Recipe Request

Blue Eyed Kitten
Posted on 02/20/2013 by ready2please
I already have a great chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe and a very popular brownie recipe with homemade frosting.  What I am wondering and couldn't find anywhere is if I made a batch of brownies and put half the batter in the pan and then layered already cooked chewy chocolate chip cookies on there and then topped with the rest of the brownie batter, would that work, or would I ruin a batch of brownies and cookies?

Has anyone ever done this or know if it it would work?  I have seen several recipes that use cookie dough or Oreo cookies, or chocolate chip cookies with brownie in them, but no brownies with already cooked chocolate chip cookies in the middle.

The thing is that I made a bunch of chocolate chip cookies the other day but I need to take a big batch of brownies for a work thing and I thought that might be an interesting combination to mix the two together.  Any input would be appreciated.  Thank you.
layers_of_eli 21st-Feb-2013 05:48 am (UTC)
I'd say so. The only problem I could foresee is the cookies drying out, but I doubt they will if you don't overbake the brownies. And especially since there's frosting... yum.


layers_of_eli 21st-Feb-2013 05:48 am (UTC)
Also, for future reference (I know this won't work with your current situation/desire), I saw these in my reader yesterday and your post made me think of them! http://www.bakedbyrachel.com/2013/02/chocolate-chip-cookie-brownie-bars/
syolen 21st-Feb-2013 05:57 am (UTC)
Oh... my... GOD. Thank you for sharing! Where have these been all my life?? *________*
tiffuchan 21st-Feb-2013 02:46 pm (UTC)
Holy hell.
cappyhead 21st-Feb-2013 04:33 pm (UTC)
Those look amazing!
syolen 21st-Feb-2013 05:56 am (UTC)
It should work. Maybe underbake the cookies a little so they don't dry out, but it shouldn't really be a problem with brownie batter on top.

The combination also sounds delicious. XD
el_hombre 21st-Feb-2013 10:01 pm (UTC)
This.
keladry_lupin 21st-Feb-2013 06:47 am (UTC)
This isn't exactly what you're talking about, but it may be relevant to your interests: http://www.bakerella.com/pillow-cookies/

Actually, now that I think about it, there is this: http://www.bakerella.com/i-hope-you-have-chocolate-chips-handy/ It might take a bit of tweaking, but I don't see why you couldn't do a layer of brownie over these, though perhaps you should bake two 9x13 dishes, since you'll have a full Congo bar recipe and a full brownie recipe.

Whatever you end up doing, please let us know how it turns out!
rollick 21st-Feb-2013 07:46 am (UTC)
I have a quickie bar recipe I make whenever I'm going to a party and don't have time for something more elaborate from scratch: One bag of Betty Crocker cookie dough mix, prepared and spread out in a layer in a buttered 9x13 pan, covered with one box of any kind of brownie batter. You put both in raw and bake them together, and they come out as melded, layered bars. The person who gave me the recipe called them "brookies" because they're half brownie, half cookie.

The recipe basically calls for baking them at the same temperature and for the same length that you'd normally bake the brownies. Even though the cookies normally call for a lower temperature and a shorter bake time, the cookie layer comes out fine because the brownie layer protects it and it doesn't cook as quickly as it would in individual cookie form.

Mostly what I'm saying here is, I wouldn't advise trying to sandwich the cookie mix between two layers of brownie mix, because cookie dough is impossible to spread on brownie batter, but if you're content with two layers instead of three, it'll be fine if you put them both in raw instead of pre-cooking one.

If you really want the triple-layer effect and you try it with pre-baked cookies, please post pictures and let us know how it went, I'm very curious.
coendou 21st-Feb-2013 02:06 pm (UTC)
I've done this before, although instead of a full cookie layer I kind of dropped blobs of dough into the brownie batter. Worked great, just using my standard ccc and brownie recipes!
cityofmist 21st-Feb-2013 03:57 pm (UTC)
I think the cookies would end up overcooked. What I would do is bake the brownies then 5-10 minutes before they're done press the cookie pieces into the top.
wildrider 22nd-Feb-2013 01:58 am (UTC)
That sounds like a great way to handle the already-baked cookies without them getting overcooked.
spillcanvas3685 22nd-Feb-2013 03:31 am (UTC)
What if you grind some of the chocolate chip cookies in a food processor, mix the crumbs with butter and a little sugar, press them into a brownie pan, bake it for a few minutes, then pour your brownie batter on top and bake those? It would be like a brownie with a graham cracker crust, except chocolate chip cookies. The butter should keep it from drying out too much.
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