Easy Chocolate Chip Brookies (Brownie Cookie Bars)

These Easy Chocolate Chip Brookies combine rich, fudgy brownies with soft chocolate chip cookies into one delicious brownie bar! Brookies are the perfect dessert when you just can’t decide between brownies and cookies.

Craving cookies and brownies? Try these Easy Chocolate Chip Brookies made with a simple boxed brownie mix and homemade chocolate chip cookie dough. These easy brownie cookie bars are so delicious, soft, and fudgy! #brookies #brownies #cookies #cookiebars #browniebars #browniecookies

Easy Chocolate Chip Brookies (Brownie Cookie Bars)

Can’t decide between brownies and chocolate chip cookies for dessert? You don’t have to!

Today I’m sharing my Easy Chocolate Chip Brookies (aka brownie cookie bars), which are perfect for those days when choosing between two desserts is just too hard.

Because, let’s be honest – there are days where you want a brownie…AND a cookie.

Plus, I’m pretty sure brownies and cookies were meant to be best friends anyways (kinda like peanut butter and chocolate).

These Chocolate Chip Brookies are made with my homemade Mom’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and a simple boxed brownie mix, and give you the best of both worlds. 

These brownie cookie bars are beyond delicious, soft, fudgy, and the perfect dessert for anytime of the year.

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Easy Brookies (Brownies + Cookies)

So…What is a Brookie? 

Lots of people ask what a brookie is, and a brookie is the perfect dessert in my honest opinion.

It’s a brownie and chocolate chip cookie in one!

Some people call them chocolate chip cookie brownies, or brownie cookie bars, but regardless of the name, they’re beyond delicious and so easy to make. 

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How to Make The Best Brookies

To make my easy brookies you will need a boxed brownie mix and all the ingredients below to make the homemade chocolate chip cookie dough.

I prefer using a boxed brownie mix because it saves on time and they taste delicious in this recipe. Feel free to use your own homemade recipe, but I say skip the hassle and grab a box of your favorite mix.

This brookie recipe can also be easily switched with yummy add-ins and toppings. (See my tips below for ideas!)

 

Tools Needed for Brookies

 

Ingredients Needed for Brownies
  • 1 Boxed Brownie Mix (I love Milk Chocolate Brownies by Betty Crocker, but any kind/brand will work)
  • Eggs
  • Oil
  • Milk (or water, if preferred)
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

 

Ingredients Needed for Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Egg
  • Self-Rising Flour
 
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Tips & Tricks for Making Delicious and Easy Brookies

Use milk instead of water in your brownie batter. This is a little trick I learned a couple years back and it makes your brownies so creamy and delicious. If you have chocolate milk – even better!

Don’t overmix your brownie batter! Use an electric mixer to combine ingredients until there’s still some dry batter showing and then switch to manual stirring. Gently fold until just combined.

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Use a cookie scoop for adding in your cookie dough and an icing spatula to swirl your batter. It makes it SO easy!

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Switch up the flavor of these brookies by using chocolate chip peanut butter cookie dough, adding in nuts for extra crunch, or using different types of chocolate chips such as white, caramel, or butterscotch. 

Spray and line your pan with parchment paper and non-stick cooking spray for easy removal. There’s nothing worse than making a batch of brownies and then have half of it being stuck to your pan.

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Let your brookies cool completely before slicing and removing from pan. As tempting as it is, they need a little time to firm up for mess-free cutting. I also recommend using this knife for easy cutting. 

Top your brookies with chocolate chips, a chocolate, caramel, or peanut butter drizzle, and serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. SO yummy!

How to Store Leftover Brookies

Any leftover brookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 week. I love using this cake pan to make my brookies because it has a convenient airtight lid I can place on it after baking. 

These brookies can also be easily frozen for up to 3 months. Wrap individual brookies in plastic wrap and place in a freezer safe bag. Let thaw in the refrigerator and re-heat in the microwave until warm.  

