Brownie Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Heather on January 28, 2011

You guys might curse me or love me for this recipe, but you have to try it.  Really…I mean, it’s Friday after all!  Who doesn’t need a little brownie-turned-cookie lovin’?!  You and these cookies can have your own special happy hour…I won’t judge.


There’s really not much to say about these because I think the name of the recipe kind of does all the talking itself.  You have brownie batter.  You have chocolate chips.  But oh wait! You just turned them into cookies!  Now they’re portable, single-serving (and yes, the whole batch counts as a single serving), little nuggets of brownie goodness, and they’re all yours.  What could be better?


For the dry ingredients I used my favorite cocoa brownie recipe, and then added some different wet ingredients so that they would have a cookie consistency when they were done.  The key to this recipe though, especially if you live at high altitude, is to fully chill the dough first.  It keeps them from spreading too much and you end up with a crisp cookie outside and a brownie-like center.  Again, what could be better?!


  • 1 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/3 cup + 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, oil, and sugar.  Add the eggs and mix well.  Add the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined.  Fold in the chocolate chips (you could also add nuts too if you like).  Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, but an hour is preferable.  Spoon the mixture into 2-Tbsp cookies and roll into a ball.  Place on a sheet pan lined with parchment or a Silpat.  Using the bottom of a glass, wet it and dip in sugar, then gently press down on the cookies just until they are a little flat on top.  Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.  Let cool for 5 minutes and remove to a cooling rack.


Like I said, so easy, so delicious, and you guys are either cursing me or singing my praises…



Happy Friday!

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{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Estela @ Weekly Bite January 28, 2011

Yum!! These look amazing, and super easy to make :)


2 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 28, 2011

Soooo…I might need to make these for our dinner party on Friday night.


3 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 28, 2011

Whoops…Saturday night. Gosh…I HOPE it’s not tonight, ha!


4 Bethany @Bridezilla Bakes January 28, 2011

You and your evil laughter… and evil recipes! I love the sound of the crisp cookie outside and soft brownie inside — the best of all worlds! Too tempting…!


5 Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 28, 2011

These look amazing!!! Afraid to make them, though, because I SO would eat the entire batch!


6 marla {family fresh cooking} January 28, 2011

Eating just one of these brownie batter cookies could never happen, they sound way too good! Thanks for a delish cookie recipe :)


7 Jessica @ How Sweet January 28, 2011

I’m definitely making them this week!


8 KeepItSweet January 28, 2011

Oh I would eat that whole batch!!!


9 Matt @ The Athlete's Plate January 28, 2011

Be still my beating heart…


10 Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} January 28, 2011

Oh wow! I might have to make these for my husband tonight using Xyilitol or Sucanat. I’m sure I’ll eat one (or five), too! :-)


11 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun January 28, 2011

Pretty sure I love you for it. I loved you already, of course…but now I just love you even more.


12 Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman January 28, 2011

I have a feeling I’ll be thanking you when I try them and cursing you when I attempt to put my jeans on. :)


13 kate January 28, 2011

Brownie batter never makes it to the oven in our house. Straight to my belly!


14 Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) January 28, 2011

I’m singing your praises for sure!


15 Chicago Cuisine Critique January 28, 2011

These look delicious!


16 Dorry January 28, 2011

Love! And these are the types of ingredients people always have on-hand. Happy Friday Heather!!


17 France @beyondthepeel January 28, 2011

They look great. Too great. Can’t make them though. Not unless I’m training for a 1/2 marathon or something…which I’m not. EVIL EVIL!


18 Salah (My Healthiest LIfestyle) January 28, 2011

mmmmmmm :-) those look bomb!!!


19 Maria January 28, 2011

DIVINE!!! I need these in my life!


20 Gabriela @ Fro-Yo Lover January 28, 2011

These look INCREDIBLE!
Chocolate chips… and brownie batter… in a cookie?!
LOVE! ;)


21 happytalesblog January 28, 2011

YUM!!!!!!! These sound soooo so good!!!!


22 Angie January 28, 2011

I have to try these, they look and sound perfect!


23 Cookin' Canuck January 28, 2011

I would be popping a minimum of five of these in my mouth at one sitting. Evil – in a good way.


24 Taylor January 28, 2011

Mmmm chocolatey sinful deliciousness!!!


25 theprocessofhealing January 28, 2011

Oh my JESUS those sound amazing!


26 Lisa@ Dishes of Mrs. Fish January 29, 2011

Brownies and cookies! Genius! :)


27 Miss January 29, 2011

These look perfect, too good!


28 Rachel @ The Avid Appetite January 29, 2011

So wishing that I had these for breakfast this morning! I will have to make do with a smoothie or something equally as unexciting! :)


29 Natalia - a side of simple January 29, 2011

Making these for game night tonight. Er… but maybe I just wait until it’s closer to when the festivities start or else I’m pretty sure I’m going to dive in and devour them, despite the gluten intolerance…


30 Mary January 29, 2011

Sounds yummy…happy weekend!


31 Lisa January 29, 2011

Yum! These look so amazing!


32 simplynutritiouskate January 29, 2011

Those look fabulous! I think I just went into a sugar coma.


33 emily (a nutritionist eats) January 29, 2011

Oh my! I’m cursing, but only because I just made cookies and now I want to make these! :)


34 thewifeofadairyman January 29, 2011

Oh my gosh! Those look like the best cookies!


35 glutenfreemuse January 29, 2011

Heather you are so bad!!! These cookies look amazing :-) Now a challenge…make it gluten free!


36 April @ Crazy Fabulous Life January 30, 2011

Those look great! I’ve been looking for a dessert for our anniversary dinner, perhaps this is it :)


37 Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum January 30, 2011

I read the title and gasped before I even saw any of the pictures. This is my dream come true. BROWNIES + COOKIES = Love 4 Eva. ;)


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