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Fudgy Brownie Cookies

Fudgy Brownie Cookies

Fudgy brownie cookies are a delicious combination of two easy dessert recipes; brownies and cookies!

So I was craving chocolate the other day, well OK, I am always craving chocolate, but I finally decided to do something about it yesterday. I am a sucker for brownies and cookies so I figured why not put them together? And how about I throw in some dark chocolate chunks for good measure? The cookie recipe turned out delicious; slightly flaky on the outside, gooey and fudgy on the inside. AKA: The perfect chocolate lover’s dessert fix.

Fudgy Brownie Cookies

Since this was kind of a spur of the moment thing, I didn’t have all of the necessary ingredients to make brownie batter from scratch, so I used a box brownie mix (gasp!) that I had on hand to help me. I think that it worked perfectly and saved me a trip to the grocery store.

Also try my Fudgy Brownie Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich.

UPDATE: 2/2016 This recipe was updated to omit the 2 hour chilling time. Chilling the cookie dough for 2 hours does make it easier to handle, but the outcome of the cookies is the same.

Fudgy Brownie Cookies

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Posted by Life’s Ambrosia on Saturday, February 20, 2016

Fudgy Brownie Cookies

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Makes 20-30 cookies


  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (I used Duncan Hines)
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted, cooled
  • 5 - 6 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chunks (I found of bag of dark chocolate chunks but if you can't just chop a dark chocolate bar into chunks)



Whisk together flour, brownie mix and brown sugar.


Using a heavy spoon, stir in eggs one at a time. Followed by butter and 2 tablespoons water. If the batter appears like there is too much flour add 1 more tablespoon of water. Batter will be very thick.


Fold in chocolate chunks


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


Grease a cookie sheet.


Drop heaping tablespoons of dough on the cookie sheet, you want pretty thick cookies here to get the brownie feel, about 3 inches apart. Press down slightly. Don't flatten completely. Bake for 8-10 minutes.


Remove from oven, allow to cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet. Transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.


While the last step does say cool completely, these are amazing right out of the oven with a glass of milk. Enjoy!

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  • Laura

    Wow those look amazing! I love chocolate…yum!

  • Believe you me: I’ll be making these!!! thanks!

  • Off to the store so I can make these today!
    WOW, these look yummy!

  • I didn’t have chocolate on the brain until I saw these! Baking andThursday night tv will go together well. :-)

  • Ooh. These look perfect!

  • Thanks Laura!
    Welcome Marta! Hope you like them!
    Thanks Cassie ! Let me know how it goes!
    That sounds like a perfect plan Lynn!
    Thanks Michelle :)

  • OH MY GOODNESS! We are making these tonight!!! I’ll post them on my blog in a few days and let you know how it goes! yum!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thanks Carri! I hope you find them as delicious as we do!

  • WOW, they look amazing!!

  • Thanks pigpigscorner!

  • Don’t we all crave chocolate all the time, just some of us hate to admit it.. :) These look fabulous!

  • Paige

    I wonder how you would make these vegan…

  • they sound like nice cookies to eat.

  • These sound absolutely amazing, but when it says 1 stick of butter how many grams does it mean? Thank you Carri!!!

  • I reckon these cakes are amazing as I have made them before, but I have forgotten how many grams a stick of butter is. I love anybody who loves these cakes so spread the word, as these cakes have not been given the credit they deserve. So thank all of you people who spend the time to read other people’s and comment on others!!!

  • OMG they look delicious! I’m a big chocolate fan so I love making new things with chocolate and these look particularly melt in the mouth!

  • Now you have me craving chocolate! These look awesome and with the mix, quick and easy to make.

  • zsa zsa

    OMG! these look so yummy! can i borrow your photo and post in my blog?

  • Misspelled url of my blog. haha sorry. anyway, i wish i can taste these yummies! thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • Sophie

    Hello, What is a stick of butter please? Sorry I’m English!!

  • I can’t wait to try this!

  • Thank you to everyone who commented on these! I hope those of you that try them really enjoy them!
    Taylor and Sophie: A stick of butter = 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup or 113 grams. Hope that helps! :)
    Zsa zsa: You can use the photo as long as you credit my blog and link back to me. Thanks!

  • jo oliver

    found this from stumble. WOW looks amazing!

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  • Meg

    YUM! I just took these out of the oven and wasted no time to try one with a cold glass of milk! So easy to make and has great results!

  • Can’t wait to try them. Thankyou for your time in creating and sharing these gems.

  • Those cookies look fabulous! I was practically licking the screen. I hear that’s not good for the screen, so maybe I’d better just make them.

