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Homemade Brookie Recipe

  • Author: Beyond Frosting
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes (up to 40 minutes)
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 18-21 bars

Description

Have you ever tried a brookie? It’s is combination of a fudgy brownie bar with and a chewy chocolate chip cookie. This Homemade Brookie Recipe takes two easy recipes and combines them into one fabulous dessert. 

Ingredients

For the cookie dough

  • ¾ cup (170g) unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup (165g) packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons (60g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cups + 2 tablespoons (254g) all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ + 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (180g) chocolate chips

For the brownie batter

  • 6 ounces dark chocolate, melted
  • ¾ cup (170g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 ½ cups (285g) granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) pure vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup (105g) all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup (84g) cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13-inch pan and line the bottom and sides with parchment paper. Allow the butter to soften for at least 20 minutes.
  2. For the cookie dough: Combine the softened butter with the brown and granulated sugar. Beat on medium speed until well combined, 2-3 minutes.
  3. Next add the egg, egg yolk and vanilla extract and continue beating until well incorporated.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking soda. Stir to combine and slowly add the dry ingredients into the dough, mixing on low speed until dough starts to form. Before the dough thickens, add the chocolate chips. Beat until incorporated. Set aside.
  5. For the brownie layer: Chop the chocolate into smaller pieces and melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl for approximately 2 minutes at 50% power. Stir occasionally and microwave until completed melted and smooth. Set aside to cool.
  6. Melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl and combine with the granulated sugar; beat together until well combined.
  7. Next add the egg and egg yolk and beat for 60 seconds at a higher speed until the batter is fluffy (texture resembling a cake batter).
  8. Then add the vanilla extract and melted chocolate and beat until combined.
  9. Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and stir to combine. Add the dry ingredients to the batter and mix just until combined.
  10. Assembly: Pour the prepared brownie batter in the bottom of the pan. Then take large pieces of the cookie dough and press it flat with your hands, then press it into the brownie batter. Continue to layer all the remaining cookie dough.
  11. Bake at 350°F for 35-40 minutes. I suggest covering with aluminum foil after 15-20 minutes to prevent too much browning on top. Test for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center. The brownie should be a little fudgy but not wet.

Notes

  • Baking: Baking times will vary by oven and type of pan used. Do not overcook or they will be dry. Instead pull them out of the oven and allow then to finish baking as it cools. The layer of cookie dough may appear to be slightly under baked, but it is what keeps them soft and chewy.
  • Spraying the pan with cooking spray and then lining with parchment paper will help to remove the parchment paper more easily.
  • Melted Chocolate for brownies: I recommend using a high-quality baking bar such as Ghirardelli or Lindt. They melt down much smoother. These are best with dark chocolate, but any type of melted chocolate will work. 6 ounces is equivalent to approximately ¾ cups of chocolate chips.
  • Cocoa Powder for brownies: I recommend Rodelle Cocoa powder. It all my tests, it had the best taste and texture. It’s a Dutch-processed cocoa powder. However, any cocoa powder will work, this recipe has been tested using several varieties.
  • Freezing instructions: Place these in an airtight container or Ziploc bag with a layer of parchment paper in between.
Nutrition Information:
1 Bar
385
33.6g
222.6mg
20.1g
12.1g
49.5g
2.6g
4.3g
70.6mg
  • Category: Brownies
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Brookie, Recipe for brownies, homemade brownies, Chocolate chip cookie recipe, Easy chocolate chip cookie

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