Brownie Cookies

When cookies meet brownies you get a rich and chocolaty dessert. These brownie cookies bake up soft with a brownie-like exterior. They’re the great way to get a chocolate fix!

photo of a plate of Brownie cookies

Brownie cookies have been an enticing item on my list for quite some time.  The idea of being able to satisfy my cravings for both brownies and cookies in on dessert… I’m so there!

So, I gave them a try and if you love rich and chocolatey cookies then these brownie cookies are for you.

photo of a stack of five cookies on a plate

I think the inspiration to make these brownie cookies started after the one and only time Boyfriend has ever tried baking for me.  It was part of a dinner meal he cooked for me and for dessert he got creative and used a brownie mix to make cookie-shaped desserts.  I don’t know what he did…he says he followed the recipe as is…but his brownie cookies were sour.  Sour! Only Boyfriend could somehow manage to do something like that.

But I guess I have him to thank because it was those “cookies” that got me curious about making my own brownie cookies! But, I promise you, this from-scratch version is all about chocolate with no surprises!

 

How to Make Brownie Cookies

I love how these brownie cookies bake up with a shiny exterior and they are soft and chocolatey on the inside. I wouldn’t say they’re exactly like regular brownies because they’re not as chewy, so they’re definitely more like cookies that remind me of brownies.

The batter is different from other cookie recipes as it is very thin. Don’t let that worry you, though, because the cookies bake up rich and soft with lots of chocolate flavor.

close-up photo of a plate of cookies

Ingredients

  • Bittersweet chocolate
  • Unsalted butter
  • Eggs
  • Granulated sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips

Brownie Cookie Batter

photo of the batter

  • Put the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl and set it over a saucepan of barely simmering water, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate and butter are completely melted and smooth.
  • Stir together the eggs, vanilla and sugar in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder.
  • Add the melted chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and stir to combine well. Slowly add the dry ingredients, folding them into the batter. Once all of the flour is incorporated, stir in the chocolate chips.

Bake the Cookies

photo of the cookies ready to be baked

  • Scoop 1½ tablespoons of dough onto prepared baking sheets. I found it was easiest to sort of pour the dough onto the pans so that it made flat circles since the cookie dough is thin and on the runnier side of things.
  • Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes at 350°F or until they are firm on the outside. Leave to cool completely on the baking sheets.

Brownie cookies stacked on a plate

Want more chocolate cookie recipes? Be sure to check out my Chocolate Nutella Lava Cookies, Peanut Butter Cups Stuffed Chocolate Cookies and Flourless Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies.

Brownie Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 large cookies
When you combine cookies with brownies you get rich, chocolatey and soft brownie cookies.

Ingredients:

  • 2 2/3 cups about 16 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper of a silicone baking mat.
  2. Put the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl and set it over a saucepan of barely simmering water, stirring occasionally, until completely melted and smooth.
  3. In the meantime, stir together the eggs, vanilla and sugar in a medium bowl. Set aside. In a small bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder.
  4. Add the melted chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and stir to combine well. Slowly add the dry ingredients, folding them into the batter. Once all of the flour is incorporated, stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Scoop 1½ tablespoons of dough onto prepared baking sheets. (My dough was very liquid. I had to be careful to pour the dough in a way so that it would make a flat circle, so that the cookie would come out round.) Bake for 10-12 minutes or until they are firm on the outside. Leave to cool completely on the baking sheets.

Notes:

Recipe adapted from Brown Eyed Baker

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2 comments on “Brownie Cookies”

  1. I just made these today! I messed up on melting my chocolate so my dough was very thick and sticky… I was worried they wouldn’t turn out but they were great! Very flaky on top, very soft in the middle. Perfect Brownie Cookie Hybrid!

    Thank you for sharing so many wonderful recipes!

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