Isn't this someone's dream recipe? A layer of fudgy brownies topped with a layer of chocolate chip cookie dough? This is like the answer to your worst day ever, come home and devour one of these and a scoop of vanilla ice cream and have all your worries melt away. The base of these were brownies made with bittersweet and unsweetened chocolate, a la Dorie's French Chocolate Brownies. I omitted the walnuts because the pantry was bare of them. Also I made the brownie layer first and stuck it in the oven for 12 minutes or so before I added the cookie layer. The brownie base alone would have been fine but the addition of the cookie dough made it sublime.
Dorie's instructions call for you to dollop the cookie dough over the top of the brownies and then lightly spread it across. This was the part I had problems with. The cookie dough kind of sunk into the brownies and didn't want to be spread. I stuck the whole thing into the oven hoping a few minutes in there would make the cookie dough easier to spread but all it did was melt the chocolate chips and smear them across the dough. So I gave up and figured they would still taste good. And my yes did they. Even though they weren't quite what I pictured they were still REALLY, REALLY good. Decadent. I wish I had a picture to show you but they were distributed to friends and they were gone within a matter of hours and all I had left were crumbs. Thank you to Beth of Supplicious for this selection. So.good.