Brownie Cookie Recipe (2024)

Updated on |By Kate|1,025 Comments

This post may contain affiliate links.

This brownie cookie recipe is all of the good parts of a brownie- crackly crust, fudgy middles, chewy edges, & intense chocolate flavor -in one easy, homemade cookie recipe. One of the best cookie recipes around!

Brownie Cookie Recipe (1)

I have some amazing,chocolaty goodness for you today! These Brownie Cookies are for serious chocolate lovers.

They’re similar to my Flourless Fudge Cookies, the one of the most popular chocolate cookies on my site, but these easy chocolate brownie cookies are thicker and richer.

This homemade brownie cookie recipe is pretty simple to make and give you all of the good parts of a brownie – shiny, crackly crust, fudgy middles, chewy edges, and intense chocolate flavor – in one little cookie.

And…..then enjoy the most ridiculously rich and fudgy, best homemade cookies ever!

If you love brownies, please take a moment to check out my how-to make homemade brownies guide! Or check out my Brookie recipe that combines these cookies with chewy chocolate chip cookies!

“I found this recipe on Pinterest about 5-6 years ago, and I have made them so many times. They’re the perfect chocolate chewy delicious cookie. I always add a little bit of sea salt on top, and they’re so good!! Thank you so much for the recipe!” – Melanie

Loved this too? Add your review

Ingredient notes and substitutions

  • Butter: I use salted butter. If using unsalted butter, increase the salt by about 1/4 teaspoon.
  • Cocoa Powder: I didn’t have good results when using Dutch-processed cocoa powder. I recommend using unsweetened cocoa powder in this recipe.
  • Chocolate chips: I’ve tried making the cookies without the mini chocolate chips, and they didn’t have as much of a crackly crust. Don’t skip the mini chocolate chips if you want shinier cookies.

How to make brownie cookies

When you read the recipe, you may be tempted to cut shortthe mixing time. Please don’t do it! One of the keys to success is to follow the instructions as-written.

The cookies need the extended mixing time. It’s going to make all the difference in your cookies turning out right. So please take the few extra minutes to make it as written.

Step 1: Line your baking sheets with either parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.

Brownie Cookie Recipe (2)

Step 2: Melt the bittersweet chocolate chips and butter in a heavy saucepan over low, stirring constantly, until melted and combined. Remove from heat and set aside.

Brownie Cookie Recipe (3)

Step 3: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the eggs, brown sugar, granulated sugar (white sugar) vanilla, baking powder, and salt on high for 5 minutes, or until the batter is thick and creamy. The batter should fall in ribbons at this point.

Tip >> Don’t cut this step short! The cookies will be too thin and won’t have the shiny exterior if you cut the mixing short.

Brownie Cookie Recipe (4)

Step 4: Reduce the mixer speed to low and stream in the melted chocolate mixture.

Brownie Cookie Recipe (5)

Step 5: Stir in the flour and cocoa powder just until combined.

Step 6: Fold in the mini chocolate chips and nuts, if using. The dough should be thick like brownie batter at this point.

Step 7: Cover and chill the dough for 30 minutes.

Brownie Cookie Recipe (6)

Step 8: Scoop out 1.5 tablespoon scoops of dough (medium cookie scoop). Place the scoops of dough about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.

Brownie Cookie Recipe (7)

Step 9: Bake for about 8-10 minutes. The middles should look soft and a little underdone but the edges should be set.

Tip >> Since oven temps can vary, you may find that you need to increase the baking time.

Step 10: Once the cookies have cooled, remove to a wire rack or plate.

Brownie Cookie Recipe (8)

Recipe Tips!

  • Melting: You can also melt the chocolate chips and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, and then stir. Continue microwaving in 15 second intervals and then stirring until melted and well-combined.
  • Mixing: I recommend using a paddle attachment to mix the cookie dough. I’ve tried using a whisk attachment, and the cookies didn’t turn out as well.
  • Chilling: The cookies will be flat and will bake out if you skip chilling the dough. Also, if your fridge is packed doesn’t chill very well, you may find that you need to add a little extra time to the given chilling time.
  • Baking: The cookies will look underbaked in the center but be set at the edges, and the crackly, shiny crust will develop as the cookies cool.
Brownie Cookie Recipe (9)

Troubleshooting flat cookies

There are two things that could cause flat cookies.

First, cutting the mixing time short or using a hand mixer (or mixing by hand). The volume of air that a stand mixer can beat in gives the cookies lift.

If using a hand mixer, you’ll need to add additional mixing time. I’ve heard from several people who added about 5 minutes of additional time when using a hand mixer. They’ve said that that helped to incorporate enough air.

Second, the other thing that can cause flat cookies is not adequately chilling the dough. For me, 30 minutes works well.

However, you may find that you need to add additional chilling time. Factors like the temperature that your fridge is set to, how well it chills, and even how full your fridge is can affect how long the dough will need to chill.

Brownie Cookie Recipe (10)

Recipe FAQs

This recipe has over 1,000 comments and questions. I’ve taken a few of the most common questions and have answered them here.

Can I use a different type of chocolate chip?

I’ve used bittersweet chocolate chips and semisweet chocolate chips to make the cookies. Both have worked well.

Can I freeze the dough?

I’ve frozen the dough in scoops and have baked the dough from frozen. While I do add more time when baking from frozen, otherwise, I’ve had good luck with baking the frozen dough.

