Chocolate chip cookie dough brownies

As I told you a couple of months ago, I’m quite into Pinterest.com.  It makes me happy and generates some great ideas for my family for food.  I’ve made quite a few recipes I’ve found through Pinterest.  In fact, I’ve even made a board just for things I’ve tried and liked.  One of my more recent creations was chocolate chip cookie dough topped brownies.  Yeah.  Nothing about that sounds bad to me either (other than the fat and calories, but let’s not go there!).

Photo from http://www.recipegirl.com/2011/06/02/chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-brownies/

So when we were having a game day a week ago, I decided to give this recipe a try.  I’m glad I did.  While the recipe calls for homemade brownies, I decided to go with a box mix instead.  It was a busy day.  I got the box mix brownies whipped up while my kiddo finished her lunch.  (It takes her longer to eat.)  They went into the oven during nap time. I took them out and just let them hang out on the counter until after she went to bed.  Seriously.  Then I mixed up the cookie dough mixture, spread it over the top and popped it into the fridge to set overnight.  The cookie dough mixture tastes like chocolate chip cookie dough, but it doesn’t have eggs in it, so it’s safe for little ones and pregnant ladies.  (Where was this recipe when I was pregnant?!)

The hardest thing was removing these guys from the pan and keeping them in one piece.  But, it wasn’t too bad.  I didn’t top them with melted chocolate on top, because I knew that’d be too much for my husband.  He’s not really a chocolate fan.  I know.  I don’t understand that either.  And, actually, I only ended up using 1 cup of mini chocolate chips in the “dough” instead of 1-1/2 cups for the same reason.

The brownies were good.  They were a bit rich, in fact.  And I’m not a person to say that something is rich.  I cut them in a regular brownie size and when I ate them it was a half one instead because they really were rich.  I had a lot left after game day, so I sent them to work with my husband.  They were gone in one day.  I meant to take a photo of the ones I made, but I forgot and they didn’t really last that long!

If you’re looking for a good dessert that’s going to get attention and is pretty darn easy, these are worth a shot for sure!  My diet only regrets that I found this recipe and realized how yummy it tastes!

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