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Chocolate Chip Mocha Cookie Dough Brownies

Chocolate Chip Mocha Cookie Dough Brownies from thelittlekitchen.net

These brownies have three layers of goodness. McCormick® asked me to come up with a recipe perfect for a bake sale with one of their extracts. I have had their coffee extract for a while and have been wanting to make something with it forever! In came these brownies. I start off with a box mix to make things easy on me. If you want to make brownies from scratch, try these chewy brownies. The middle layer is a chocolate chip mocha cookie dough layer and on top is a mocha buttercream frosting. These are heaven and my friend who is a non-coffee drinker (coffee hater) loved these brownies!

Chocolate Chip Mocha Cookie Dough Brownies from thelittlekitchen.net

Here are the two McCormick® extracts I used coffee and pure vanilla. I love the pour spouts, makes it much easier to measure out!

Chocolate Chip Mocha Cookie Dough Brownies from thelittlekitchen.net

First, prep the brownies and bake them. I cut out two pieces of parchment paper and created a sling.

Chocolate Chip Mocha Cookie Dough Brownies from thelittlekitchen.net

That sling makes it easy to remove the brownies. Allow them to cool on a baking rack.

Chocolate Chip Mocha Cookie Dough Brownies from thelittlekitchen.net

Next make the mocha buttercream frosting. I mixed the shortening and butter together and then added the extracts and mix.

Chocolate Chip Mocha Cookie Dough Brownies from thelittlekitchen.net

Then, add the cocoa powder. Chocolate and coffee– a matched pair!

Chocolate Chip Mocha Cookie Dough Brownies from thelittlekitchen.net

Now, here I’m making the chocolate chip mocha cookie dough layer.

Chocolate Chip Mocha Cookie Dough Brownies from thelittlekitchen.net

This is after adding the McCormick® coffee extract and cocoa powder.

Chocolate Chip Mocha Cookie Dough Brownies from thelittlekitchen.net

After the other dry ingredients and the mini chocolate chips were added.

Chocolate Chip Mocha Cookie Dough Brownies from thelittlekitchen.net

After the brownies have cooled, I added the brownies still in the parchment paper sling back to the baking pan. I also taped the sides down.

Chocolate Chip Mocha Cookie Dough Brownies from thelittlekitchen.net

Now for the cookie dough!

Chocolate Chip Mocha Cookie Dough Brownies from thelittlekitchen.net

Spray your offset spatula with baking spray and smooth out the cookie dough layer.

Chocolate Chip Mocha Cookie Dough Brownies from thelittlekitchen.net

Now for the frosting, the third layer of goodness.

Chocolate Chip Mocha Cookie Dough Brownies from thelittlekitchen.net

All ready for the fridge! Let these babies chill for 60 minutes, at least and then cut into them…

Chocolate Chip Mocha Cookie Dough Brownies from thelittlekitchen.net

And enjoy! You’re welcome? :)

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Chocolate Chip Mocha Cookie Dough Brownies Recipe

Yield: 8 to 16 servings, depending on how you cut the brownies

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients:

Mocha Brownies

1 package (family-size) fudge brownie mix (and ingredients needed from package instructions)
1/2 teaspoon McCormick® coffee extract
1/2 teaspoon McCormick® pure vanilla extract

Mocha Frosting

1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon McCormick® pure vanilla extract
1 pound (4 cups) confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon McCormick® coffee extract
2 to 3 Tablespoons milk

Cookie Dough

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 Tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon McCormick® pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon McCormick® coffee extract
1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

baking spray

Directions:

Mocha Brownies

Heat oven according to brownie package instructions. Prepare an 8-inch square pan with a parchment paper sling.

Add brownie mix package and ingredients from the box to a large mixing bowl. Add McCormick® coffee and pure vanilla extracts and mix with a rubber spatula. Be sure not to overmix or they will become cake-like. Bake according to instructions on the box.

Remove brownies using the parchment paper sling and allow to cool and rest on a baking rack.

Mocha Frosting

Add shortening and butter to a medium-sized mixing bowl. Mix with an electric hand mixer until mixed. Add cocoa powder and the mixture is throughly mixed and cocoa brown colored. Add confectioner's sugar in batches and mix with your mixer. Frosting will look crumbly at this stage. Add milk 1 Tablespoon at a time and mix thoroughly. Mix until frosting is smooth and well combined, about 2 to 4 minutes. Refrigerate frosting until needed.

Cookie Dough

Cream butter and sugars in a mixing bowl with an electric hand mixer. Add milk and extracts and mix well. Add cocoa powder, flour and salt and mix with a rubber spatula. Add chocolate chips and stir to combine.

Assembly

Pick up brownies via the parchment paper sling and place back into the cooled baking pan. Tape parchment paper sides down. Add mocha cookie dough on top. Spray an offset spatula with baking spray and smooth the cookie dough over the brownies. Wipe spatula with a clean paper towel. Add mocha buttercream frosting to the top of the cookie dough layer. Smooth frosting with the offset spatula.

Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 60 minutes before cutting and serving.

Cooke Dough Layer slightly modified from The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook.


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36 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Mocha Cookie Dough Brownies”

  1. 1
    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — October 1, 2013 @ 4:23 pm

    Seriously drooling over these brownies, Julie!! Also, I’m totally baffled why I do not own coffee extract.

