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Brown Butter Brookies

Brown Butter Brookies

I decided to bake these brown butter brookies for a tasty treat this week. I’ve never made brookies before but decided to give it a try when I saw this recipe on BaJillian Recipes that looked irresistible. What’s not to love about a gooey brownies mixed with a gooey chocolate chip cookies? I knew my kids would be thrilled with this dessert and I was right because they each devoured one this afternoon and both declared them decadent, delicious and blog worthy.

Brown Butter Brookies

How to Make Brown Butter Brookies

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper. Coat with cooking spray.

Make the cookie dough by heating the butter in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, until melted. It will start to bubble, foam, and separate then will turn golden brown with a nutty aroma. Remove from the heat immediately and pour into a medium mixing bowl to cool for 5 minutes. Side Note: Watch the butter carefully while cooking because it can burn quickly & easily. 

Whisk in both of the sugars, egg, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy. Gradually add your flour until just combined. Add the chocolate chips and mix until combined. Set aside.

Make the brownie batter by heating the same saucepan over medium heat. Add the butter and melt it then stir in the cocoa powder until smooth and glossy. Remove from the heat and whisk in the sugar. Add the egg and vanilla and whisk until creamy and smooth.

Combine the flour & salt together in a small bowl and mix well. Add to the batter until just combined. Add the chocolate chips and stir to combine.

Alternate the spooning of the brownie batter and the cookie dough into the prepared pan, gently smoothing the top.

Brown Butter Brookies

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the edges are firm and golden. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the top with a few more chocolate chips, if desired.

Cool in the pan for 30 minutes before removing. Slice and serve. Enjoy!

Brown Butter Brookies

Brown Butter Brookies

Brown Butter Brookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Cool in pan before cutting for: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Author: Adapted by Pam / Original by BaJillian Recipes

Equipment

  • 8-inch square baking dish

Ingredients

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Brownie Batter:

  • 7 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 7 tbsp flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper. Coat with cooking spray.
  • Make the cookie dough by heating the butter in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, until melted. It will start to bubble, foam, and separate then will turn golden brown with a nutty aroma. Remove from the heat immediately and pour into a medium mixing bowl to cool for 5 minutes.
    Side Note: Watch the butter carefully while cooking because it can burn quickly & easily. 
  • Whisk in both of the sugars, egg, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.
  • Combine the flour, salt, and baking powder in a small bowl; mix well.
  • Gradually add the flour to the brown butter mixture until just combined.
  • Add the chocolate chips and mix until combined. Set aside.
  • Make the brownie batter by heating the same saucepan over medium heat. Add the butter and melt it then stir in the cocoa powder until smooth and glossy.
  • Remove from the heat and whisk in the sugar. Add the egg and vanilla and whisk until creamy and smooth.
  • Combine the flour & salt together in a small bowl and mix well. Add to the batter until just combined. Add the chocolate chips and stir to combine. Add the chocolate chips and stir to combine. 
  • Alternate the spooning of the brownie batter and the cookie dough into the prepared pan, gently smoothing the top. 
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the edges are firm and golden. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the top with a few more chocolate chips, if desired.
  • Cool in the pan for 30 minutes before removing. Slice and serve. Enjoy!
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15 Comments

  1. They look awesome but definitely not on my diet. I thought this post was going to be about Brook Trout fried in brown butter 🙂

    1. Yum! Those trout fried in brown butter sounds so good. Almost as good as the brookies.

  2. Here’s a new food for me. Never heard of brookies before but os course they look delicious.

  3. Where does the flour/salt in the brownie come into the recipe?

    1. Amanda,

      Thank you for letting me know it was missing from the instructions. I have corrected the recipe.

      -Pam

  4. amazing! the brown butter really takes these above and beyond! nice treat, pam. 🙂

  5. Anne Olson says:

    Pam,
    These are deliciously, deadly, and dangerously too good.
    I begged them to go along with your cottage pie for a company last night.
    For personal caloric safety I sent the remaining ones home with them saving out to for my husband’s lunch when he packed it last night. These are the kind of things I’ll get out with a cup of coffee in the morning and go through one by one, seriously, until they’re gone.
    The brown butter takes them over the top.
    Thank you once again for a great recipe that turned out perfectly for me!
    Anne

    1. Anne,

      I had to give most of them away too! So decadent and delicious. I’m so glad they were a big hit.

      -Pam

  6. This recipe was mind-blowing it tasted perfect, the flavor was exellent!

    1. Aliou,

      I’m so glad you like them. Thanks for letting me know.

      -Pam