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Cookie Dough Flourless Brownie Pizza

 

I am an only child. Did you know that?

The stereotype surrounding only children is that we are typically stubborn and selfish, a product of being used to getting our way.

As I have gotten older and certainly since becoming a mother, I like to think I became more of a selfless person.

For the most part.

I have no problem telling you that I am completely stubborn and selfish when it comes to dessert.

I honestly think this is completely acceptable because why should I have to share my food and if I give you the no share disclaimer ahead of time, you received fair enough warning to order your own.

The only questionable selfish dessert habit I have is that I don’t really care (gosh this sounds mean but its true) what kind of dessert you may want as your birthday cake because if I am left in charge of selecting it, I will pick what I like and not what you may prefer.

The guy who likes to bring me flowers for no particular reason requested the other day that I make last week’s cookie dough flourless brownie pizza as his birthday cake this fall.

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How pretty are this week’s flowers?!

While I smiled and appreciated how much he loved my latest dessert creation, I politely informed him that he was getting a chocolate fudge cake topped with rainbow cookies from my favorite bakery, Torta Fina.

The only thing I can maybe do is make this cookie dough flourless brownie pizza in addition to getting that chocolate cake as a compromise. Relationships are about compromise, right?

cookie dough flourless brownie pizza

I gave you a sneak peak of this too decadent for words dessert creation the other day but it deserves full details so that you can make it too.

I knew the combination of Amanda’s flourless double fudge brownies and my cookie dough would be a winner.

I mean, the cookie dough alone was so killer when I made the samoa cookie dough bark back in the winter that it was time to bring it back to life with a new recipe.

cookie dough brownie pizza

 

Instead of baking the brownies as traditional brownies, I went with a round cake pan in order to make more of a dessert pizza.

As the brownie pizza was in the oven, I prepared my cookie dough.

A few minor adjustments to my original cookie dough recipe:

  • Increased ingredient measurements to have more cookie dough to go around the brownie pizza
  • Used dairy-free chocolate chips to make this recipe dairy-free
  • Added a scoop of coconut flour for fun

cooke dough brownie pizza

Let’s talk some stats before getting to the recipe:

Amanda’s flourless double fudge brownie recipe is naturally gluten-free. If you use dairy-free chocolate chips, it’s dairy-free too.

The cookie dough contains oat-flour; use gluten-free oats if you want a gluten-free recipe.

Both the cookie dough and brownie recipe use coconut palm sugar; I use a small amount of granulated sugar for the cookie dough but I am confident you can leave it out without really noticing.

Gluten-free, refined-flour free and dairy-free? Suddenly sounds like health food to me.

Cookie Dough Flourless Brownie Pizza (Dairy-Free/Gluten-Free option)
 
This cookie dough flourless brownie pizza is too decadent for words! Refined-flour free, there are options to make it dairy and gluten-free too!
Ingredients
  • For the brownie:
  • Follow Running With Spoons recipe
For the cookie dough:
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • ½ cup nut butter of choice
  • ¾ cup oat flour (gluten-free, if necessary)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ⅔ cup coconut palm sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (or more!) mini chocolate chips (dairy-free if necessary)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Follow recipe for brownies and pour batter into lightly greased round cake pan (8 or 9 inch is fine).
  3. Bake brownie for about 20 minutes, checking with a toothpick in center to ensure it comes out clean.
  4. Do not overcook!
  5. While brownies are cooking, prepare cookie dough.
  6. Melt coconut oil and mix with sugars until well combined.
  7. Add in peanut butter and vanilla, mixing well.
  8. Add oat flour and coconut flour, mixing until very well combined.
  9. Stir in chocolate chips.
  10. When brownies are cooled, top with cookie dough.
  11. Slice and serve.

 

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Anyone else an only child?

Favorite kind of birthday cake/dessert?

If you have to pick one – brownies or cookies?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cookie Dough Flourless Brownie Pizza (Dairy-Free/Gluten-Free option)
 
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This cookie dough flourless brownie pizza is too decadent for words! Refined-flour free, there are options to make it dairy and gluten-free too!
Author:
Recipe type: healthy dessert
Ingredients
  • For the brownie:
  • Follow Running With Spoons recipe
For the cookie dough:
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • ½ cup nut butter of choice
  • ¾ cup oat flour (gluten-free, if necessary)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ⅔ cup coconut palm sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (or more!) mini chocolate chips (dairy-free if necessary)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Follow recipe for brownies and pour batter into lightly greased round cake pan (8 or 9 inch is fine).
  3. Bake brownie for about 20 minutes, checking with a toothpick in center to ensure it comes out clean.
  4. Do not overcook!
  5. While brownies are cooking, prepare cookie dough.
  6. Melt coconut oil and mix with sugars until well combined.
  7. Add in peanut butter and vanilla, mixing well.
  8. Add oat flour and coconut flour, mixing until very well combined.
  9. Stir in chocolate chips.
  10. When brownies are cooled, top with cookie dough.
  11. Slice and serve.

