With these Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies you’ll never have to pick between fudgy brownies or gooey cookie dough ever again.
My husband and I often disagree on what our favorite dessert is. I always argue that it’s brownies; they’re soft and chewy, flaky and buttery…my mouth is watering just thinking about them! And there are so many incredible ways to transform brownies. My husband is adamant, however, that cookies are a better dessert. No matter how many times I make brownies(which is often), my husband has not wavered.
These brownies are a match made in heaven, and a dessert that my husband and I can both agree upon. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies. Why haven’t I thought of this sooner?
What makes this treat even better is that I’ve created a gluten free version, Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies. Man, that sounds like a mouthful, and trust me, it is. And you’ll be eating mouthful after mouthful.
What makes this recipe especially unique, and very unlike the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies that you can order full of gluten from Dominos(honestly, they act like they invented it. Silly Dominos)is that the cookie dough in my recipe is irresistibly creamy. There’s milk in the dough, which isn’t standard for a cookie dough. But sometimes you have to experiment outside the box to really get the best results.
For all my dairy-free friends who are currently in distress because they NEED to get their hands on this Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie but they just can’t stomach the dairy, don’t worry. There are plenty of easy substitutes to make this dairy free, so even my dairy-free, gluten-free mama can enjoy this recipe(and trust me, she will). Just substitute the butter for your favorite dairy-free substitute(like Earth Balance) and the same goes for your dairy-free milk substitute(like almond or coconut).
I understand that although this creamy cookie dough is what I live for in this recipe, it’s not for everyone. Sometimes, you just really need a mouthful of chewy, chocolatey cookie dough that tastes just like the gluten-full dough you ate as a child, sitting on the kitchen counter while your mom made cookies, sneaking bits of the batter out when her back was turned. You can make this same recipe, substituting this creamy cookie dough for my edible cookie dough recipe. The results will still be stellar and mouth-watering, and even better, it will be exactly catered to your tastes.
For the brownies, I wanted to make it easy for you. You can either use a boxed Gluten Free brownie mix(because heaven knows sometimes those are our best friends), or you can use my brownie recipe.
I truly believe that these Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies are the best of both worlds; they’re chocolatey and light, they’re moist and buttery, they’re a cookie and a brownie. And the Chocolate Ganache on the top? Well, I guess you could say that it’s just icing on the cake.
- 1 8x8 pan of baked gluten free brownies (you can use a mix, or my go-to favorite Best Fudgy Gluten Free Brownie Recipe, or the dark chocolate brownie recipe from The Essential Gluten-Free Cookie Guide)
- 6 tablespoons butter, softened
- ⅔ cup packed brown sugar
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 cup high quality gluten-free flour blend
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- ¼ cup butter
- Prepare and bake and cool your gluten-free brownies according to the recipe that you use. You can use a mix, or one of my recipes, or your favorite.
- Cream together the butter and brown sugar. (I used my stand mixer but you can also use a handheld mixer or just a bowl and sturdy spoon.)
- Mix in the milk, until smooth. Then mix in the flour and chocolate chips.
- Spread the Cookie Dough over the cooled brownies.
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter and chocolate chips together (heat for 30 seconds, stir, then heat for another 15 seconds and then stir. Heat in 15 second increments until melted.)
- Let cool slightly, and then spread over the top of the cookie dough.
- Let set at room temperature (or speed things up by popping it in the fridge) until the ganache is set.