Do-it-yourself Brookies | Cookies and Cups

Wealthy and chocolatey Do-it-yourself Brookies are the perfect mixture of two basic desserts. Fudgy brownies meet chewy chocolate chip cookies on this simple dessert bar recipe that by no means disappoints!

Love mash-up desserts like this one? Whilst you’re at it, strive my Cookies and Cream Stuffed Brownies! 

A brownie cookie on a countertop surrounded by more brookies in the background.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Brookies (Brownie Cookies)

It’s a brownie… It’s a cookie… Nope, it’s Tremendous Brookie! And tremendous is strictly what this decadent brookies recipe is. 

I can’t let you know how excited I used to be to mix two of my favourite desserts, Fudgy Brownies and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, into one scrumptious dessert bar. These are tremendous fudgy, gentle, and chewy, loaded with chocolate chips and so scrumptious. I can’t communicate for the one that invented the saying “the perfect of each worlds”, however all I’m saying is, possibly they had been speaking about brookies.

Devour these brookies as they’re, or heat them up and prime them with a scoop of ice cream. You’re gonna love them!

Overhead view of a homemade brookie bar with a bite missing.

What Is a Brookie?

For those who haven’t already guessed, brookies are precisely what the title implies: a brownie cookie!

Mainly, they’re chocolate brownie batter marbled with chewy chocolate chip cookie dough, baked to fudgy, irresistible perfection. You narrow them into bars the identical manner you’d with common brownies or cookie bars. Is it a cookie? Is it a brownie? Technically it’s each, and it’s wonderful.

The ingredients for the brownie layer.

Elements You’ll Want

Lots of the substances you’ll have to make these excellent brookies really overlap. Even higher, you in all probability have most, if not all, of the substances in your kitchen already. Beneath is an summary, with the complete quantities obtainable within the recipe card.

  • Chocolate: You’ll soften down semi-sweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate to make your brownie layer. For those who use chocolate chips, you need to use the identical ones in your cookie layer, too. 
  • Butter: I like to recommend baking with unsalted butter, and including salt to style. For those who use salted butter, contemplate including much less salt or leaving it out altogether.
  • Sugar: Gentle brown sugar and common granulated sugar is the perfect mixture in chocolate chip cookies and in brownies.
  • Eggs: You’ll want 4 giant eggs for the brownies, and 1 egg for the cookie dough, so 5 whole.
  • Vanilla: For the perfect taste, use actual vanilla extract.
  • Flour and Salt: Baking fundamentals. You’ll additionally want a little bit of baking soda for the cookie layer solely.

The best way to Make the Finest Brookies (Ever)

For those who’ve by no means made brookies earlier than, you, my good friend, are in for a deal with. It’s the final word dessert bar for these of us who’re (ahem) decisional-ly challenged. You’ll by no means have to decide on between brownies and cookies once more!

  • Put together the Brownie Batter: Start by melting the chocolate with butter in a saucepan over light warmth. As soon as melted, take the pan off the warmth and whisk in each sugars, adopted by the eggs and vanilla. Lastly, stir within the flour and a pinch of salt. When all the things is clean and effectively mixed, switch the batter to a greased and lined baking pan.
  • Put together the Cookie Dough: Subsequent, brown the butter for the cookie dough in a recent saucepan on the stovetop. As soon as the butter has cooled, cream it along with each white and brown sugar. Steadily add the remaining cookie dough substances till mixed. Lastly, you’ll fold within the chocolate chips.  
  • Assemble and Bake: Whereas the oven preheats to 325ºF, drop spoonfuls of cookie dough over the brownie batter, and gently press it into a fair layer. You’re going for a marbled impact, with batter nonetheless peaking by means of in locations. Pop these brookies into the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes. Depart the brookies to chill within the pan earlier than slicing them into squares.

Ideas for Success

Beneath are some bonus ideas and tips for the absolute best do-it-yourself brookies:

  • Don’t neglect to line the pan. This retains the perimeters from browning too shortly, and in addition makes the brookies simple to take away.
  • My trick for completely baked brownies is to take them out of the oven earlier than the middle is totally achieved. For those who bake these till a toothpick inserted within the heart comes out clear, the brownies will come out cakey and dry. As a substitute, insert a toothpick 1 or 2 inches from the sting of the pan. When this comes out clear, they’re achieved.
  • Let the brownies cool in a single day. I wish to let these brookies sit in a single day earlier than slicing. They get fudgier the longer they sit. 
  • Skip the leavening. There isn’t any baking soda or baking powder within the brownie layer. That is intentional. I really like that they don’t rise as a lot, producing fudgier bars.
Close up of baked brookies with one brookie propped up to show the layers of cookie and brownie.

Add-Ins and Variation Concepts

What’s to not love a couple of brownie cookie you can customise? Strive a number of of those simple variation concepts and add-ins:

  • Flavoring: Strive including recent orange zest, orange extract, peppermint extract, or one other flavoring extract.
  • Nuts: Stir chopped or crushed pecans, walnuts, or hazelnuts into the brownie batter.
  • Chocolate Chips: Use white or milk chocolate rather than semi-sweet chocolate chips. Or, strive peanut butter chips or rainbow chips as a substitute.
  • Totally different Brownies: Check out totally different flavors within the brownie layer, like my Bombshell Oreo Brownies or these Peanut Butter Cup Brownies.  
Assorted brookies on a countertop with more brookies in the background.

The best way to Retailer Brownie Cookies

Retailer your brookies hermetic at room temperature for as much as 3 days. Alternatively, brookies additionally freeze effectively for longer-term storage, see under.

Can I Freeze Brookies?

Sure! You’ll be able to safely have a stash of fudgy bookies at your disposal for as much as 1 month if you happen to freeze them. Wrap the brookies tightly or retailer them hermetic to freeze, and defrost them at room temperature.


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Wealthy and fudgy Do-it-yourself Brookies mix my favourite chocolate brownies with chewy chocolate chip cookies. These irresistible brownie cookies are the definition of the “better of each worlds”!

Brownie Layer

  • 2 cups semisweet chopped chocolate or chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup gentle brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 giant eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Cookie Layer

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup gentle brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 giant egg
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

  1. Brownies: Line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper. Coat with nonstick spray and put aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, mix the chocolate and butter, and soften over medium-low warmth, stirring consistently. As soon as the chocolate is melted, take away the pan from the warmth instantly.
  3. Whisk each the sugars into the chocolate and add the eggs, one by one, whisking consistently, till evenly mixed. Subsequent combine within the vanilla till clean. Stir within the salt and flour till they’re evenly included. Pour the batter into the ready pan and put aside whilst you make the cookie dough.
  4. Cookie Layer: In a medium saucepan, soften the butter over medium warmth. Proceed cooking the butter till it turns into a deep amber colour. Take away from the warmth instantly and permit to chill for 10 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  6. When the butter is cooled, stir within the brown sugar and granulated sugar to mix. Add within the vanilla, salt, baking soda, and egg, and blend till clean. Stir within the flour till included. Fold within the chocolate chips.
  7. Drop the cookie dough by the spoonful onto the brownie batter within the pan. This can be simple to do, because the cookie dough will nonetheless be barely heat. When all of it’s added, press it gently into the batter evenly. Bake for 40 – 45 minutes till the perimeters of the brookies are set, and a toothpick inserted into the pan 2- inches from the sting comes out clear. *See notice
  8. Enable the brookies to chill utterly within the pan after which minimize them into squares.


Retailer hermetic at room temperature for as much as 3 days. Freeze hermetic for as much as a month.

Key phrases: brownie cookies, dessert bars, chocolate chip cookie bars

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