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Brownie Cookies


Can't decide between baking brownies or cookies? With this delicious recipe, you don't have to.

  • Yield: Makes 34

Source: Everyday Food, June 2009


  • 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over (not in) a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until melted, then let cool.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugars until lightened in color. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat until combined. With mixer on low, alternately beat in chocolate and flour mixture; mix just until combined (do not overmix).

  3. Drop dough by heaping tablespoons, about 2 inches apart, onto two parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a cookie comes out clean, 14 to 16 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool.

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  • CuriousMama
    12 FEB, 2014
    These cookies turned out delicious for me!.. even the batter was delicious. Please note that you are supposed to double boil melt the chopped chocolate. I think a reviewer above must have missed that step. I added walnuts and accidentally doubled the butter the 1st time but they always turn out great!
  • LaMon79
    6 MAY, 2012
    This recipe can be found in Martha Stewart's Everyday Food Light. The cookies are delicious and the ingredient list is fairly simple. They contain approximately 100 calories per cookie and 6 grams of fat. Not low-cal, but totally worth it!
  • farmgirl54
    31 MAR, 2012
    Great cookie! I think working with the melted chocolate requires a little experience. Just takes a bit of practice to learn how the chocolate reacts in the batter and how much to cool it, as well as spooning out batter before chocolate sets too much. I have several similar recipes and really like this one. Also have to weigh in on the nutrition info... cookies are a treat; everything in moderation please!
  • MS11995172
    28 MAR, 2012
    Oh, for Pete's sake. I have to agree with the others. If you want nutrition information it is easy to get from the internet. There are several sites that will give you the information. However, it does require some work on your part. You have to enter the ingredients. I too want the nutritional information for recipes, cookies or others. So, what do I do? I go to a website that will give me this information. I type in the ingredients, say how many servings, and Voila! I have the information.
  • MS112632895
    28 JAN, 2012
    Batter texture was like mousse. When baked, they flattened out like ginger snaps. Tasted good but just doesn't look like a normal cookie. Not sure what I did wrong. I felt more flour was needed.
  • Emilief
    23 NOV, 2010
    this didnt work for me.. they became light cookies with chocolate chip..
  • kaylarae
    6 JUL, 2010
    These cookies are fantastic! They turned out looking even more delicious than the picture! The dough is almost more like a batter and a bit difficult to work with, but the results are worth it! I tried spreading it thin in a sheet pan and then using it for ice cream sandwiches with home made ice cream! And, in response to novadog, they were indeed, insane ;) !
  • novadog
    29 JUN, 2010
    Has anybody made ice cream sandwiches with these? I bet they would be insane!
  • Secret_Agent_P
    7 MAY, 2010
    Agree! Give away half the cookies, eat a balanced diet
  • mykele
    7 MAY, 2010
    My complete message did not print out so I will try again. I agree with Eboo and Slosh6715..It one needs nutrition info for every reci pe, please buy cook books that specialize in such info and let the rest of us just make a recipe and enjoy the cookies as a treat. This site just gives recipes period. Mykele