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8 Best Brownie Cookies Recipes You Will Love

Are you a fan of brownie cookies? If your answer is yes, then you’re in for a treat! Brownie cookies have the perfect combination of chewy and fudgy textures that make them irresistible.

We’ve rounded up the best recipes so that you can get baking right away! From classic chocolate to more creative flavors, these recipes will have you reaching for more.

8 Best Brownie Cookies Recipes You Will Love

So, preheat your oven and get ready to enjoy some of the best brownie cookie recipes around.

1. Classic Chocolate Brownie Cookies

These classic chocolate brownie cookies are made with cocoa powder, butter, sugar, and eggs for a rich, fudgy texture. They have a slightly crunchy exterior that gives way to an incredibly soft center.


  • 5 oz semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • ⅛ tsp baking powder
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp coffee extract 
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF / 180ºC and grease a baking pan
  • Chop the chocolate, add to a pan with the butter, and melt
  • Beat the egg and sugar in a bowl until thick, and then add vanilla and coffee. Mix until shiny, and then add the melted chocolate.
  • Add baking powder, flour, and salt and mix – take care not to overmix
  • Cover and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes
  • Add scoops of mixture to the pan, and bake for 10 minutes, removing when slightly cracked and soft in the middle.
  • Allow to cool slightly – but not completely – and store in an airtight container.

2. Salted Browning Cookies

Try something different with these salted browning cookies. They are made with cocoa powder, butter, sugar, and egg for a rich, fudgy texture. A sprinkling of sea salt makes them extra special!


  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 8 ounces chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • Flaky salt, for topping


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Whisk, salt, flour, baking powder, and cocoa powder in a bowl
  • Melt the chocolate and butter over the hob
  • Add vanilla extract, sugar, and eggs into a bowl, and whisk at medium speed for five minutes. Reduce the speed and add the chocolate.

    Whisk for one minute and then add the flour mixture. Whisk until combined, and then fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Add the mixture to the baking tray in your chosen shape, and bake for 12–14 minutes.
  • Sprinkle it with salt and let it cool for 10 minutes. Store in an airtight container.

3. Chocolate Banana Brownie Cookies

These delicious chocolate banana brownie cookies are packed full of flavor and nutrition. The combination of cocoa powder, banana, and peanut butter makes these cookies a great snack or dessert.


  • 2 small overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup cacao powder
  • ⅓ cup oat flour,
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp chopped chocolate 


  • Mash the banana using a fork until smooth, and then add the peanut butter, vanilla, and egg, and whisk well.
  • Add the cacao powder, along with the baking soda, sugar, and oat flower, and mix well
  • Cover the bowl with plastic, place in the fridge, and leave for a minimum of four hours
  • Add mixture to a baking sheet in desired shapes, and bake at 350°F for 10 minutes

4. Vegan Brownie Cookies

Enjoy mouthwatering vegan brownie cookies with this recipe. They are made with vegan chocolate, plant-based butter, and cocoa powder for a delicious and healthy treat.


  • 200g caster sugar
  • 220g vegan dark chocolate, chopped
  • 85ml oil or plant-based butter
  • 190g plain flour
  • 50g vegan cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt


  • Preheat the oven to 170˚C
  • Add sugar and 120 ml water to a pan and heat for 2-3 minutes, and stir constantly until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Melt 180g chocolate, and add to a bowl with oil. Add the sugar mixture and whisk well.
  • Add the cocoa powder, baking powder, and flour to a bowl, and then add the wet ingredients. Stir well and add the remaining chocolate.
  • Add the mixture to a baking tray and bake for 9-10 minutes. Leave to cool for 20 minutes before enjoying.

5. Air Fryer Brownies

Who said making brownies was complicated?

Making brownies in an air fryer is a quick and easy way to make delicious treats without needing to preheat the oven, allowing you to enjoy your favorite treat with minimal fuss.


  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • ¼ cup butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 large egg


  •  Grease a round cake tin and add the sugar, cocoa powder, flour, salt, and baking powder in a bowl, whisking well.
  • Add the melted butter and egg in a small bowl until well combined, and add the wet ingredients to the dry. Stir well.
  • Add the mixture to the air fryer and cook at 350° for 16–18 minutes.

6. Instant Pot Brownies

Enjoy a delicious brownie with this easy instant pot recipe! This is perfect for those that are short on time, and the result is a moist and chocolatey treat.


  • ¾ cup melted butter
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¾  cup all-purpose flour
  • ½  tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup water


  •  Grease a cake tin and add sugar, melted butter, cocoa powder, eggs, and vanilla. Whisk until well combined.
  • Add flour and salt and mix, before adding chocolate chips.
  • Add the mixture to a cake pan, cover with foil, and place inside the Instant Pot. Pour in water and lock the lid, before setting it on High for 40 minutes.
  • Unlock the lid safely, remove the cake pan, and remove the foil. Allow to cool for 15 minutes, place on a cutting board and serve.

7. Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

For a delicious twist on the classic brownie, try these red velvet cheesecake swirl brownies! The cream cheese filling swirled through the chocolatey base is sure to be a hit with your family and friends.


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1-ounce red food coloring
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp distilled white vinegar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

Cheesecake Filling

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese at room temperature
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a baking tin
  • Whisk a cup of sugar and melted butter into a mixing bowl, and then add the red food coloring and cocoa, alongside the vanilla extract, salt, and vinegar. Mix well, and then add the eggs.
  • Add flour to the mixture, and set aside a quarter cup of batter, pouring the rest into the baking dish.
  • Make the cheesecake filling by beating the cream cheese until light and fluffy. Then add the sugar, egg, and vanilla extract and beat for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add cream cheese mixture to the batter in the pan, and then drizzle over the rest of the mixture.
  • Bake for around 30-35 minutes, and allow to cool completely before cutting.

8. Pumpkin Brownies

Who said you can’t have brownies for breakfast? These pumpkin brownies are perfect for a sweet start to your day, thanks to the addition of pumpkin puree.


  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup butter, melted
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¾ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground clove
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a baking tin
  • Add baking powder, flour, and salt to a bowl, and mix well.
  • Add melted butter, sugar, and vanilla to a bowl and mix with one egg. Add the remaining two eggs, and then slowly add the flour mixture. Add half the batter into a medium bowl.
  • Stir the cocoa and chocolate chips into one bowl, and add the walnuts, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and pumpkin purée. Stir well.
  • Add half the chocolate batter to the bottom of the baking pan, follow with half the pumpkin mix, and repeat.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes. Allow to cool before cutting.

Final Thoughts

These recipes for the best brownie cookies are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Whether you’re cooking up a batch for your family or making them as a special treat for a friend, these recipes are sure to please. Enjoy!

Anna Ingham
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