BROOKIES RECIPE

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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!

 

cookies plus brownies

BROOKIES RECIPE

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.

stack of brookies

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’.

Brookies cooling on wire rack

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!

Brookie on side

pan of cookies

 

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!

 

Dipping cookie bar in milk

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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  5. Dark Chocolate Creme Brulee

I updated this post from an earlier version dated July 12, 2014. I made new photos and simplified the recipe instructions.

Dipping cookie bar in milk

Brookies Recipe

Brookies Recipe is a delicious, unique dessert that combines both of your snacking favorites into one satisfying party in your mouth
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 24 servings
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Ingredients

BROWNIE LAYER

  • 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

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE LAYER

  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 and ½ cups brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 and ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 and ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

For Brownie

  • Heat oven to 350°F.
    brookie ingredients
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
    butter and sugar
  • Add eggs and vanilla and beat well.
    brownie mixture
  • In another bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
    brookies dry ingredients
  • Gradually add this to the butter mixture.
    brookies
  • The mixture will be THICK.
    brookies brownies layer
  • Press into a 9x13 inch pan that has been lined with aluminum foil then sprayed with non-stick spray.
    brookies brownie layer

For Chocolate Chip Cookie layer

  • Cream butter with sugars until fluffy.
    butter and brownie sugar mixed
  • Add egg and beat well.
    add egg and beat well
  • Add vanilla and combine.
    brookies ingredients
  • Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add to mixing bowl and mix until combined.
    brookies
  • Fold in the chocolate chips by hand.
    chocolate chip cookie dough
  • Carefully press and spread on top of the brownie layer.
    brookies
  • It may take a little work, but get it as even as possible.
    cookie bars
  • Bake on center rack of oven 35 to 40 minutes or until light, golden brown and cookie is set in the center.
    brookies

Nutrition

Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 250mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 523IU | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg
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16 Comments

    1. Could someone please clarify if there is both baking powder AND baking soda in the choc chip cookie portion of the recipe. The ingredient section lists only baking powder, but the instruction section says to add baking powder and baking soda to the flour. Much appreciated! Looking forward to baking this for my family!

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  2. Happy birthday to Lincoln!! I love that all he needs are Brookies for his birthday treat!! These look so good Paula!

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