October 23, 2023Review Recipe
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Brookies are a rich chocolate brownie and a soft chocolate chip cookie all in one. These sweet bars are a favorite treat for any chocolate lover because now you don’t have to choose between a cookie and a brownie!
These half-brownie, half-cookie treats somehow manage to combine the best of both worlds into one irresistible dessert.
Picture the rich, chocolatey flavor of a perfectly baked brownie paired with the chewy texture and sweet undertones of a classic chocolate chip cookie. The result is a decadent treat that will leave your taste buds dancing.
- 1 box of brownie mix, plus the additional ingredients listed on the box (usually water, oil, and eggs)
- ½ cup of salted butter, softened
- ⅓ cup of granulated sugar
- ⅓ cup of light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- ¾ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 cup + 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon of baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- 1¼ cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
Substitutions And Additions
EXTRA CHOCOLATE CHIPS: Try sprinkling ¼ cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips or chocolate chunks over the top of the brookies before baking for an extra touch of chocolate.
MILK CHOCOLATE CHIPS: We do not recommend using milk chocolate chips in these homemade brookies as they tend to burn too quickly. Semi-sweet chips are the way to go for this delicious treat.
How To Make This Brookies Recipe
Our step-by-step instructions will walk you through making the brownie batter and topping it with spoonfuls of cookie dough to create this sweet treat.
STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9×13-inch baking dish with parchment paper with overhanging sides.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
The overhanging parchment paper will help you to lift out the entire square of bars so that you can cut them into smaller squares easier.
STEP TWO: Mix up the brownie batter according to the package directions. Pour the brownie mixture into the prepared pan and set it aside.
STEP THREE: In a medium bowl, add the softened butter, white sugar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract. Using an electric hand mixer or stand mixer, beat until the butter mixture is light and fluffy. Set aside.
STEP FOUR: In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
STEP FIVE: Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir just until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
STEP SIX: Drop spoonfuls of the cookie batter over the top of the brownie layer in the baking dish.
STEP SEVEN: Bake the brookies in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brookies comes out clean.
Ovens can vary quite a bit, so always rely on the toothpick testing method to tell you when the brookies are done.
Your brookies could take up to 40 minutes to bake, depending on your oven.
Check the brookies at 30 minutes, then continue to bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
STEP EIGHT: Let cool in the pan for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.
How To Serve These Cookie Brownie Bars
These brookie cookie bars would be perfect served with a cold iced tea or make things extra fancy with a Wendy’s Frosty to wash them down.
Of course, you could also use this half-cookie, half-brownie treat for the base of a larger dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
If you really enjoy a great chocolate dessert, make sure you also check out our chocolate lasagna recipe. It’s so pretty with layers of pudding, cream cheese, and Cool Whip over an Oreo crust. Another too-good-to-miss recipe is our mayo cake.
Storing Brookie Bars
Here’s what you need to know to keep your brookies deliciously delightful.
MAKE AHEAD: If you’re looking to get a head start on your baking or want to prepare brookies in advance, you can make the dough ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. Simply follow the recipe instructions up until the point of baking, then wrap the dough tightly in plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container.
It can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours before you’re ready to bake. When you’re ready to bake, remove the dough from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature for about 10-15 minutes before proceeding with the recipe.
IN THE FRIDGE: Keep these brookie bars in the pan and covered tightly with plastic wrap, or transfer them to a food storage container with a lid. They will keep in the refrigerator for up to five days.
IN THE FREEZER: To freeze these brownie cookie bars, place them in a zip-top bag or an airtight container and freeze them for up to three months.
This brookies recipe creates a treat that is a mashup of fudgy brownies and chocolate chip cookies in one scrumptious dessert bar. Whip up a batch today and enjoy the warm, gooey brookies with a cup of coffee or a glass of ice-cold milk.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
This easy recipe can be frozen in an airtight container for up to three months.
If you would like to use your own brownie batter instead of a boxed brownie, you can easily make that substitution for this cookie brownie recipe.
Store-bought cookie dough would work fine on top of the brownie layer in this easy brookie recipe.
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- 1 box brownie mix plus additional box ingredients (water, oil, eggs, etc.)
- ½ cup salted butter, softened
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- ⅓ cup light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1¼ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9×13-inch baking dish with parchment paper with overhanging sides.
- Make the box mix of brownies according to the package directions. Pour into the baking dish and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, add the softened butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract. Using a hand mixer, beat until the mixture is light and fluffy. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Use a whisk to combine.
- Add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients. Use a large spoon to combine. Then add the chocolate chips and mix them together.
- Drop spoonfuls of cookie dough over the top of the wet brownie mix.
- Bake in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick in the center of the brookies comes out clean.
- Let cool in the pan for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.
- The overhanging parchment paper will help you to lift out the entire square of bars so that you can cut them into smaller squares easier.
- Ovens can vary quite a bit, so always rely on the toothpick testing method to tell you when the brookies are done. Your brookies could take up to 40 minutes to bake, depending on your oven. Check the brookies at 30 minutes, then continue to bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.