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  • Telkom

    These look absolutely delicious! My appetite for brownies is now almost matched by my appetite for bacon :D

  • turisuna

    Wow I like chocolate, yummyyyy thanks for sharing, tomorrow is Sunday, time to practice it :)

  • plainjane

    WOW! Trying to lose weight but will try for something extra special and worth the calories.

  • Jean

    Just made these… delicious! My family loves them! I needed to use a bit extra water 5 tablespoons otherwise the batter was too dry but they they came out perfectly. I also cooked them for 11 minutes… Love this! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Stephen Ackart

    Man, You are gonna make me fat whenever I make these and eat the whole batch. LOL

  • how can these be made completely from scratch (i.e., sans brownie mix)? I would love to make this.

  • Memoria: I am not entirely sure because I have never tried to make them without the brownie mix. I might have to do some experimenting!

  • Beverly

    OMG!!! These look sooo good!!! I’m making these tomorrow, I can’t wait!!!

  • These are seriously sinful looking. YUM.

  • Cheryl Plunkett

    Looks Wonderful!

  • belle

    hey deseree, i checked out some brownie cookie recipes on other websites. i realized you added more sugar, and you used flour, i was wondering if this didn’t make the recipe too sweet? when you figure out how to get the same results from scratch can you post it. i have been looking for one and can’t seem to find it. by the way your cookies look really good, the best i have seen so far!

  • Beedyflucus

    Made this the other day and it was amazing! Everybody loved it, even my uncle who doesn’t really like sweets loved it! Thanks!

  • hey belle, I didn’t find that these were overly sweet and I am actually not (gasp!) a huge sweets fan. I’ll work on the recipe from scratch and if I come up with one that works I’ll be sure and share it with you all. :)
    Beedyflucus: Thanks for the feedback! I am glad that you enjoyed them! :)

  • Des, I came upon your site on stumbleupon. It’s really delightful and always brightens my day. Your husband takes beautiful photos of your wonderful creations. Keep doing what you are!

  • terry

    CAN’T wait to try this, LITERALLY, what happens if i skip the 2 hours refrigeration?

  • haha well I skipped the refrigeration once and found that they were pretty hard to work with, they got really soft and sticky so they didn’t form or bake well. If you can’t wait, you can take them out a bit early, maybe after 1 hour, and I think it might be ok. Hope you enjoy them! :)

  • belle

    hey deseree, you made me laugh when you said you are not a sweets fan…lol. but, i have another question for you, there are 2 sizes of brownie mix at my grocery store. i used the bigger one, but i was wondering if i use the smaller one with the exact same ingredients if i would get the same results….i guess what i am really asking is….does the size pack of the brownie mix that i buy matter? do i have to adjust ingredients to suit?

  • Hey Belle, I think that if you did buy the smaller size package of brownie mix you would want to adjust the other ingredients to suit the change so that you can get the same results. What was the size that you originally used? I used a box of Duncan Hines brownie mix so it was a 19-20 ounce package.

  • belle

    the size i used was about that, i think it was 18.7 ounces if i remember correctly….. but the brand i used was betty crocker, i remember picking up the 2 sizes in the grocery. i didn’t know which one to get so i just opted for the bigger one. but the other one was a 11-13 ounce i believe…..but i’m not sure, i can’t remember…. next time i go to the grocery i’ll make a note of it and write you.

  • Brittany

    I’m making these right now! The dough has just gone into the refrigerator… The batter is incredibly awesome, so I can only imagine how the cookies will taste! And those are beautiful pictures… They make my mouth water every time I see it…

  • Brittany

    OK I just got to taste one………….. I am out of millk, which is a bummer, but WOW that is tasty! I convinced my mom to make them just by her seeing the pictures! I am glad I used the Duncan Hines Chocolate Lovers Brownie mix, which has the double fudge with the fudge packet… I mixed that in as well, and wow… I will never make another cookie recipe again.

  • Thank you Brittany! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed them this much. I think the fudge packet addition would be delicious! I hope your mom enjoys them just as much :)

  • Joseph

    I just finished making these and tasted one right out of the oven,with a mug of milk.
    they are wonderful,such a simple recipe even i could make them well!
    im going to share them with everybody.

  • belle

    hey deseree,
    girl, i baked those cookies over the weekend.i had some friends over with their families. i think the mistake i made was breaking a cookie in pieces and giving everyone to taste. 2 of the boys that were there raided the tray. 1 of the families took home the rest. i only got one. the next time i bake them i need to make sure that i don’t have company. i went back to the grocery store, the other size they have is an 11 ounce, so….i don’t know what the adjustment would be for that but i don’t think the smaller size would work in my house, the recipe is too popular.

