Brownie Cookies

Author Sam Merritt


  • 1/2 cup salted sweet cream butter cut into Tbsp-sized pieces, 1 stick
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cups light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs + 1 yolk lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 350F and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In large, micro-wave safe bowl, combine butter and chocolate chips. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir, repeating at 15 second increments until chocolate and butter are completely melted.
  • Remove from microwave and allow to cool 10 minutes before proceeding.
  • Once butter/chocolate mixture has cooled, stir in sugars, eggs and vanilla.
  • In separate, medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Gradually stir flour mixture into butter mixture until completely combined.
  • Drop cookie dough by rounded 1 1/2" scoop onto parchment paper, pressing down slightly. Bake 10-11 minutes, allow to cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to cookie rack to cool completely.