Chocolate brownie cookies are a made from scratch recipe packed with chocolate chips in every chewy bite and topped with a simple chocolate ganache frosting on top.
These homemade brownie cookies are completely irresistible. Soft and fudgy in the centers and chewy around the edges. These are a perfect dessert because they combine all of the best textures you crave in a batch of fresh brownies.
While I admire desserts of all kinds, to be a true dessert obsession, it must be chocolate. If you’re nodding your head right now, these cookies are for you. We serve chocolate in three different ways and get a very tasty brownie-like texture.
Easy Brownie Cookies
You’re going to love these chocolate cookies because they are sure to satisfy any and all of your chocolate cravings. Go ahead and grab a large glass of cold milk and let your teeth sink into a fresh brownie cookie, or two.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Just in case you needed more reasons to love this recipe, here are three reasons why we think you’re going to love it as much as we do.
- Simple ingredients. We only need to use basic pantry staple ingredients in this recipe, so there shouldn’t be any large trips to the grocery store looking for obscure ingredients. Even better if you have all of the ingredients on hand already!
- No dough chilling! Patience is a virtue that so few of us are blessed with which means no chill time is great for people like us. You can go from gathering ingredients to gathering cookies on a plate in just a few minutes.
- The frosting is optional. These cookies taste incredible without the frosting and you can easily eat them still warm off the baking sheet. That said, adding the frosting does give them a little something extra and we do recommend at least trying it.
Fudge Brownie Cookies Ingredients
For the Cookies, you will need:
Cocoa: You will need 3/4 cups of cocoa powder for a rich chocolate taste in every cookie.
Butter: Adding in 1/2 cup of butter (one stick) will give the cookies needed fats to be moist and fudgy.
Shortening: You will add in 1/4 cup of shortening to make the cookies moister but without changing the flavor.
Sugar: You will want to use 2 cups of granulated sugar to make the cookies sweet and chewy.
Eggs: 3 large eggs will bind the dough together well and give us a nicer texture.
Vanilla: Add more flavor to the cookies by adding in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Flour: For the base of the cookie dough you will need to add in 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour.
Salt: Use 3./4 teaspoons of salt to enhance the flavors in the cookie dough well.
Chocolate chips: For more chocolate in every bite, stir in 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips.
For the Frosting, you will need:
Chocolate chips: You will need 1/2 cup of chocolate chips for the ganache frosting. I like to use semi-sweet chocolate.
Heavy cream: Add 1/3 cup of heavy cream to the ganache to make it smooth, rich, and creamy.
Butter: You only need 1/2 a tablespoon of butter to help give our ganache added richness and shine.
How to Make Chocolate Brownie Cookies
To make the cookies
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Microwave the cocoa powder, butter, and shortening in a bowl, for 1 minute and 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Stir until the cocoa has dissolved.
Stir the sugar and mix until blended.
Add the eggs and vanilla. Stir until incorporated.
Add the flour and the salt. Mix well.
Now stir in the chocolate chips until well distributed.
Drop the cookie dough by the tablespoon-sized scoops onto a lightly greased or silicone mat-covered baking sheet.
Bake for 18-20 minutes. The tops of the cookies should look slightly cracked.
Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes. Transfer them to a wire rack to continue cooling.
To make chocolate frosting
Heat your cream and butter in a saucepan on the stove just until the butter melts and the mixture begins to boil.
Place the chocolate chips into a bowl.
Pour the hot liquid over the top of the chocolate chips. Let the mixture to sit for 5 minutes..
Stir the cream and chocolate until the chocolate ganache is thick and smooth.
Drizzle the ganache over the top of your cookies or dip the cookies in it depending on your preferences.
Let the chocolate set and serve. Enjoy!
Fun Add-On Ideas
If desired you can serve up these cookies any time of the year and one of the best ways to do that is to make them more unique for the holiday season. Adding red and green sprinkles around Christmas, pink and red sprinkles around valentines day and orange sprinkles in Fall for Halloween really makes these cookies more fun and festive.
CHOCOLATE BROWNIE COOKIES
- ¾ cup cocoa
- ½ cup butter (1 stick)
- ¼ cup shortening
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 ½ cups flour
- ¾ tsp salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- ½ cup chocolate chips I prefer semi-sweet here
- ⅓ cup heavy cream
- ½ Tbsp butter
- Preheat your oven to 325°F.
- Microwave the cocoa, butter, and shortening for 1:30 to 2 minutes. Stir until the cocoa dissolves.
- Stir the sugar into the chocolate until well-blended.
- Stir in eggs and vanilla. Once those are incorporated add the flour and salt. Mix well and then stir in the chocolate chips.
- Drop by tablespoons onto a cookie sheet that is lightly greased or covered with a silicone baking mat. Bake for 18-20 minutes. You should be able to see the tops crack just slightly. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes before removing from pan.
- These cookies are good to eat right now, but if you’re ready for more chocolate, let’s add some.
- Heat the cream and butter in a saucepan until the butter melts and the mixture just begins to boil.
- Pour the mixture over the chocolate chips and allow it all to sit.
- After 5 minutes, stir the mixture. The chocolate chips will melt into the hot cream leaving you a chocolate ganache with which you can dip or drizzle your cookies.
How long are brownie cookies good for?
You can keep these brownie cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. For easier storage wait until the cookies have cooled completely and the frosting has fully set so that the cookies don’t stick to each other in the container.
Can I freeze brownie cookies?
Yes, you can freeze these cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 months. When you do this I recommend not adding the chocolate ganache frosting until after the cookies have been thawed because chocolate ganache can sweat as it goes from frozen to room temp and we don’t want that to ruin the overall texture or appearance of your chocolate brownie cookies.
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Packed with chocolate chips and topped with a chocolate ganache frosting, these chocolate brownie cookies are a chocolate lover’s dream come true. Every bite is chewy, rich, and sweet making them the perfect treat for any occasion.