Brownies and chocolate chip cookies combine to make this easy Brookie Recipe so delicious. It’s the best of both worlds and definitely will satisfy your sweet tooth. 

Squares of brookies on a cutting board.
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Once you try this recipe for brookies, you will want to make it all the time. It is simply amazing and the combination is fabulous.

Everyone will love the delicious brownies with chocolate chip cookies swirled into the batter. The results look fancy and taste so delicious but the recipe is super easy.

We love making Cookie Recipes for many occasions. If you love simple cookie recipes check out – 7 Layer Cookie Bars Recipe or Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars Recipe.

What is a Brookie?

It is a delicious combination of brownies and chocolate chip cookie dough. The result is a a brookie that is chewy, light and fluffy and a taste of fudgy brownies in every bite.

I love desserts that combine some of my favorite things. If you love brownies and chocolate chip cookies, this is a must try. Everything you love about both of these is turned into a fabulous treat.

Let the kids help and not only will get you get a treat but make special memories. We have the best time baking together and I love all the laughter and fun times. 

Ingredients:

Ingredients for recipe: flour, butter, sugar, eggs, cocoa powder, chocolate chips.

Ingredients for the Brownie Layer:

  • Unsalted Butter, Melted
  • White Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Salt
  • Baking Powder 

Ingredients for the Cookie Layer:

  • Butter, softened
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Light Brown Sugar
  • Large Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips 

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Variation ideas:

  • Nuts. You can add nuts to the recipe. Pecans or walnuts taste amazing.
  • Chocolate. Substitute different types of morsels instead of chocolate chips. Some ideas include: peanut butter, white chocolate, dark chocolate and caramel.
  • Frosting. If you are feeling extra decadent, add icing on top. It is so rich and amazing. Chocolate frosting or peanut butter frosting would be delicious.
  • Mini marshmallows – Toss in a handful of marshmallows for another delicious idea.
  • Ice cream – Try serving the brookies topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It is also tasty with chocolate syrup on top too.

How to Make Brookies:

  • Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Step 2 – Spray a 9X13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Step 3 – Make the brownie batter. Start by combining the sugar, eggs, and vanilla in the melted butter. The next part needs to be combined by hand with a whisk. Then add the flour and stir in the cocoa, salt, and baking powder.
  • Step 4 – Make the cookie layer. Get out another bowl and add both types of sugars, butter, and vanilla together. Use a mixer to combine this together until it is creamy.
  • Step 5 – Add the egg. Next, add in the baking soda and salt and flour. Combine this mixture by hand. Be careful not to over mix. 

Step 6 – Carefully fold in the chocolate chips with a spoon. Don’t use a mixer for this part.

Step 7 – Pour the brownie batter into a prepared pan. We used a 9×13 pan. You may need to use a spatula to spread it out so it is even.

Step 8 – Step 8 – Drop spoonful’s of the cookie dough on top of the brownie batter.  Make sure to drop the spoonful’s all over so you get this delicious combination in each bite. Try to spread it out as evenly as you can but it won’t cover the top completely and that is normal.

Step 9 – Now just bake the bars for 25 to 28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. The cookie dough on top should be golden brown.

  • Step 10 – Let them cool on cooling rack and then cut and serve. They are easiest to cut with a plastic knife and make sure to wipe the knife off in between each bar. The bars will have clean lines doing it like this.

How to Know When they are Done:

You will know they are done when the top is golden brown. You can insert a toothpick to check to see if it comes out clean.

They could also have a slightly wet center, but they will finish cooking after removing from the oven.

Squares of brookies on a cutting board.

Recipe Tips:

  • Baking Pan – The brownie bars are best in a 9×13 baking pan. This seems to make them the perfect thickness.
  • Prepared Baking Pan – Make sure to spray with non stick cooking spray. This will make getting the bars out to cut them so much easier.
  • Line with Parchment paper – You can also line the baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Cool Completely – Let the brookies cool completely before cutting. They need time to firm or it will be difficult to cut into squares.
  • Room Temperature Ingredients – The butter needs to be at room temperature before using.
  • Quality Chocolate – Try to use good quality ingredients especially for the cocoa powder and chocolate chips.
  • Serving – Serve with ice cream for a delicious treat. We like to warm in the microwave and drizzle with chocolate syrup for added chocolate flavor.
Squares of brookies on a cutting board.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How Long will they Last:

If the brookies are stored properly, they will last about a week in the refrigerator. If you want them to last longer, you can also freeze them. They will last about 2 months if stored in the freezer properly.

How to Store:

Store the bars inside an airtight container. They will last up to a week in the fridge.

Can you Freeze?

Yes, the bars can be frozen up to 2 months. I recommend using wax paper in between the layers and storing inside a freezer container.
The wax paper will help prevent the bars from sticking to each other. It will also make it easy to just grab a couple.

Easy Brownie Recipes:

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Brookie recipe

4.87 from 211 votes
Brownies and chocolate chip cookies combine to make this Brookie recipe so delicious. It is the best of both worlds and so tasty.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 331

Ingredients

For the Brownie Layer:

For the Cookie Layer:

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray a 9X13 pan with non-stick cooking spray.

For the Brownie Layer:

  • Stir sugar, eggs, and vanilla in the melted butter. Stir in the cocoa, flour, salt, and baking powder by hand.
  • Pour the brownie batter evenly onto the bottom of the 9X13 pan.

For the Cookie Layer:

  • Beat the sugars, butter, and vanilla together until creamy with a mixer.  Add in the egg. 
  • Then stir in by hand the baking powder, salt and flour.  Do not over mix.  Slowly fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Drop spoonfuls of the cookie dough on top of the brownie batter.  Spread as evenly as you can but it won’t cover the top completely and that’s ok.
  • Bake for 25-28 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and the cookie dough on top is golden brown.
  • Allow to cook and then cut and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 331kcal, Carbohydrates 40g, Protein 4g, Fat 18g, Saturated Fat 11g, Cholesterol 59mg, Sodium 213mg, Potassium 175mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 27g, Vitamin A 402IU, Calcium 34mg, Iron 2mg

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  1. Delicious! But they took much longer to bake
    I don’t know what happened, but after 28 minutes at 350°, they were still raw.

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed them! I’m not sure on the cook time. Each oven cooks a bit differently. Thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    These are soooo good!! I literally cannot stop eating them lol. After reading a previous review, I was expecting to bake for a little longer than what was written in the directions. I baked for an extra 6 minutes because they were not cooked through after 28 minutes. Other than that, this recipe was perfect and definitely something I’ll be baking again!

    1. Yes you can. Since this is made in a 9×13 pan, make sure you use a brownie mix that is made for a 9×13 pan.

  3. 5 stars
    Fantastic recipe for a twist on a classic. I’ve made these brownie/cookies several times for different audiences and they’re always adored. They’re delicious and perfectly textured. Thank you for sharing this recipe.