Chocolate Chip Mocha Cookie Dough Brownies

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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!

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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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