Triple Chocolate Brownie Cookies — These cookies are fudgy, rich, ultra chocolaty and taste like brownie batter! Crazy good!!
Ultra Fudgy Brownie Batter Cookies
I love shiny things. Shiny lipgloss, shiny granite countertops, shiny clean cars. But shiny cookies are the best kind of shiny. Especially when they’re shiny chocolate cookies.
And these are definitely chocolaty. There are three kinds of chocolate in these brownie cookies: melted dark chocolate, cocoa powder, and chocolate chips.
That trifecta is destined to produce an ultra-chocolaty cookie that will give even your most severe bad day a run for its money.
The cookies remind me of eating brownie batter, especially if you underbake them by a minute or two like I do. So soft, moist, tender, fudgy, rich, decadent, and worth every last calorie.
I crave thick, dense big chocolaty bites like I get with Quadruple Chocolate Soft Fudgy Pudding Cookies. These chocolate brownie cookies are thick like those, but with a more pronounced brownie batter taste. Best of both worlds.
If you can eat brownie batter by the spoonful like I can, you’re going to love the cookies.
Pure chocolate bliss.
What’s in Chocolate Brownie Cookies?
To make the brownie batter cookies, you’ll need:
- Dark chocolate
- Unsalted butter
- Granulated sugar
- Vanilla extract
- All-purpose flour
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Instant espresso granules
- Baking powder
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips
How to Make Chocolate Brownie Cookies
These fudgy brownie cookies come together much like your typical cookie recipe.
However, the most important thing to note about the recipe is that you must chill the dough, twice.
When you’re mixing the dough, it literally looks like brownie batter and you’ll think to yourself, there is no way this is thick enough to be cookie dough, and when it’s soft and warm like that, it’s not.
Pop your mixing bowl into the freezer for a half hour or until the dough is chilled enough to scoop out mounds.
Scoop out mounds, and then chill the individual mounds for at least 3 hours in the fridge. Don’t skip either of the chilling steps, and don’t just refrigerate the whole bowl for hours and try to scoop out individual dough mounds later because it’ll be rock hard and not scoop-able.
Can the Instant Espresso Be Omitted?
Yes, but I highly recommend including it in the dough. It doesn’t make the cookies taste like coffee, but rather enhances the overall chocolate flavor.
How to Store Brownie Batter Cookies
Cookies will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Alternatively, unbaked cookie dough can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 4 months, so consider baking only as many cookies as desired and save the remaining dough to be baked in the future when desired.
Tips for Making Brownie Cookies
Be very careful not to over bake the cookies! I pull my cookies before major crackling occurs, which is about 10 1/2 to 11 minutes in my oven.
The more crackling, the more well-done cookies will taste and I prefer doughy, under-baked cookies. Baking 12 to 13 minutes, will result in firmer cookies.
You may need to play around with baking times in your oven since ovens and preferences vary. Note that the cookies firm up as they cool.
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Triple Chocolate Brownie Cookies
- 8 ounces dark chocolate, chopped (I used 4 ounces from a Trader Joe’s 72% Pound Plus Bar and 4 ounces from a Dark Chocolate Pound Plus Bar)
- ¼ cup unsalted butter
- 3 large eggs
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened natural cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon instant espresso granules, optional but highly recommended (see below for explanation)
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- pinch salt, optional and to taste
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- In a large, microwave-safe bowl, add the chopped chocolate, butter, and heat on high power to melt, about 1 minute. Stop to check and stir. Heat in 15-second increments until chocolate can be stirred smooth. Set aside to cool.
- To the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or large mixing bowl and electric mixer) combine the eggs, sugar, vanilla, and beat on medium-high speed until pale yellow and thick, about 5 minutes.
- Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the flour, cocoa powder, instant espresso granules (sold in the coffee aisle; doesn’t make cookies taste like coffee, rather enhances the overall chocolate flavor), baking powder, optional salt, and beat on low speed until combined and smooth, about 1 minute.
- Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the melted (and now slightly cooled) chocolate and butter mixture, and beat on low speed until combined and smooth, about 1 minute.
- Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the chocolate chips and beat on low until combined, about 30 seconds.
- Cover bowl with plasticwrap and place in the freezer for about 30 minutes, or until dough has chilled enough to scoop out into mounds. Don’t forget about it because it will become rock hard; set a timer to remind yourself to check.
- After dough has sufficiently chilled enough to scoop (a little loose is okay; this dough is sticky and will stick to your hands or cookie scoop), using a large cookie scoop, 1/4-cup measure, or your hands, form approximately 12 equal-sized mounds of dough, roll into balls, and flatten slightly.
- Preheat oven to 350F, line a baking sheet with a Silpat or spray with cooking spray. Place dough mounds on baking sheet, spaced at least 2 inches apart (I bake 8 cookies per sheet).
- Bake for about 11 to 12 minutes, or until edges have set and tops are shiny and just set; don’t overbake. I pull my cookies before major crackling occurs, which is about 10 1/2 to 11 minutes in my oven. The more crackling, the more well-done cookies will taste and I prefer doughy, under-baked cookies. Baking 12 to 13 minutes, will result in firmer cookies. You may need to play around with baking times in your oven since ovens and preferences vary. Cookies firm up as they cool.
- Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for about 10 minutes before serving. I let them cool on the baking sheet and don’t use a rack.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.
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