Brookie Cookies are the best of both worlds! Gone are the days when you had to decide between brownies and cookies. Instead, you can make this recipe for a brownie in a cookie! They are decadent and delicious.
The Best Brookie Recipe
An ooey gooey chocolate chip cookie and chewy brownies in one dessert sound like something created by a genius! I knew I had to try it out for myself, and that’s where this recipe came from. It’s a classic chocolate chip cookie dough and jazzed-up brownie batter using a store-bought mix. A couple of other ways to mash up these two favorites is making our Reese’s stuffed brookie cups and loaded brookie bars.
Obviously, your kids are going to love these treats. I love making them for special occasions, potlucks, family gatherings, or because we are craving them. They are one of my guilty pleasures, and we enjoy them fairly often. I wholeheartedly believe in treating yourself once in a while!
What You’ll Need
Here are all of the ingredients needed to make the two cookie doughs for these decadent brookie cookies.
Brownie Cookie Batter:
- Brownie Mix: The 18.3 oz box by Betty Crocker is what I use, but you can use your favorite brand.
- Flour: Unbleached flour is best.
- Butter: I use unsalted because salted butter gives it a salty flavor. It also must be melted.
- Vanilla: Pure vanilla extract gives it the best flavor.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough:
- Butter: Once again, unsalted butter is best and must be softened for the cookie dough.
- Brown Sugar: You can use dark or light.
- Vanilla: Pure vanilla extract is worth it!
- Flour: Again, I like unbleached flour here.
- Baking Soda
- Chocolate Chips: Semi-sweet is the perfect balance and I prefer to use minis.
- Chocolate Syrup
- Mini Chocolate Chips
How to Make Brownie Cookies
- This simple 2 step recipe for the brownie portion of the brookies is super easy!
- Step 1. Mix brownie mix and flour in a medium bowl. Make sure it is fully combined.
- Step 2. Add eggs, melted butter, and vanilla to the bowl and mix well. Be sure not to overmix it. Set the batter aside.
How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies
This is a traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe that can even be baked by themselves.
- Step 1. In a separate bowl, cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar together. It should be fluffy and creamy.
- Step 2: Mix in eggs and vanilla until well combined.
- Step 3: Gently stir in the flour, baking soda, and salt into the wet ingredients. Be careful not to overmix.
- Step 4: Fold in 1 cup of the mini chocolate chips. Set aside.
How to Make this Brookies Cookie Recipe
Now you’re ready to combine the two types of cookie dough to make delicious brookies!
- Step 1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and prepare a baking sheet. Line with parchment paper or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- Step 2. Make both the brownie and chocolate chip cookie dough.
- Step 3. Using a 1 tbsp cookie scoop, scoop each of the batters into balls. Each brookie will take 1 ball of each flavor.
- Step 4. Pinch off about ¼ of the brownie cookie dough ball and set aside. Press the remainder of the ball onto the baking sheet.
- Step 5. Dip the chocolate chip cookie dough ball in the chocolate syrup. Place it on top of the brown dough layer.
- Step 6. Take the pinch of brownie dough you saved and place it on top of the chocolate chip cookie layer.
- Step 7. Press the layers together and roll in the extra mini chocolate chips.
- Step 8. Repeat this process for the remainder of the cookie dough.
- Step 9. Bake for 11-12 minutes or until the chocolate chip cookie layer is golden brown.
- Step 10. Remove from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for about 10 minutes.
How to Store Brookie Cookies
These cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature. They will last up to 5 days.
Can I Freeze Them?
Yes! Place the cookies in an airtight container and they can be frozen for up to 3 months. You can also freeze the cookie dough. Roll it into balls and freeze for up to 3 months as well. Want to have them ready to bake? Layer the cookie dough as stated in the instructions and they can be baked from frozen.
More Cookie Recipes
- Twix Cookies
- Dark Chocolate Cookies
- Kitchen Sink Cookies
- Strawberry Champagne Cookies
- Blueberry Muffin Cookies
Decorate for Bookie Cookies for the Holidays:
Looking for a fun Easter cookie? Let’s turn these Brookie Cookies into a special cookie for Easter or Spring.
While the cookies are baking, add Cadbury Mini Eggs to a resealable bag and use a rolling pin or hard stainless steel measuring cup to crush the chocolate eggs.
Then once the cookies are done baking, immediately top them with the crushed Cadbury chocolate eggs and let them cool completely on the baking sheet. You can do the same for using red and green M&M’s for Christmas, etc…
Once they are cool, you can store them in a single layer in an airtight container until you are ready to enjoy them.
Brookie Cookie Recipe
Brownie Cookie Ingredients:
- 1 box of brownie mix I used Betty Crocker 18.3 ounce box
- 1/4 cup unbleached flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Chocolate Chip Cookie Ingredients:
- 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
Brownie Cookie Directions:
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the brownie mix and flour together. Mix well.
- Add the eggs, melted butter, and vanilla and mix well.
- Put the batter aside and make the chocolate chip cookie dough.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Directions:
- Using a different bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar.
- Add the egg and vanilla and mix well.
- Stir in the flour, baking soda, and salt until combined.
- Add 1 cup of mini chocolate chips and mix well.
Creating the Bookies Directions:
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Make the brownie cookie dough and chocolate chip cookie dough according to the directions.
- Once both are made, use a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop to create cookie dough balls from the brownie cookie dough and the chocolate chip cookie dough (I like to scoop all of mine at the same time).
- Each brookie will use 1 brownie cookie dough ball and 1 chocolate chip cookie dough ball.
- Pinch off about 1⁄4 of the brownie cookie dough ball and set it aside.
- Press the rest of the brownie dough ball on the prepared baking sheet.
- Dip the chocolate chip cookie dough ball into the chocolate syrup and place it on top of the bottom brownie layer.
- Take the little pinch of brownie and place it on top of the cookie dough layer (so now you have 4 layers – brownie bottom, chocolate syrup, chocolate chip cookie dough, brownie top).
- Press the layers together and roll the brookie into the mini chocolate chips and return it to the baking sheet.
- Repeat this process until your cookie sheet is full and ready to bake – place cookies about 1.5” apart on the baking sheet..
- Bake for 11-12 minutes or until the chocolate chip cookie looks golden brown (I baked mine for 11 minutes).
- Remove from the oven and let cool completely on the baking sheet for 10 minutes.
**If you are making Cadbury Brookie Cookies for Easter, follow the above directions until they are removed from the oven.
- Crush Cadbury Mini Eggs by placing them in a zippered bag and use a rolling pin or hard stainless steel measuring cup to crush the Cadbury Mini Eggs.
- Once your cookies are done baking, immediately top cookies with crushed Cadbury Mini Eggs and let cool completely on the baking sheet.
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- Holidays – add 1 cup of crushed **Cadbury Mini Eggs for Easter, red and green M&M’s for Christmas, etc…
- Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days or in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- If you don’t need all of the cookies at one time, go ahead and create the cookie dough balls and freeze any extra cookie dough balls in an airtight container for up to three months.
- Cookies can be frozen as brownie cookies and chocolate chip cookies to be put into brookies later (or baked on their own – just decrease the baking time), or you can go ahead and make the Brookies for easy baking later. Just follow the baking directions above, no need to thaw the dough.
- You can layer the brookies however you wish, this was my favorite combination to get the look I wanted and all of the cookies looking similar.