Healthy Cookie Dough Brownies

healthy cookie dough brownies
Cookie Dough + Brownies  =  Cookie Dough Brownies!
Cookie Dough Brownies + Desserts with Benefits  =  Healthy Cookie Dough Brownies!
Boom.  Awesome.  End of story.
Healthy Cookie Dough Brownies
When you have a dense, moist, chocolatey brownie covered in a soft, decadent and rich cookie dough, all of your problems seem to fade away.  But when you take those brownies and make them healthy, then problems cease to exist.  These brownies will ensue a period of interminable bliss, bite after bite after bite.
Cookie Dough Brownies

Yield: 9 brownies



  1. Make the brownies and let cool.
  2. Make the cookie dough and spread onto the brownies while still in the brownie pan. It's easy to flatten the dough with a sheet of parchment paper.
  3. Slice the brownies and serve immediately.


These are best the day they are made, but they will keep if kept tightly wrapped at room temp.

This recipe is: low sugar, high fiber, high protein, eggless, gluten free, vegan!
I’m sure someone out there is wondering what the nutrition stats are for this recipe.  I mean, these brownies are super decadent and they look and taste like they have about 792 calories each.  I made the nutrition label for my recipe and was pleasantly surprised, so then I wondered how it would compare to a typical, unhealthy Cookie Dough Brownie recipe.
The RecipeGirl label is on the left,  the Desserts with Benefits label is on the right:
cookie dough brownies  Healthy Cookie Dough Brownies
Wow, what a difference!  My recipe’s nutrition label is nutritionally balanced with a good amount of healthy fats (no butter here!), complex carbohydrates, 8g of filling fiber and 16g of satiating protein.  The other recipe is a good example of an unbalanced recipe… with 26g of unhealthy fats (not to mention 16g of saturated fat), barely any protein and almost A QUARTER CUP OF SUGAR PER BROWNIE!!!  That just blows my mind.
With my healthy Cookie Dough Brownies you can enjoy a sweet, decadent-tasting dessert and feel satisfied after one serving because the fat, fiber and protein will keep you full for hours.  Unlike the other recipe, where one brownie leads to another…  and another…  and another  (trust me, I’ve had my fair share of sugar-induced comas before!)
Healthy Cookie Dough Brownies
Healthy Cookie Dough Brownies
These healthy Cookie Dough Brownies are the perfect school treat, on-the-go snack and party favor, they are portable, a nutritious treat to have on hand when hunger strikes, and a delicious crowd-pleaser!

12 comments on “Healthy Cookie Dough Brownies

  1. I cannot handle all your yummy blondie and brownie recipes – it’s not fair! Such a severe distraction to my studies, you know…

    • dessertswithbenefits

      Haha, sorry! Staring at your blogs’ food photos are pretty much a good procrastination technique for me too 😉

  2. What a neat idea! I want to make these brownies very soon!

  3. oh. my. god. Thrilled to have discovered your blog! I was just about to quit sugar cold turkey- I’m a total addict. But it sounds like I could replace the processed sugary foods I eat with fiber-filling and healthy fat snacks instead! You saved me, I love sweets and am happy for my tongue to rediscover what really tastes good.

    • Awww thanks SO much Rosie!! You just made my day… more like my weekend, actually 😀
      I find it easier to “quit” things cold turkey too. Plus, it’s easier to do so when you get to fill up on sweet fruits, healthy veggies and secretly healthy desserts 😉 You really get to taste how food is supposed to taste… and it’s awesome!!
      Hope you like the recipes.

  4. Heather Eagleson

    I am so excited to see a HEALTHY recipe that has both cookie and brownie. I will be making this in the near future, as I like to bake. Thank you so much for sharing!

  5. I will be making these on Monday! I seriously can’t wait. Jessica you are a godsend!! I recently stopped eating gluten, dairy, sugar and soy so your recipes are FANTASTIC. Kudos to you for being so creative 🙂

  6. I have to make this!
    It looks sooooo delicious …
    Combining the two most awesome things is just a ticket to heaven.
    I only have one question,
    Can you omit the protein powder in the cookie dough? Or replace it with something else?

  7. healthylazyblonde

    I’ve seriously spent like 3 hours in your blog! It’s amazing!! You are very talented!!!

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