Triple Chocolate Brownie Batter Cookies

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Triple Chocolate Brownie Cookies — These cookies are fudgy, rich, ultra chocolaty and taste like brownie batter! Crazy good!! 

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.

Triple Chocolate Brownie Cookies — These cookies are fudgy, rich, ultra chocolaty and taste like brownie batter! Crazy good!! 

What’s in Chocolate Brownie Cookies? 

To make the brownie batter cookies, you’ll need: 

  • Dark chocolate
  • Unsalted butter
  • Eggs
  • Granulated sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Instant espresso granules
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips 

Triple Chocolate Brownie Cookies — These cookies are fudgy, rich, ultra chocolaty and taste like brownie batter! Crazy good!! 

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.

Triple Chocolate Brownie Cookies — These cookies are fudgy, rich, ultra chocolaty and taste like brownie batter! Crazy good!! 

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.

Triple Chocolate Brownie Cookies — These cookies are fudgy, rich, ultra chocolaty and taste like brownie batter! Crazy good!! 

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. 

Triple Chocolate Brownie Cookies — These cookies are fudgy, rich, ultra chocolaty and taste like brownie batter! Crazy good!! 

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Triple Chocolate Brownie Cookies

By Averie Sunshine
These cookies are fudgy, rich, ultra chocolaty and taste like brownie batter! Crazy good fudgy chocolate cookies!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Chill Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 52 minutes
Servings: 12
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Ingredients  

  • 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

Instructions 

  • 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.
  • Place mounds on a large plate or tray, cover with plasticwrap, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, up to 5 days. Do not bake with unchilled dough because cookies will bake thinner, flatter, and be more prone to spreading.
  • 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.

Notes

Storage: 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.
Adapted from Soft and Chewy Brownie Cookies and Chocolate Fudge Cookies.

Nutrition

Serving: 1, Calories: 317kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 58mg, Sodium: 46mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 30g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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ALL OF MY CHOCOLATE COOKIES! 

Quadruple Chocolate Soft Fudgy Pudding Cookies — For true chocolate lovers, these super soft cookies are loaded with chocolate four ways!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies — Soft and chewy chocolate cookies packed with peanut butter and oozing with dark chocolate chips AND peanut butter chips! 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Turtle Cookies — Biting down through the chocolate-peanut butter cookie dough, and getting a taste of the Turtles with the crunchy pecans and gooey caramel, combined with the salted caramel drizzle is magical! 

Caramel-Stuffed Chocolate Cookies — The cookies are thicker, bakery-style cookies that are bold and rich, and are oozing with melted chocolate and stuffed with Rolos. 

Frosted Double Chocolate Cookies — Soft, chewy, double chocolate cookies topped with tangy cream cheese frosting!! A match made in heaven! And everything’s better with sprinkles!!

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies — Soft, ultra fudgy and there’s NO butter and NO mixer needed! So easy and the crinkles make them irresistible! 

Soft and Chewy Nutella White Chocolate Chip Cookies – Thick, rich, chocolaty cookies that are so soft you won’t be able to resist them!

Softbatch Cream Cheese Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Cookies — Cream cheese keeps them super soft! Say hello to one amazing chocolate cookie!

Hot Chocolate Cookies — Rich chocolate cookies topped with a hunk of melted dark chocolate and toasted marshmallows! Best ‘hot chocolate’ you’ll ever have!

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  1. Hi Averie,
    I really like how these cookies turned out in terms of texture… they stayed gooey for 5 days cuz I made them flat! ! Was wondering if I wanted to use this recipe to make white chocolate and macadamia how would it be different?

  2. 5 stars
    Hi Averie,
    Thank you for this beautiful recipe. They turned out sooooo good and exactly like you described them chewy and runny.I recently discovered cake flour and I started using it to make cookies it’s really wonderful however my cookies turned out GIANT!!! In your pic they seem smaller and thick… do you think it’s due to the cake flour? Also do you happen to have another recipe for chocolate chips cookies instead of dark on dark…I love how chewy and soft they are but my crowd is more white cookies with chocolate chips

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you! The best ever – no less – wonderful!

