Fudgy Brownie Cookies: The Ultimate Recipe

A stack of Fudgy Brownie Cookies on a wooden table. The cookies are dark and decadent with a slightly cracked surface, and they are scattered with chocolate chips.

There’s a certain alchemy to achieving the perfect fudgy brownie cookie. It’s a delicate balance between structure and softness, intense chocolate flavor, and a touch of chew. But fear not, dessert alchemists! With a few key ingredients and techniques, you’ll be a fudgy brownie cookie master in no time.

The secret lies in the magic of melted chocolate and creaming the sugars and eggs. The melted chocolate adds richness and depth of flavor, while creaming the sugars and eggs creates air pockets, resulting in a chewy, slightly cakey texture. We also incorporate a small amount of baking powder for a slight lift, ensuring the cookies aren’t overly dense.

Finally, chilling the dough before baking is crucial. This allows the melted chocolate to solidify slightly, preventing the cookies from spreading too thin and promoting that signature fudgy center.

Ingredients for Fudgy Brownie Cookie Perfection

Now that you’re armed with the secret weapon (melted chocolate!), here’s what you’ll need to create this masterpiece:

  • 1 ½ cups bittersweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

This ingredient list is like a symphony for your taste buds, with each element playing a vital role in the final product.

Step-by-Step Guide: Baking Fudgy Brownie Cookies

Ready to transform your kitchen into a fudgy brownie cookie haven? Follow these simple steps and get ready to be amazed:

  1. Preheat and Prep:
    Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. This ensures easy removal and prevents sticking.

  2. Melty Magic:
    In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate chips and butter together. Keep stirring constantly until smooth and silky. Don’t let it burn! Remove from heat and set aside.

  3. Creamy Dream:
    In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on high speed, beat together the eggs, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract for about 5 minutes. You’re aiming for a thick and creamy batter, almost like cake batter.

  4. Chocolate Symphony:
    Reduce the mixer speed to low and slowly add the melted chocolate mixture. Mix until fully incorporated, ensuring every nook and cranny gets a dose of chocolatey goodness.

  5. Dry Ingredient Duos:
    In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add this dry mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Don’t overmix, or your cookies will end up tough.

  6. Chill Time:
    This is where the magic happens! Cover the bowl of dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Chilling allows the melted chocolate to firm up and prevents the cookies from spreading too thin.

  7. Baking Time!
    Once chilled, grab a cookie scoop or a spoon and portion the dough into roughly 1 ½ tablespoon-sized balls. Place them on your prepared baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches of space between each cookie for spreading.

  8. Bake to Fudgy Perfection:
    Bake the cookies for 15 minutes, or until the edges are set but the centers are still slightly soft. This is the key to achieving that fudgy goodness!

  9. Cooling Down:
    Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Resist the urge to dig in right away – those centers need a little time to set!

Tips and Tricks for the Ultimate Batch

Want to elevate your fudgy brownie cookies to legendary status? Here are some pro-tips:

  • Use high-quality chocolate: This makes all the difference! Opt for bittersweet or dark chocolate for a richer flavor profile.
  • Don’t overmix: Once you add the dry ingredients, mix only until just combined. Overmixing leads to tough cookies.
  • Sea salt sprinkle: For an extra flavor dimension, sprinkle a pinch of flaky sea salt on top of the cookies before baking. The sweet and salty combination is divine!
  • Chocolaty chunks: Feel free to add chopped nuts or extra chocolate chips to the batter for an extra textural and flavor explosion.

Let’s Get Baking!

With this recipe and these tips in your arsenal, you’re well on your way to becoming a fudgy brownie cookie baking champion. So preheat your oven, gather your ingredients, and get ready to whip up a batch of these irresistible treats that are sure to disappear faster than you can say “fudgy goodness!”

 

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A stack of Fudgy Brownie Cookies on a wooden table. The cookies are dark and decadent with a slightly cracked surface, and they are scattered with chocolate chips.

Fudgy Brownie Cookies: The Ultimate Recipe


Description

This recipe takes classic fudgy brownies and transforms them into irresistible cookies. Expect a chewy texture, rich chocolate flavor, and a delightful crackly top!


Ingredients

Scale

1 1/2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
3 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder


Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate chips and butter, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and set aside.
In a large bowl, beat the eggs, white and brown sugar, vanilla, baking powder, and salt with an electric mixer on high for 5 minutes. The batter should become thick and creamy.
Reduce mixer speed to low, and add in the melted chocolate. Continue mixing until well combined.
Stir in flour and cocoa powder, until just combined. Cover the bowl and chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Once chilled, drop batter in 1 1/2 tablespoon-sized scoops onto prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
Bake until edges are set but center is still soft, about 15 minutes. Allow to cool on baking sheet. Enjoy!

Now that you’ve embarked on this delicious journey, remember to share your baking adventures with us! Tag us in your social media posts and use the hashtag #FudgyBrownieCookieLove. We can’t wait to see your creations and hear about how much you enjoy these delightful cookies.

Happy baking!

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