Fudgy Brownie Cookies

Decadent Delights: Mastering the Art of Fudgy Brownie Cookies

Indulge in the divine fusion of brownies and cookies with our Fudgy Brownie Cookies—a symphony of rich chocolatey goodness in every bite. These cookies are a testament to the magic that happens when the chewiness of a brownie meets the irresistible crunch of a cookie. Join us on a culinary adventure as we guide you through the steps to create these heavenly treats. From the first whiff of cocoa to the moment you sink your teeth into the fudgy center, these cookies promise a journey to chocolate paradise.


  1. Unsweetened Chocolate – 4 ounces, chopped: Rich, unsweetened chocolate provides the foundation for intense chocolate flavor.
  2. Butter – 1/2 cup (1 stick): Butter adds richness and a luscious texture to the cookies.
  3. Granulated Sugar – 1 cup: Granulated sugar sweetens the cookies to perfection.
  4. Eggs – 3 large: Eggs contribute to the structure and fudgy consistency.
  5. Vanilla Extract – 1 teaspoon: Vanilla extract enhances the chocolate flavor and adds depth.
  6. All-Purpose Flour – 1 cup: All-purpose flour provides the necessary structure for the cookies.
  7. Cocoa Powder – 1/4 cup: Cocoa powder intensifies the chocolatey goodness.
  8. Baking Powder – 1/2 teaspoon: Baking powder lends a subtle lift to the cookies.
  9. Salt – 1/4 teaspoon: A pinch of salt enhances the overall flavor profile.
  10. Chocolate Chips – 1 cup: Chocolate chips add melty pockets of chocolatey delight.

For Coating:

  1. Powdered Sugar – For coating: Powdered sugar provides a sweet and snowy exterior.


  1. Melt Chocolate and Butter: In a heatproof bowl, melt the chopped unsweetened chocolate and butter together. This can be done using a double boiler or by carefully microwaving in short bursts. Stir until smooth and set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Whisk Sugar and Eggs: In a separate bowl, whisk together granulated sugar and eggs until well combined and slightly frothy.
  3. Add Vanilla Extract: Stir in the vanilla extract to the sugar and egg mixture, infusing it with a hint of vanilla goodness.
  4. Incorporate Chocolate Mixture: Gradually pour the melted chocolate and butter mixture into the sugar and egg mixture, stirring continuously until well combined.
  5. Sift Dry Ingredients: In a separate bowl, sift together all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. This ensures an even distribution of dry ingredients.
  6. Combine Wet and Dry Mixtures: Gently fold the sifted dry ingredients into the chocolate mixture until just combined. Be cautious not to overmix; a few lumps are acceptable.
  7. Fold in Chocolate Chips: Stir in the chocolate chips, ensuring they are evenly distributed throughout the batter.
  8. Chill the Dough: Cover the cookie dough and chill it in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. This step enhances the flavors and prevents the cookies from spreading too much during baking.
  9. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  10. Form Cookie Dough Balls: Using a cookie scoop or your hands, form the chilled dough into balls and roll them in powdered sugar until well coated.
  11. Bake to Perfection: Place the coated dough balls on the prepared baking sheets, leaving enough space between each. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are set, but the centers are still soft.
  12. Cool and Enjoy: Allow the Fudgy Brownie Cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, indulge in the fudgy goodness!

Cook Notes and Variations:

  • Nutty Bliss: For added texture, fold in a cup of chopped nuts such as walnuts or pecans into the cookie dough.
  • Minty Fresh: Add a teaspoon of peppermint extract to the cookie dough for a refreshing twist on classic fudgy brownies.
  • Caramel Dream: Create a gooey surprise by placing a caramel candy in the center of each cookie dough ball before baking.

Keto and Low-Carb Versions:

Keto Version:

  • Substitute almond flour for all-purpose flour to reduce carb content.
  • Use a low-carb sweetener such as erythritol or stevia in place of granulated sugar.
  • Opt for unsweetened chocolate with a higher percentage of cocoa to minimize sugar content.

Low-Carb Version:

  • Replace all-purpose flour with a combination of almond flour and coconut flour.
  • Choose a sugar substitute with a lower glycemic index for a reduced-carb option.
  • Select sugar-free chocolate chips or chop a sugar-free chocolate bar to incorporate into the dough.

As you relish the divine fudginess of each bite, you’re experiencing the culmination of chocolate perfection in our Fudgy Brownie Cookies. These cookies, with their decadent centers and powdered sugar exteriors, are a testament to the joy that a simple treat can bring. Share these indulgent delights with loved ones, and let the rich aroma of chocolate fill your kitchen. May every moment spent baking and savoring these Fudgy Brownie Cookies be a celebration of the sweetest pleasures life has to offer. Here’s to the magic of chocolate and the bliss of homemade cookies!

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