These brownie cookies are rich, fudgy cookies filled with plenty of dark chocolate chunks. This decadent treat is perfect for all of the chocolate lovers in your life!

When a chocolate craving strikes, I whip up a batch of Oreo brownies, Nutella cookies or these super easy brownie cookies. These cookies contain simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry, and they always get rave reviews.

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Brownie cookies on a serving plate, topped with chocolate chunks.

These brownie cookies are the best of both worlds – you get that classic, gooey chocolate brownie flavor, in a handheld cookie form! Once you try these cookies, you’ll find yourself making them on the regular. If you’re a chocolate fan, this is a must-make dessert.

How do you make brownie cookies?

Brownie cookies are all about the chocolate. Make brownie cookies by first melting chocolate chunks with butter and mixing them together. Next, stir in eggs, brown sugar and vanilla. The dry ingredients, flour, salt and baking powder get mixed in next. The last ingredient for the dough is chocolate chunks. Once the chocolate chunks are stirred in, the dough chills in the fridge to firm up. Make balls out of the dough, place a few chocolate chunks on top of the cookies, and the dough is ready to bake. When the cookies are baked, let them cool and serve those decadent, intense chocolate cookies.

Chocolate cookie batter with chocolate chunks on top.

Tips for brownie cookies

  • The dough will look like a batter, which is fine because it will firm up when it’s chilled in the fridge.
  • I recommend using high quality chocolate bars for this recipe. You can easily chop the bars into bite sized chunks, and the flavor will be superior to the bags of pre-cut chocolate chunks you buy in the store. I recommend brands such as Guittard and Ghirardelli.
  • Do not use chocolate chips for this recipe, they often contain stabilizers and additives unlike chocolate bars.
  • You can make the cookies as big or as small as you like, just be sure to adjust the baking time accordingly.

Balls of cookie dough with chocolate pieces pressed into the tops.

Brownie cookie variations

I typically make this recipe as written, but you can change up the ingredients to suit your tastes.

  • Chocolate: You can use milk chocolate or white chocolate chunks stirred into the dough instead of semisweet chocolate.
  • Add-ins: Stir in 1/2 cup of miniature M&M’s, coarsely chopped peanut butter cups or toffee bits to the dough.
  • Spices: Try flavoring the dough with a pinch of cinnamon, espresso powder or even ancho chili powder for a cookie with a bit of a kick.

Baked chocolate cookies on a sheet pan.

How to store cookies

These cookies can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 5 days, or frozen in a resealable bag for up to 2 months. Defrost the cookies by letting them sit at room temperature until thawed. If you prefer a warm cookie, you can reheat them in the microwave for 10-20 seconds.

A stack of brownie cookies with a bite taken out of one.

These treats have all the bold chocolate flavor of brownies in an easy to eat cookie form. These cookies will be a hit at your next picnic, party or get together!

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5 from 14 votes

Brownie Cookies

AuthorSara Welch
Brownie cookies on a serving plate, topped with chocolate chunks.
These brownie cookies are rich, fudgy cookies filled with plenty of dark chocolate chunks. This decadent treat is perfect for all of the chocolate lovers in your life!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Chilling Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Serves 24


  • 20 ounces semisweet chocolate bars cut into bite sized chunks, divided use
  • 1/4 cup butter cut into slices
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder


  • Place 8 ounces of chocolate chunks and the butter in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave the chocolate mixture in 30 second increments until chocolate is almost melted. Stir until smooth.
  • Place the eggs, brown sugar and vanilla extract in the bowl of a mixer. Beat for 3-4 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  • Add the melted chocolate to the egg mixture, beat until smooth.
  • Add the flour, salt and baking powder to the bowl. Mix until just combined.
  • Stir in 3/4 of the remaining chocolate chunks, reserving the rest for later use.
  • Cover the bowl and chill the dough for at least 1 hour, or until firm.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with nonstick baking mats or parchment paper.
  • Form the dough into 2 tablespoon sized balls. Place each ball 2-3 inches apart on the baking sheets. Press the reserved chocolate chunks into the top of each cookie dough ball.
  • Bake one sheet of cookies at a time for 12-14 minutes, or until edges are set.
  • Cool the cookies on the sheet for 10 minutes. then transfer to a rack to cool completely. Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container for 5 days.


Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 91IU | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I made them big and put 2 in a cellophane bag with holiday ribbons and gave them to our neighbors! We all brought our chairs out to the court and ate them with hot coffee. So fun and yummy!

  2. Can I use chocolate chips instead of the chocolate bars? And if so, how would I measure them in cup portions

  3. 5 stars
    These are amazing! I’m just about to make my third batch in 2 weeks and I’m wondering if I could freeze the dough? If so, do you bake them from frozen or defrost first?

    1. You can freeze the dough and it’s fine to bake from frozen, it’ll just take longer to cook through!

  4. 5 stars
    One look at these cookies and now I am craving them! They look amazing – pinning to add to my holiday cookie lineup.

  5. 5 stars
    Is it a brownie or is it a cookie? I don’t even care as long as it gets in my belly fast! A delicious must try!!

  6. 5 stars
    I couldn’t stop at one cookie they were SO delicious!!! And so easy to make – can’t wait to make them again for my potluck this weekend!

  7. 5 stars
    I love these brownie cookies because of how chewy and fudgy they are! The perfect cookie for my chocolate cravings!

  8. 5 stars
    You had me at chocolate brownie cookies. I’m chocolate obsessed and I’m so glad to have this recipe on hand for the next time I’m craving some serious chocolate.