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Craving cookies and brownies? Try these Easy Chocolate Chip Brookies made with a simple boxed brownie mix and homemade chocolate chip cookie dough. These easy brownie cookie bars are so delicious, soft, and fudgy! #brookies #brownies #cookies #cookiebars #browniebars #browniecookies

How To Make Easy Chocolate Chip Brookies - Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies
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Chocolate Chip Brookies

  • Author: Cara Owens
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 15 bars 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These Easy Chocolate Chip Brookies combine rich, fudgy brownies with soft chocolate chip cookies into one delicious brownie bar! Brookies are the perfect dessert when you just can’t decide between brownies and cookies.


Ingredients

Scale

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup self-rising flour
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips

Brownies:

  • 18 oz boxed brownie mix, prepared as directed*
  • 1/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (optional, but make the brownies taste incredible)
  • Additional chocolate chips on top, if desired

Instructions

  1. Combine softened, unsalted butter with light brown sugar, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer and mix until creamy and smooth.
  2. Slowly begin adding flour to mixture 1/2 batch at a time until well incorporated.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips and refrigerate cookie dough while you prepare your brownie batter.
  4. Prepare boxed brownie mix according to package directions, subbing milk for water, and adding chocolate chips to batter, if desired.
  5. Pour brownie batter into greased and parchment paper lined 9×13 cake pan.
  6. Using a medium cookie scoop, add cookie dough on top of the brownie batter.
  7. Using a spatula, carefully flatten cookie dough and begin lightly swirling cookie dough for a marbled effect. You can mix it around as much or as little as you want and it will turn out amazing!
  8. Bake in the oven at 325 for 40-45 minutes. It’s okay if the brookies are still slightly gooey in the center, they will continue to cook as they cool.
  9. Remove brookies from oven and if desired, top with additional chocolate chips. Let cool for 30 minutes before cutting with this knife and enjoy! Eat alone or serve with vanilla ice cream and drizzle with chocolate or caramel sauce.

Notes

*For creamier brownies, substitute milk for water in brownies

Keywords: brookies, brownies with cookie dough, cookie dough brownies, easy brookies, boxed mix brownies

More Delicious Brownies to Try: 

Craving cookies and brownies? Try these Easy Chocolate Chip Brookies made with a simple boxed brownie mix and homemade chocolate chip cookie dough. These easy brownie cookie bars are so delicious, soft, and fudgy! #brookies #brownies #cookies #cookiebars #browniebars #browniecookies


Hope you enjoyed learning how to make my Delicious and Easy Chocolate Chip Brookies (Brownie Cookies). Have you ever made brookies? Let me know in the comments below! 

Thanks for stopping by!- Cara

 

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Craving cookies and brownies? Try these Easy Chocolate Chip Brookies made with a simple boxed brownie mix and homemade chocolate chip cookie dough. These easy brownie cookie bars are so delicious, soft, and fudgy! #brookies #brownies #cookies #cookiebars #browniebars #browniecookies

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134 Comments

  1. Carol wrote:

    Oh my goodness, I think I can actually smell and taste all that deliciousness! I love the cute name you came up with, too!

    Posted 3.14.16 Reply
    • They are pretty incredible tasting-hope you’ll give them a try! 🙂

      Posted 3.14.16 Reply
  2. I almost wanted to lick the screen with that first picture! So glad you party with us at Merry Monday. Scrumptious. Pinning.

    Posted 3.13.16 Reply
  3. Cindy wrote:

    Oh my, these look delicious!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

    Posted 3.13.16 Reply
  4. Jess wrote:

    This seriously looks yummy, I just about jumped at my screen to eat it! Definitely a must pin 🙂 have a great day xo

    Posted 3.12.16 Reply
  5. Boy, do these look good!! Pinning to try later! 🙂

    Posted 3.12.16 Reply
  6. ashley wrote:

    These look delicious! I am in love! I will be trying this out.

    Posted 3.10.16 Reply
  7. Anita wrote:

    This recipe looks so yummy! Hi, I’m Anita visiting from Think Tank Thursday.

    Posted 3.10.16 Reply
  8. Amberjane wrote:

    Wow that looks so good – thank you for sharing to Pin Worthy Wednesday Cara

    Posted 3.9.16 Reply
  9. Omg these brownies look amazing!!!! So need to give them a try!

