Easy Chocolate Chip Brookies (Brownie Cookie Bars)

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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

Tip #1 – 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!

 

Tip #2 – 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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Tip #3 – Use a cookie scoop for adding in your cookie dough and an icing spatula to swirl your batter.

It makes it SO easy and looks so pretty and yummy!

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Tip #4 – Switch up the flavor of these brookies!

These brookies are incredible made as is, but you can also have fun by using different ingredients to change the flavor.

Just a few ideas include 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.

 

Tip #5 – 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.

This parchment paper is my absolute favorite!

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Tip #6 – 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.

 

Tip #7 – Top your brookies with chocolate chips, a chocolate, caramel, or peanut butter drizzle.

My favorite way to enjoy brookies is served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. SO yummy!

 

How to Store Leftover Brookies

To Store:

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.

 

To Freeze:

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

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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.

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

Ingredients

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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

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More Delicious Brownies/Bars 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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  1. I like the quick steps, using self rising flour for the cookies & brownie mix. I can’t wait to make them on a rainy day.






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

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

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

      1. I made these and they were SO good ! Now my grandson is requesting a ” cookie- brownie dessert ” for his 6th birthday !






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

    1. 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!

  12. This looks so delicious!! I definitely pinned it because I want to try it later 🙂

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

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  14. 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 🙂

  15. WOW these look amazing! I have everything except the brownie mix putting it on my shopping list!

  16. 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….

  17. 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!

    1. That’s just one of those tough decisions you just don’t want to have to make sometimes 😉

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

  19. 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.






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

  20. 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

  21. You had me at chocolate… won me over at cookies. Then, I am speechless at brownies. So good!!!

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

  23. 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!

  24. 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!

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

  25. WHAT! Sing it with me: these are a few of my favorite thinnnnnnngs.

    Pinning. Thanks!

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

  27. 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 😉

  28. 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.

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