Two dessert favorites join forces in this top-rated recipe for Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookies that star chewy, fudgy centers and slightly crispy edges.

Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookies are for the troubled multitaskers in this world—those that can’t find the time to eat a cookie and eat a brownie and drink a cup of coffee (Hint: There’s a touch of espresso in these beauties!), all in one sitting.

A glass bowl filled with chocolate chips and butter set above a double-boiler

I feel your pain. And these cookie brownies ease that pain, one chocolatey, chewy, caffeinated bite at a time.

What can you expect from this recipe?

A stand mixer with the whisk attachment and chocolate being poured in

Imagine the texture of a rich, fudgy brownie, but in the circular shape of a good ol’ chocolate chip cookie.

You know I’ve always got a secret ingredient (or perhaps 125 of them) up my sleeve, and in this case, it comes in the form of instant coffee granules.

A glass bowl containing brownie batter with chocolate chips

The hint of espresso amps up the chocolate flavor without contributing an overbearing coffee taste. Now to answer the most important question of all…

Scooped out brownie cookies on a baking sheet

How Do You Get a Crackly Top on Brownies?

Three words: beat those eggs!

In Step 3 of this recipe, you use the whisk attachment to beat the eggs with the sugar and instant coffee granules. The more air you beat into the eggs, the fluffier (and almost meringue-like) they get. More beating = more crackly top!

A baking sheet containing Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookies
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Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookies

Two dessert favorites join forces in this top-rated recipe for Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookies that star chewy, fudgy centers and slightly crispy edges.
5 from 6 votes
Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookies Recipe
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Servings 12 cookies

Ingredients 

  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • In a double boiler (a small pan set within a larger pan of simmering water), combine the unsweetened chocolate, 1 cup of chocolate chips and butter, stirring until melted. Remove the smaller pan containing the chocolate from the double boiler and set it aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk the eggs, sugar and instant coffee granules on high speed until very thick and mixture forms a ribbon when whisk is lifted, about 3 minutes.
  • Slowly add the chocolate mixture to the bowl, whisking just until combined.
  • Turn off the stand mixer. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into the bowl and stir just until combined. Stir in the remaining 1 cup of chocolate chips.
  • Portion heaping tablespoons of batter about 2 inches apart on a parchment- or Silpat-lined baking sheet. (See Kelly’s Notes.)
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies are cracked and puffed on top. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and allow the cookies to cool for 1 minute on the baking sheet before transferring them to a cooling rack.

Kelly’s Notes:

  • The batter will be much looser than your average cookie dough. If you’re making multiple batches, keep the batter in the fridge in between batches.
  • When in doubt, underbake the cookies, as they’ll continue firming up as they cool on the cookie sheet.
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Recipe adapted from Gourmet.


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Nutrition

Calories: 393kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 62mg, Sodium: 70mg, Potassium: 269mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 29g, Vitamin A: 310IU, Calcium: 40mg, Iron: 3.7mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Very good, will bake again! Might try with 3/4 cup of sugar – will this negatively affect the egg-sugar-coffee whip?
    I sprinkled some sea salt on the tops at the end, have done that the last couple of years when a cookie or bar is very chocolatey and sweet. I find the coffee doesn’t cut the sweetness enough.
    I had lots of little crinkles, not big cracks but was fine with that.

    1. I’m so thrilled you enjoyed the recipe, Deb! I haven’t tried reducing the sugar amount in this recipe so I’m not sure what the resulting taste/texture would be. Let me know if you give it a shot!

    2. I agree. A bit too sweet not a strong enough coffee flavor. I tried the coconut oil bc want to be dairy free and the texture wasn’t runny like a lot of ppl said bc the first time I made with canola oil and was too runny. I beat the eggs and choc mixture for a while, became really fudgy almost like mousse. But when they baked they became quite thin. I wonder why

      1. Hi Miriam – If you overmix the dough, you will end up aerating it (adding air) which causes the cookies to rise and then fall, leaving you with flat cookies.

  2. 5 stars
    My family devoured these! Excellent recipe and great instructions. Thank you for sharing this ❤️

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