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    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — October 1, 2013 @ 5:51 pm

    Wow, you have a friend who hates coffee? Gasp! Just kidding, these look too good..

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    Glory/ Glorious Treats — October 1, 2013 @ 7:23 pm

    You are KILLING me with these!! They sound AMAZING!!

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    Terri C — October 1, 2013 @ 8:54 pm

    This sounds so wonderful! Must try soon!

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    Courtney — October 1, 2013 @ 9:08 pm

    I love brownies and can’t get enough mocha.. and well.. I kinda have a thing for cookie dough too ;-) I would eat these cold – yum!!!

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — October 1, 2013 @ 9:40 pm

    These are gorgeous! I need some of these this weekend.

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    Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen — October 1, 2013 @ 9:53 pm

    I definitely drooled looking at these pictures!! Seriously! Amazing :)

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    Tieghan — October 1, 2013 @ 10:06 pm

    Three layers of amazingness!! Wow, these are incredible!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — October 1, 2013 @ 11:51 pm

    I want Mocha Frosting on everything please! The whole ensemble is excellent but that’s just…dangerously good looking!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — October 2, 2013 @ 1:18 am

    Yes please to 3 layers of goodness!

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    Diane {Created by Diane} — October 2, 2013 @ 1:59 am

    These look fantastic!

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    Julianne @ Beyond Frosting — October 2, 2013 @ 2:35 am

    HOLY COW!!! These brownies sound amazing!!!

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    Nessa — October 2, 2013 @ 7:26 am

    Oh my! These look fabulous :)

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — October 2, 2013 @ 7:49 am

    Um, just yes.

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    kelley {mountain mama cooks} — October 2, 2013 @ 8:23 am

    Yum! These are decadent and gorgeous, Julie!!

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    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor — October 2, 2013 @ 8:28 am

    Julie, these are the perfect combination of mocha, chocolate chip and brownies. I can’t wait to try them!

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    tanya — October 2, 2013 @ 8:34 am

    These are incredible!! That cookie dough layer is brilliant! I personally love any brownie with coffee flavor!

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    Our Vintage Life — October 2, 2013 @ 8:59 am

    Oh, my goodness! These look so good, especially that frosting. And how amazing that you can actually create a recipe on your own, that’s this impressive.

    Thanks for sharing it! :-)

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — October 2, 2013 @ 10:04 am

    Oh my gosh yes please! Definitely love these Julie :)

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    bridget {bake at 350} — October 2, 2013 @ 10:17 am

    I’ll be making these ASAP! And I didn’t even realized McCormick had coffee extract! Will look for it this week!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — October 2, 2013 @ 10:32 am

    These are some amazing brownies! Love the mocha buttercream frosting!

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    Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste — October 2, 2013 @ 10:54 am

    You have seriously combined all of my dessert obsessions into one compact brownie! Cannot wait to make these. Pinned!

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    Cookin Canuck — October 2, 2013 @ 11:42 am

    I could happily eat a bowl of that mocha frosting. These look fantastic, Julie!

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    Katie — October 2, 2013 @ 2:15 pm

    Yum! This sounds so stinking good!!! And mocha frosting? Genius!

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    Julie @ This Gal Cooks — October 2, 2013 @ 8:17 pm

    Oh wowza! These babies are making me swoon! I need to make these one day. Although, I may end up with less cookie dough filling. I have a problem with cookie dough…I like to eat it. I could eat an entire bowl!

    Pinning this recipe. Brownies and cookie dough, that’s one fantastic treat!

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    addie | culicurious — October 2, 2013 @ 9:11 pm

    what decadent and delicious brownies, Julie! YUMMMMM :)

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    Theresa — October 2, 2013 @ 9:47 pm

    Wow… these are sinful and rich brownies. A combination of some of my favourite things… YUMMY!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — October 3, 2013 @ 1:56 am

    I love this layered goodness! Definitely need that stack for a midnight snack right about now!

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    Stephanie @ Plain Chicken — October 3, 2013 @ 5:29 pm

    It would take all my willpower to wait a hour to dig into these babies. YUM!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — October 3, 2013 @ 8:32 pm

    Straight from my dreams :) oh goodness, how divine!!

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    Joshua Hampton (Cooking Classes San Diego) — October 4, 2013 @ 8:10 am

    These brownies are stunning. The pics made me stare at my computer screen for quite a while. For a moment, I wished I could just grab those brownies straight out of my screen and eat them.

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    Shelly (Cookies and Cups) — October 6, 2013 @ 8:05 pm

    These look so yummy! I love the mocha in it!

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    That Tech Chick — October 6, 2013 @ 8:30 pm

    We are a bit afraid of using coffee extract in this house. My daughter tried some brownies that used just a couple drops of the extract and they turned out absolutely horrible.

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    Paula - bell'alimento — October 16, 2013 @ 7:11 pm

    Oh me oh my yes please!

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    Amanda — November 4, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    What a fabulous idea! These are perfect for my next bible study… I cant wait to make them!

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    Melanie @ Carmel Moments — November 7, 2013 @ 1:48 pm

    I’ve been a brownie fan for as long as I can remember. Now I love coffee too. I’m sure these rock! I definitely have to try them!

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