Brownie Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting
 
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
Cookies
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup dutch processed cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup packed light-brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
Frosting
  • 15 Tbsp salted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 tbsp cream
  • 1 cup mini (or regular) semi-sweet chocolate chips
Directions
  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine butter and 2 cups chocolate chips. Microwave in 45 second increments until chocolate is melted. Stir until mixture is smooth, then let it rest until cool, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, both sugars, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Pour chocolate mixture into your mixing bowl, and stir to combine.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time. Mix until you get a uniform, thick doughy mixture.
  5. Stir in vanilla.
  6. Chill dough 30- 45 minutes (until it holds it’s shape).
  7. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease or line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  8. Using a small cookie scoop (I think mine is 1 tbsp?), scoop out dough and shape it into balls. Drop balls onto prepared baking sheets, spacing them 2 inches apart.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes, then remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. While your cookies are cooling, start making your frosting.
  11. In a mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer, whip together butter and brown sugar until pale and fluffy, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  12. Mix in flour, then add vanilla and 2 tbsp cream and blend until well combined.
  13. Add powdered sugar and whip until smooth adding an additional 1 tbsp of cream to thin if desired.
  14. Fold in chocolate chips.
  15. Using your same tbsp cookie scoop, spoon a dollop of frosting onto half your cookies. Top with the other halves and press down gently.
  16. Enjoy!
Recipe by Just Putzing Around the Kitchen at https://www.justputzing.com/2013/10/brownie-sandwich-cookies-with-chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-frosting.html