  3. If you freeze the dough, do you thaw them or put them straight into the oven? If the latter, is there any adjustment in baking time?
    PS. I’m only asking because these look spectacular and I want them. :)

    1. I generally add 1-2 minutes baking time, straight from the freezer. No need to wait for them to thaw before baking.

  4. I found this recipe on Pinterest. Just pulled them out of the oven and they didn’t turn out at all. Not sure what I did wrong :(

    1. Sorry that you didn’t have success with the recipe. If you are a little more descriptive about what they look like or anything at all, I may be able to help you troubleshoot.

  5. Super-late to the game, but wondering if i could sub the 8oz of dark chocolate for semi-sweet bakers chocolate and if you’d suggest any other changes to the recipe if I did that. i just have a TON of semi-sweet bakers chocolate on hand from a project a while back that I NEED to get rid of! Ha!

  6. These look delicious but I was wondering if I could use bittersweet chocolate instead of the dark chocolate? I don’t have dark on hand so, would it change the taste that much?

    1. I think you’ll be fine although I haven’t personally tried the recipe other than the way I wrote it.

    1. If you do try them, LMK! And thanks for all the comments today!! Hope you and the babies are doing awesome!! xoxoxo

  7. Ohmygosh. Averie you’re absolutely killing me over here!! I haven’t had an oven for 3 weeks, and I’ve had the worst craving for super fudgy chocolate cookies. It won’t go away. At all. I tried eating tons of TJ’s dark chocolate, but that’s totally not the same… And these cookies? They’ve got my name written all over them! I know I already said it a few minutes ago, but can I please, pretty pretty please, be your neighbor??

      1. Thanks Averie! We can’t move into our next apartment until early October, so I’m hanging out at my parents’ house until then. And of course, they’re in the middle of remodeling their kitchen, so… No oven. Sad day. I’m about ready to knock on neighbors’ doors and ask to borrow theirs for payment in cookies! ;)

  8. Oh my oh my. These look incredible. Seeing as brownies are my favorite dessert, I’m definitely putting this recipe in my to-dos!

  9. I am dying over here – can’t even get over how damn fudgey these look!! Amazing, I want to eat 10 right now!

  10. As usual, a cookie post on your site means all the other baking projects I have lined up get postponed. Oh, but it is so worth it! These are delicious: gooey, soft, and rich. And they are definitely brownie BATTER cookies, not just brownie cookies. I have no idea how you got them to stay so thick when they taste like liquid batter. The coolest part, though, is how incredibly, glowingly shiny they are! Like glossy puddles of melted chocolate. This recipe is yet another winner!

  11. Oh my goodness, I am most certainly going to make these for my husband! His love language is chocolate:) Chilling them twice is definitely a labor of love, but he’s worth it! What beautiful cookies…

  12. Ohhhhh my god. I need these in my life now. And anyone who chills dough in the freezer is a kindred spirit :) It’s so much quicker- I don’t get why people INSIST on chilling in the fridge!

    Also those black and white cookies look toooo good.

    1. Freezer chilling for the first round, just to cool it down really fast, is much handier than waiting for the fridge. Then at that point you can do fridge or freezer, but I always just do fridge since I pre-make my dough 1-2 days before I even bake cookies any way!

  13. These look beyond amazing. They are as thick as a good brownie should be, but they look like cookies! And you can always eat more cookies than brownies right, since cookies are not *as* unhealthy! Yum!

  14. Oh my gosh, those cookies are so decadent and HUGE! I would love to have some broken up into a huge bowl of vanilla ice cream. Delicious.

  15. How many times have I stared in my baking cupboard trying to decide between brownie and cookies? A LOT. I’ve attempted many times to create a hybrid cookie like this, but none of mine have looked this great!

    1. Of all the chocolate cookies on my site, this is the closest I’ve come to a true hybrid that’s really a brownie in cookie form, without taking on a weird, cakey texture. I wish you could have had a bite of these. Super good!

