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Brookie Bars

These Brookie Bars are half chocolate chip cookie, half fudge brownie, and 100% delicious! Rich, dense, chewy, and chocolatey, these brownie cookies really do have it all!

Featuring tons of chocolate chips and other common pantry staples, these dessert bars can be made from start to finish in just under an hour.

No need to decide between enjoying a buttery chocolate chip cookie or a rich, chewy brownie when you could instead indulge in one of my brookies! These treat bars feature layers of cookie dough and brownie batter swirled together to make the ultimate home-baked dessert.

Three Brookie Bars stacked together on counter.

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What Is A Brookie?

The name Brookie comes from combining the words brownie and cookie. Brookies are a layer of brownie batter and a layer of cookie dough - baked together. This fun spin on words is the most common name for these dessert bars.

However, you’ll sometimes see this dessert called Brownie Cookies. No matter what you call them they are amazing!

These bars are perfect to take to a potluck, dinner party, or any social event. Or you can make it as a special dessert for your family and serve them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Brookies set out on counter top.

If you love dessert bars you might also like these S'mores Cookie Bars, Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars and Rolo Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.


See printable recipe card below for all ingredients, specific measurements, and complete instructions.

Ingredients to make Brookie Bars set out on counter.
  • All-Purpose Flour - Gives these brookies a tender, chewy texture.
  • Sugar - A mixture of granulated white and brown sugar will perfectly sweeten these dessert bars.
  • Butter - Adds just the right amount of richness and subtle salty flavor.
  • Eggs - Binds all the other ingredients together.
  • Leavening Agents - Both baking soda and baking powder will help these brookies to puff up in the oven.
  • Vanilla Extract - Gives this dessert a delicious home-baked flavor.
  • Chocolate Chips - Because all the best desserts have chocolate!

Recipe Variations

If you’re a big fan of peanut butter and chocolate desserts, try swapping out the chocolate chip cookie dough with your favorite peanut butter cookie dough recipe. Assemble and bake the peanut butter brookies as normal and enjoy the sweet and salty flavor combination!

You can customize the level of richness in these bars by switching up the kind of chocolate chips and cocoa powder you use.

For some fun flavor combinations I also like to use peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, and white chocolate chips in the cookie dough.

How To Make Brookie Bars

These Brookies are two layers of deliciousness. You'll first make the brownie layer and then the cookie layer for the perfect flavor combination.

Make The Brownie Batter.

Chocolate chips and butter in glass mixing bowl.
Sugar and brown sugar added to melted chocolate in mixing bowl.

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt together the butter and chocolate chip. Then whisk in the granulated sugar and brown sugar until combined.

Two eggs added to brownie batter in glass mixing bowl.
Flour added to brownie batter in glass mixing bowl.

Add the eggs and mix thoroughly. Then add the flour and mix just until no dry clumps remain. Transfer the brownie batter to a well-greased baking dish and set aside.

Make The Cookie Dough.

Butter sugar and brown sugar in glass mixing bowl.
Flour added to cookie dough in glass mixing bowl.
Chocolate chips added to cookie dough in glass mixing bowl.

Make the cookie dough by first creaming together the remaining butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until light and smooth. Then add the egg and mix until fully incorporated.

Gently whisk in the flour, baking powder, and baking soda until just combined then fold in the chocolate chips.

Cookie dough dropped on top of brownie batter in glass baking dish.

Layer the cookie dough over top of the brownie batter. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brookies comes out mostly clean.

Allow the bars to cool before slicing, serving, and enjoying!

Baked Brookies in glass baking dish.

How to Store Leftover Brookies

Any leftovers can be stored in a Ziplock bag or airtight container. They should stay good on the counter for up to 2 to 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You can freeze for up to 2 months.

These brownie cookie bars can be enjoyed at room temperature, chilled, or even warmed up in the microwave!

Baking Tips

  • You will need to cover your brookies with a layer of aluminum foil for the first half of the bake time to ensure that the bars bake all the way through before they brown too much on top.
  • Be sure to thoroughly grease your pan before adding your brownie batter as these bars tend to be a bit sticky!
  • I used semi-sweet chocolate chips in this recipe, but you can use any kind of chocolate chips that you have on hand.
  • If using unsalted butter, simply add a teaspoon of salt to the brownie batter and cookie dough.

Recipe FAQs

What does a brookie taste like?

These brookies pretty much taste exactly how you think they would! They have all the chewy denseness of a brownie with the buttery and vanilla flavor of a chocolate chip cookie. And of course, there’s tons of deep chocolate flavor!

Why aren’t my brookies cooking in the middle?

These brookies are meant to be a bit gooey! However, if you find that your brookies are coming out raw in the middle, you’re probably not baking them in the right sized pan.

I bake my brookies in a 9x13” baking dish so that the bars won’t be too thick. If you try baking these brownie cookies in a smaller pan, the outside of the bars will burn before the inside cooks all the way through.

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Equipment Needed:

Brookies stacked together on counter.

We are big fans of dessert bars at our house. If you are looking for more dessert bar ideas here are a few more to try.

I hope you enjoy these Brookie Bars! If you try this recipe, please come back and rate it and leave me a comment below. I love to hear from you!

Three Brookie Bars stacked on top of each other on counter.

Brookie Bars Recipe

Author: Judy Wilson
These easy Brookie Bars are half chocolate chip cookie, half fudge brownie, and 100% delicious! These brownie cookies really do have it all!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 512 kcal


Brownie Layer

  • ½ cup salted butter
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

Cookie Layer

  • ½ cup salted butter
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and grease a 9x13 inch baking dish with butter or nonstick cooking spray.
  • Start by putting together the brownie batter. In a medium sized bowl, microwave the butter and chocolate chips. Start with 45 seconds and continue with 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until smooth and combined.
  • Whisk in the sugars until they are fully incorporated into the melted chocolate mixture.
  • Add the eggs and whisk again until the eggs are thoroughly beaten and combined with the rest of the batter.
  • Gently whisk in the flour until no clumps of dry flour remain and the batter is smooth. Pour the batter into the baking dish and set aside.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, use an electric hand mixer to cream the butter and sugars for the cookie layer together. Once the butter and sugars are smooth and creamy, add the egg and mix until fully incorporated
  • Whisk in the flour, baking powder, and baking soda on a low speed until thoroughly combined. Fold in the chocolate chips until they are evenly distributed throughout the cookie dough.
  • Scatter spoonfuls of cookie dough over the top of the brownie batter and cover the baking dish with aluminum foil. Bake for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove the aluminum foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Allow to cool then slice, serve, and enjoy!


If using unsalted butter, simply add a teaspoon of salt to the brownie batter and cookie dough.
I used glass baking dish, if using a metal it may decrease your bake time by about 5 minutes.
Any leftovers can be stored in a Ziplock bag or airtight container on the counter for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 512kcalCarbohydrates: 70gProtein: 4gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 270mgPotassium: 153mgFiber: 1gSugar: 52gVitamin A: 532IUCalcium: 70mgIron: 1mg
The nutritional information provided is approximate and should only be used as a general guideline. It is an estimate that will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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