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Brownie Cookies - Better than an Actual Brownie

Yes, once again here I am making cookies, they're just a perfect dessert that you can make pretty much any flavor you want.

This past week I once again made some white chocolate macadamia nut cookies for my grandparents, but I wanted something a little different for myself. So, brownie cookies it was (I like my chocolate).

Let me tell you, I'm being totally serious when I say these cookies taste EXACTLY like a rich fudgy chocolate brownie. Might I add that I actually love eating a brownie but it's perfectly sized in the cookie form. These cookies are great for dipping in milk or you could even turn them into ice cream sandwiches. While they are a little more tedious to make, don't let that deter you, they are so worth it.

So might as well cut to it, here's the recipe:


6 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

1/4 cup cocoa powder

2 teaspoons espresso powder

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

1 egg yolk

1 cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.

  2. Place butter in a double boiler or small saucepan with chocolate chips and heat over a medium-low heat until melted. Remove from heat and mix in the espresso powder and vanilla extract and allow to cool slightly. Set aside.

  3. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside for later.

  4. In the bowl of stand mixer add eggs, egg yolk, sugar, and oil. Mix on medium speed until the mixture is a pale yellow in color and slightly foamy.

  5. Reduce speed to low and slowly pour in chocolate mixture, mix until fully combined.

  6. Add in flour mixture one spoonful at a time until combined. Batter will be thinner than typical cookie dough but not as thin as typical brownie batter.

  7. Spoon batter with a 1 1/2 tablespoon scoop onto a prepared baking sheet. Space them out about an inch or two, they will spread a bit.

  8. Bake for 10 minutes until the cookies have shiny, crackly tops resembling a brownie.

  9. Allow to cool and enjoy! Photos of the whole process below.

Photos of the process:

Happy Baking!

- Ellie

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