Pecan toffee cookie dough brownies are the cure for the largest, most imposing sweet tooth out there. A fudgy, chewy brownie layer is covered with buttery cookie dough that has pecans and toffee bits stirred in. The entire thing is topped with a creamy, rich chocolate ganache then sprinkled with chopped pecans. It's thick, it's gooey, and it's amazingly good. This recipe was originally published in 2008, and included in my first book.
For this recipe you'll need: sugar, brown sugar, all purpose flour, dark cocoa, salt, eggs, butter, vanilla, bittersweet chocolate chips, toffee bits, pecans
You know that recipes tend to be popular in waves, right?
I think that the whole cookie dough brownie recipe phase started in 2008. That's when I remember making these - several times actually. I wanted to include them in a book that I had been commissioned to write because I thought they'd be unusual. After making them about a million times I decided that I didn't like chocolate chips in the cookie dough part because there was almost too much chocolate. Is that even a thing?
It seems to be here.
Anyway, I decided to toss some toffee bits in there and the buttery crunch along with the pecans and creamy cookie dough was just exactly right. They're perfect for long evenings watching movies that make you cry, satisfying the inner demon during bouts of PMS, and sharing with people you love. Or, not sharing at all - because that's ok, too. You're worth it -- and these are worth an extra hour at the gym. Promise.
They're a decadent update from these chewy brownies!
Be sure to keep these tightly covered in the refrigerator. About 20 to 30 minutes before serving time get them out and let them warm up some. Have coffee on hand -- you'll need it.
By the way? My NEW thing, at least for now, is these vanilla brownies. Oh my stars!
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If you liked these brownies you might like some of the other recipes in my book, Everything Cookies and Brownies.
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- 2 cups sugar
- 1-½ cups flour
- ½ cup dark cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup melted butter
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
Cookie Dough Layer
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 12 oz bittersweet chocolate
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- Combine the flour, cocoa, and salt.
- Combine the oil, eggs, sugar and vanilla and mix for 3 minutes on medium speed.
- Stir in the flour mixture until well blended.
- Spread n a greased 9×13 pan and bake at 350f for 25-30 minutes.
- Do not over-bake.
- Cool completely.
- Mix in mixer until smooth.
- Spread over cooled brownies.
- Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Bring cream to simmer.
- Add chocolate and stir until melted and glossy.
- Spread cookie dough layer on cooled brownies.
- Top with ganache.
- Keep refrigerated.
There are 2 cups of flour in the cookie dough layer that are not cooked at all? That doesn't make sense.
That's why it's cookie dough.
I did all it says is to mix in mixer until smooth. Which ingredients go first ect. No explanation
Oh - sorry - you just throw it all in there. All at once.
U don't give instructions on how to make the cookie dough layer u just give ingredients.
Carrie, please read the recipe at the bottom. thanks!
Katie @ Recipe for Perfection
I've seen a lot of cookie-layer brownies, but yours is the first I've run into where you make the cookie layer from scratch. I love that!
Hello - I'd like to make these for a work pot luck - but I'm confused by one thing. Your ingredients for brownies calls for butter, but the directions for making them call for oil. Just wanted to clarify which one to use. Thanks!
Actually you can use either. I think the oil makes them a little more chocolatey and the butter makes them a litter richer.
my church family will LOVE these!!!!
I don't think it would be safe for me to live near you. You make the most tempting desserts!