BEST Cheater Brookies (Chocolate Chip Cookies + Brownies)

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This Cheater Brookies recipe, a mix of chocolate chip cookies and brownies, is the perfect treat to start off your summer! Plus, Brookies are a quick dessert made in under an hour.

My other favorite ‘cheater’ recipes are Cheater Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars and Cheater Gooey Pumpkin Butter Cake because they are so easy and taste amazing. Put together a great dessert in no time with recipes that require little work!

Cheater Brookies (Chocolate Chip Cookies + Brownies)
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Brookies. Have you heard of them?! They are a delightful combination of brownies and chocolate chip cookies and they are amazing! This recipes is a “cheater” recipe because there’s not really anything homemade to them. You know what though, that’s why I love them! They take me about 8 minutes to pop in the oven and I’m done. The taste is right on though. Trust me on this one, this is a must have recipe.

This is the perfect treat to make when you need a snack to take to a church activity, a potluck, or other social gathering. They can be made the night before, they travel well, they don’t mind a little warm weather (no icing that’s going to melt in the summer heat), and everyone loves them. The only problem with them being so easy is that you feel a little silly when someone asks you for the recipe. Saying, “well, you just need a box of brownie mix and a bag of cookie mix and you are ready to roll” isn’t much of a secret family recipe is it? Oh well, most people can appreciate a delicious truly easy treat!

Cheater Brookies (Chocolate Chip Cookies + Brownies)

And there you have one very delicious rich dessert that stays really soft and chewy. I know these brookies might go against my homemade philosophy but we all need a few tricks up our sleeve. Am I right?!

I’ve made these no less than 10 times this summer and I’m pretty sure they’ll fall into fast rotation at your house too. Enjoy!

Cheater Brookies (Chocolate Chip Cookies + Brownies)

What mixes should I use?

This is the brownie and cookie mix that I use. They are what I can get at my store and so that’s what I roll with. I’ll be honest, those cookies are not good as cookies in my opinion (because when you have the best chocolate chip cookie recipe ever, there’s no other cookie recipe in your life!). I don’t even like to eat the dough once it’s made. But when you add it to the brownies to make brookies, something magical happens and makes everything ok. Trust me on this one.

What can I do to make this recipe even easier?

I mix up the brownies and add them to my greased plan. I’ll use a spatula to really get the bowl pretty clean and then I’ll make the cookie dough right in the same bowl, no washing it out in the middle. It’s all making it into the same pan in the end… So not only is this easy, but you are only dirtying one bowl to make it. Here’s what it looks like before baking.

What other mixes can I use?

If you can’t find the Betty Crocker mixes I use I recommend finding a cookie dough package that calls for butter as the fat to mix in. I tried one that called for oil and it wasn’t very good. As for brownies, most any brownie mix is good, so pick your favorite!

Cheater Brookies (Chocolate Chip Cookies + Brownies)
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5 from 3 votes

Cheater Brookies (Chocolate Chip Cookies + Brownies)

This Cheater Brookies recipe, a mix of chocolate chip cookies and brownies, is the perfect treat to start off your summer! Plus, Brookies are a quick dessert made in under an hour.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 20 brookies

Ingredients 

  • 1 family-sized box of brownie mix, plus everything on the back of the box that you need to make them (around 19.9 ounce box)
  • 1 small package chocolate chip cookie mix, plus everything on the back of the box that you need to make them (around a 17 ounce bag)
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Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Make the brownies according to the package directions and add them to the pan.
  • Make the cookies according to the package directions. Add the cookie dough in chunky pieces to the top of the brownies (see pictures for example).
  • Bake for 27-30 minutes until the cookies are nice and golden brown.

Notes

  • I use a glass baking pan, baking time may vary if you use a metal pan.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 of 20 brookies, Calories: 274kcal, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 37mg, Sodium: 150mg, Potassium: 21mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 25g, Vitamin A: 177IU, Calcium: 5mg, Iron: 1mg
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28 Comments

  1. Edward Kowalski says:

    Why is the cookie part on top? I think that it might bake better if the firmer cookie dough is on bottom and the wetter brownie dough is on top. Thoughts?

    1. Melissa says:

      You can try it, I think it’s because it looks better this way.

    2. Beacher Cyr says:

      I tried it with peanut butter cookies on bottom, I just had to cook them 15 min longer

  2. Lynn kringle says:

    My brownies were undone. Why?

    1. Emma says:

      Same 🙁 Trying to cook for longer. Next time I will give the brownies a 5 minute head start

  3. Khandi says:

    5 stars
    Every Christmas I bring a pan of these with oatmeal choc chip and dark fudge brownie mix for the family to share. My niece LOVES them, so I bake just her family an 8×8 pan of them with m&m cookie and dark choc fudge brownie & one with peanut butter cookie and dark choc fudge brownie to take home and fight over later! She has no idea how easy they are, and she doesn’t bake at all, but this year her 11 year old daughter is learning how to bake, so I may have to give up my secret!🎄🤫

  4. Linda Oberlin says:

    Can I use fudge brownie mix

    1. Melissa says:

      For sure! It’ll be great!

  5. Hope says:

    Did you mean to say 17 oz for the cookie mix or 7 oz. ? Thanks

    1. Melissa says:

      Indeed it’s 17 and not 7 (I think 17.5 to be exact) thank you for pointing that out, that’s very helpful!

  6. Jeska says:

    5 stars
    Love the recipe! Your instructions make it really simple to follow. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Melissa says:

      You made my day! So glad you enjoyed it.

    2. Jennifer says:

      These are awesome! What is the best way to store them? Can I put them in the fridge for longer storage?

    3. Melissa says:

      Covered on the counter is great and yes if you store them covered in the fridge they’ll last even longer.