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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Cups

I feel like I can’t keep my days straight with Monday being a holiday and having both my boys home now that school is out! Summer came fast didn’t it? Where did that snow go I was just in last weekend!!

This morning, amidst the craziness of getting ready for swim lessons, I felt like baking something snappy. So, I pulled out my extra cookie dough from the Massive Cookies that I had left over and felt like combining them with my handy brownie mix and ta da, out came these adorable and tasty brownie cups.

This is a no brainer, can’t mess up recipe and great for a quick summer treat. Use your favorite cookie dough recipe to put in the center of the brownies. I think I’ll try peanut butter cookie dough next time. Frost them with your favorite frosting or sprinkle with a little powdered sugar and enjoy. I have a feeling my summer recipes are going to be all about kid friendly and QUICK with us on the go so much, should be fun.

Have a great rest of the week, I’ll be cooking up some more easy recipes soon. I’ve got a 60 second lunch that is so tasty! Stay tuned.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Cups

1 box brownie mix 9 x 13 size
1 batch of your favorite cookie dough
Powdered sugar or frosting

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare brownies according to package directions. Pour batter into mini cupcake tins (about 36-40) that have been sprayed generously with cooking spray. Spoon 1 Tablespoon of cookie dough into the center of each filled cupcake tin, gently pressing down into the batter. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until cooked through. Let cool for 10 minutes before removing brownies from tins. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or frost. Enjoy!

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  1. 1
    Lisa says:

    What a great idea! I will definitely try this soon!

  2. 2
    Sarah says:

    I think I might have to ask you to quit posting. Everything you make looks so wonderful, but my thighs really don’t need brownies and cookie dough!!! 🙂

  3. 3
    Nicole (SAHM Ramblings) says:

    The one thing I hate about easy recipes is that they don’t give me an excuse not to make them. And if they are goof-proof then I can’t say “Ick” and just let the kids eat them. Easy and diet don’t go together. But those look perfect for satisfying a chocolate craving!

  4. 4
    Beth says:

    you are so creative! i can’t wait to make these. i just have to tell you that i absolutely love your blog and love all your fresh ideas. i have learned so much from you. it is so fun to have new yummy things to make for my family. my hubby thanks you too! you keep me out of my cooking ruts.

    please keep it up!

  5. 5
    Jenny says:

    Thanks Lisa!

    Hi Sarah,
    I know, I said I had to take it easy this week with all the eating we did over last weekend and this is what I go and make!

    Hi Nicole,
    These are easy, but you are right, not good for the diet. Just a few bites!

    Thanks for your kind comment. I love hearing that I have helped people enjoy cooking. I hope you’ll continue to find new recipes for your family. Thanks again!

  6. 6
    momof3crazykids says:

    I would of never thought of such a thing. I will have to try these. Oh so yummy!

  7. 7
    PheMom says:

    I have been wanting to try making something like this for a while – these look awesome!!

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    Katrina says:

    Ought-O! I have some cookie dough in the fridge and lots of brownies in the pantry. I love cookie dough. These look great. Wish I could see the inside. Does it stay a little gooey? I’ll just have to make them and see.

  9. 9
    Jennifer says:

    oh man, I am drooling right now! Those look fantastic.

  10. 10
    Jenny says:

    Funny that you just posted this. I just had a similar treat from Sam’s Club this weekend (they called them Brookies — half brownie, half cookie). I bet yours were better though. Thanks for always posting great recipes! I enjoy your blog!

  11. 11
    Prudy says:

    Those are seriously adorable. I love the way you styled them, too. I don’t think I had any chocolate today. Boo hoo!

  12. 12
    Amanda says:

    My friend just told me about your blog tonight–I can’t wait to try some of these recipes!

    Also–I’m pretty sure you’re the same Jenny Flake from Gilbert who had “Lime Chicken Tacos” published in “Simple & Delicious.” (I promise I’m not a stalker! LOL! Your name stuck out to me because I’m from Mesa/Gilbert, AZ and I knew a girl named Jenny Flake in high school.) Anyway–I just wanted to THANK YOU for that recipe! It’s a definite favorite around our house and I’ve shared it with about a million people who also love it.

  13. 13
    Emiline says:

    Those are really cute! I love anything in “cup” form. It just makes it cuter.

