Soak flax seed powder in warm water from cookie dough in a small bowl for 10-15 minutes.Repeat the same for flax seed powder and warm water in brownie in a separate bowl. Keep both bowls aside.Grease and line an 8 X 8 inch baking pan. Spread the butter paper in the baking pan with at least 1 inch over-hang on 2 sides to make it easy to pull-out the brownies
For cookie dough: In a large mixing bowl, cream both the sugars and butter together using a wooden spoon. Add one bowl of flaxseed mixture and vanilla extract. Mix gently. Add baking soda, baking powder, salt and both flours. Mix well using a wooden spoon but lightly. Add chocolate chips. Mix enough to ensure it is evenly distributed.
For the brownie batter: In a double boiler or a smaller pan settled on a water bath, melt butter and chocolate together. The water in the bath should be simmering. Continue stirring until both chocolate and butter are fully melted. Remove it from flame. You can alternatively use microwave and melt the butter and chocolate using 30 seconds spurts till melted. Add sugar, followed by the remaining bowl of flax seed mixture and vanilla extract. Using a whisk add cocoa powder and salt. Using gentle folding, add the flour to the batter until combined. Now pour the brownie batter in the prepared pan. If required, spread out evenly using a spatula. Using a tablespoon, dump the cookie dough on top of the brownie layer. The dumping can be uneven allowing little brownie batter o show in places. Press down gently. Bake for 25-30 minutes or till done. Let it cool completely in the pan over a wire rack. Using the overhang of butter paper, pull out the cookie brownie bars. Slice them and enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee. You can store them in refrigerator in an air-tight container.
Verdict: It is a perfect gooey, sticky and chewy brownie bar. If you prefer the cakey and dry ones, you can bake it for another 4-5 minutes.
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