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New brownie idea?!

I recently saw a new boxed brownie mix at the market which is apparently a brownie "base" with dollops of chocolate chip cookie dough mix spooned in small clumps on top and the whole thing is baked together. I hate buying boxed mixes when I could probably make it from scratch myself and end up with something much better. I need to make a snack for a get together and would like to try this idea.

I suppose I could just make my usual brownies and drop small clumps of homeade cookie dough on top and bake but I'm not sure about the baking times. I've tried looking online and several cookbooks but haven't found anything like what I think these would be.

Has anyone ever heard of this idea or tried making it from scratch?

Thanks all.

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  1. You're looking for Dorie Greenspan's Chipster Brownie recipe I think!

    http://www.browneyedbaker.com/2009/05...

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    1. re: biondanonima

      That recipe is the ultimate in decadence.

    2. Other riffs with a wonderful basic brownie base include s'more brownies topped with mini choc chips, mini marshmellows and a sprinkle of crushed graham crackers or crushed pretzels and choc chips for that salty sweet combo or rice krispie squares nestled into just out of the oven brownies (still gooey) then topped with mini choc chips and baked a few secs more to melt. Or a caramel toppings swirled into the brownie batter the last 15 mins before pulling out of the oven. Or, a raspberry puree swirled into the batter and then topped with more puree out of the oven and sliced almonds on top.

      Have fun!

      1. Oreo Stuffed Brownies
        http://lifestooshorttoskipdessert.blo...

        If you enjoy double-stuff oreos and Supernatural Brownies this combo from NYT will knock you out!

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        1. re: HillJ

          Thanks! I'll be trying these for a school bake sake in the fall, if I can wait that long!

          1. re: HillJ

            wow, have you made these yet? I'm thinking of trying for a picnic this weekend....

            1. re: geminigirl

              Yes this past weekend for a family picnic; 103 people and a good number of little kids to test the pilot bake. In a word-sweet but so interesting the kids loved 'em.

          2. My wife just makes the brownies out of the box, makes cookie dough out of the box and mixes them together,she has been doing this for many years, baking time is about the same. Or
            here is a link I found
            http://www.evilshenanigans.com/2011/0...

            1. Thanks everyone for the suggestions. ROCKLES, I think your recipe is the most like what I had in mind. It sounds fantastic. I'm going to try it this weekend and I'll report back and let you all know how it turns out.

              When I try to discuss things like this with my non-foodie friends, they tend to give me blank stares,( although they're willing to scarf down whatever I make). But I like the fact that I can suggest something on this site and within days I've gotten 8 responses from all over the US.(Or dare I say world?) It's nice to know someone out there thinks like me!!

              Thanks again to all you guys!!

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              1. re: Ritcheyd

                I saved this thread when you first posted, thinking how good this idea sounded. Then saw recipes for cookie DOUGH brownies that rang my bell even louder! ;) If you like chocolate chip cookie dough (who doesn't?!), you might want to try making your favorite brownie recipe, then frosting them with chocolate chip cookie dough when they're cool. Not to worry about raw egg--simply omit the egg from the cookie dough and replace with milk. I used 1 tablespoon of milk and 1 of heavy cream just 'cause I had it on hand and my milk is 1%.

                The recipes I saw make a 9 x 13" pan of treats, which is far more than I need to have within easy reach, so I made my favorite brownies (Ghirardelli's Award Winning Brownies) with 1/4 cup less sugar...I also add 1/4 cup of dark chocolate chunks to the brownies...and halved my own favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, replacing the egg with 2 tablespoons of milk. The other dough recipes I saw didn't include baking soda or salt but mine does. I love the sweet 'n saltiness of CCCs, so exactly halved my recipe except for the egg. REALLY GOOD STUFF if you're a dough lover...and they keep great in the fridge in an airtight container.

                >>^..^<<

                  1. re: mollyomormon

                    Yup, that's exactly where I read about it--and I credited as such ('inspired by") when I wrote the recipe out on my blog. But hers makes a 9 x 13" pan of brownies from a completely different recipe...as does Recipe Girl's and every other recipe I found, going all the way back to Taste of Home, where the recipe appears to have originated, many years ago ("published in Taste of Home October/November 1995, p29').
                    http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Co...
                    So maybe not a "new brownie idea?!" after all--but it was new to me!

                    1. re: kattyeyes

                      mmm...I thought it looked amazing! Glad to hear it turned out well!

              2. For another brownie twist, I like to make them in mini muffin tins and insert a bite size candy bar in the middle. Snickers and baby ruth work especially well, but you could use anything-rolo's, twix, reeses(but w/ those I peel away the wrappers and put them in the freezer and insert as soon as I take them out of the oven).

                1. OK guys. I'm the original poster and after reading all your ideas I went with ROCKLES link but I really, really, really, don't like Nutella and didn't want to have to buy a jar so I went with a store bought brownie mix and then made my homemade chocolate chip cookie dough for the top. Basically, they turned out a little different than what I expected but they tasted fantastic and were gone in a matter of minutes so I made a second batch for a second group of people (and me ) and again they were a hit!!

                  So thanks everyone for the ideas !!!