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Cookie Dough Frosted Brownies

I have always been a fan of cookie dough.

Just ask my mom. Whenever we were making cookies while I was growing up, I always found a way to sneak some batter. Sure, my mom would caution me by saying that raw eggs could make me sick. But, then she would look the other way and I would quickly lick the spatula clean.

In college, my personal love of cookie dough went to new level when I was introduced to vegan baking. No longer did I have to balance my fear of salmonella with my desire for cookie dough. I could have the best of both worlds.

Now, my love for cookie dough has gone to a yet another level. That is because, on September 14, 2011, I created cookie dough frosting.

I know, I know. I basically combined two of the most sinful treats known to man. I did not fail to recognized the dilemma that this presents…

On one hand, this is my most mind-blowing recipe yet and it would be tragic not to share it. On the other hand, the recipe doesn’t necessarily belong on a website called “Pursuit of Healthfulness.”

But, let me explain my logic: It is vegan. It is all natural. It is easy to make.

And, it is so, so, SO delicious.

Cookie Dough Frosting


  • 1/2 C buttery spread, room temperature
  • 1 C confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 T brown sugar
  • 1 T whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 C dark chocolate chips


  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together powdered sugar and butter. Mix in the vanilla and brown sugar. Then, mix in flour.
  • Fold in the dark chocolate chips.
  • Refrigerate. Bring to room temperature and stir before use.

I totally understand if you just eat this with a spoon. In fact, I would support it.

But, if you are feeling really crazy, spread it on some brownies. Naturally, that’s what I did.

Whole-Wheat Brownies


  • 1 C whole-wheat pastry flour
  • Scant 2/3 C sugar
  • 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/3 C canola oil
  • 1/2 C vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 C water
  • 2 flax eggs (or 2 eggs)
  • 1 t vanilla extract


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl combine the oil, yogurt, water, flax eggs and vanilla extract.
  • Mix everything together. Be careful not to over-mix.
  • Pour batter into greased 8×8 in. pan. Bake in 350 degree oven for 24-26 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool thoroughly and tore in the refrigerator.

Once the brownies are cooled and cookie dough frosting is all stirred up, place a big glob of frosting on top of the brownies go to town.

I just have to warn you: Life will never be the same.

You’re welcome.

Questions: Were you a rule breaker when you were growing up? Did your parents let you eat cookie dough?

I wasn’t necessarily a rule breaker, but I was very competitive. I used to hide the bad Candy Land cards so I wouldn’t be sent back to the beginning!