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Brownie Cookie Recipe

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!

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

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.

When you read the recipe, you may be tempted to cut short the mixing time. Don’t do it!

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.

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

Close-Up Tall Stack of Brownie Cookies with a Bite Out of the Top Cookie

How To Make Brownie Cookies

Melted chocolate in a silver saucepan

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.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the eggs, sugars, vanilla, baking powder, and salt on high for 5 minutes, or until the batter is thick and creamy.

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 batter in a silver mixing bowl

Reduce the mixer speed to low and stream in the melted chocolate mixture. Stir in the flour and cocoa powder just until combined.

Stir in the mini chocolate chips and nuts, if using. Cover and chill the dough for 30 minutes.

Brownie cookie dough on a baking sheet

Scoop out 1.5 tablespoon scoops of dough (medium cookie scoop). Bake for about 8-10 minutes. The middles should look soft and a little underdone but the edges should be set.

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

Overhead picture of brownie cookies on a silicone baking mat

Tips For Making Brownie Cookies

  • 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 chocolate chips, and they didn’t have as much of a crackly crust. Don’t skip the chocolate chips if you want a shinier cookies.
  • 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.
Wire cooling rack with a pile of brownie cookies
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