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Brownie Cookies

by Jamie on August 15, 2009

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Back in July, I saw a post on Brown Eyed Baker for brownie cookies. If you have never been to her blog, check it out pronto…it’s fab! I was immediately intrigued, and they were on my baking to-do list for weeks.

Once I finally remembered to purchase bittersweet chocolate from the market, I was all over these little bites of chocolate heaven and in my kitchen that afternoon. Michelle called these cookies Better-Than-Brownie Cookies, but even after several taste testing sessions with these cookies and a big glass of ice cold milk, we could not attest to the fact that they were in fact – better than brownies.

In my opinion, they are as good as brownies… in a cookie kind of way. The centers maintain a nice gooey texture while the outsides have a delectable chocolately crust. After making the first 18 cookies, I added 1/4 cup of shredded coconut and some chopped pecans to the remaining batter and these tasted absolutely amazing!

The varying textures were just the perfect addition to an already scrumptious cookie. These are definitely on my top five cookie list and I will be baking them again in the very near future!


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Brownie Cookies

August 15th, 2009

Yield: 24 large cookies

Ingredients:

2 2/3 cups (about 16 ounces) bittersweet chocolate, chopped
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
4 eggs
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper of a silicone baking mat.

2. Put the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl and set it over a saucepan of barely simmering water, stirring occasionally, until completely melted and smooth.

3. In the meantime, stir together the eggs, vanilla and sugar in a medium bowl. Set aside.

4. In a small bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder.

5. Add the melted chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and stir to combine well. Slowly add the dry ingredients, folding them into the batter. Once all of the flour is incorporated, stir in the chocolate chips.

6. Scoop 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough (a medium cookie scoop’s worth) onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until they are firm on the outside. Like brownies, do not overbake! Leave to cool completely on the baking sheets.

- from Brown Eyed Baker


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{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

Bethie August 15, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Nice and easy and YUMMY!!

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Parita August 15, 2009 at 3:39 pm

These brownie cookies look so delicious and chocolaty!

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Michelle August 15, 2009 at 4:19 pm

These look like the best cookies!

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american girl primitives August 15, 2009 at 4:27 pm

Jamie,

This sounds like the cookie recipe that I've been searching for everywhere. The only slight difference would be that this recipe would have called for powdered sugar on the outside. I had these cookies called Ranch cookies at a local chain steakhouse. I have tried many recipes and none of them have had the same texture. According to your description these would be perfect. Slighty firmer outside soft and chewy inside. Perfect! I can't wait to try these. I have probably made 10 batches of cookies trying recipes to replicate that recipe.

Thanks so much,

Carey

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Jodie August 15, 2009 at 6:39 pm

these look great. Two of my favorite things!

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Jennifer August 15, 2009 at 6:47 pm

I LOVE that must have milk picture!!! These sound amazing!

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Ingrid August 15, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Wow, you liked 'em that much? Am I remembering correctly that you aren't too into chocolate? That's saying a lot then.

Btw, I have a question and was meaning to drop you an email…I used my mini bundt pans and my cakes stuck. :( I sprayed 'em with pam. Any tricks for getting them to release? Do you cool the cakes completely in the pans and then turn 'em out? I only waited 5minutes before trying to flip the cakes out. HELP!
~ingrid

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Heidi August 15, 2009 at 10:16 pm

Your first photo of the cookies captures the kind of crackly outside of the cookie perfectly. Almost like the flakey top part of a brownie. The look decadent and it's a recipe that I'm going to print out and put in my "to make" file. Oh, and I will also check out Browned Eyed Baker blog.

Thanks
Heidi

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Anh August 16, 2009 at 1:49 am

I have heard so much about these cookies! Your post has really convinced me. Thank you!

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Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] August 16, 2009 at 3:50 am

I've tried cookies really similar to these, and LOVED them :) Yours look perfect, and first picture really explains it all!!

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Simply N August 16, 2009 at 8:33 am

Hi! I just found your blog…your recipe is so easy for a newbie like me.
Lovely recipe.
=)

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Palidor August 16, 2009 at 8:47 am

Yup, a big glass of milk would be perfect with these cookies. They look so good.

