Why choose between a brownie and a cookie when you can have both? These thin and fudgy brownie cookies are the best of both worlds.
These cookies are fudgy inside with a rich and intense chocolate flavour. Just like the best brownies, these cookies have a crackly top!
This cookie batter is made with both melted chocolate and cocoa powder for a double chocolate hit.
- 125 g (4.5 oz / ½ cup) unsalted butter, roughly chopped
- 200 g (8 oz) dark chocolate block, roughly chopped
- 1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
- ½ cup caster sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- ½ cup plain flour
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- Preheat the oven to 170°C / 340°F. Grease and line two large baking trays with baking paper.
- Place the chopped butter and chocolate in a large heat-proof bowl. Microwave for 1 minute on high power. Stir well. Microwave for another 30 seconds. Stir until the chocolate is completely smooth and melted. Microwave in further 10 second bursts, if needed, to completely melt the chocolate.
- Add sugars, eggs and vanilla. Stir until well combined.
- Add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Stir until well combined. The mixture with be thick and runny like a brownie batter.
- Take a large tablespoon of mixture and place onto prepared tray, shaping into a rough circle. Leave at least a 3 cm (1 inch) gap between the cookies to allow for spreading. Note: the batter will continue to firm up. If the batter is too runny, you can leave it to sit for 10 minutes in the bowl to firm up.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until crackly on top. Allow to cool on the tray for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
- You can keep the cookies un-refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 7 days.
Substitutions & Tips
- Chocolate: you can substitute 200 g (8 oz) of chopped dark chocolate for 200 g (8 oz / 1 heaped cup) of dark chocolate chips. I don't recommend using milk chocolate or the cookies will be overly sweet.
- Why is my batter runny? Depending on how much you heat the chocolate and butter, your batter may be warmer and more runny. The batter will continue to firm up over time. If the batter is too runny, you can leave it to sit for 10 minutes in the bowl to firm up before scooping onto the prepared trays.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 203Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5.8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1.8gCholesterol: 35.5mgSodium: 168.8mgCarbohydrates: 26.9gFiber: 1gSugar: 23.5gProtein: 2.3g