Brookies (Brownie Cookies)


This brookie recipe was inspired by a co-worker who couldn't decide if she wanted brownies or chocolate chip cookies for her birthday treat. Since she said I should just pick one, I thought this up on the way home. I couldn't find a recipe like it on Allrecipes, so I created it. These brookies go quickly; I usually make a double batch in a jelly roll pan.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
20 bars

A brookie is part brownie, part cookie, and totally delicious.  

What Are Brookies? 

Can’t decide between brownies and cookies? That’s where brookies come in! This dessert mashup consists of a layer of cookie dough topped with a layer of brownie batter, which is then baked to soft and chewy perfection. 

How to Make Brookies

You’ll find a full, step-by-step recipe below — but here’s a brief overview of what you can expect when you make homemade brookies: 

  1. Make the cookie dough and press it into a greased baking dish. 
  2. Make the brownie batter and spread it over the cookie layer. 
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick comes out clean. 
  4. Cut the brookies into bars. 

Tip: If you’re short on time, you can use store-bought chocolate chip cookie dough instead of making the cookies.

How to Store Brookies

Store the brookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to four days. To keep them extra soft, throw a piece of white bread into the container. It’ll absorb the dry air and keep the cookies soft for longer.

Can You Freeze Brookies? 

Yes! But it’s best to freeze the cookie dough and brownie batter separately. Thaw them in the refrigerator overnight, then assemble the brookies and bake according to the recipe. 

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

“Simple to make and easy instructions to follow,” according to Stella!. “Super delicious too! The brownie flavor is strong but is really well balanced with the cookies! 110% recommend!”

“Very good recipe,” says one Allrecipes community member. “I added pecans on half of the cookie dough before adding the brownie mix. This recipe is a keeper.”

“PERFECT portions of both brownie and cookie layers for a 9x13-inch pan,” raves GoodLookin'. “I accidentally added a full tsp. of salt to the brownie batter, but I would gladly make the mistake again as it offsets the sweetness!”

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


Cookie Layer:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup white sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Brownie Layer:

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. Prepare cookie layer: Beat 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup white sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in a large bowl until creamy. Add one egg; beat until light and creamy, about 2 minutes.

  3. Whisk 1 1/4 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and baking soda in a bowl. Gradually stir flour mixture into butter mixture until dough is combined. Stir chocolate chips into dough. Spread dough evenly into the prepared baking dish; set aside.

  4. Prepare brownie layer: Stir 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup melted butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla in a bowl; add two eggs and beat well. Mix in cocoa powder until well-combined. Stir in 1/2 cup flour, baking powder, and 1/8 teaspoon salt until batter is combined. Pour over cookie layer and spread to cover completely.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into 20 bars.

    close up view of Brookies (Brownie Cookies) on a plate

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

246 Calories
13g Fat
32g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 246
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 189mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 3g
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 99mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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