      1. 5 stars
        Hi Averie,
        Thank you for this beautiful recipe. They turned out sooooo good and exactly like you described them chewy and runny.I recently discovered cake flour and I started using it to make cookies it’s really wonderful however my cookies turned out GIANT!!! In your pic they seem smaller and thick… do you think it’s due to the cake flour? Also do you happen to have another recipe for chocolate chips cookies instead of dark on dark…I love how chewy and soft they are but my crowd is more white cookies with chocolate chips

      2. not just great recipies but super fast replies!!!!!!!wowww:)) I think this is my new favourite cooking page!! question do you have any simple carrot cake recipies? not loaf bread style more like a cake and without pineapple and without pumpkin in it.Also do you believe in browning butter for cookies? do you think it makes a diffirence?Last but not least, have you heard of Bens cookies in the uk?Or SUBWAY sandwiches they also have amazing cookies… I think you would love them.. wish you could post similar recipies :))) a very serious baker haha

    2. Hi Averie ,
      do you have any simple carrot cake recipies? not loaf bread style more like a cake and without pineapple or pumpkin ?
      Also do you believe in browning butter for cookies? Last but not least, have you ever tried Bens cookies in the UK?Or SUBWAY sandwiches they have amazing cookies… I think you would love them.. wish you could post similar recipies :))) a very serious baker haha

  16. I’ll take a shiny cookie over sparkling diamond bling any day. These are oozing goodness. Pinned.

    1. I love the way you think and thanks for pinning :) Although I’d trade you a batch of these for a diamond :)

  17. These look yummy! Don’t think they’ll beat the quad chocolate ones in my house (especially with the 2 chilling times). As for the espresso…i swear whenever I do that I can taste it! lol I hate coffee so that’s probably why I say that!

  18. Wow, those are some seriously thick and chocolatey cookies…they look amazing, Averie! Love the whole brownie batter thing…who can resist a big old spoonful of brownie batter?

  19. Haha I love shiny things too! Shiny chocolate cookies means fudgy to me!!! These look especially fudgy!

  20. Oh yeah. Next bout of crankiness, here I come with these cookies! They look like the ultimate cure-all. I can’t believe that chocolatey center!

  21. These have my name written all over them! Just to be on the safe side, I was wondering if I could ask you to clarify something? There’s no baking powder or baking soda on the ingredient list..I’m assuming this is because the recipe is for brownie batter cookies (and brownies usually have no leavening) and definitely NOT a typo (I know how meticulous you are in writing your recipes!). I am totally baking these ASAP! Thanks for a spectacular, drool-worthy recipe!

  22. Oh my word look at these cookies! I love espresso in chocolate cookies it takes them to the next level. Awesome recipe I’ll pin for Christmas time :)

  23. Ok, these look amazing and I want to go through my computer screen and eat them right now! What a great way to get a chocolate fix. Pinning to try later.

  24. Umm those pictures look unreal! The cookies look AMAZING. I am in awe of how soft and chocolate-y and glossy they look. As much as chocolate chip cookies are the bomb double chocolate has always been my favorite and I think this one takes the cake. Bookmarking this immediatelyyy.

  25. Shiny means super fudgy and rich and delicious. I love these!! I’d probably eat them right from the oven (under baked, of course!!)

  26. These look fantastic! I am such a brownie fanatic and these rich and yummy pictures just blew me away when I entered your blog. Thank you so much for this recipe. Have to try these on the weekend.

  27. You have me convinced!! These look worth every last calorie and then some! Pinned!

  28. I love the rich chocolaty-ness of brownies… but I am totally a cookie girl, so this looks like the absolute perfect combo! brownie- meets- cookie ;-) it looks like ooey gooey amazing! pinned!

  29. These are incredibly impressive–they have to be one of your best chocolate creations!! Brownies and cookies are fairly well tied for my favorite dessert and I love a recipe that gives me the best of both worlds. Great photos–every yummy feature is so well conveyed!

    1. Thanks for the high praise, Paula! For you to say they’re one of the best every chocolate desserts means a lot since you’ve read Averie Cooks through about 300 different chocolate-based recipes, I’m sure :)

      These were so, so good. I hoarded them and did not donate!

  30. Brownies are one of my favorite desserts and often my “birthday cake” of choice. These look so fudgy and rich and definitely shiny…I love how thick they are…can’t wait to try them.

    1. Oh if you like thick cookies and you’d rather have brownies than birthday cake, you have GOT to make these!