Can I make the cookies a different size?

I’ve made the cookies in 1.5 tablespoon, 2 tablespoon, and 4 tablespoon (1/4 cup) scoops. All three of those sized cookies are pictured here.

Brownie Cookie Recipe (11)

Brownie Cookie Recipe (12)

Storage

Store any leftover brownie cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. The cookies will keep for up to 3 days when properly stored.

More popular cookie recipes!

  • Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Easy Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Rocky Road Cookies

If you’ve tried this brownie cookie cookie recipe, don’t forget to rate the recipe and leave me a comment below. I love to hear from people who’ve made my recipes!

You cansubscribeto receive my latest recipe newsletters orfollow me onFacebook,InstagramandPinterestfor even more delicious food.

Brownie Cookie Recipe (17)

Brownie Cookie Recipe (18)

4.98 from 439 votes

Brownie Cookie Recipe


Author Kate @ I Heart Eating

Course Dessert

Cuisine American

Prep Time 45 minutes minutes

Cook Time 13 minutes minutes

Total Time 58 minutes minutes

This brownie cookie recipe is all of the good parts of a brownie- crackly crust, fudgy middles, chewy edges, & intense chocolate flavor -in one little cookie! Also, if check out the how-to video right above the recipe.

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips 60-70% cacao
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder¹
  • 1 cup pecans chopped, optional
  • 1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Melt bittersweet chocolate chips and butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until melted and well-combined.

  • Remove from heat, and set aside.

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the eggs, sugars, vanilla, baking powder, and salt on high speed 5 minutes, or until the batter is thick and creamy. This step is key, so make sure to beat the mixture for the full 5 minutes.

  • Reduce the speed to low, and mix in the melted chocolate until well-combined.

  • Stir in flour and cocoa powder just until combined.

  • Add nuts, if using, and mini chocolate chips. Stir in to combine. The batter should be the consistency of a thick brownie batter at this point.

  • Cover the batter, and chill for 30 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  • Using a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop, drop batter onto the prepared cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.

  • Bake cookies 8-10 minutes. The cookie will look set at the edges but still be a little wet looking in the center. Don’t overbake, or the cookies won’t be crackly and fudgy.

  • The shiny, crackly crust will develop as the cookies cool on the baking sheet.

Video

Notes

  1. I don’t recommend Dutch-processed cocoa powder in this recipe.
  2. Nutrition facts are estimated.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.7mg

Did You Make This Recipe?

Share it with me on Instagram @i_heart_eating and follow on Youtube @katedean and Pinterest @katedean for more!

Adapted from Everyday Dishes.

Originally published 7/7/16.

New Recipes In Your Inbox!

Subscribe to the newsletter for more delicious recipes!

Created by Kate

Kate got her first cookbook when she was five years old, and she hasn't stopped cooking since then! Her delicious recipes have been featured on Food Network, MSN, Better Homes & Gardens, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, and more. When she's not cooking or baking, she can be found on her mini farm with her husband and her five kids.

Reader Interactions

Love this recipe?

Share your thoughts below and let’s chat! Make sure to connect with me on your favorite social platform below and show me what you made!

    Leave A Reply!

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Comments & Reviews

  1. Ruby♡ says

    Brownie Cookie Recipe (19)
    I loved this recipe so much it was so good and delicious, I would make this every day if i could. The thickness of the brownie cookies were super delicious.

    5 star review☆☆☆☆☆♡

    Reply

    • Kate says

      Thank you so much!

      Reply

  2. leah gordon says

    If I only have a hand mixer is this recipe still doable? I’m thinking of increasing the mixing time from 5 minutes to 8/9 minutes.

    Reply

    • Kate says

      Hi! Here is what I say about hand mixing in the post, “If using a hand mixer, you’ll need to add additional mixing time. I’ve heard from several people who added about 5 minutes of additional time when using a hand mixer. They’ve said that that helped to incorporate enough air.” There are also photos of what the recipe should look like at each step in the post if you’d like to take a look. I hope that that helps!

      Reply

  3. Elizebeth Loomis says

    Can I scoop them before I put them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes

    Reply

    • Kate says

      I haven’t tried that to say for certain, but I’ve frozen scoops of the cookie dough. The cookie dough is scoopable, so I would guess that it would work!

      Reply

  4. Elizabeth says

    Brownie Cookie Recipe (20)
    I couldn’t resist trying these and everyone loved them. They were eating them before they even had a chance to set. I toasted my pecans before I added them which added a nice nutty flavor but definitely wasn’t necessary. These are definitely in the regular cookie rotation now.

    Reply

    • Kate says

      Thank you! I’m glad that you liked the cookies!

      Reply

« Older Comments

Brownie Cookie Recipe (2024)
Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Neely Ledner

Last Updated:

Views: 5959

Rating: 4.1 / 5 (62 voted)

Reviews: 93% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Neely Ledner

Birthday: 1998-06-09

Address: 443 Barrows Terrace, New Jodyberg, CO 57462-5329

Phone: +2433516856029

Job: Central Legal Facilitator

Hobby: Backpacking, Jogging, Magic, Driving, Macrame, Embroidery, Foraging

Introduction: My name is Neely Ledner, I am a bright, determined, beautiful, adventurous, adventurous, spotless, calm person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.