    I’ll probably make the Levain cookies tomorrow or Sunday.

  14. 14
    Kim A says:

    I might just have to try these you little booger!

  15. 15
    Jeena says:

    Hi Jenny this is a lovely idea they look so tasty. You have a great blog. 🙂

  16. 16
    Priscilla says:

    Great idea, these look delicious! How fun, your boys are in swimming lessons, my sister, brothers, and I used to take them a few years back…hope they have fun!

  17. 17
    Proud Italian Cook says:

    Jenny, You could market these, SERIOUSLY!!!

  18. 18
    RecipeGirl says:

    Ok, you’re killin’ me with all of your yummy treat recipes. Bathing suit season is looming, and all I want to do is make sweets!!

  19. 19
    NatNibbles says:

    Wow…a combo of 2 of my favorite things, what a good idea!

  20. 20
    Jenny says:

    Thanks Everyone, they are too easy to pass up that’s for sure!

    That is too funny that you saw my recipe in Simple and Delicious, I’m glad you enjoy the recipe. I’ll have to make it and post it here, it’s been forever since I’ve made those tacos.

    I have a bunch of people tell me that they knew a Jenny Flake in High School, it’s actually my husband’s cousin who has since married, now I have her name! Crazy! Thanks for commenting!

  21. 21
    Texas Mommy 3 says:

    Okay these were so yummy 🙂 Made them for our first no school day to try, will make them next week for the boys no more school for summer bash!!! I used a basic brownie recipe because I had no mix, next week I am going to try this with peanut butter, because we LOVE peanut butter 🙂
    Also I made your massive cookies, so god, used whole wheat pastry flour and they were superb!!!!!
    Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful recipes.

  22. 22
    Melissa says:

    Wowza! I just found your blog through a friend and I absolutely love it. My mouth is watering right this second!!!!

  23. 23
    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    How cool is this?! You allways seem to have such good ideas!

  24. 24
    Lauren says:

    HOLY CRAP! I am SO making those this weekend.

    PS: TAG! You’re it… see my blog. 😉

  25. 25
    Deborah says:

    What a great idea! They look delicious, like always!

  26. 26
    giz says:


  27. 27
    Jaime says:

    yum! what a great way to combine 2 favorites!

  28. 28
    Shannon says:

    Hi! I’m Shannon, I’ve been reading your blog for a couple of weeks and just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy it. And… WOW do these look good! 🙂

  29. 29
    Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) says:

    This is double delicious and double trouble on the thighs…My son will devour this in one day…

  30. 30
    Tracy says:

    Too funny … that is very similar to something I submitted to the Pillsbury Bake-off a couple of years ago. It got me nowhere though. As they say, there are no new ideas!

  31. 31
    Kandi says:

    Good lord those look good. I am doing boot camp now so no yummy stuff like this. Woe is me. Haha.

  32. 32
    Veronica says:

    Oh Jenny, I think I would really like those!! They look so good. I’ll bet they are really tasty right out of the oven!

  33. 33
    Autumn says:

    I needed a bake sale recipe!! Thanks!!

  34. 34
    Sara says:

    Wow…these look great! You are so creative. Love your blog!

  35. 35
    Sara says:

    Love these! You are so creative. I have to try these. Thanks for your ideas. My name is Sara from My Sisters’ Cucina. I love your blog and visit often.

  36. 36
    Lindsey says:

    I have a question. I just made these and the tops pulled off of them. I thought maybe I hadn’t baked them long enough so I cooked the second batch longer. I was able to get some of them out but the same thing happened. I put plenty of spray in the cups, did I put too much? I also thought maybe I didn’t wait long enough to pull them out. They were delicious but I want to take them to a party and have them look pretty. What am I doing wrong?

  37. 37

    Wow, these look totally decadent and delicious! I love cookie dough and I love brownies, so it’s nice not to have to choose between the two. Thanks for sharing, Jenny!

  38. 38

    Ohh you’re genius! What a great idea! And the cookie dough doesn’t get hard and crunchy once it’s cooked??!

  39. 39
    Carmela says:

    Tasty & very easy to make. My only suggestion is to use mini cupcake liners. I used a non-stick pan which I also generously greased & it was difficult to get them out without decapitating the muffin top from bottom.

  40. 40
    Kristin says:

    I need to make in full size muffin tins… Think same baking time?

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