Sugar cookie brownies

Heather Disarro

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Sugar cookie brownies are decadence at its finest. A layer of brownies is topped with sugar cookie dough and baked off to gooey perfection!

sugar cookie brownies

Sugar cookie brownies

Makes 1 (8 x 8-inch) pan

Ingredients:

For the brownie layer

  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

For the sugar cookie layer

  • 7 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line an 8 x 8-inch pan with foil and spray with nonstick spray.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar for the brownie layer.
  4. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  5. Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt and mix until completely combined.
  6. Spread into an even layer on the bottom of the prepared pan, making sure to spread all the way to the edges.
  7. In another large bowl cream together the butter and sugar for the sugar cookie layer.
  8. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  9. Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt and mix until completely combined.
  10. Spread into an even layer on top of the brownie layer, being careful not to mix the 2 layers and spreading all the way to the edges.
  11. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the sugar cookie layer is golden and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  12. Let cool completely before lifting out the foil, then cut into squares.
  13. Serve.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.