Chocolate Brownie Cookie

I teased you on Sunday with promises of another Valentine’s Day treat. This one, lucky for you, is of the chocolate variety!

Sometimes you just decide that you need freshly baked cookies NOW. Don’t tell me you never had thoughts like that. It’s happened to me on several occasions, but unfortunately most cookie recipes call for room temperature butter, which foils all hope for spontaneity.

These Chocolate Brownie Cookies though, like brownies, use melted butter! So you have no excuse not to make them this very second, no advanced preparation needed…except maybe making sure you have enough room in your tummy to eat a few fresh out of the oven.

Chocolate Brownie Cookie

I actually made these cookies months ago for Nate’s friend’s birthday. I have a million yummy chocolate cookie recipes (and I’m sure you do too), but this one was pretty darn tasty and you should consider adding it to your repertoire.

They call for nuts, but Nate thinks that nuts ruin all baked goods, and so I left them out. Personally, I think they’d add a nice crunch.

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The key is to take these out of the oven when they seem too soft to be done. If you cook them too long, they will be dry. Trust me on this one :(

If you do happen to overcook them slightly, make sure you serve them warm-15 seconds in the microwave will moisten them right up. In fact, they’re always best served warm regardless.

Chocolate Brownie Cookie

 

And in case you need some other Valentine’s Day inspiration, here are a few of my faves:

 

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Red Velvet Cake with Raspberry Mousse and Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting- I made this for my first Valentine’s Day with Nate!

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Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake

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Rich and Thick Hot Chocolate

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Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake

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Dark Chocolate-Cherry Ganache Bars

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Cider Poached Pears- a delicious, lighter dessert

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Chocolate-peanut butter pb cup cookies

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Butterscotch Rum Banana Spiced Blondies

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Chocolate Pecan-Pie Bars

Brownie Cookies

From Oxmoor House

Print this recipe

makes 2.5 dozen

1/2 cup butter
4 (1-oz.) unsweetened chocolate baking squares, chopped
3 cups semisweet chocolate morsels, divided
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups chopped pecans, toasted (optional)

Combine butter, unsweetened chocolate, and 1 1/2 cups chocolate morsels in a large heavy saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until butter and chocolate melt; cool.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

Beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla at medium speed with an electric mixer. Gradually add flour mixture to egg mixture, beating well. Add chocolate mixture; beat well. Stir in remaining 1 1/2 cups chocolate morsels and pecans (if using).

Drop dough by 2 tablespoonfuls 1 inch apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.

Bake at 350° for 10 minutes- they will look slightly underdone, do NOT over bake!

Cool slightly on baking sheets; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

22 Comments

  1. I agree, I hate nuts in my baked goods!

    And I **LOVE** the melted butter thing, because I can’t always plan like 2 hours in advance that I want to make cookies… who can!? That’s just an unrealistic expectation.

    And that fudge cake… oh man that looks so good.

    • btw, Nate IMed me the first sentence of your comment about that you hate nuts and then said “YEAAAAAAAAAAAAH.” Haha, apparently now you’re his friend ;)

      And i know, melted butter is SO much more convenient. I mean I guess, worst case scenario, you could always make brownies! And def try the fudge cake…it was so yummy.

  2. Yes! You shared your post on the pecan pie bars! Now I don’t have to go find it. :)

    • I didn’t know you were looking for them! But you should so make them. It’s kind of annoying because it calls for some weird size pan. I only had a slightly larger pan so i used squished up foil to put around two of the edges to create two new edges to “make” it a smaller pan. The filling oozed over a bit, but all-in-all it worked really well. So give that a try if you need to.

  3. Oh you have shared some many delicious looking desserts!!! It must be time for me to get into the kitchen ;)

  4. I’m pretty much in the mood for freshly baked cookies all the time so I’ll have to try these! You have some SERIOUS treats going on here! I need them all!

  5. Have a happy Valentine’s Day! I second the love of using melted butter. I’ve got mad skills at warming butter just right in the microwave, though. It has come from years of practice and not planning ahead. :)

    • Happy Valentine’s Day, Nicole!! Haha, I do often soften butter in the microwave…it’s not perfect but it usually works just fine. Also I read that you can cut cold butter into small pieces and it will soften within like 15 min since there’s more surface area exposed to the air.

  6. Pretty sure that goes through my mind multiple times a day…about needing freshly baked cookies. haha Ah, and don’t have to wait for the butter to reach room temp? Awesome! Happy Valentine’s Day, Amy! Hope you and Nate have a good one. :)

  7. Kelly @ Inspired Edibles

    Ok, I don’t want to start a fight on Valentine’s day but please tell the lovely bearded fellow that I happen to *love* that’s *l.o.v.e* nuts in my baked yummies (so there! ;-)). You definitely excel in the sweets my sweet and your dark chocolate delights look especially dazzling – even in their nakedness :). Great roundup Amy! Happy Hearts to you (and Nate too ;-)) – xo.

  8. oooooh no; looks like Beardy and i have an issue. Although i don’t think nuts enhance all baked goods, i think in certain ones they really do add something special. Those beautiful chocolate cookies, however, look gorgeous without nuts.
    Happy valentine’s day, Amy!

  9. My hubby is another nut hater…he’d be SO bummed if I added them to these decadent brownie cookies. I MUST add these to my baking list…the hubby will be very pleased :) Never enough chocolate recipes…and ALL your V-Day treats look spectacualr :)

  10. Everything looks amazing, but those brownie cookies are calling my name!

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