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Brookies: The Perfect Brownie Cookie

Brookies, a brownie cookie recipe, are the perfect dessert when you can’t decide between the two.

The recipe is easy to make and combines the best of both chocolate worlds with a scrumptious chocolate chip cookie and a chewy chocolate brownie.

The Ultimate Dessert

Brookies on a counter

These might be one of my favorite desserts with the cookie and brownie combo.

Homemade brookies are such an easy recipe to make and it turns out so chewy, rich, and chocolatey. They are definitely one of my personal favorites.

I made this recipe to bring to my church Bible study group and everyone seemed to really enjoy them.

And, how can you go wrong with chocolate chip cookie dough and brownies mixed together?

How To Make A Brookie

There are two layers to brookies, a cookie layer and a brownie layer. You can always make them separate for two different recipes, but they are so good together.

The full printable recipe with measurements and instructions is listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

Cookies

  1. Add the butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla into a large bowl. Mix everything together.
  2. Next, add the flour, salt, and baking soda. Mix together.
  3. Pour the chocolate chips into the bowl and mix. Set aside.

Brownies

  1. Add the butter, brown sugar, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and cocoa powder and mix together.
  2. Pour the flour and salt into the bowl and mix.
  3. Finally, add the chocolate chips to the bowl and mix.
  4. Spread the brownies into a greased 11″ x 7″ casserole dish.
  5. Now, place spoonfuls of the cookie dough on top of the brownies. Spread it out just a little.
  6. Bake for approximately 30-35 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.
Brookies stacked on top of each other

What you’ll need to make the Brookies

  • Baking dish
  • Oven
  • Spatula
  • Hand Mixer
  • Large bowl

Wet Ingredients

  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Brown sugar
  • Vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients

  • Granulated sugar
  • All-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Baking soda
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips

How To Make The Cookies

Stick of softened butter in a glass bowl

Start by adding the softened butter to the bowl. 

If you’re like me and forgot to set the butter out on the counter to soften, just place it in the microwave for a few seconds on super low.

If you have a new microwave you might just have a setting for softening butter.

Our microwave went kaput a few months ago and we got a new one with a softening setting and I was pleasantly surprised.

I’m guessing whoever thought of that forgets to put their butter out to soften quite often.

Softened butter and brown sugar in a glass bowl

Secondly, add the brown sugar to the bowl.

I used light brown sugar for this recipe. You can use dark brown sugar and it will give the cookies a bit more of a deeper flavor.

Brown sugar, sugar, butter, and vanilla in a glass bowl

Add the granulated sugar and the vanilla extract to the bowl. 

A hand mixer mixing the ingredients in a glass bowl for brookies

Mix everything together well.

I use a hand mixer for mixing both batters because it makes life a lot easier and the batter ends up being much smoother. You can use a fork, but your batter may not be as smooth.

I use a spatula to mix in the chocolate chips.

Wet ingredients along with flour and

Next, add the flour, baking soda, and salt to the bowl and then mix everything together until well blended.

Take a spatula and scrape the sides of the bowl on occasion to get everything mixed in well.

Chocolate chips in a bowl with cookie dough

The chocolate chips are the next ingredient to go into the cookies. Stir them into the dough and set aside while you make the brownies. 

How To Make The Brownies

Melted butter in a glass bowl

Start off by melting the butter and add it to a large mixing bowl. 

Melted butter and sugar in a glass bowl

Next, add the granulated sugar to the bowl. 

Melted butter, sugar, and brown sugar in a glass bowl

The next ingredient is the brown sugar and once you add it in, mix everything together. 

Eggs and cookie dough in a bowl

Once you’ve mixed everything, add the eggs and vanilla extract.

Cocoa powder, with eggs, sugar, and butter in a bowl.

Followed by the unsweetened cocoa.

I don’t know what it is about cocoa, but I always seem to make a mess taking it out of the container because it wants to jump all over the place.

Anyone else have that issue, or am I just the messy one?

Flour, cocoa, butter, and eggs in a bowl

Next, add the flour and salt and mix together.

It will be thick with the addition of the flour and cocoa.

Chocolate chips in brownie dough.

