Brownie Batter Cookies

Ever since I had the brownie batter stuffed doughnut at Dunkin Donuts I’ve been trying to stuff everything with brownie batter. All of my creations were unsuccessful so I gave up and decided to try Trisha Yearwood’s brownie batter cookies. In my mind Trisha and I are good friends. I see her every year at the Teammates For Kids charity that we are involved with. Reality is…she has no idea who I am and if anything might vaguely remember me as the girl who is literally pregnant every single year with the hairy faced husband.

Brownie Batter Cookies | The Girl Who Ate Everything
I told my husband that these were cookies that tasted like brownies to which he replied, “Why not just make brownies then.”

I didn’t answer him because I was too busy eating brownie cookies…er…cookie brownies. What-evs.

One important thing to check before you make these cookies is the expiration date on your baking powder. Mine had expired an embarrassingly long time ago.

Brownie Batter Cookies | The Girl Who Ate Everything I used a cookie scoop to make sure all of my cookies were the exact same size.Brownie Batter Cookies | The Girl Who Ate Everything
As with most brownies, the crucial step to making sure that your brownies are amazing and not ordinary is to slightly underbake them so that the centers are a bit gooey. Crucial step.

Brownie Batter Cookies
Prep Time
22 hrs 1 min
Cook Time
22 hrs 1 min
Servings: 3 dozen cookies
Author: Christy Denney
  • 1 cup 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar you can use light if that's all you have
  • 1 ounce unsweetened baking chocolate melted
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a stand mixer with the beater blade attachment, beat the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and melted chocolate until smooth. Add the eggs and mix until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and use a fork to mix together. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix until combined. Add the vanilla and fold in the chocolate chips. The dough will be wet.
  4. Use a cookie scooper to place dough onto the prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until cookies are not glossy anymore. Do not overbake! The difference between an amazing cookie and a mediocre one is if it is baked correctly. Let cookies cool on the baking sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack.
Recipe Notes

Source: Trisha Yearwood

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  1. What a great idea to make cookies out of brownie batter! They look great!

  2. A brownie cookie is easier to dunk in milk, so I’m all about this idea! Thanks for mentioning the baking powder tip because that is something I never check.

  3. brownie batter anything has me totally swooning. Love these!

  4. Oh, no you didn’t! I wish I could jump through my computer and get one of these cookies!!! I’ll have to mak them ASAP.

  5. I’m sorry your creations didn’t work out, but hey, now you have this super awesome recipe! It just looks delicious!

  6. If these are cookies and brownies all rolled into one, aren’t they brookies? 😀 Definitely a must make when I’m eating more carbs!

  7. These look very similar to cake mix cookies my mom used to make. Looks great!

  8. How essential is the stand mixer? Can a hand mixer be used? Thanks.

  9. This looks awesome, Christy! I adore brownies, and to get that famously cookie-crunch in the same bite would be total heaven. Love this idea. That Trisha Yearwood has some good stuff, doesn’t she? 🙂

  10. Ok, these look amazing! Yum x

  11. Okay, we are totally on the same wave length. I just made these one’s the other day and I cannot stop thinking about them. I LOVE brownies in cookie form. YUMMERS!

  12. These look so good! I love my brownies with walnuts in them, I bet walnuts or chopped pecans would be killer good in these as well. Great post, and love Trisha Yearwood, I watch her cooking show whenever I get the chance!

  13. Wow these look awesome – two of my favourite treats rolled into one!

  14. I made these last night! SOOO good! I accidentally used baking soda instead of baking powder, so they were a little flatter than your picture, but seriously one of the BEST cookies I have ever made! Yum! Thanks!

  15. Can the chocolate chips be omitted or pecans be substituted? Where I love brownies I am not a huge fan of biting into chocolate chips…I know every woman should love all forms of chocolate, but I don’t.

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      I think pecans would be awesome and you can definitely customize it to however you want.

      • So I used the pecans instead of the chocolate chips, and they were great my husband and I loved them my girlfriend said they weren’t sweet enough. I think the next time I’m going to fold in some chunks of caramel and see if that does the trick.

  16. So I tried making these based off her recipe on, and they said bake 15 minutes. I baked 13:30 and they turned out too cookie-like in texture, not as dense and fudgy as I was hoping for. I think baking time might have done me in. I was going to give up on the recipe, but I think I might try thirding (based off the 3 eggs) the recipe and try your 9 minutes instead and see what happens. Thanks

  17. Have made these several times and they never disappoint not to mention how good the dough is 🙂 brought them to work yesterday and they were devoured in no time!