Brookie Recipe Mix: Chocolate Chip Cookies and Fudgy Brownies Baked in One Delicious Recipe.
Did someone say brownie? Or did they say chocolate chip cookie? Brookie recipe you say? Sometimes it’s just hard to choose between that soft chocolate chip cookie or the chewy and fudgy brownie that makes your mouth watery. It’s sort of like which came first? The chicken or the egg? In this case, it’s both! What if I told you it’s totally possible you could have both of them and enjoy em’ at the same time? Well, you’re in luck because you definitely can! It’s called a brookie and with that delicious fudgy, gooey, chocolate chip taste, you can finally put aside choosing one over the other. Let’s get you ready to munch on both treats with this easy chocolate chip cookie brownie recipe mix.
But before we get started, let’s dive into what a brookie really is and how this life-changing recipe mix that will have you inviting friends and family over for a taste.
What is Brookie Recipe Mixes?
Typically, brookie bars are just a layer of brownie batter, topped with chocolate chip cookie dough. But most treat lovers decide to take them to the next level by making them from scratch and including various ingredients in the recipe mix. Not only do brookies taste amazing, but your friends and family won’t stop talking about how perfect and gooey they are at the very center.
Recipe Tip: Try under-baking them a bit to make it even slightly better.
When you or your family can’t decide if you want brownies or cookies for dessert, just don’t forget about the brookie recipe mix! Don’t be shocked if you mentioned this recipe to a few family members and friends and they end up totally confused. It’s just the simple fact that they haven’t been introduced to the magic of brookie cookies or brookie bars.
Brookie Recipe Tips and Tricks
For those unfamiliar with the brookie recipe baking process, they’re actually baked in two stages. First, you bake the fudgy brownie layer halfway. Afterwards, you can mix your choice of nuts, m&m’s or anything else of your liking while covering it with the chocolate chip cookie dough before putting the pan back in the oven to finish baking. This definitely ensures both layers are baked properly, without getting overdone or too crispy. It also helps support any additional ingredients you added to your brookie recipe mix.
Make sure to pay close attention to the cookie layer carefully as it bakes. It’s usually best to remove the pan from the oven once it’s just turned a nice golden brown, which keeps the bars soft and gooey in the middle without the cookie hardening. Of course, you can bake them a little longer if you prefer them a little more “well-done”.
Whatever ingredients you chose in addition to the cookie dough can both be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge. Just make sure the chocolate chip cookie dough sits out while you bake the fudgy brownie layer, so it softens up a bit. If you enjoy chocolate chips as much as anyone else, you can pour some into the brownie mix also ensuring the extra chocolatey taste and consistency. It’s actually best to mix the chocolate chips in before the brownies are baking so that they can melt right into the center of the brownie layer. However, if you’re not super comfortable with mixing the chocolate chips with the brownies ahead of time, you can leave it to the cookie mix which would be done from scratch.
Brookie Recipe Hacks:
As you may already know, baking from scratch may not be your thing. No worries, that’s why this recipe is also available in cookie and brownie box mix for those you would prefer leaving the homemade brownie batter, cookie dough, and everything else to those who prefer doing it from scratch. If you’re the simple type and want to know how to make these delicious treats, here a few ways you could hack this brookie recipe to make it simpler:
- Box mix brownies (ready-to-go recipes)
- Store-bought chocolate chips
- Pre-made chocolate chip cookie mix
Note that using a brownie and/or cookie mix could make a difference in the baking time, so you’ll need to keep an extra eye on the brookie bars while they’re in the oven.
Brookie Recipe Mix Baking Instructions
Start by preparing the cookie dough.
Combine melted or cooled butter, eggs, sugars, vanilla and stir well. Mix the dry ingredients of choosing separately and then stir the wet and dry ingredients together to make your delicious cookie dough. Don’t forget to mix it your chocolate chips.
Next up is your fudgy brownie batter.
If you like, melt together the chocolate chips and butter, then mix it with the cocoa powder. Add your eggs, sugars, vanilla extract, salt and make sure to stir well. Then, mix in your flour as the final step.
Let’s prep for delicious baking.
Lightly grease an 8×8 baking dish for the brownie batter and cookie dough to place into the pan. It’s usually a little easier to use ice cream scoops or large cookie dough scoops, but just try to make the dollops about the same size if possible. Use a small knife to swirl the chocolate chip cookie dough and fudgy brownie batter together. Make sure the brookie dough is evenly distributed over the pan and there are no patches where the dough is missing. You’re more than welcome to top everything off with additional chocolate chips or other ingredients for your brookie recipe if you’d like!
Pop open the oven.
It’s very important that you under-bake your brookies so they won’t end up dry and crumbly with this brookie recipe. Use a toothpick to see if they are done, but make sure you don’t accidentally stick the toothpick in a chocolate chip (oops!). Poke a few times around the center. If the toothpick comes out clean, your brookies are definitely done baking, but it’s recommended to catch them a few minutes before the clean toothpick stage. Ideally, the magic toothpick should come back with a few fudgy/moist crumbs (of course not batter), this means they’re done and not over-baked, and they’ll be soft, chewy and fudgy when cooled.
Brookie Recipe from Scratch
Pre-heat the oven between 300-350 degrees depending on your oven. Butter a 8×8 baking dish.
In a small pan over low heat, melt butter completely. Stir with sugar and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes while stirring constantly. Try not to allow sugar mixture to boil.
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.
Stir in the flour and chocolate chips until well combined.
Spread the brownie batter into a greased 9×13 baking dish and set aside.
Preheat the oven between 300-350 degrees depending on your oven (some heat up quicker than others).
Add the melted butter, brown sugar, chocolate chips, and white sugar to a large mixing bowl and stir well to combine.
Stir in the egg and vanilla until smooth.
Add the flour, baking soda, and salt to the mixing bowl and stir well to combine. Stir in the chocolate chips cookies.
Use a cookie scoop to drop cookie dough over the brownie batter. Use a butter knife to swirl the batter and dough together.
Bake between 20-30 minutes or until a knife inserted an inch from the edge comes out nearly clean.
Cool before cutting into 12-16 squares and serving to family and friends.