A soft and chewy brownie topped with a layer of eggless cookie dough
Keyword: Bars, Brownies
Author: Eva Bakes
1cup (2 sticks)unsalted butter
2 and 1/4cupsgranulated sugar
1 and 1/4cupsDutch-process cocoa
1 and 1/2cupsall-purpose flour
1 and 1/2cups (3 sticks)buttersoftened
1 and 1/2cupsbrown sugar
3cupsmini chocolate chipsyou can use regular semi-sweet chips if you can't find the mini ones
Make the brownies
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9" x 13" pan.
In a saucepan set over low heat, melt the butter, then add the sugar and stir to combine. Return the mixture to the heat briefly, just until it's hot, but not bubbling; it'll become shiny looking as you stir it. Heating this mixture a second time will dissolve more of the sugar, which will yield a shiny top crust on your brownies.
Transfer the sugar mixture to a medium-sized mixing bowl, if you've heated it in a saucepan. Stir in the cocoa, salt, baking powder, espresso powder, and vanilla.
Whisk in the eggs, stirring until smooth. Add the flour and chips, again stirring until smooth. Spoon the batter into a lightly greased 9" x 13" pan.
Bake the brownies for about 30 minutes, until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean, or with just a few moist crumbs clinging to it. The brownies should feel set on the edges, and the center should look very moist, but not uncooked. Remove them from the oven and cool completely on a rack.
Make the cookie dough
Cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in milk. With mixer on low, add flour and mix until well combined. Stir in mini chocolate chips.
Assemble the bars
Spread the cookie dough onto the cooled brownies. You can put the pan into the freezer for about 30 minutes if you're impatient! Chill the brownies until the cookie dough is firm. Cut into bars and serve.