Chewy chocolate chip cookies baked right into fudgy brownies for the ultimate sweet treat. Why choose when you can have the best of both in one?!
A few days after naming our daughter Brooklynn, we started calling her Brookie. We were eating cookies and Brandon held one out to her and said “Hey, Brookie, Brookie, want a cookie?” Lol! And that is how we nicknamed her Brookie.
We’ve had the name Brooklynn picked out as our girl name since before Baker was born and it was our top pick for a girl if at least one of the twins would have been a girl. So when we were confirming name options this last go round, Brooklynn was of course at the top of our girl list. We tried exploring other names, but always came back to Brooklynn because we love it so much. And now that Brooklynn is here, we know it was meant to be her name.
As we anxiously waited for each baby (babies in the twins’ case) to be born, I would think about each name we had chosen and what we might call them if not by their name…nicknames, ways the name could be shortened, middle names, initials, etc. I still can’t believe Brookie never came to mind when I thought about the name Brooklynn. I just thought if we ever called her something different, it would be Brooke. And we haven’t even called her Booke once.
After we started calling her Brookie, my obsession with Brookies (brownies and cookies combined) took on a whole new meaning. I felt the need to create the best Brookie recipe ever. And that I did…
I can’t believe I didn’t already have a great Brookie recipe here on the blog. We’re a cookie and brownie loving family that always has a hard time deciding which we love more. I’ll usually bake both because I just can’t decide. So why oh why have I waited so long to combine them into one awesome treat that has quickly become a family favorite?!
These Brookies are out of this world amazing! Of course, not as amazing as our sweet Brookie, but pretty darn amazing and they’ve quickly become my go-to baked good for any occasion.
Chewy chocolate chip cookies nestled in rich fudgy brownies with that perfect crackly top. What more could you ask for?!
They’re so easy to bake and all you need is one bowl! Let me show you how…
First, you’ll stir together the cookie dough and form it into little 1 teaspoon sized balls that you’ll freeze while you stir together the brownie batter.
In the same bowl you stirred the cookie dough in, you’ll now stir together the brownie batter. After the cookie dough balls have set in the freezer for at least 10 minutes, you’ll gently fold all but about 15 of them into the brownie batter.
You’ll then spread the batter into a parchment-lined baking dish and press the remaining 15 cookie dough balls evenly into the top of the brownie batter.
Bake for about 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in a few spots throughout the middle comes out clean.
Let cool completely in baking dish before lifting parchment paper and slicing into squares.
That’s all there is to them! This one’s for you, Brookie… 😉
Thanks for inspiring our new favorite treat, sweet girl!
Why choose when you can have the best of both?? Hope y’all bake and enjoy them as much as we do!
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9x13-inch baking dish with parchment paper and lightly spray with non-stick cooking. Set aside.
- Cookie Dough: In a large microwave-safe mixing bowl, melt ½ cup (1 stick) butter for about 1 minute or until melted enough to easily whisk. Whisk in brown sugar and granulated sugar. Add egg and vanilla and whisk until well combined. Stir in flour, salt and baking soda. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Form cookie dough into teaspoon sized balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Place in the freezer while preparing the brownie batter or for at least 10 minutes.
- Brownie Batter: Scrape bowl clean of any cookie dough. Place 1 cup (2 sticks) butter and 2 cups chocolate chips in bowl and microwave for about 2 minutes or until melted enough to whisk smooth. Whisk melted butter and chocolate chips until smooth. Add sugar and whisk until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, whisking after each one. Gently whisk in vanilla and cocoa powder until well incorporated. Add flour, baking powder and salt and stir with a spoon until a smooth thick batter forms.
- Remove the cookie dough balls from the freezer and gently fold all but about 15 of them into the brownie batter. Spread batter evenly into prepared baking dish. Press the remaining 15 balls of cookie dough evenly throughout the top of the mixture.
- Bake for about 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in a few spots throughout the middle comes out clean. Let brookies cool completely in baking dish before lifting parchment paper and slicing into squares.