Brookies

You know how people sometimes start complaining about how busy they’ve been and you’re all “Yeah, yeah, you think YOU’RE busy? You should hear about MY life,” but you only say that in your head because saying it out loud would be rude?

Well! Just so you know, I know you’re going to be silently saying those things in just a moment, but I don’t care. You can one-up me in your head all day, just so long as you’ll let me whine for a minute.

You guys! I’ve been so busy! Things! So many things! That I must do!

Alright, I’m done with the whining portion of this post. I think. You never know when another whine may come on. Sometimes they sneak out.

Anyway, I’ve been busy, but I still found the time to make some Brookies. Obviously. In fact, Brookies are PERFECT for when you’re busy, because they are  basically two desserts that you make at once and so that’s a multitasking win!

Also, brownies covered with cookie dough are a good thing to eat when you’re busy. They’ll motivate you to get your work done. Or take a nap. Either way, you’ll be motivated to do SOMETHING.

These are pretty yummy and I highly recommend you find the time  to make some immediately.

In the meantime, I hope you aren’t too busy to click through and check out Tiff’s review of Purina Pro Selects. There’s a $100 Visa gift card up for grabs.

Brookies

Brookies

Ingredients

    For the brownies:
  • (Use a box mix if you're not up for making homemade.)
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder, optional
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • For the cookies:
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) semi-sweet chocolate chip cookies.

Instructions

    For the brownies:
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9×13 baking dish.
  2. In small saucepan over low heat, melt butter completely. Stir in sugar and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. Do not allow sugar mixture to boil.
  3. Pour butter mixture into a large bowl or stand mixer, beat in cocoa powder, eggs, salt, baking powder, espresso powder, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
  4. Stir in the flour and chocolate chips until well combined.
  5. Set aside.
  6. For the cookies:
  7. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
  9. In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat together the butter, brown sugar, sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Gradually beat in the flour mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  10. Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper. Pour brownie batter into the prepared baking dish. Drop small spoonfuls of the cookie dough on top of the brownie batter.
  11. Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the brownie portion comes out mostly clean
http://www.bunsinmyoven.com/2011/05/23/brookies/

 

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39 Responses to “Brookies”

  1. katescakesandbakes May 23, 2011 @ 5:35 am (#
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    Those sound SUCH A DELICIOUS TREAT. Excuse the capitals, but thats just how I feel about that recipe you’ve just posted! Is it ok to lick the computer screen??

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  2. Jennifer May 23, 2011 @ 5:55 am (#
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    Holy!! I just made something like this and was going to blog about them today too!! Great minds think alike. Or bellies. Or busy people with great minds. Whine away, we’re here to listen. :)

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  3. Michelle May 23, 2011 @ 7:34 am (#
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    I know your title: “Evil Genius”. YUM!!!

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  4. Cookbook Queen May 23, 2011 @ 8:03 am (#
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    One uppers drive me insane. Like, hello, no one can ever be tired/sick/busy frustrated besides them? I mean, it’s alright to THINK it but good gravy people, shut your face and let a woman complain!!

    Which I am complaining. Because I don’t have any brookies.

    And I need a brookie in my life.

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  5. Erin May 23, 2011 @ 8:34 am (#
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    Do you have to be busy to make these? O:-).

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  6. Megan May 23, 2011 @ 8:47 am (#
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    Oh my word. I want these NOW.

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  7. sherri lynn May 23, 2011 @ 9:16 am (#
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    Oh these look heavenly. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Kate May 23, 2011 @ 10:54 am (#
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    I made these on Saturday! I used the box mix though ; )

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  9. Amy @ A Little Nosh May 23, 2011 @ 11:28 am (#
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    It’s kismet that I’m reading this, considering I’m eating Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked right now.

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  10. Amy's Cooking Adventures May 23, 2011 @ 10:09 pm (#
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    Oh, I so need these right now! Fantastic idea!

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  11. Abbey May 23, 2011 @ 10:30 pm (#
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    omg..this will go into my must-bake list!

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  12. Amanda May 24, 2011 @ 9:27 am (#
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    Hahahaha! These look delish but what attracted my attention was the name – in South Africa, “brookies” are slang for panties :)

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  13. Aimee May 24, 2011 @ 9:32 am (#
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    Can I come over for one? Thanks!
    -Aimee

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  14. Julie May 24, 2011 @ 10:40 am (#
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    These delightful brownies would definitely send me into nap-ville. But I’ve not been too busy so I’ve got plenty of time…ha!

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  15. Alli May 24, 2011 @ 12:53 pm (#
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    brookies! I have no time to make these but, I so WANT to eat these. Brownies plus CCCs … oh my. I need to find time to make these.

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  16. what katie's baking May 24, 2011 @ 4:39 pm (#
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    holllyyy molllyyy karly these look awesome!

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  17. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes May 25, 2011 @ 12:48 pm (#
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    This is the first time I’ve heard them called Brookies. So fun! It’s two, two, two scrumptious things in one.

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  18. grace May 26, 2011 @ 4:05 am (#
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    i rarely need motivation to take a nap, but i wouldn’t mind keeping a batch of these on hand just in case. :)

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  19. Michelle May 29, 2011 @ 7:44 pm (#
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    I made these today for a get together. They were… AWESOME!!! Gooey goodness with a scoop of French vanilla ice cream. Couldn’t have been more perfect. Thank you for my latest obsession. To anyone else out there who hasn’t made any yet: What are you waiting for??!!!

