Do you prefer the crispy-chewy edges of a brownie or the cake-like center? Me?? I am obsessed with the edges. This Brownie Cookies recipe gives you the best of both worlds! Some people call these Brookies!
I will admit that a few times I have gone a little bit crazy and cut away more than my fair share of the edges of a pan of brownies (I mean who hasn't??).
The crispy edges of a brownie are just too good not to! I like a good fudgy brownie with crisp edges. My husband likes the cake-like center, so we get along just fine, lol!
The kids take what they can get. Or, maybe WE take what we can get with a teen boy in the house, he's the one I have to hide the brownies from!!
This Brownie Cookies recipe hits the spot whether you want a brownie or a cookie!
My son Connor seriously loves brownies, to the point that for his First Holy Communion, I made an 8-pound brownie cake on a huge sheet pan (since he's not into any cake). Boy was that something!
My son is also a cookie monster (just like his momma). So over the years, I have made more brownies that I can count, homemade brownie brittle and of course these cookies which keep my boy very happy!
If you like brownies are a chocolate lover, or are a fan of cookies in general then you will love this Brownie Cookies recipe.
You can choose to bake these less or more, depending on what you want them to be. Less bake time = a gooier (is that a word??) center, more bake time = more crunch. You can also cut down the chocolate by 2-4 oz to make them less rich.
Choose to use traditional cocoa or dark chocolate cocoa if you are a dark chocolate fan like I am.
Table of Contents
- 60% cocoa chocolate could be chips or bars broken up
- ½ cup brown sugar
- Cocoa powder
- Baking powder
- Optional: Corn syrup
- Allowing the batter to chill for 20 minutes BUT not for much longer or batter become fudge-like making it hard to scoop.
- Top with a bit of Maldon flakey salt (YUM!!)
- For an crispier edge add a heaping ½ TBS corn syrup
- Spray your cookie scoop with baking spray before you begin to make batter come out easier.
- Cool on a cookie rack.
- Once fully cooled store in an airtight container.
- These pair deliciously with a nice Cabernet Sauvignon!!
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- Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cannoli easy & different! Hello, delicious!
- Chocolate Chip Biscotti always a hit!
I hope you enjoy these cookies that taste like brownies! XO - Colleen
Recipe posted 2018, updated October, 2023.
Brownie Cookies Recipe
- ½ cup butter
- 12 oz 60% cocoa chocolate could be chips or bars broken up
- 2 large eggs
- ¾ cup sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 TBS vanilla
- ¾ cup flour, Plus 2 TBS
- 3 TBS cocoa powder often I use Special Dark by Hershey's but you can you which you choose
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- Optional For a crisper edge add in a heaping ½ TBS corn syrup
- In a small pot, melt your butter over med-low heat. Add in your chocolate YOu don't need to leave it on the heat too long. it will begin to melt, use a small whisk or a spoon to stir until smooth, taking it on and off the heat as you do being careful to not burn it. (At no point do you want it bubbling) You want the butter-chocolate mixture to be smooth and combined.
- Remove the pot from the heat and set aside.
- In your mixing bowl, combine eggs, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Mix until combined and then mix another solid 4-5 minutes...allowing the batter base to thicken. (Important)
- Add in the melted butter and chocolate mixture and mix until just combined.
- Add in flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt and mix just until incorporated.
- Allow batter to chill for 20 minutes. (not much longer or batter will become fudge like)
- When ready to bake preheat oven to 350 and line your baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- Us a small cookie scoop (or a tablespoon) and drop equal amounts of dough 1 ½ inches apart on your baking sheet.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until brownie cookies cracked on top.
- Allow them to sit on the baking sheet for 2 minutes, then using a small cookie spatula, move them to a cooling rack.
- These keep well for a week in an airtight container (but they won't last that long, lol!)
Sometimes I add in a little red (cayenne) pepper for a spicy brownie cookie, mmmm! Top with flakey salt for that chocolate-salt flavor. These go GREAT with a glass of red wine, just saying!