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Marianne August 16, 2009 at 4:25 pm

Oh…..those looks SOOOOOO yummy!! Thank you so much for the recipe…I am making them tomorrow! I love to read your blog and FYI you are an amazing baker and photographer! :)

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Trish August 16, 2009 at 5:04 pm

Oh my goodness…these are amazing!

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Maria August 16, 2009 at 5:53 pm

I have to make these, brownies and cookies are my favorite treats!

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Leslie August 16, 2009 at 7:26 pm

"better than brownies"? wow,,that is a bold statement. I must try

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Lauren August 17, 2009 at 3:38 am
Smitten Sugar August 17, 2009 at 8:00 am

Yum these look delicious! That picture makes me want one right now!

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Kristilyn (The Domestic Goddess) August 17, 2009 at 8:44 am

These look delicious! I have a few cookie recipes that are similar to brownies, but I'll have to try this one sometime. Thanks!

K

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Deeba @Passionate About Baking August 17, 2009 at 9:46 am

Drop dead gorgeous!! truly yum!

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Michelle August 17, 2009 at 12:46 pm

So glad that you enjoyed these cookies! They are definitely in my Top 5 as well. I love the picture of your cookie on the edge of the glass!

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Me! August 17, 2009 at 7:45 pm

I see crumbs in the glass of milk and it makes me sad. It was looking so good up until then. Yes, I am one of those insane people who cannot handle cookie crumbs in their milk.

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Katrina August 18, 2009 at 2:46 pm

OOh, yum. Love the almond joy addition!

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Tracey August 20, 2009 at 11:18 pm

I saw these on Michelle's site too and thought they looked awesome! Glad you liked them too. I want to make them for my husband soon.

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Prudy August 25, 2009 at 3:26 pm

Your pics are incredible! The cookies look absolutely seductive.

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Justin August 25, 2009 at 4:37 pm

i'm very curious about these now!

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Jill B August 26, 2009 at 5:34 pm

I think I missed these the first time around (BEB) and I fear I may need to make them tonight. They are calling to me. Oh, dear.

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Rachel September 8, 2009 at 7:23 am

Oh, those look sooo good! I made brownie cupcakes (box mix batter put in muffin tins) and put my favorite chocolate frosting on them…and now I have another variation of my favorite dessert to try! :D I just ADORE brownies! They are sooo good! These look fabulous!

I just found your blog through Cake Journal, and I love it! :D Your recipes are fabulous! :)

Blessings!
~Miss Rachel~

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Hot Polka Dot February 24, 2010 at 11:45 am

These look amazing! I love your cookie and milk picture too. I’m am definitely going to try these tomorrow. I have some semi sweet chocolate to use up and making a delicious cookie is the best way to do it. Thanks!

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Hot Polka Dot February 25, 2010 at 8:21 pm

I just made these and they were amazing! Thanks so much!

Check it out:

http://hotpolkadot.com/2010/02/25/the-debate-brownie-or-cookie/

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Josie's Mom December 21, 2010 at 8:53 pm

These cookies are amazing. So easy to make, but people think they are complicated.
**Note**: Do not double. The longer the batter sits the cookies become harder and less brownie like.
Don’t overcook, better when chewy in middle like brownies
Super good when nuked in microwave for 10 seconds
Make awesome ice cream sandwiches!!!!

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Emma May 31, 2011 at 2:14 pm

I just made these… I must have done something horribly wrong because the batter was runny, and I couldn’t make them into cookies!
I put them in muffin cases instead though and they came out tasting nice :)

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Reeta July 14, 2011 at 1:02 am

AWESOME Recipe.. turned out perfect…

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Nancy Goff November 7, 2012 at 9:14 pm

I made these this afternoon …. my dough was much too thin so I added more than a 1/2 cup of flour, a cup of coconut and more than a cup of pecans. I let it set in the mixer for almost an hour and it thickened up beautifully.
I got 43 medium sized, gorgeous cookies. They aren’t as sweet as most cookies but they are delicious…… very beautiful too.
Thanks again for such a FUN recipe.
Tomorrow I’m making the apple cookies!

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MBA November 12, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Nancy-
I am so happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback and some helpful suggestions – have a great day!
-Jamie

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