Finally, add the chocolate chips to the bowl and mix into the batter.

You can mix the chocolate chips with a spatula.

Brownie batter inside of a glass casserole dish.

Grease the pan with some butter or non-stick spray and spread the brownie dough batter into the baking pan. 

The brownie portion is going to be a little thicker than the chocolate chip cookies.

This is where the fun begins. I love adding the chocolate chip cookies and brownies together in the baking dish. You can use a larger pan, but I used an 11″ x 7″ pan.

I personally like my brookies to be nice and thick, so using a smaller dish helps achieve that.

However, I wouldn’t go any smaller because it will end up being too thick and might not fit in a pan any smaller.

You can also line the pan with parchment paper and bake the brookies recipe. Once they are finished baking and cooling, you can life the parchment paper out and slice the dessert easily.

Next, place large spoonfuls of the cookie dough on top the brownie batter. 

Cookie dough spread out on top of brownie batter in a glass baking dish.

Finally, spread the cookie dough out a bit over the brownie batter.

I kind of like little bits of chocolate to peek through from below, as you see in the photo above. It gives it a fun look when the brookies are done baking.

Brookies – Brownie Cookie Bars

Brookies baked in a casserole dish

Bake for approximately 30-35 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. 

If you think the brookies need to bake a little longer, keep baking in increments of five minutes.

The top of the cookie should be golden brown like you see in the photo above.

Allow the cookies to cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting (if you can last that long. Is there anything better than hot brookies right out of the oven? Nope!).

If you don’t want to wait to eat the brookie cookies, scoop some out into a medium bowl and top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. (Just be careful because it will be hot).

Then, drizzle some hot fudge over the top of the fudgy brownie cookies.

Brookies sitting on a counter with a red and white towel

Grab the milk and brookies!

How Do I Store The Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies?

You can store the brookies in the container you baked them in with some plastic wrap over the top (after they cool).

Or, place them in an airtight container. They can be kept at room temperature.

Can I Use A Boxed Brownie Mix For The Recipe?

Yes, you can use a boxed brownie mix, but be sure to follow the directions on the box and the baking time and temperature.

Brookies stacked on top of each other.

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Brookie Bars Recipe Card

Check out the brookie recipe card below, grab those ingredients, and start baking! This is a delicious treat that everyone will love.

Then, share your comments below and click here to share a picture of your brookies on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share it with us so we can try it, too!

Brookies on a counter

Brookies

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Brookies, a brownie cookie recipe, are the perfect dessert when you can't decide between the two. The recipe is easy to make and combines the best of both chocolate worlds with a scrumptious chocolate chip cookie and a chewy chocolate brownie.

Ingredients

Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 8 Tbsp. butter (softened)
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Brownies

  • 10 Tbsp. butter (melted)
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
  2. Grease an 11" x 7" baking dish.

Cookies

  1. Add the softened butter, brown sugar, sugar, eggs, and vanilla to a large bowl. Mix together with a hand mixer.
  2. Next, add the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt to the bowl and mix until well blended.
  3. Finally, add the chocolate chips and stir in with a spatula. Set aside.

Brownies

1. First add the melted butter to a large bowl.

2. Next, add the white and brown sugar, the eggs, vanilla, and the cocoa powder to the bowl. Mix together until well blended.

3. Add the flour and salt and mix well.

4. Finally, add the chocolate chips and stir in with a spatula.

5. Spread the brownie mix on the bottom of the pan.

6. Take large spoonfuls of the cookie dough and place on top of the brownie mix. Spread out just a little bit, allowing bits of brownie to still show through.

7. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the cake tester comes out clean.

8. Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 245Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 179mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 3g

Nutrition is approximate.

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Rachel

Sunday 18th of July 2021

Mine weren't done and overflowed the 11x7 pan while baking. I now have an oven to clean. Not the baking process I was hoping for. I'm not going to use this recipe again.

Julie Pollitt

Monday 19th of July 2021

Hi Rachel, I am so sorry to hear this. I hate that you had to clean up the oven and that you had a bad experience. I am sorry!

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You can put them back in the oven for a few minutes if they aren't done.

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