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
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.
- Add the butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla into a large bowl. Mix everything together.
- Next, add the flour, salt, and baking soda. Mix together.
- Pour the chocolate chips into the bowl and mix. Set aside.
- Add the butter, brown sugar, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and cocoa powder and mix together.
- Pour the flour and salt into the bowl and mix.
- Finally, add the chocolate chips to the bowl and mix.
- Spread the brownies into a greased 11″ x 7″ casserole dish.
- Now, place spoonfuls of the cookie dough on top of the brownies. Spread it out just a little.
- Bake for approximately 30-35 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.
What you’ll need to make the Brookies
- Baking dish
- Hand Mixer
- Large bowl
- Brown sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Granulated sugar
- All-purpose flour
- Baking soda
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips
How To Make The Cookies
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.
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.
Add the granulated sugar and the vanilla extract to the bowl.
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.
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.
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
Start off by melting the butter and add it to a large mixing bowl.
Next, add the granulated sugar to the bowl.
The next ingredient is the brown sugar and once you add it in, mix everything together.
Once you’ve mixed everything, add the eggs and vanilla extract.
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?
Next, add the flour and salt and mix together.
It will be thick with the addition of the flour and cocoa.
Finally, add the chocolate chips to the bowl and mix into the batter.
You can mix the chocolate chips with a spatula.
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.
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
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.
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.
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- Turtle brownies with plenty of caramel and pecans.
- Chocolate brownies from scratch – these are some seriously decadent brownies.
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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.
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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
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
- Grease an 11" x 7" baking dish.
- Add the softened butter, brown sugar, sugar, eggs, and vanilla to a large bowl. Mix together with a hand mixer.
- Next, add the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt to the bowl and mix until well blended.
- Finally, add the chocolate chips and stir in with a spatula. Set aside.
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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