    Posted 3.9.16 Reply
  10. Jasmine wrote:

    I need these in my life right now. Look so good.

    Posted 3.8.16 Reply
  11. Lindsay wrote:

    These look AMAZING!! Thanks so much for sharing at Merry Monday!

    Posted 3.8.16 Reply
  12. Stephanie wrote:

    Those look so good cara!!!! 🙂

    Posted 3.8.16 Reply
  13. jessica wrote:

    What the what?! OMG drooling at my screen right now!
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

    Posted 3.8.16 Reply
  14. Brittany wrote:

    Yum, these look delicious!

    Southern Soul

    Posted 3.8.16 Reply
  15. Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood wrote:

    These look unbelievable!! I live the diea of swirling in the cookie!

    Posted 3.8.16 Reply
  16. Tara wrote:

    I pinned these yesterday and am shopping for ingredients today. They look awesome!

    Posted 3.8.16 Reply
  17. Janella wrote:

    Wow these look so yummy!

    Posted 3.8.16 Reply
  18. Celeste wrote:

    These look really yummy! I’ve never tried the brookie thing, but I think I will have to. My husband would LOVE these!

    Posted 3.8.16 Reply
    • Thank-you! They were a huge hit with my hubby who loves both cookies and brownies 🙂

      Posted 3.8.16 Reply
  19. These look delicious!!

    Posted 3.8.16 Reply
  20. OMG this is heaven! Thank you!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    http://www.askawayblog.com

    Posted 3.8.16 Reply
  21. Whitney wrote:

    These look and sound amazing!! Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe 🙂

    Posted 3.8.16 Reply
    • Thank-you! They’re a nice treat to have every now and then 🙂

      Posted 3.8.16 Reply
  22. I am reading this post after dinner and it makes me want to start baking! This looks absolutely delicious! Thank you for the recipe and I’m bookmarking this!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  23. TAMARA wrote:

    I’ve never made brownies successfully I need to attempt these though, they look incredible.

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
    • Thank-you! They key is to just keep an eye on them to ensure they don’t get too done. I always recommend doing the lower time for good measures!

      Posted 3.8.16 Reply
  24. This looks so delicious!! I definitely pinned it because I want to try it later 🙂

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  25. I have never heard of brookies before but they look AMAZING! My husband would love these, we will definitely be trying this recipe.

    kristinacamille.com

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  26. this is genius!! i’ll be making these for sure!!

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
    • Thank-you! It definitely gives you the best of both worlds!

      Posted 3.8.16 Reply
  27. Mistle wrote:

    This looks absolutely amazing!!! I do love me some cookies and brownies, so this is perfect!

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
    • Thank-you! Me too, and it’s so hard to choose between 🙂

      Posted 3.8.16 Reply
  28. Angie wrote:

    Those look so good! I want to eat them!

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  29. Oh my word, Cara! These look so stinking delicious! I know I have to try these!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  30. Manon wrote:

    ooooooooh yummy my mouth is watering. Need to make these soon. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  31. Alicia wrote:

    I make these all of the time! They are a family favorite! It’s been a while so I think I’ll make them tomorrow! Thanks for inspiration 🙂

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  32. Molly wrote:

    Oooh with ice cream!? That sounds like dessert to me!

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
    • Yes, I definitely indulged in that one after I took the photo 😉 haha!

      Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  33. Martie wrote:

    Ok, YES! I think I’ll be trying this soon! Brookies? What a wonderful idea! 🙂

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  34. Lovely! Just mouth watering!

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  35. WOW these look amazing! I have everything except the brownie mix putting it on my shopping list!

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  36. Holy cow I’m drooling!!! I just ate lunch and am totally craving something sweet. So not fair to see this! I think this afternoon calls for some baking….

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
    • Haha, sorry about that! Enjoy them if you bake some up 🙂

      Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  37. Holy deliciousness! You just combined 2 of my favs that I’ve been craving lately <3
    Green Fashionista

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  38. Cassie wrote:

    YUMMM! I want to make these. Maybe tonight we will. We don’t have any dessert leftover.

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  39. Leah wrote:

    Looks like a great treat! Yum!

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  40. These look delicious. I love the swirls. Definitely go to try these.

