Brookies Recipe is a delicious, unique dessert that combines both of your snacking favorites into one satisfying treat. This is a total party-in-your-mouth!
Today’s my oldest son’s birthday! He’s twelve. I can’t believe he’s twelve years old. It seems like yesterday that I brought this bright-eyed bundle of joy home from the hospital.
Lincoln was the best and easiest baby ever. I said while I was pregnant that I’d rather have a bad pregnancy and a good baby than the other way. I was blessed with an easy pregnancy, bad delivery, and an easy baby. Two out of three isn’t bad.
We were planning his birthday party when he told me he wanted a ‘cake’ that was a brownie on the bottom and chocolate chip cookie on top ‘cooked together’, he said. Both my boys are little foodies and give me suggestions all the time for the blog. I’ll have to say some of them are great, some crazy but doable, and some downright impossible! I didn’t have the heart to tell Lincoln that what he was describing was called a Brookie and it had already been ‘invented’.
WHAT IS A BROOKIE?
It’s exactly as Lincoln described. It’s a layer of thick, gooey brownie topped with cookie dough on top and baked to perfection. You can mix it up from there adding chips and candy to the brownie layer and/or adding different cookie doughs to the top layer. Most often you’ll see Brookies with rich, chocolate chip cookies as the top layer. This is how I made my Brookie.
The process for this is pretty straightforward. You’ll actually make two separate recipes then combine them before baking.
I made the brownie layer thick and rich. It’s denser than the chocolate chip cookie layer and I’ve found that it works better as the base. After mixing the brownie layer together simply press it into a 9×13 inch pan. Line your pan with heavy foil then spray with non-stick spray. This makes cleaning up much easier!
HOW TO MAKE BROOKIES
Then, mix your chocolate chip cookie dough together. Gently press this dough on top of the brownie batter. I found my fingers or a spatula that has been sprayed with non-stick vegetable spray works best for spreading this layer.
Then just bake it, but watch it carefully. Overcooking equals no gooey factor!
BROOKIES RECIPE TIPS
- Be sure to measure flour accurately for the best results!
- Don’t forget to always use room temperature eggs and room temperature butter!
- The standard measurement for eggs is to use a large egg in recipes. If you have jumbo or extra small, you’ll need to make adjustments in the recipe.
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I updated this post from an earlier version dated July 12, 2014. I made new photos and simplified the recipe instructions.
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- 1 cup butter
- 1 and ½ cups sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup cocoa
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
For Chocolate Chip Cookie layer
- Cream butter with sugars until fluffy.
- Add egg and beat well.
- Add vanilla and combine.
- Fold in the chocolate chips by hand.
- Carefully press and spread on top of the brownie layer.
- It may take a little work, but get it as even as possible.
- Bake on center rack of oven 35 to 40 minutes or until light, golden brown and cookie is set in the center.