It's easy to learn how to make brownie cookies. They are loaded with rich chocolate flavor and have a luscious, soft interior along with a crispy exterior.
This brownie cookie recipe is so rich and decadent. The cookies have soft centers with crisp, chewy edges.
The shiny, crackly tops on the cookies make this great recipe stand out. The technique of whipping the eggs and the sugar together places air into the batter, which forms the tops
The interior of these cookies is so soft and delicate. It has the fudgy goodness of a brownie in the convenient shape of a cookie.
If you love chocolate and caramel together, try out my salted caramel brownie cookies! My family loves these.
They pair well with this recipe. Put them on a platter together for your next event.
Why this recipe works
- The recipe calls for whipping the eggs and sugar together to introduce air to the batter, which creates textured tops on the cookies.
- Additional chocolate is folded in at the end. This leaves pockets of warm, melty chocolate in every bite.
- The baking powder gives the interior of the cookies a super soft texture.
These chocolate brownie cookies will overload your taste buds with their soft texture and chocolatey flavor.
What you need
You'll find this easy fudge brownie cookies recipe has the perfect ingredients for making a delightful dessert. Let’s discuss just a few of the key ingredients:
This is a short overview of the ingredients I used and why I chose them. The full recipe can be found at the bottom of the post!
- Flour: I used all-purpose flour in this recipe. It provides structure to the cookies.
- Chocolate & cocoa: Semisweet or bittersweet chocolate works best along with unsweetened natural or Dutch-processed cocoa powder.
- Salt & vanilla extract: The salt balances the sweetness in the recipe. Meanwhile, the vanilla enhances the flavors and adds a sweet aroma.
- Baking powder: This ingredient makes the interior of the cookies so soft.
- Butter: I prefer unsalted butter for this recipe because there is salt added individually.
- Eggs: The eggs help add air and structure to the finished product.
- Sugar: I use granulated sugar in this recipe to add the right amount of sweetness. Brown sugar or a combination of both will also work.
This is a list of tools I used to make the recipe.
- Mixer: You'll need a stand mixer (affiliate link) with a paddle attachment (affiliate link) or an electric hand mixer (affiliate link) to blend the ingredients for this recipe.
- Baking sheet: This recipe requires two baking sheets (affiliate link) to properly bake the cookies.
How to make brownie cookies
1. Make the cookie dough
Combine ingredients to create the brownie cookies batter.
- Move oven rack to the center position. Heat oven to 325°F.
- Prepare 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Grab a small bowl. Whisk together flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder.
- In a medium heatproof bowl, add the butter and 8 ounces of bittersweet chocolate. Set bowl over a pot filled with 1-inch of barely simmering water.
- Then, stir constantly to promote melting the chocolate. Continue until completely melted.
- Use a stand mixer with the paddle attachment or a handheld electric mixer. Mix the eggs and sugar together at medium-high speed until pale.
- Then, beat in the vanilla. Reduce speed to low and add the chocolate mixture. Blend until fully mixed.
- Finally, use a silicone spatula to fold in the flour mixture. Be gentle.
2. Fold in remaining chocolate
Add the extra kick of chocolate to the cookies!
- After almost fully blending the dry ingredients, add the remaining bittersweet chocolate and milk chocolate.
- Fold gently until mixed in.
3. Portion and bake
Divide the batter into brownie cookies. Bake and enjoy!
- Using a large cookie scoop (3-tablespoons), scoop out level portions of dough on the prepared baking sheets. Place 2 inches apart.
- Create dough mounds resembling a hockey puck. Use the bottom of a glass wrapped in plastic wrap to carefully press the dough mounds into pucks.
- Bake only one sheet at a time. Cookies will bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Watch for the tops to crack and mostly dry, but the centers will remain wet looking and underbaked. Cookies will be very soft.
- Cool the cookies on the baking sheet over a wire rack for 15 minutes. These are best enjoyed the day they are made.
Jen's best tips
- No Dutch-processed cocoa? Try using natural cocoa instead.
- You can use salted butter for this recipe if you omit the additional salt listed in the recipe.
- You can create perfectly round cookies! As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, place a slightly larger cookie-cutter over the hot cookie. Swirl it in a circular motion. The cookies edges should come in contact with the cutter.
Storing & Freezing
To store: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for no more than 2 days.
To Freeze: You can store baked cookies for up to 2 months in the freezer.
Make sure to wrap them in plastic wrap and place inside a freezer-safe zip-top bag.
Additionally, flattened pucks of dough can be stored in the freezer for no more than 2 months.
To use, set out at room temperature while you preheat the oven. Then, bake as directed.
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