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Easy Brookies {With Brownie Mix}

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Soft and chewy, quick and easy brookies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Made up of 2 layers: fudgy brownies and chocolate chip cookies. Starts off with brownie mix and store-bough pre-made chocolate chip cookie dough.

Who likes cookies? Who likes brownies? Why not eat them both together? Take two of the most famous desserts and combine them into one delicious brownie cookie hybrid. They taste just as great as my Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars and these Cake Mix Cookie Bars.

Easy Brookies Recipe (Brownie Cookie Hybrid)

What are brookies? What are crownies?Are they the same?

There is not really much of difference between the two of them. Each recipe has their own spin, but they typically consist of brownie batter and cookie dough. Supposedly, people in England call them crownies.

How to make brookies?

  1. Make brownie batter- Prepare batter according to the box instructions.
  2. Pour into pan– Spread the batter evenly.
  3. Add cookie layer– Roll out cookie dough between two sheets of wax paper and place it on top of the brownie layer or just drop spoonfuls of dough on top of the brownie batter and flatten it out.
  4. Bake– Until an inserted toothpick in the center comes out with a few crumbs.
  5. Enjoy– Let it cool, cut slices and dig in!
Best Brookie Recipe With Brownie Mix

Variations for brookie recipe

Brookies cookies– Use a circle cutter to cut out circle pieces in the shape of a cookie.

Add nuts and dried fruits– Such as almonds, peanuts, pecans, walnuts, pistachios, dried cranberries, apricots, mangoes e.t.c.

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Add chocolate chips– Sprinkle 1/2 cup white or semisweet or milk or dark chocolate chips on top, prior to baking.

Drizzle chocolate– Once they cool down, drizzle melted chocolate to create a beautiful design.

Serve with ice cream– Vanilla ice cream tastes the best but you can use chocolate ice cream too.

Make it in a skillet– Use a large cast iron skillet instead of a pan and cut triangular slices.

Make it in cupcake pans/ muffin pans- This will turn them into the perfect bite-sized treat.

Milk and brookies bars- Just dip them in milk, like you would with freshly baked cookies.

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Tips and Techniques

Can brookies be frozen? Yes! Once they cool down, freeze them in an airtight container for up to 1 month. Let them thaw at room temperature and then, dig in.

Why are my dessert bars raw in the middle? The baking temperature was not correct. Another reason could be they were not baked long enough and removed from the oven too quickly.

Do you serve them warm or cold? This is a personal preference. I like them warm when they are ooey gooey. You can also reheat in the microwave for about 5-10 seconds.

How to know these bars are done baking? Insert a toothpick in the center and if it comes out with some moist crumbs, they are ready. It should not come out dripping with batter though.

Line pan with aluminum foil- That’s because it makes it easy to remove bars and prevents the bars from sticking to the pan.

Don’t over- bake– Because that will make these bars very dry and crumbly.

What brand of cookie dough and brownie mix to use? I have used Pillsbury, Duncan Hines, Betty Crocker successfully.

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Easy Brookies

Soft and chewy, quick and easy brookies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Made up of 2 layers: brownies and chocolate chip cookies.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy brookies
Servings: 16 Slices
Calories: 225kcal
Author: Abeer

Ingredients

  • 1 box Brownie mix
  • 1 package Chocolate chip cookie dough Pre-made

Instructions

  • Prepare brownie batter, according to box instructions.
  • Spread batter evenly in a 9 inch square pan, lined with aluminum foil and sprayed with oil. 
  • For the cookie layer, you have 2 options:
    Option 1: Roll out the cookie dough between 2 sheets of wax paper. It should be approximately the same size as your pan. Gently place the cookie dough layer on top of the brownie layer. Don’t press it down.
    Option 2: Instead of rolling out the dough, scoop out spoonfuls of the cookie dough and flatten it with your hands and piece it together on top of the brownie batter.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until top is golden brown and an inserted toothpick in the center comes out with a few sticky crumbs. 
  • Allow it to cool down completely. 
  • Then, use a sharp knife to cut slices. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Heat them in the microwave for 15 seconds to make them soft and chewy again. 

Nutrition

Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 28mg | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1.3mg

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

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