, and this one is a good one! Such a perfect post for the weekend. =)

  57. I won this cookbook in a giveaway and am DYING to receive it! I know it’s going to be nothing but dangerous…and I can’t wait 🙂

  58. WOW, talk about drooling…

    And I have been away. Did I read Boyfriend in there???

    And what a great idea for a book! I am heading to Amazon as we speak!


  59. Faith says:

    Oh wow, do I need these in my life! Fridays just might be my new favorite day, lol. 😉

  60. Katie says:

    I seriously gasped when I saw these pictures! How delightfully…sinful. 🙂

  61. Dining Alone says:

    These look absurdly good. Like I want to climb through the monitor and just steal them.

    I posted your cabbage and leek gratin recipe on my blog today, I hope you can check it out. Mine didn’t turn out as pretty as yours, but it sure was tasty!

  62. I’m gonna be fat forever.

  63. Big Dude says:

    They look AWESOME. I feel a 20 mile run coming on – for you not me.

  64. Kristen says:

    Oh my gosh!!! I think I would weigh 300 lbs. if I lived near you :).

  65. Kathy says:

    Incredibly delicious looking! Totally decadent! I need one right now!

  66. Erica says:

    I am trying to lose weight!!!It is too hard looking at these pictures….I want to make them today!!!You are killing me….They look amazing,Joanne!

  67. Candace says:

    Chocolate…cookie dough….brownies….chocolate covered waffle cones….caramel swirls? Seriously? My favorite recipe ever, Joanne.

  68. Miriam says:

    I am in LOVE with those brownies and a great sounding cookbook! Great idea and beautifully done 🙂
    Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  69. Kari says:

    I just landed on your blog for the first time – suffice to say, my attention was caught 🙂 These look beautiful.

  70. This has me tempted to sneak in a few brownies before breakfast! They look delicious 🙂

  71. Chaya says:

    No eggs – yeah. I didn’t think, this had a chance in our house but it sure does. Looks terrific.

  72. Yasmeen says:

    Oh man. There goes my wedding dress diet again. They look so yummy!

  73. I aspire to be a food blogger who gets free samples 😉 These look awesome!

  74. RecipeGirl says:

    Oh delicious! I’m a fan of every kind of cookie dough brownie recipe out there!

  75. Kate says:

    I found this recipe on Foodgawker and had to try it out right away! It was sooooooo good. I saved myself some time by using a box mix of brownies (Ghiradelli Chocolate Supreme Brownies).

  76. Drool :P”””””” ! Yummers, this is absolutely fantastic. Skinny jeans can take a break anyway, no?

  77. Katerina says:

    Your pictures are pure temptation Joanne! With posts like this I wish I was your neighbour!

  78. Mary says:

    Oh my gosh! These look ridiculously delicious.

  79. Candace says:

    Yummmm…. I have a sudden urge to make these and go down in a hyperglycemic blaze of glory!

  80. Skinny jeans be damned! That could possibly be the perfect dessert 🙂

  81. omg! this is a sin on a plate (in a good way)

  82. These are wonderful. I think that if it wasn’t so late I might have to dust off my oven and make these. I’d have plenty of help at work tomorrow to finish off the few that would be left after my breakfast. 🙂

  83. Pam says:

    Good heavens woman… what a mouth watering treat!

  84. Oh wow, these would make me a very popular girl if I brought them anywhere! I hope you didn’t have to share too many – you of all people definitely deserve to eat a whole tray yourself with all your crazy running!

  85. They look unbelievably delicious! I’d do anything for a bite of that right now…

  86. holy chocolate! those look absolutely amazing! i wish i could grab them through the screen! fabulous photos too! thanks for sharing!

  87. daphne says:

    I am envious! i can’t get hagan diaz ice cream here.. and what amazing brownies… triple envious!!! ice cream brownie and cookie dough…

  88. grace says:

    oh, that’s nice. that’s nice, and in no way complete without that ice cream. 🙂

  89. love2dine says:

    Whoa! Looks exquisite! I can’t wait to try it and enjoy

  90. Jenn Kendall says:

    i cannot even express just how much i want to eat this – it looks absolutely amazing Joanne!

  91. Deborah says:

    Let’s just say that Caramel Cone is my husband’s absolute favorite ice cream. He can seriously polish off a container in one sitting. And he’d eat one every day if I let him!! And those brownies? I think I could easily polish off more than one!

  92. Shannon says:

    my my, i’m so glad i like cookie dough now 🙂 didn’t as a kid?? crazy.

  93. Catherine says:

    Dear Joane, These are just delicious looking. Bravo!! Ciao dearest….

  94. I can imagine how fast these disappear!

  95. Bowing down before your brownie-cookie dough magic. I love it!

  96. I’ve got to get this book!

  97. Gah!! These look AWESOME! I must muster the will power to make these once my post-vacation eat well week is over!

  98. Esi says:

    I ABSOLUTELY need to get my hands on this book!

  99. Elizabeth says:

    Ok, seriously- those look amazing.

  100. Kevin says:

    Those brownies look so good!

  101. Lora says:

    These look incredible! I love all things cookie dough. It took me years to exercise restraint when making cookies. I love the image of you sprinting in your blue sun dress. hee hee..

  102. Hey Sweetie… LOVE this recipe, made it and it came out GREAT (small changes, I just can’t help it). Posted today and gave you (and Lindsey) lots of linky love…

    Sometimes Year on the Grill, but mostly

  103. Nicole says:

    HOLY mother of…..
    Wow that looks amazing!
    Might have to put that on the books for sooner rather than later!

  104. Mama B says:

    Wow, it’s a crazy hot day and I’m still contemplating firing up the oven to make these.

  105. Anonymous says:

    Erm…sorry jz want to ask ….is the dough suppose to be salty??

  106. Joanne says:

    Hi anonymous! I don’t recall the dough being salty…did you use salted or unsalted butter?

  107. Anonymous says:

    Do you cook the Doug?

  108. These are insanely delicious. I don’t know if you have tried this, but I do recommend freezing them and serving them chilled. They taste like ice cream cakes!
    I wrote about them on my blog:

  109. gina says:

    These look amazing. I thought I read that it isn’t safe to eat uncooked flour? Is that not true?

    • joanne says:

      Given how much cookie dough I’ve eaten in my life (including these brownies), I think it’s pretty safe to say it’s totally fine to eat raw flour! I’ve never heard that actually, so I think it’s fine. And no one ever complained after eating these of any illness.

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  111. Aviva says:

    Can you make these in advance and freeze them?

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  113. Venus Chua says:


    Can I ask if I can make these in a round cake tin, and if there would be any difference in timings and oven temperature? Thank you!

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