If you love brownies, you will love this easy brownie cookies recipe! These chocolate cookies are rich and fudgy like a brownie but made easy as a drop cookie. There’s no waiting time – it’s an easy no-chill cookie recipe ready in about 30 minutes.
I love chocolate and I love cookies so, of course, it only makes sense to make brownie cookies. Especially if they’re easy to make like this recipe is.
You don’t need a bunch of ingredients or fancy techniques to make delicious, fudgy cookies. For this recipe, the eggs are whipped with sugar until thickened which gives the cookies a wonderful texture. It also causes the cookies to crack on top similar to the tops of brownies.
I also use melted chocolate instead of cocoa powder, which some other recipes call for. Melted chocolate gives the cookies a richer chocolate flavor.
I love nuts mixed into the dough – they add crunch and more flavor, but they’re optional. If you don’t like nuts just leave them out. These brownie cookies are delicious with or without them.
They are the best way to satisfy a craving for chocolate without having to make a whole pan of brownies. The cookies have chewy edges and soft, fudgy middles just like brownies but in bite-sized form.
You can make a batch and they will keep for several days at room temperature, or keep them in the freezer for later.
- Chopped chocolate
- Large eggs
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Ground cinnamon
- Chopped walnuts or hazelnuts (optional)
- Vanilla extract
Melt the chocolate and butter and stir until smooth. I do this with a bain marie on the stove or you can use a microwave. Just be sure to warm them in 30-second intervals and stir between each one.
Whisk the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs with a hand mixer until they are foamy. Add the sugar a few tablespoons at a time and beat well between each addition.
Once all of the sugar is added, beat the egg mixture until it’s light in color and thickened. This usually takes about five minutes.
Add the melted chocolate to the egg mixture and then beat in the dry ingredients. Stir in the vanilla and the nuts, if you are using them.
Using a cookie scoop, drop tablespoons of the cookie dough onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake the cookies for 10 to 15 minutes or until the are set.
Leave them on the baking sheets to cool for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
You don’t have to add any mix-ins to these cookies, but there are a few options if you want to experiment.
- Chocolate chips: Instead of chopped nuts, add the same amount of milk chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, or dark chocolate chips.
- Other baking chips: For a twist try peanut butter chips or butterscotch chips.
- Nuts: I like chopped walnuts or hazelnuts but almonds and pecans would work well, too.
- Peppermint: For the holidays, try mixing in some finely crushed peppermints and add a little bit of peppermint extract to the cookie dough instead of vanilla.
Tips for the Best Cookies
For the melted chocolate, be sure to use a good-quality chocolate bar. Chocolate chips will work, but they don’t melt as well as chopped chocolate.
It’s important to whip the eggs and sugar long enough so they thicken – almost like you are making meringue. This usually takes about five minutes, but it’s better to go off of what it looks like. Once the mixture is a light color and thick it’s ready – it may take more or less time than what is listed in the recipe.
Don’t over bake the cookies. You’ll know when they are done when they are set around the edges and the tops have cracked.
Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. You can also freeze them for up to two months.
Are you ready to treat yourself and make this brownie cookie recipe? If you’re a chocolate fan, I know you’ll love every last one. Enjoy!
More Easy Cookie Recipes
Fudgy Brownie Drop Cookies
- 8 ounces semi sweet chocolate chopped
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ¼ cup all purpose flour (at least 11% protein)
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 large eggs
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup finely chopped walnuts / hazelnuts or pecans (if desired)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- Pre-heat oven to 350F (180C). Line 1-2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Using the bain marie method or microwave melt the butter and chocolate, mix until smooth. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
- In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl beat the eggs until foamy (3-5 minutes), add the sugar 2 tablespoons at a time, beating between each addition. Beat until light and thick approximately 5 minutes on medium speed.
- Add the chocolate and combine. Beat in the flour and combine well. Stir in the nuts and vanilla.
- Drop by tablespoons on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until set. Cool on the pan 8-10 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!