Brookie Bars are the ultimate sweet treat. Combining chocolate chip cookies and brownies into one mouthwatering dessert.
The 4th of July is tomorrow, guys. I am sure y’all are more than aware and are looking forward to celebrating. Which is exactly why I’m breaking out a super indulgent dessert bar for all of us. I don’t care what season we’re in or what the weather is doing, chocolate chip cookies and/or brownies are always a good idea. Only made better by combining the two and ending up with one absolutely insane & utterly delicious mash up.
I’ve always had a deep love for mash ups, especially when it comes to sweet treats. Why settle for one when you can have 2 or 3 all at once? It has to be done well though. I don’t like to just throw a whole bunch of things together and hope that the flavors will complement each other and create an awesome bite.
When it comes to mash ups, I like to be able to recognize what I’m about to devour. Even though this is a compilation of sorts, keeping some separation and definition is still important. I hope you catch my drift… Brookies aren’t a new invention or anything. They’ve been around for quite some time and have clearly stood the test of time. They’re exactly what I hope for in a good mash up and they always get rave reviews.
I used my own brownie and chocolate chip cookie recipe. Making brookies completely from scratch is so simple and doesn’t take much time at all. You could totally use a brownie box mix as well. The same goes for pre-made cookie dough, but I would have a hard time telling you exactly how much of the pre-made dough to use.
So if you want to save some time, I’d suggest using a brownie mix and making the cookie dough yourself. Or you could do what I did and go all the way in the homemade department. Completely up to you.
Let’s chat about the ooey gooey yumminess. I like my brownies to be slightly undercooked. Slightly being the key word. The cookie layer bakes up beautifully and tastes like a chewy chocolate chip cookie – just the way it should be ;). Because the bars are pretty thick, they do need to be baked for a good hour. Give or take 10 minutes depending on your preference when it comes to gooeyness. Details are in the recipe below. I opted for a shorter baking time. Obviously.
Brookies are simply the best. THE BEST.
Wishing you all a wonderful holiday weekend!
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 3/4 all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup canola oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Line an 8x8 inch baking pan with aluminum foil. Spray with nonstick spray and set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- 1. In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder.
- 2. In another bowl, stir together eggs, oil, and vanilla extract.
- 3. In a heatproof bowl, melt baking chocolate in 30 second increments in the microwave until fully melted.
- 4. Using a rubber spatula, combine egg mixture with the dry ingredients and mix until fully incorporated. Add melted baking chocolate and stir until fully combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan. Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
- 5. Meanwhile, prepare the cookie dough. Using a spatula, mix together melted butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in a medium bowl. Stir in egg and vanilla until incorporated. Add salt, baking soda, and flour and stir until smooth. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Once the ten minutes have elapsed, dot cookie dough over the brownie layer in the oven. Cover with aluminum foil and let bake for another 50 minutes for gooey brownies or another 60 minutes for regular brownies. Remove foil from the pan and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until cookie layer is set and golden*. Let cool completely before cutting into bars. Enjoy!
- Since all ovens and temperatures aren't exactly the same, I'd suggest inserting a toothpick into the pan of bars to ensure desired doneness before removing it from the oven. If bars appear not to be set, cover and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until done.