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  20. Carrie July 22, 2011 @ 8:33 am (#
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    Soooo happy to stumble across this recipe. My stepsister has brought these to potlucks before and I always forget to ask her how to make them. Now I can do it myself… YUM!!

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  21. Brooke July 22, 2011 @ 10:54 am (#
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    These look PHENOMENAL and the fact that we almost share a name gives me an excuse to eat lots and lots of them. If I’m not mistaken, the brownie recipe is via King Arthur Flour or something very similar and will create the brownie of the gods, so if you have the means definitely do it up from scratch!

    Thanks so much for posting this :)

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  22. Isabel August 23, 2011 @ 11:15 pm (#
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    BEST dessert ever.
    clogged arteries in a pan. but totally worth it.
    when i made them, i put white chocolate chips in the brownies just to give it some color difference, and they not only came out delicious, but also very pretty to look at :)

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  23. marisa September 13, 2011 @ 7:24 pm (#
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    These took forever to cook. much longer than 30mims, did I do something wrong ?

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  24. Dottie October 27, 2011 @ 2:11 pm (#
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    I made these and they are awesome. I originally baked them for 40 minutes in a 350 degree oven. But I have put them back in the oven for ten more minutes as they are just to gooey in the middle. I tend to underbake my brownies as well as chocolate chip cookies but this was to underdone.

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  25. Nate November 30, 2011 @ 11:56 am (#
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    If you make these a day before you plan on serving them do they retain their moisture and amazingness or should they be baked fresh right before serving.

    OR

    can you make the batter day before and then refrigerate it and bake it the next day when batter is at room temperature?

    what are your thoughts on either of these. i want them to be as fresh and delicious and moist and chewy as possible. might incorporate your PB brownies into them too!

    PB brookies!

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  26. Lost in TX February 3, 2012 @ 8:59 pm (#
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    Question. If I use a store bought browning mix and a store brought cookie mix do I have to use all the other ingredients?

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  27. Hyeyoung March 17, 2012 @ 11:15 pm (#
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    Mine has been baking for 55 minutes now and is still not cooked inside. It smells great and all but it is taking too long! I also turned down the heat to 325 after 35 minutes so that the top didn’t brown too much. I thought the cookie dough was a lot. I dropped it by spoonfuls but it pretty much covered the whole brownie layer. Can’t wait to try it…once it’s done.

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  28. Tina Aquilino March 21, 2012 @ 8:47 am (#
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    My girlfriend made these (I will be making them as soon as Lent is over) and said she had about 1 1/2 cups of the cookie batter left over after she had covered all the brownie batter. She used the extra cookie batter to make a separate sheet of chocolate chip cookies. Also, she said her brownies looked like they were two separate layers, not like the photo. She suggested that if she were to make them again, she would use 1/2 of both batters in 1 9×13 pan. (ending up with 2 (9×13) desserts. She did say they were Yummy, nonetheless.

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  29. Fizza March 26, 2012 @ 9:02 am (#
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    I made these, and they took an hour to bake, but they turned out pretty well!
    Also the brownie part was slightly undone, which is how I make them, but the cookie part was quite hard.
    Any thoughts on how I could remedy that?

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  30. Aary May 14, 2012 @ 5:56 pm (#
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    OMG MAKING THEM WHIT MY COUSIN THIS WEEKEND THEY R DELIOUS

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  31. Debbie June 7, 2012 @ 3:33 pm (#
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    These were really awesome! I made them for a group at work and they were DEVOURED in the meeting. People just couldn’t get enough of them. My husband also gave them a 10.5/10. :-) They took much longer than expected to make (almost 50 minutes in my oven). After 30 minutes I moved them down to the lower rack so that the cookie layer would not get too dark. I will definitely make them again. Thanks for sharing!

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  32. Jodie Coher August 25, 2012 @ 11:18 am (#
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    Just made these last night… Wow!
    Even better with ice cream on top. Mine also were a little under-baked when I took them out, but that’s ok with me! :)

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  33. Khadija March 28, 2013 @ 11:47 am (#
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    I made these last night, but I added caramel in the middle. I brought them to work and everyone loved the HEAVENLY merger of the moist chocolate chip cookie baked into the brownie with the caramel surprise in the middle. I used a mini cupcake pan and made about 50 of them and they were gone in less than five minutes. Will be baking somemore on Easter Sunday for my family!!!!

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  34. Susan April 5, 2013 @ 5:30 pm (#
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    someone taught me to make these using a box mix and ready made cookie dough.

    We made brownie mix as directed on box and then filled cupcake liners 3/4 full. Then we rolled a small ball of cookie dough, nickel sized, and put it in the middle of the brownie mix. Baked at 375 for 18 minutes ONLY. Yummy treats!

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    blorenz Reply:

    My recommendation, if you make them as directed, would be to bake the brownie part for a bit before you top with cookie dough. Just made them and the brownie part took forever to quit jiggling all the while the cookie top got SUPER brown. Other than that they taste alright, but…..next time I know.

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