This Brookie Recipe combines gooey, chocolaty brownies with a buttery chocolate chip cookie layer. It is a deliciously sinful combination that will leave you wanting more!

You can enjoy two favorites in one delectable dessert bar! This version of brookies cookies would be perfect with a peppermint mocha latte for an afternoon treat or served alongside pecan pie cheesecake bars and butterscotch bars on a dessert tray.

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What Are Brookies?

Brookies are made by layering cookie dough on top of a brownie batter base for a delicious ‘double threat’ dessert that is irresistable. They are the perfect dessert for brownie lovers, who also have a soft spot for chocolate chip cookies!

How To Make Brookies From Scratch

The brookie recipe begins with a moist and fudgy brownie on the bottom topped with a chocolate chip cookie dough layer. It is a dessert lovers dream come true, the best of both worlds! 

  1. Preheat oven and line an 8×8″ baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare brownie batter and cookie batter (as per recipe below)
  3. Fold brownie batter into the bottom of prepared dish.
  4. Drop cookie dough by spoonful on top of brownie batter and spread carefully.
  5. Bake, cool and enjoy!

Brookie bars stacked up on a plate with chocolate chips

Recipe Tricks

  • Quality ingredients like high quality cocoa powder and good chocolate chips will make your brownies taste outstanding!
  • Use a combination of white and brown sugar for this brookie recipe. The white sugar will give the cookie a nice crisp outer coating, while the brown sugar will keep the cookie moist and add a depth of flavor as well.
  • Room temperature ingredients will ensure everything blends together well, bakes evenly and will produce a better quality dessert bar. 


ADDITIONS – add extra chocolate chips to the brownie base or the cookie batter because more chocolate never hurts! If you love nuts, try adding pecans, walnuts or almonds to the mix too. If you dare, add in candy coated chocolate pieces, raisins, or chopped pretzels. Whatever you crave, add it in!

TOPPINGS – brookie bars are delicious served all by themselves. But topped with ice cream, hot fudge, sprinkles and whipped cream, they are beyond amazing!

OTHER BAKING PANS – make this brookie recipe in a parchment lined muffin tin, dividing the batter evenly between the cups. Bake for only 20 minutes for a simple and easy way to serve this treat. Perfect for packing in a lunch box or for a bake sale!

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Best Brookie Recipe

This Brookie Recipe is amazing and also incredibly easy to make, ready in under an hour.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 9 bars
Author Catalina


Brownie Layer:

  • 12 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chocolate chips

Chocolate Chip Cookie Layer:


  • Preheat oven 350˚F.
  • Line an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper, spray with baking spray or grease with butter and set aside.

Brownie Layer:

  • Cream together butter and both sugars until well combined, about 2 minutes.
  • Beat in eggs, one at a time, and add vanilla extract.
  • Stir in cocoa powder until combined, followed by the flour and salt. Stir.
  • Using a spatula, fold in the chocolate chips.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Layer:

  • Cream together butter, brown and white sugars until well combined, for 1-2 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl with a spatula.
  • Beat in egg and vanilla extract.
  • Stir in all purpose flour, baking soda and salt until well combined.
  • Fold in 1 cup of chocolate chips. Set aside.

Assemble and Bake:

  • Spread the brownie batter evenly onto the prepared pan and use a spatula to level.
  • Drop cookie dough batter by spoonful over brownie layer evenly. Use a spatula to spread.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes. Remember that brookies will continue to cook as they cool so be careful not to over bake. Check on them at the 30 minute mark.
  • Remove from oven and place on a cooing rack.
  • Stick the remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips into the hot cookie layer. These will make the brookies prettier and the chocolate chewier.
  • Once cooled, cut into squares and serve.



If you want the cookie layer to be slightly under-baked and chewy, remove from oven after 30 minutes.
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 747kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 268mg | Potassium: 395mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 64g | Vitamin A: 894IU | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 5mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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Catalina thinks that time in the kitchen should be fun, and we should spend less time cooking and more time eating! As a successful business woman, with a busy career on Wall Street, she develops easy weeknight meals that you can make in 30 minutes or less!. Catalina lives in the NYC metro area with her husband, who is also a great cook, and their 4 year old boy, who gladly helps in the kitchen. Catalina will inspire you to experiment with flavors, try new ingredients and create easy meals with less effort. You can visit her blog Sweet & Savory Meals for more inspiration.
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  1. 5 stars
    The best brookie bar recipe on the web! Thanks so much for sharing. They look delicious!