Homemade chocolate fudge brownies topped with a thick layer of cookie butter frosting. If you like chocolate and cookie butter, you will love this recipe!
Cookie butter frosting meets chocolate fudge brownies!
You should have known I wouldn’t leave you hanging with just the cookie butter frosting from last week. Nope. I wouldn’t do you like that.
I took my latest brownie recipe and made minor changes to make them even fudgier. And, wait for it… I smothered them with cookie butter frosting. This recipe is going to rock your sweet tooth’s world.
Keep in mind that these brownies have a ton of frosting on them. And they are SWEET. If you feel you need to go lighter on the sugar effect, just make half as much frosting. You will have all the flavor without a toothache.
Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Cookie Butter Frosting
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 3 ounces semisweet chocolate chopped fine
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1 egg yolk
- 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Cookie Butter Frosting
Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line an 8x8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil and coat lightly with nonstick spray.
In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the butter and baking chocolate. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted. Microwave for another 10 seconds if needed, stirring afterward. Stir in the cocoa powder until completely dissolved. Set aside until cool to the touch.
In a large mixing bowl combine the chocolate-butter mixture, sugars, and vanilla. Beat until well incorporated. Beat in the eggs and yolk, one at a time, mixing well after each one. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir it with a whisk. Slowly fold the flour into the cocoa mixture just until blended. It's important not to over mix. Spread the batter evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, just until the edges begin to feel firm.
Cool the brownies completely in the pan on a wire rack. Top with frosting and cut into squares.
Do not rely on the toothpick test to see if your brownies are done. To achieve a fudgy brownie, you must under bake them slightly. Once the edges are firm but the center still looks wet, it is time to remove them from the oven. Do not bake longer than 20 minutes.