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Creating the perfect brookie (brownie + cookie) recipe is a delightful adventure in baking. This decadent treat combines the best of both worlds, with a fudgy brownie layer nestled beneath a chewy cookie crust. Whether it’s for a special occasion or a simple indulgence, here’s a step-by-step guide to crafting brookies that will delight your taste buds:


For the Brownie Layer:

  1. 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  2. 1 cup granulated sugar
  3. 2 large eggs
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  6. 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  7. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  8. 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

For the Cookie Layer:

  1. 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  2. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  4. 1 large egg
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  6. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  7. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  8. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  9. 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease or line a 9×9-inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang for easy removal.
  2. Prepare the Brownie Batter: In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter in the microwave or on the stovetop until completely melted. Allow it to cool slightly. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract until well combined. Stir in the melted butter. Sift in the cocoa powder, flour, salt, and baking powder. Mix until smooth and well incorporated.
  3. Prepare the Cookie Dough: In another mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until smooth. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until a soft cookie dough forms. Fold in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
  4. Layer the Batter: Spread the brownie batter evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking pan, using a spatula to smooth it out. Drop spoonfuls of the cookie dough over the brownie batter, then gently spread it out to cover the brownie layer.
  5. Bake the Brookies: Place the baking pan in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the edges are set and the center is slightly firm. The brookies will continue to set as they cool, so it’s okay if they seem slightly underbaked. Avoid overbaking to maintain a fudgy texture.
  6. Cool and Serve: Remove the brookies from the oven and allow them to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Once cooled, use the parchment paper overhang to lift the brookies out of the pan. Transfer them to a cutting board and slice into squares or bars.
  7. Enjoy: Serve the brookies at room temperature or slightly warmed, with a cold glass of milk or your favorite hot beverage. Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or freeze for longer storage.

Tips for Success:

  1. Don’t Overmix: Be careful not to overmix the brownie or cookie batter, as this can result in a tougher texture. Mix until just combined for the best results.
  2. Customize: Feel free to customize your brookies by adding nuts, caramel pieces, or other mix-ins to either the brownie or cookie layer.
  3. Adjust Baking Time: Baking time may vary depending on your oven and the thickness of the brookies. Keep an eye on them and adjust the baking time as needed.
  4. Cool Completely: Allow the brookies to cool completely before slicing to ensure clean, neat edges.
  5. Serve with Ice Cream: For an extra indulgent treat, serve warm brookies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.

With this recipe, you’ll create irresistible brookies that are perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a cozy night in or a festive gathering. Enjoy the rich, chocolatey goodness of these delightful treats!