Brookies are a mix of brownies and cookies all baked up in one pan for an easy dessert that everyone loves! You get two favorite desserts in one! 
Best ever brookies! Made with my famous brownie batter and the most perfect chocolate chip cookie dough! #brookies #cookies #brownies #dessertrecipe

You know how you start a new diet and then all you can think about are sweets?

You’re like, if I could have a cookie I would have the best cookie on the planet. (I recommend my perfect chocolate chip cookies.)

But then your brain is like, woah, wait…have you forgotten about brownies? You haven’t had dessert in a while because of your stupid diet, which means you need something killer. Like my homemade brownies that are SO thick and SO fudgy they are almost impossible to resist.

brookies with swirls of cookie dough throughout

BUT THEN, your brain is like girl, why not have both? <– My brain is so great sometimes.

So, that’s where brookies come in.

In this brookie recipe, you get my famous chocolate chip cookies and you get my unbelievably fudgy brownies. Plus you’re still only eating one dessert which means that you’re still totally on your diet, you’re just treating yourself a bit and WE ALL DESERVE A TREAT EVERY NOW AND THEN.

Whew. I have feelings about desserts and diets today.

brookie recipe close up

How to make this brookie recipe:

First up, we’re going to whip up a batch of my famous brownies!

This is a pretty standard list of ingredients, but these brownies are magic anyway.

brownie ingredients in bowl

You’ll melt some butter and sugar together on the stove, beat in some eggs, and then add in your dry ingredients.

This creates a really thick brownie batter. Don’t be scared of the thickness – it’s going to be amazing.

Spread all that mixture into a baking dish and then let’s start on the cookie dough.

soft cookie dough in glass bowl

For the cookie dough, you’ll melt some butter and then stir in some sugar and eggs.

Stir in the flour mixture to form a nice soft dough and then fold in some chocolate chips. This dough will be so soft, you’ll love it!

cookie dough on brownie batter to make brookies

I used a cookie scoop to drop chunks of cookie dough all over the top of the brownie batter. Doesn’t that photo make you want to run to the kitchen right now?!

Use a butter knife to swirl the cookie dough and brownie batter all together and then pop the pan in the oven.

brookies recipe in baking dish

When these are done, you’ll want to let them cool a bit before digging in.

These brookies are seriously over the top delicious. If you need a dessert, I vote for these. ๐Ÿ˜‰

More amazing dessert recipes to try: 

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies: With peanut butter, because peanut butter makes everything better!

Peach Cobbler: Top this one off with some vanilla ice cream!

Pound Cake Recipe: So moist and delicious!

Buttermilk Chocolate Cake: Seriously one of the best chocolate cake recipes ever!Best ever brookie recipe! Made with my famous brownie batter and the most perfect chocolate chip cookie dough! #brookies #cookies #brownies #dessertrecipe

Best ever brookies! Made with my famous brownie batter and the most perfect chocolate chip cookie dough! #brookies #cookies #brownies #dessertrecipe
4.5 from 2 votes


Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Servings: 16 cookie bars
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy chocolate recipes, easy dessert recipes
Calories: 618 kcal

Brownies and cookies, all in one!


For the brownies:
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened 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:
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips


For the brownies:
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9ร—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. Spread the brownie batter into a greased 9x13 baking dish and set aside. 

For the cookies:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add the melted butter, brown sugar, and white sugar to a large mixing bowl and stir well to combine.

  3. Stir in the egg and vanilla until smooth.

  4. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt to the mixing bowl and stir well to combine. Stir in the chocolate chips cookies.

  5. Use a cookie scoop to drop cookie dough over the brownie batter. Use a butter knife to swirl the batter and dough together.

  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a knife inserted an inch from the edge comes out nearly clean. 

  7. Cool before cutting into 16 squares and serving.

Recipe Notes

If you prefer less cookie dough in your brookies, reserve some of the dough to bake as normal cookies. Bake at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes or until they look just slightly underdone. Cool on the hot baking sheet.ย 

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 618 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 106mg35%
Sodium 474mg21%
Potassium 318mg9%
Carbohydrates 80g27%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 53g59%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 655IU13%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

This post was originally published in June 2011. It’s been updated with new photos in June 2019.