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
    • Thank-you! Aren’t the swirls so pretty? Hope you enjoy!

      Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  41. Ashley wrote:

    This made my mouth water instantly! Looks so delicious and you are very correct in the statement that sometimes it is just too hard to choose!

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
    • That’s just one of those tough decisions you just don’t want to have to make sometimes 😉

      Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  42. Lauren wrote:

    This looks and sounds AMAZING!! I love cookies and I love brownies – win win haha 🙂 Happy Monday!

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  43. Timothy Ferguson wrote:

    where I was sick I did not get to eat any of the other ones. So when you make some more maybe you can save old Dad one back. Love you.

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
    • Yeah I’ll have to make them sometime again. I’m sure Mom and Caleb enjoyed chowing down on them though!

      Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  44. LIndsay wrote:

    You’re speaking to my PMS this week! 😉 Can’t wait to try these!

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  45. Carol wrote:

    Doggone, just when I think I’ve gotten a handle on curbing my sweet tooth, something delicious like this shows up! I’ve temporarily banished it to Pinterest, but I know it will find it’s way into my oven very soon….I can smell it already!

    Carol

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
    • Haha, well I hope you enjoy them when they find their way to your oven 😉

      Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  46. You had me at chocolate… won me over at cookies. Then, I am speechless at brownies. So good!!!

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
    • Haha, I mean chocolate chip cookies and brownies combined do equal perfection. 🙂

      Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  47. These look soooo amazing! I’m pretty sure I would eat way too much of these if I had them in front of me.

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
    • Thank-you! They didn’t last too long in our household 😉

      Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  48. Nicole wrote:

    These look amazing and I can’t wait to try them. I just found gluten free that is supposed to act like normal flour…I may have to test that out on these!

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  49. Regine Karpel wrote:
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  50. Ashleigh wrote:

    Oh yeah, these chocolate chip brownie cookies look delicious! I know my kids would love it if I made this for them! Thank you so much for sharing this great dessert recipe!

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
    • Thank-you! My kiddos loved them, so hope your family enjoys if you make them! 🙂

      Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  51. Nadine wrote:

    These look delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just pass the one with ice cream over here, please!

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  52. This Brookies thing sounds like a masterpiece! Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  53. ~ carmen ~ wrote:

    These look incredible! Never made brookies before. :]

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
    • I hadn’t either until recently, and it was seriously life-changing. Haha-no more hard decisions! 🙂

      Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  54. Brittany wrote:

    Oh now that looks delicious! Thank you for sharing.

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  55. WHAT! Sing it with me: these are a few of my favorite thinnnnnnngs.

    Pinning. Thanks!

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  56. Jennifer wrote:

    Oh my gosh, my husband would LOVE these!

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
    • Jennifer, they are delicious! My husband definitely enjoyed them 🙂

      Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  57. Amanda wrote:

    These look amazing!!!!!!! I may have to have them as a cheat sometime!

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  58. Ashley wrote:

    holy cow these look delicious!! These are going on my to try list!

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  59. Andrea wrote:

    I so need these in my life today!! Stressful Monday and these would make it so much better!! 😉 Great recipe!

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  60. We make these (call them cookie brownies!) allll the time and it’s my favorite dessert! Now I kind of want to go whip up a batch 😉

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  61. Rebecca Jo wrote:

    My husband would eat all of this in about 10 minutes after it came out of the oven

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  62. yum!! need to find me a grain free version of this 😀

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
    • Yes! The treats you whipped on your blog this week looked pretty tasty too! 🙂

      Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  63. Sara wrote:

    Gahhhh!! These look so good!! You’re killing me this morning!!

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  64. Whoa! This looks great.

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  65. Carole wrote:

    OH MY!! These are going to be dangerous in my house! Yummy!!

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  66. Whoa, yum! Can’t wait to try these!

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
  67. Oh my gosh! These look absolutely incredible, Cara! I can’t wait to try them. I have girl’s night with some friends this week, so I think this is a must-have recipe for the occasion.

    Posted 3.7.16 Reply
    • Thank-you! They are delicious and you girls will love them 🙂

      Posted 3.7.16 Reply