Brownie cookies that taste *just* like a brownie! These cookies are sweet, but not overpowering; they’re rich and decadent. You need 1 bowl and 15 minutes. Let’s bake!

Brownie cookies loaded with chocolate chips surrounded by chocolate shavings.

Chocolate cookies are making another appearance on Salt & Baker! What can I say?! I love chocolate!

If you’ve been a long time reader, you’ll be familiar with these crinkle cookies and these thick and chewy double chocolate chip cookies.

Now it’s time for brownie cookies!

A brownie cookie with a bite taken out of it, showcasing the melty chocolate chips.

Brownie in Cookie form

In order to turn a brownie into a cookie, we have to add more flour. So that’s what we do here. Essentially we’re taking a traditional brownie recipe, adding a bit more flour, a little baking powder and rolling the dough into balls to make cookies.

A glass bowl with cocoa, melted butter, sugar, and oil in preparation to making a brownie cookie recipe.

How to make Brownie Cookies

This is a one bowl cookie recipe; which ultimately means less time in the kitchen and more time doing the things you love.

You can make these cookies with a stand mixer or by using hand beaters, either will do.

  • In a large bowl combine the cocoa powder, brown sugar, granulated sugar, melted butter, and vegetable oil. Mix until it’s thoroughly combined, about 1 minute.
  • Add the egg and vanilla and beat again.
  • Make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl during the process. Doing so ensures that all of the ingredients are fully mixed in.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until just combined.
  • Lastly, fold in the chocolate chips. 

A glass bowl with brownie cookie batter.

Baking the Cookies

Now that the cookie dough is made, and you’ve sampled the dough one too many times, scoop the dough into 2 tablespoon sized balls and place them on a baking sheet.

You can line the baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. I opted for the silicone baking mat because it’s grippy and (in my opinion) prevents the cookies from spreading as much.

One thing I love about this recipe is that it makes the perfect sized batch of cookies! Not too big and not too small. You’ll get about 15-16 cookies from this recipe, which if you ask me, is perfect! (Just like my small batch no-bake cookies.)

Brownie cookie dough batter on a baking sheet prior to baking.

Tips for the Best Brownie Cookies

Use unsalted butter. If you don’t have unsalted butter you can use salted. However, you need to reduce the amount of salt in the recipe otherwise the cookies will be on the saltier side.

Don’t over bake the cookies. Bake for 11-12 minutes. I know every oven is different, so you’ll have to keep an eye on them. Just remember, these cookies will set as they cool.

If you over-bake a cookie, you’ll lose some of the moisture and tenderness.

Bakers Tip: In order to achieve a perfectly baked cookie, you have to under bake just *slightly*.

A close up photo of a brownie cookie surrounded by chopped chocolate.

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5 from 2 votes

Brownie Cookies

Brownies, in cookie form! Rich and decadent chocolate cookies that take 20 minutes to make. 
prep time 5 mins
cook time 11 mins
total time 16 mins
servings: 15 cookies
calories: 198kcal
author: Salt & Baker

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In bowl of stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, thoroughly mix cocoa powder, granulated sugar and brown sugar, butter, and veg. oil. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Scrape down the sides of the bowl so that everything is mixed in.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, and salt to the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips. 
  • Scoop the cookie dough into 2 T. sized balls. Place the cookie dough balls on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart from one another.
  • Bake for 11-12 mins. Remove from oven and cool on baking sheet for 5-8 mins. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely. **

RECIPE NOTES

** These cookies will set as they cool! If you accidentally over bake them, they won't be as moist and tender. 
*** If you use salted butter, reduce the amount of salt in the recipe to 1/4 teaspoon! 
Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 4.1% | Calcium: 2.6% | Iron: 7%
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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