Perfect Brownie Cookie Recipe

The perfect brownie cookie recipe that you’ll make time and again! Chewy, fudgy, and so delicious this is the brownie cookie recipe you’ve been searching for!

The perfect brownie cookie recipe that you make time and again! Chewy, fudgy, and so delicious this is the brownie cookie recipe you've been searching for! //

It is no secret how much I love chocolate. With one bite of my chocolate cake anyone would know that the person that made that cake was truly in love with rich, indulgent chocolate. So, it’s no wonder that my brownie cookies would be the same, is it?

Even my husband who will tell you that he’s more of a fruit guy than he is chocolate will scarf these cookies down like nobody’s business. His favorite way to eat them? Warmed with a scoop or two of homemade vanilla ice cream. Of course. 


To make my brownie cookies, you’ll want to go ahead and prepare yourself for the heady chocolate aroma that these babies produce as you are making them. You’ll want to warn your family – or an even better idea would be to maybe not warn them at all. That’s the trick I sometimes use when I haven’t seen my husband or son in the last little bit and I know that they are somewhere in the house. Baking a batch of cookies draws them out every.single.time!

I can’t say that I blame them. I’m standing right there making them and can’t get over how amazing they smell!

Here’s my Perfect Brownie Cookies Recipe. You guys are going to fall madly, deeply in love with these babies!

Yield: 24 cookies

Perfect Brownie Cookie Recipe

Total Time 30 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
The perfect brownie cookie recipe that you make time and again! Chewy, fudgy, and so delicious this is the brownie cookie recipe you've been searching for!
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  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1/4 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 4 1.5 ounce chocolate bars, broken into pieces
  • 4 cups milk semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla


  1. Add butter, strong brewed coffee, chocolate bars and 2 cups chocolate chips to a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring frequently to prevent from sticking as it melts. Remove from heat once melted and cool completely.
  2. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 350º F. Line rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper or silicon baking mats.
  4. Beat together eggs and granulated sugar until the eggs have lightened in color with an electric mixer on medium speed. Lower the speed of the mixer and add in vanilla. Slowly stir in cooled melted chocolate mixture and flour mixture, taking care to stop and scrape down the sides and the bottom to make sure well-combined. Stir in remaining 2 cups of chocolate chips.
  5. Scoop batter with a medium (2 tablespoon) cookie scoop or a heaping tablespoon and drop onto prepared baking sheets. Leave about 2 inches of space between each drop of brownie cookie dough to allow the cookies to spread. Place into the preheated oven and bake until the cookies are shiny in color and cooked throughout, about 12 to 15 minutes. Allow to cool completely before removing from the cookie sheet with a spatula to a wire rack or a cookie plate. Store in an airtight container.

All images and text © Robyn Stone for Add a Pinch

Robyn xo

21 comments on “Perfect Brownie Cookie Recipe”

  1. Oh my, these do look perfect! I have to try one!!!

  2. Haha, I love that you “smoke out” your husband and son with the smell of warm chocolate! These look like they could cure any chocolate craving, can’t wait to try this one!

    • They definitely cure a chocolate craving and my four year old was enjoying the smell of chocolate cookies in the oven

  3. What can I use instead of coffee. We don’t drink coffee. They sound delicious!

  4. A brownie cookie?!!! LOVE this!!!!

  5. MY FAMILY LOVED THESE COOKIES!! The light airy crust and the chewy brownie soft center… Mmmm mmmm good! It truly is the perfect brownie cookie. I thinking may have over mixed my batter, not sure but no matter my husband, the cookie lover, scarfed three down in a matter of 5 minutes. That says a lot! And it was right before bedtime. Thank you Robyn your recipes never fail me. I am a huge fan of your Best Chocolate Cake recipe and your buttercream frosting. The salted caramel buttercream frosting is to die for.

  6. These sound delicious! One question though: What do you mean when you say 4 chocolate bars of 1.5 ounce? Thanks!

    • Hi Patty,
      You’ll use four chocolate bars in the recipe – they should be around 1.5 ounces each, for a total of about 6 ounces. Hope that helps!

      • Robyn, do you have a chocolate bar preference? Basic Hershey milk chocolate bar or would a better brand yield a richer or different test?

  7. In the recipe you mentioned 4 cups of milk. I’m sure you meant chocolate chips, but is there milk in the recipe? Thanks

  8. I made these cookies, but was disappointed that they spread out too thin. Would the humidity have anything to do with this? My friends and I loved them!

    • If it is really hot and humid where you are, you might want to refrigerate the batter for about an hour or so before you bake them. That should help with the spreading. I hope that helps! xo

  9. What kind of cocoa do you use? Dutch process or natural? I see you use baking powder in the recipe. Thanks.

  10. These are wicked and produced so much mixture I ran out of tins so I made a small tray bake with the last lot.
    My second recipe from add a pinch and perfect each time.
    Just planning my next bake!
    Thank you.

  11. Hi Robyn, the recipe calls for chocolate bars and chocolate chips, is that just chocolate bars or chocolate biscuit bars, sorry if this seems an odd question but I find differences in UK and US recipes and wanted to clarify before starting. Btw, your chocolate cake is to die for and always my go too, just about to try out your lemon bars this afternoon too. I am a true fan.

  12. what can i use instead of brewed coffee? i cant find it where i live

  13. I would like to make these for my nephew’s birthday but I have two questions, please. Are the 4 (1.5 oz) chocolate bars milk chocolate, like a Hershey’s bar or are they semisweet or dark chocolate.
    Also, what is your preference for the chips to make this recipe, milk, semisweet or dark chips? I know the type of chocolate one uses would effect the amount of sugar used in the recipe. I want to make sure I use the right ingredients so they turn out for my nephew, not to mention the time and expense. Thank you in advance for your assistance!

  14. I put the dough in the fridge for about  1 hour to firm up a bit – as it was pourable at first but thickened up in the fridge. It made 4 dozen medium size cookies. I added Apx 2 cups chopped walnuts & 2 cups dried cherries & they tasted fantastic. The bitterness of the nuts & tartness of  the cherries offset the sweetness of the chocolate. Mine didn’t crackle as much on top but still were great! I would make these again in a heartbeat!!

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