Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Chocolate Brownie Cookies
May 3, 2017 Kimberlie

Brownie Cookies

Chocolate Brownie Cookies, The Finer Cookie.

Calling all kids! Wanna bake Chocolate Brownie Cookies for Mother's Day? You don't need Mom's fancy equipment or her grown-up skills. Just dump the ingredients into a big bowl, stir them up, then drop spoonfuls of dough onto a tray. Bake, bake, bake in the oven. They come out smelling like brownies and looking like cookies. Kid easy. In the morning, prepare her a plate of warm chocolate brownie cookies, a mug of coffee (Dad can help with that) and a bowl of strawberries. Then bring her cookies for breakfast in bed. Ha! She won't be upset because your Chocolate Brownie Cookies have three different chocolates and hardly any sugar. They are fudgy, buttery and good. Try them and write me a note below.

This is a classic Smitten Kitchen recipe. Deb calls them The Browniest Cookies. I've adapted it slightly by adding the cocoa nibs for crunch texture.

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  • Makes 32-36 cookies

Mise en Place the Brownie Cookie

  • Melt together butter and unsweetened chocolate in a small saucepan over the lowest setting of the stove top or in a microwave.
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    Melt the chocolate and butter over the lowest setting or in the microwave.

  • Measure the two sugars in a large bowl. To learn more about weighing and measuring, see Hows & Whys, How to Weigh and Measure.
  • Crack two eggs into a small bowl and add the vanilla. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, combine baking soda, salt, cocoa powder and flour and set aside.
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    Blend the dry ingredients together.

  • Measure chocolate chips or chopped chocolate into a small bowl.
  • Prepare two baking trays with parchment paper or baking liners. .

Mix the Brownie Cookies

  • Pour the melted chocolate and butter mixture over the two sugars and stir until well combined.
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    Pour melted chocolate and butter over the two sugars.

  • Add the eggs and vanilla, one at a time, stirring well between each addition.
  • Stir in the dry ingredients.
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    Stir the dry ingredients into the chocolate, butter and sugars.

  • Then add the chocolate chunks or chips.
  • Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
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    Chocolate Brownie Cookie dough.

Bake the Brownie Cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF/175ºC.
  • Remove the brownie cookie dough from the fridge and scoop about 1 tablespoon mounds onto the tray. You can use two soup spoons or a #40 scoop. Leave room for them to spread in the oven. Don't put more than 12 cookies on a tray.
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    Scoop out the chilled dough onto your prepared tray.

  • Bake 9-11 minutes. The goal is a fudgy center so remove them when they appear slightly underdone. The longer you bake them, the cakier and drier they will be when cooled.
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    Chocolate Brownie Cookies fresh out of the oven.

  • chocolate brownie cookies the finer cookie

    Chocolate Brownie Cookies, The Finer Cookie.


  1. Oh my goodness, these cookies… I don’t have any kids that can make them for me, but maybe we can make them together with my husband for our fun time in the kitchen and then enjoy them one after the other 🙂 . I simply adore Smitten Kitchen’s recipes, and I had missed this one. Thank you!

    • Author
      Kimberlie 3 weeks ago

      Trust me, you’ll have trouble walking away from these, especially when they’re fresh and warm. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Natalie Browne 3 weeks ago

    I would love it if my kids made me these for Mothers Day 🙂 Maybe I should print the recipe out and leave it where they can find it, lol. These cookies look delicious and so wonderfully chocolatey.

    • Author
      Kimberlie 3 weeks ago

      This recipe was made for kids. They can’t make a mistake. They’ll love you for loving these cookies. It’ll be a proud moment!

  3. Can’t go wrong with cookie and brownies in the same title! I think I’ll just leave this open right here so my kids will see it. 🙂 They LUV to bake!

    • Author
      Kimberlie 3 weeks ago

      Hi Terri, I made sure this recipe was kid easy. I hope they leave you a couple.

  4. Charlotte 3 weeks ago

    These sound so perfect for when I can’t decide whether I want brownies or cookies! Also, that blue mixing bowl is beautiful – where is it from?

    • Author
      Kimberlie 3 weeks ago

      The blue mixing bowl was a wedding gift. It came from somewhere in Vermont. Anyway, I hope you try these cookies…I mean brownies…well uh, whatever.

  5. Vicky Chin 3 weeks ago

    They look soooooo Delicious! If my kids made these, I think they would eat them all ! Well, maybe they would save me one …….lol….Thanks for sharing!

    • Author
      Kimberlie 3 weeks ago

      You’re welcome Vicky! I hope your kids mix these up for you.

  6. Shelley 3 weeks ago

    I made these cookies today (a half recipe, because I didn’t have enough chocolate on hand). It made 20 cookies and let’s just say I ate quite a few. They are fantastic. A bit of feedback though — I went out and bought the cocoa nibs (should have picked up more chocolate too but didn’t realize until it was too late). They add a nice crunch but they were so expensive and I don’t think worthwhile, considering I only used a TB and I can’t imagine what I will do with the rest of the bag now (and they were $15). I think next time I would use toasted walnuts for some real brownie-ness. One question though, how much salt does the recipe call for? It is not specified in the ingredient list, but the instructions include salt. I threw in a 1/4 tsp for the half recipe and it worked out but I may as well know the correct amount. (I emailed you this question earlier but answering here is great too.) Thank you!

    • Author
      Kimberlie 3 weeks ago

      Hi Shelley,

      Many thanks for your feedback. First I’m thrilled you baked these cookies and liked them. I made two batches and found myself eating them for breakfast, so I packed them up for my neighbour.

      Yeah, the cocoa nibs are a bit pricey. I rather like them for their texture. But fear not, there are many other ways to include them in future baking. You can add them to biscotti, pecan shortbread and chocolate chip cookies too (even with the walnuts). Or you might like them folded in an espresso flavoured chiffon cake. Or a pinch on ice cream.

      And about the salt, you caught my error. For that I say thanks. I’ve corrected the ingredient list. Technically, the cookie can take up to 1/2 teaspoon of salt. You might find they taste a wee bit rounder with more salt. Next time.

      My editorial calendar is full for the remainder of 2017. Please stop back to see what’s new.
      All the best,

  7. Diane 2 weeks ago

    For the chocolate lover I am, these taste like heaven!!! No kids to bake them for me … no problem, did it myself. Didn’t have Cocoa nibs but they still taste great. Specially with a glass of milk. Thanks Kim

    • Author
      Kimberlie 2 weeks ago

      You’re welcome Diane. So happy you liked these brownie cookies. I adore them too.

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