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Brownie cookies cooling on a rack with melty chocolate chips on top

Brownie Cookies

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5 from 6 reviews


Truly crispy edges, with soft, chewy centers, bursting with fudgy rich chocolate flavor: the best Brownie Cookies!



Dry Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted but not hot*
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  • 1 ¼ cups chocolate chips


  • 34 tablespoons chocolate chips


  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or greased foil. We’ll preheat the oven later.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together all the Dry Ingredients: flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together all Wet Ingredients: melted (but not hot) butter*, granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla
  4. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture in the large bowl. Stir and fold with a rubber spatula until just combined—with no flour patches remaining. Fold in Add-ins’ chocolate chips.
  5. Cover bowl and place in the freezer for about 20 minutes, or until very firm throughout, but scoopable.
  6. In the meantime, preheat the oven to 350°F.
  7. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop and drop cookie dough balls onto the lined cookie sheet, evenly spaced apart.
  8. Press Toppings’ chocolate chips into the tops of each cookie. Using a spoon or the palm of your hand, press down the top of each cookie to flatten just halfway—but no more or else you’ll have flat, spread-out cookies.
  9. Bake for 12-16 minutes. Mine took 14 Minutes.
  10. Cool cookies on the sheet until firm enough to move, 10 minutes. After cooling, transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Enjoy!


*For the melted butter, make sure to gradually melt and bring the temp up to melt. You don’t want hot butter cooking the egg.

Storing Instructions: Cool cookies completely, then store in an airtight container at room temperature for around 1 week, or in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.

Freezing Instructions: You can keep these cookies in the freezer for 1-3 months in a freezer-friendly container.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 14 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American