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Brookies are the best of both worlds. Both the chocolate chip cookie dough and brownie batter in this easy dessert recipe are made from scratch and with oh so much love! Sinking your teeth into a gooey, warm brownie that’s swirled with perfectly baked chocolate chip cookies is a drool-worthy experience.

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Oh, brookies. You really do have my heart. I mean, anything that has a name as fun as “brookie” is bound to be pretty great, right?! Brookies are exactly what you think they are – a scrumptious, sugary hybrid between brownies and chocolate chip cookies. They’re kid-friendly, perfect for potlucks, and never EVER disappoint.

There are plenty of brookie recipes out there that call for store-bought brownie mix and refrigerated cookie dough. While I’m certainly not calling those brookies gross (because there’s really no such thing as a gross brookie), they’re just lackluster compared to the real deal. Homemade is always better! A soft chocolate chip cookie swirled into a chewy, dense, fudgey brownie just sounds so sinfully delightful. Sink your teeth into one of these and you won’t want to have them separate again!

Why You’ll Love This

  • Made from scratch. Both the brownies and cookies are made with real ingredients, nothing from a box or a plastic package! You’ll love how rich and flavorful these homemade brookies are.
  • Best of both worlds. Why choose between cookies and brownies when you can have BOTH? This is the ultimate treat-yo-self recipe!
  • So easy to make. While this recipe may be entirely homemade, that doesn’t mean it’s a real hassle. You’ll love how easy it is to toss everything into a baking dish. (And yes, I’ll look the other way while you lick the mixing spoon).
ingredients for brookies are placed on a marble countertop.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Here’s what you’ll need to make the best brookies! Make sure to scroll down to view the full recipe for exact measurements.

For the brownie batter:

  • Butter – It needs to be salted and melted.
  • White granulated sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Flour
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Salt

For the cookie dough:

  • Butter – It needs to be salted and softened.
  • Brown sugar
  • White granulated sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Flour
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Chocolate chips – Feel free to use semi-sweet, dark, or milk chocolate chips.

How To Make Brookies

Check out how to make brookies right here! Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post for the full recipe.

Make the brownie batter. Whisk together the melted butter and granulated sugar. Then, stir in the eggs and vanilla. Whisk the flour, cocoa, and salt in a separate bowl. Stir together the wet and dry ingredients until just combined.

Make the cookie dough. Cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat in the eggs and vanilla, until fluffy using your stand mixer with a paddle attachment. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix the flour mixture into the butter mixture until just combined, then fold in the chocolate chips.

Bake the brookies. Pour the brownie batter into a prepared pan and smooth it into an even layer. Spoon the cookie dough in dollops all over the batter and give it a light swirl. Bake at 350°F, covered with foil, for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 10 minutes.

nine brookies are placed on a sheet of parchment paper.

Substitutions and Variations

With any baking recipe, you can’t switch up the base of the ingredients too much. However, there are a few fun ways you can make these brookies your own!

  • Add-ins, anyone? You can sprinkle in some crushed Oreos (any flavor), extra chocolate chips, marshmallows, Andes Mints or whatever else your heart desires! Sprinkle your add-ins right on top or bake them into your brownie batter.
  • Brown the butter. If you want to make your brownies have even richer flavor, brown the butter rather than microwaving it. It’s not the biggest difference in the world, but it is pretty tasty!
brookies are stacked on top of one another.

Tips for Success

Here are just a few tips and tricks to help you make the very best brookies:

  • Don’t forget the foil! Wrapping the baking dish in foil is a great way to insulate it. This step prevents the brookies from burning on top and not cooking through all the way.
  • Use unsweetened cocoa powder. If you use sweet ground cocoa, your brownies will be overly sweet. Unsweetened cocoa powder lends just the right amount of rich chocolatey powder without making the brookies taste too sugary.
  • Measure with care. This is a great rule of thumb with ANY baking recipe. When it comes to almost all of the ingredients, it’s so very important to measure with great care and not with your heart. That’s the key to perfectly baked goods!

Storage and Reheating Instructions

In an airtight container at room temperature, brookies will stay fresh for about 3-4 days. Eat them as they are or microwave your serving for about 10-15 seconds for a warm treat!

If you’d like to freeze brookies, they can be individually wrapped (once cooled) then frozen for up to 3 months. Allow to come to room temperature then microwave or put in the toaster oven until warmed through.

several brookies are placed on a white surface next to a striped tea cloth.

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Brookies are the perfect balance of cookie dough and brownies! The best part? Both scrumptious elements of this recipe are homemade!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 12 brookies


Brownie Batter:

  • ½ cup (114 g) salted butter, melted
  • 1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup (94 g) flour
  • ½ cup (43 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Cookie Dough:

  • 6 tablespoons (84 g) salted butter, softened
  • ½ cup (110 g) brown sugar
  • cup (67 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (125 g) flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (180 g) chocolate chips
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  • Make the brownie batter: Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl. Whisk in the granulated sugar, then the eggs and vanilla. Sift the flour and unsweetened cocoa into a separate bowl. Add the salt to this mixture. Stir this dry mixture into the butter mixture. Only stir as much as needed – we don’t want to over mix the brownie batter.
  • Make the cookie dough: Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat in the eggs and vanilla, until fluffy. In a separate large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix the flour mixture into the butter mixture until just combined. Then stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 °F (177 °C). Prepare a 8X8 inch baking pan by spraying with non-stick baking spray.
  • Assemble the brookies by scraping the brownie batter into the pan. Dollop the cookie dough evenly into the pan. Swirl the cookie dough into the brownie batter, just a little. Try to smooth the top.
  • Sprinkle on a few extra chocolate chips, then bake covered with foil for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 10 minutes or until the cookie layer is fully set.


Both the cookie batter and the brownie batter are a bit thick so it’s a little tedious to swirl the layers together but it’s simple to do with a butter knife or offset spatula! Or, if you don’t care about the swirl look, just add the cookie layer and spread out evenly across the top of the brownie batter for a simpler approach!


Serving: 1brookie, Calories: 406kcal, Carbohydrates: 57g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 76mg, Sodium: 268mg, Potassium: 150mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 40g

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