Fudgy Brownies with Cookie Butter Frosting

Fudgy Brownies with Cookie Butter Frosting 3Just this last week I splurged and bought a truck load of makeup and some perfume. As far as my husband is concerned, I needed every last thing. Right girls? We need makeup. Well, I need it because I don’t wake up looking like Nicole Kidman. To be honest, everything I got only enhances my looks for the better, so he shouldn’t complain. Am I right or am I right?

To lessen the cosmetics blow, I bought my husband some nice shirts…ya know, cause spending more money is the answer. “Yup, I got some makeup today, BUT I ALSO GOT A NICE POLO SHIRT AND A BUTTON UP SHIRT FOR YOU BECAUSE I LOVE YOU!” That’s really how I said it too. Like say the first part quietly hoping it goes undetected and then talk 14 times louder for the part you want him to hear. I do it all the time.

“YOU’RE SO HOT…can you go weed the garden?”

“The store must have magically run out of Cocoa Puffs….I GOT GRAPENUTS!”

“I didn’t fold the laundry….BUT I DID UNLOAD PART OF THE DISHWASHER!”

“I MADE DINNER…we’re having leftovers.”

“Yes I had a 2 hour nap today but NOW I CAN STAY UP LATE WITH YOU AND WATCH MOVIES!”

Funny thing is it works like all the time. Maybe by now my husband loves me enough to put up with my crap. Or maybe his hearing is on the way out. Either way, I got some awesome makeup. Cha-ching!

No wait. I’ve figured it out. He KNOWS I’ll make him treats to make up for the fact that I do this to him all the time! That’s gotta be it.

There you have it, folks! The key to a happy marriage: brownies. Pretty sure brownies are always the answer. Especially these ones.

How can we get world peace? Brownies.

How can I get my daughter to sleep the night through? Brownies.

Who will clean out the car? Brownies.

Who will be the next president? Brownies.

This is my go-to brownie recipe that I pimped out with cookie butter frosting. That’s right. You heard me. COOKIE. BUTTER. FROSTING. Chewy, soft, thick, chocolaty brownies topped with creamy, heavenly goodness. And, they take no time at all to make! Perfect treats for a party or this weekend. Here’s how you make them:

Brownies 1Start by melting some butter, chocolate chips and cocoa powder together in a small pot.

Brownies 2Once the mixture is all smooth, remove from the heat.

Brownies 3Stir in some sugar,

Brownies 4then two eggs,

Brownies 5and some vanilla.

Brownie Batter 1Measure your dry ingredients out into the pot and stir stir stir until just combined.

Brownie BatterPour the batter into a greased 9×9 glass baking dish and bake at 350 degrees.

Brownies 6Hello lover. This should take 20-30 minutes to bake.

Cookie Butter Frosting 1In the mean time, find yourself a little bit of this stuff: cookie butter! It’s similar to biscoff spread but the trader joes version.

Cookie Butter Frosting 2So, take some cookie butter and throw it into a small bowl with some softened butter.

Cookie Butter Frosting 3Add in some vanilla

Cookie Butter Frosting 4and powdered sugar and stir.

Cookie Butter Frosting 5Once a thick paste forms, pour in some milk.

Cookie Butter Frosting 6Stir it all up until your frosting is lovely and smooth.

Cookie Butter Frosting 7Spread this all over your cooled brownies, cut into bars and serve.

Fudgy Brownies with Cookie Butter Frosting 2Like so. A little bit of heaven right here. Feel free to use peanut butter or not use the frosting at all. These brownies are great anyway you want to eat them!

Here’s the printable! Have a great weekend!

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Fudgy Brownies with Cookie Butter Frosting

Yield: 16 small squares

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • for the cookie butter frosting-
  • 3 tablespoons softened butter
  • 3 tablespoons cookie butter {or peanut butter}
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a glass 9x9 square pan with non stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a small pot, melt butter, chocolate chips and cocoa together over medium low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in sugar. Stir in eggs, 1 at a time and vanilla. Gently stir in all dry ingredients until just incorporated. Pour into prepared pan and bake 20-30 minutes or until just set. Mine was done right at 20 minutes, but my oven is also hotter than the sun. Set aside to cool.
  3. For the frosting, stir butter, cookie butter, vanilla and powdered sugar together until a thick paste forms. Stir in milk carefully and then mix vigorously to smooth out any lumps. Spread over brownies, cut into bars and serve.


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  1. LOVE the frosting! (I used peanut butter.) But that definitely goes in my “favorite recipes” book. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. This sounds so scrumptous! But I guess I’ll never know how they taste since I have no idea what biscoff is and there are no Trader Joes in Wheeling, WV. to buy cookie butter! I’ll just have to dream about the taste!

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    • You can buy it online! Check Amazon 🙂

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  3. Use White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter by Peanut Butter & Co!

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  4. Oh my goodness!! You crack me up! SO my humor and I was laughing out loud because I do this with my husband, too! Can’t wait to make these delicious looking brownies! After my other pan of frosted brownies are gone…can you tell I love brownies? 🙂

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  5. Just made these, only had an 8×8 pan but they look good, in fact I don’t think I would want them any thinner. Would make double the frosting next time, half for the brownies, half for me to scrape right out of the bowl with my fingers :-p

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  6. Oh my gosh…….offto Trader Joes to look for the cookie butter….making these ASAP

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  7. OMG! I just made these! They are soooo good! I made them without the icing. Thanks for the recipe.

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  8. Wow, these are amazing. Thanks so much for the great recipe and directions. These were the best brownies I have had. Thanks for the introduction to cookie butter (LOVE). Since the cookie butter is miked with milk and butter in the frosting do you have to refrigerate these brownies?

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    • I would, but it’s up to you.

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  9. I made these back in December and they were absolutely amazing! I will be making them again for sure. The cookie butter frosting was perfect. Will this be ok to double for a 9 x 13 pan?

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    • Yup, just may take a few more minutes to bake.

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  10. Hi! Lovely recipe, I’ve a tub of Speculoos (caramel biscuit) spread at home and I’m dying to use it in a recipe!

    Just one question, may I bake the brownie in a metal square pan? Or does it have to be glass? Thanks very much!

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    • Metal pan is fine, they’ll just be done a few minutes early 🙂

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  11. Holy Holy bad stuff,… these are soooo gooooooooood ,, nearest trader joe’s was over an hour from me ,, i just used biscoff spread from my local wal mart. also i had no choc chips ,, so i used dutch processed cocoa….. AMAZING…. so bad for you but…. Amazing !

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  12. These look amazing! I do have a question ~where do you find cookie butter? I’ve never heard of it before!

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    • Any grocery store….probably around the nutella. It’s called biscoff spread. Or you can try trader joes.

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  13. hi lauren have tried many things from your recipes..n they have turned out cool…thanks for sharing …just wanted to ask if any alternative for cookie butter besides peanut butter (as my kids r allgeric….) as its not available where i live…

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  14. I absolutely LOVE these brownies!!! They are so easy to make, they are full of fudgy, brownie goodness, and the cookie butter icing is sheer perfection!!! My husband and kids love them also…It’s now my go-to brownie recipe! They’re making an appearance on the plates of Christmas treats that I’m taking to neighbors and friends!!!!

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