Better Than Brownies Cookies

Even better than brownies cookies!
We have a pretty big issue in our marriage. It really shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who knows us, but I’m going to go ahead and tell all of you because I’m hoping someone else can relate. It’s the whole reason behind these better than brownies cookies. In fact, this is the reason and solution all in one.
Even better than brownies cookies!
We love our dessert. Cade especially loves his chocolate. The issue comes when it’s time to decide on what to make. Brownies or cookies? Not only can we never pick because both sound delicious but making a brookie or the bomb diggity brownies doesn’t really solve the problem for us because it’s really just a brownie and doesn’t have that flavor or texture of the cookie enough to call it a compromise.
Even better than brownies cookies!
Not only that, but if one of us is clearly in the mood for one then the other person has a hankering for the other which also creates a dilemma because now cravings are involved and you can’t mess with that shizzle. Or can you? These better than brownies cookies are seriously a mashup of our two favorites that give enough brownie flavor and even texture that one feels like they got their way while they clearly are a cookie and have that great texture as well so it’s a win-win. (What up Stephen R Covey?! We can even use your daily habits to satisfy cravings!)
You have to try these amazing better than brownies cookies! It's like the best of both worlds!

My family all reported that these cookies do in fact compete with brownies. Even the next day they were still squishy and soft. I’d say that’s a purdy darned good indication of deliciousness.


How Do You Know When Brownies Are Done?

There are a couple of ways to judge “doneness” when baking brownies.

Brownies will pull away from the sides of the pan when they are done.

Also, you can insert a toothpick near the center of the brownies to see if they are done.

Fudgy brownies will leave just a few moist crumbs clinging to the toothpick.

If you like cake-type brownies, bake until the toothpick comes out clean.


Do Brownies Need to be Refrigerated?

Fully cooked brownies will last a week or more.

Store them in an air tight container or seal-able plastic bag.

There is no need to refrigerate brownies.


How Do You Freeze Cookies?

The best way to freeze cookies is to set them out in a single layer on a baking sheet.

Place them in the freezer for a couple of hours, until they are frozen.

Then transfer them to a freezer bag.

Cookies will keep for up to 3 months.


Better Than Brownies Cookies

Even better than brownies cookies!
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Better Than Brownies Cookies

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: 100 Best Cookies Recipes on the Planet
Keyword: brownies, chocolate, Cookies, dessert, recipe
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 246kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


  • 8 ounces unsweetened chocolate chopped
  • 8 ounces German Chocolate chopped
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper to help reduce sticking.
  • Place the chocolate and butter in a glass bowl and set it over a saucepan of barely simmering water, stirring occasionally, until completely melted, shiny and smooth.
  • Meanwhile, stir together the eggs, vanilla and sugar in a medium bowl.
  • Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, sift together the flour, salt and baking powder.
  • Add a little of the melted chocolate to the egg mixture, stirring continually to warm the mixture slightly thus avoiding curdles.
  • Add the rest of the melted chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and stir to combine well.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients, folding them into the batter.
  • Once all of the flour is incorporated, stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Scoop 1½ tablespoons of dough onto baking sheets.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until they are set. Do not over bake!
  • Leave to cool completely on the baking sheets.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.1g | Protein: 3.5g | Cholesterol: 33.7mg | Fiber: 2.5g | Sugar: 23.7g
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Carrian Cheney

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30 comments on “Better Than Brownies Cookies”

  1. please send books on how to make cookies or brownies or biscuits.

  2. Hi again! Could you please tell me how much % cacao there’s in the German chocolate? I’m guessing it’s not really dark and sweet? And the unsweetened one has a bigger % of cacao, maybe? Here in Germany you find milk chocolate and then with several cocoa %, like with 25%, 35% or 40%, and then there’s the dark chocolate with 50%, 60%, 70 or 77%, 88% and 90% cocoa. If you could tell me the cocoa % of the chocolate you use… That will be great! ? Thank you very much!

  3. Hi! I made them last friday… And we just couldn’t stop eating them! They are delicious! Although I had some problems… I live in Germany and here is hard to find unsweetened chocolate, so I just used. Lindt 70% Mild and from Hachez cocoa d’arriba 77% chocolate, they are not that sweet and a little bit bitter. I also added some nuts because I love the combination chocolate-nuts. But I don’t know what I did… The dough was to liquid and it spread like a pan cake! I mean… Even so, they were the best cookies ever, but nothing like in your pictures… Maybe I used too much chocolate the first time? Can you tell me how much sugar you used in grams? Maybe it was too much? I used cane sugar/brown sugar unrefined.

    I’m baking them tonight again… ? I can’t stop thinking about this cookies!

  4. These look delicious, I will put them on my backing list. As I also live in Germany, I will use 16 ounces of high quality semi-weet chocolate, I think that should do the trick. Unsweetened chocolate is almost unheard of here. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Hi,
    I’d love to make these, however, I’m not sure if I can find unsweetened chocolate and German chocolate isn’t sold in Germany. 😉
    Do you think I can substitute both for semisweet chocolate? I read that German chocolate is just sweeter than semisweet chocolate, and since unsweetened chocolate lacks sugar… Just a thought, not sure if it could work.
    And how should I store them? In a plastic container or would you recommend a cookie tin?
    Thanks in advance!
    All the best,

    • Hi Julia, you gotta love that German chocolate totally isn’t, lol. You can certainly use any combination of chocolate you’d like 🙂 We store in airtight containers.

  6. Seriously ? Over a pound & a half of chocolate ? I am sure they
    are amazing but we could not afford to make them except on
    very special occasions. I am supposing one could substitute cocoa
    & butter or butter substitute for all of that chocolate.

    • Hi Ruth,

      We actually just buy the chocolate during the baking sales at our local grocery stores and get them for great prices. In fact, it ends up almost comparable with cocoa. Right before the holidays is the best baking sale of the year. Hope that helps!

  7. These look delicious and I would love to make them. Please can you tell me what German Chocolate is? Is it cocoa or solid chocolate? I’d really appreciate your help. Thanks Sammie.

  8. Great cookie recipe! Made this for desert tonight and I couldn’t stop eating them.

  9. Are they chewy? My husband raves over these “chewies” he used to get a a local baker, that has since shut down. I’m in search of the perfect recipe to make him!

  10. Oh my word, these cookies look ridiculously AH-MAZING! I’m so making these, this weekend 🙂

  11. Can you use cocoa powder instead of chopped chocolate? If so how much? Looks really yummy. Thank you

  12. These look completely perfect! They even have that crinkly brownie top that I just love!

  13. These cookies would be amazing to bake, smell and devour but who can afford that amount of chocolate at today’s prices.
    Sadly, not I.

  14. I have a similar recipe, and I LOVE them!

  15. I make similar cookies like these and I prefer it much better than brownies! These look fabulous, Carrian!

  16. Yup..these are the kind of Cookies I drool over. I LOVE SOFT & CHEWY!

    Looks great! 🙂

  17. Yup..these are the kind of Cookies I drool over. I LOVE SOFT & CHEWY!

    Looks great! 🙂