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  • Susie @ SuzLyfe August 18, 2015, 6:36 am

    Well. This is just unfair.
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  • Miss Polkadot August 18, 2015, 7:00 am

    “Gluten-free, refined-flour free and dairy-free? Suddenly sounds like health food to me.” <- Agreed! How could you not feel virtuous eating an everything-free dessert 😉 ?!
    I really like all those cookie dough desserts in the US. Not a traditional option for us around here though I wonder why? Adding cookie dough to brownies is plain genius so I'm glad you're up for making a birthday compromise.
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  • Amanda @ .running with spoons. August 18, 2015, 8:17 am

    I’m pretty sure I already told you it was genius to combine the two, but if not, then I’m telling you again — you’re a genius 😉 I’m not sure I could pick between cookies and brownies, so giving me a dessert option where I wouldn’t have to is fine in my books. And you know I totally get the only child thing… except I’m probably still a lot more selfish since I lack the whole motherhood thing.

    • The Cookie ChRUNicles August 18, 2015, 12:31 pm

      I hope you try making your brownies as a pizza. Such a great recipe you created.

  • Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine August 18, 2015, 8:41 am

    I don’t like choosing between cookies and brownies so this is perfect! And I love that the ingredients are pretty healthy so you don’t have to feel bad eating both at once:)
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles August 18, 2015, 12:30 pm

      It’s so decadent but made well with some good stuff so the guilt doesn’t have to be there lol….I hate choosing between fudge brownies and cookies too.

  • Grace @ Diary of a Running Snail August 18, 2015, 8:44 am

    I love your compromise! And thank you for this recipe – it looks incredible:)
    I prefer cookies over brownies but really just love all dessert!
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  • Suzy August 18, 2015, 9:33 am

    Wow, this dessert is my love language! I’m not an only child but I’m the youngest of three sisters who are ten years older than me so I’m like an only and a youngest child. Pretty much the recipe for the most self-absorbed person on the planet.
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles August 18, 2015, 12:29 pm

      lol – always making me laugh. But yes, with siblings older, it must sometimes have felt like only child life.

  • Gretchen | Gretchruns August 18, 2015, 9:42 am

    Yup, going home and trying this. Sound great!! If it’s healthy I can eat it for breakfast right? I mean, it has oats in it…
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  • Sarah @pickyrunner August 18, 2015, 10:32 am

    This sounds delicious and I don’t usually like “healthy” desserts. But I guess if it tastes delicious AND it’s healthy, I can eat it all in one sitting, right? 😉

    and flowers for no reason? Okay you REALLY picked a good one
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles August 18, 2015, 12:28 pm

      I keep meaning to email you back, ugh, I never get a second! This dessert is so decadent and not really low on calories but at least it’s made with some of the “healthier stuff”

  • Niki @ Life With Niki August 18, 2015, 11:01 am

    Only child here as well, and am definitely NOT complaining. Surprisingly, I did NOT turn out to be a spoiled brat either, sorry people, it may be time to realize that just because some people do not deal with having to ‘share’ with brothers/sisters does not mean they become heartless and selfish ;).
    This dessert looks like the epitome of all desserts. Just the fact that it is a brownie PIZZA implies incredible things.
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  • Shannon August 18, 2015, 11:20 am

    Oh my gosh! This is amazing! I could never pick between brownies and cookies. I like them both. It depends on my mood which one I like better.
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  • Allegra August 18, 2015, 11:41 am

    Holy Yum!
    Not an only child. I have an older sister who just got married last weekend! and a younger brother.
    I think I would have to say cookies…..and now I think I will have to go get one!
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  • Alyssa @ renaissancerunnergirl August 18, 2015, 12:12 pm

    Om nom nom. Making this when I’m home for sure! Gluten free cookie dough ice cream was an amazing find and I am sure it will make this recipe a la mode the best taste explosion ever!
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  • Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious August 18, 2015, 2:58 pm

    Delicous! You have me drooling and it’s not fair because I’m on crutches. My cooking is limited right now.
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  • Michele @ paleorunningmomma August 18, 2015, 3:48 pm

    I’m not an only child but still pretty selfish with food! This looks too good, of course I’ll have to try it!

  • Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes August 18, 2015, 8:59 pm

    Oh this looks amazing! I do NOT share my desserts with anyone, so I totally am with you on that one!!

  • Stephanie December 6, 2015, 6:29 pm

    I tried to made this recipe but the cookie dough turned out grainy and too liquidity . Have any ideas on what I might have done wrong?

    • The Cookie ChRUNicles December 7, 2015, 1:04 pm

      Oh gosh, really? I am so sorry! I really don’t know what would make it too liquidity…I have to think about it. The grainy part – did you grind up the oats into flour or use prepackaged oat flour? Sometimes if we don’t grind the oats fine enough, it can affect the consistency. Although, the consistency will be different than a typical cookie dough yet taste totally amazing. Perhaps it was too much coconut oil that made it liquidity? If you try again and it seems liquidity, I would recommend extra oat flour to balance it out.