  • Hey belle, I’ve made that mistake before too, always gotta hide some for yourself! ;-) I am happy to hear that your family and your company enjoyed these.

  • Kate

    I made these today–absolutely wonderful. Instead of adding chocolate chunks I used ghirardelli brownie mix, which contains an abundance of chocolate chips in it–worked really well. Great recipe, will definitely end up making them again.

  • Thank you Kate! I love Ghirardelli chocolate so that sounds like a perfect substitution. :)

  • Lou

    Wow, the middle looks fantastic, thanks for sharing!

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  • Maegen

    These cookies are amazing! I have a new favorite cookie among my family, and as the family cookie master I say these cookies are among the best and the simplest I have ever made!! Thank you so much!

  • You’re welcome Maegen! Thank you for the nice comments about these cookies, I am glad you and your family liked them so much.

  • Erin

    Deseree, I’ve made these a few times and my family and I really love them. The only thing is that they never quite come out as thick as they do in the picture, but rather flat and soupy when I take them out of the oven. I follow all the directions, but use a different brand of brownie mix. Could this be the problem? Any idea what I could be doing wrong?

  • Erin, I’m glad you and your family love them but am sorry to hear that you’ve had problems with them being too flat. I am not sure that using a different brand of brownie mix would cause the problem as a few other people have left comments saying that they used other mixes and didn’t have a problem. One thought may be that the batter is getting to warm, make sure it stays cold. I would try putting the bowl in the fridge while you are baking the batches. I would also wait for your cookie sheet to cool down, if it is too warm the batter will spread. Also over working it could cause this problem. Also if you’re at a high altitude you’d have to adjust for that. I hope this helps!

  • Josh

    I made these and they were quite amazing, but I also improved them a little bit (I think) by replacing the two tablespoons of water with and equal amount of strong coffee (cooled). It adds an awesome extra taste to the cookie and makes it even more irresistable. Thanks for the awesome recipe Deseree

  • You’re welcome Josh! A bit of coffee sounds like a great addition :)

  • Christine

    Hello Deseree! Thanks so much for this recipe – I tried them with peanut butter chips intead of the dark chocolate chunks and they’re delicious!

  • You’re welcome Christine! I will definitely have to try adding peanut butter chips next time, there is nothing quite like the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Thanks for the tip!

  • Sheelah

    wow, these look sooo yummy!!!! i’m gonna make loads today….mum couldn’t say no so obviously she thought it looked yummy too!!!! XD
    I love brownies and cookies and i love brownie cookies and now they come fudgy, HURRAY!!!!!! LOL

  • Haha Sheelah! I hope you enjoy them :)

  • I thought this was a great recipe for my daughter to try making cookies for the first time. She had so much fun…and was only mildly annoyed at me for taking pictures. :) Thanks for the recipe!!

  • D:

    I made these and they came out like little cakes. I threw them out :[ They looked so good im not sure what I did wrong.

  • D: I am sorry to hear that. I was wondering what exactly do you mean they came out like little cakes? Were they too puffy? Too dry? Not fudgy? If I know I might be able to make some better suggestions. My first thought when you said “cakes” was about the butter you used. Did you use real butter? Thanks!

  • You’re welcome Suzanne! I am happy that you and your daughter had a fun time making these! :)

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  • denise


    These cookies look awesome! I am wondering if anyone has ever put them in the freezer; would that mess with the texture??

  • Hi Denise! Thanks! I have not personally put this cookie dough before in the freezer, but since it is a heavy dough, as opposed to one made with egg whites, it should freeze quite well. Just make sure to protect the dough with a couple of layers of plastic wrap and allow plenty of time to thaw before cooking and cook within 4-6 weeks.
    I would also think that freezing the cookies after you bake them would not really mess with the texture, but again I have not done it personally.
    Hope this helps!

  • SUZIE1239

    I’m baking for my son, Joseph’s class Christmas party.They’re going to gobble these delicious cookies right up. Thanks a million!

  • chanda

    hey everyone just tried the cookies and they are just as good as the picture. the first time i made them i did them according to the recipe but this last time i came up with a way to do them gluten free by scratch and with the gluten free brownie mix so if any of you would like to know the changes made to make these yummy cookies for those of us that cant have the good ole stuff let me know and i wll be happy to share.

  • Chanda- I love that you tried this gluten free and from scratch! I’ve had a couple people ask me about that so hopefully they will contact you to get the recipe :)

  • monika

    I was wondering how to get the gluten free version of this that Chanda made. I don’t know how to contact her to get the recipe. My kids would love to be able to eat this.

  • What heavenly little treats these are! A chocoholic’s dream.

  • Wonderful! I just made these and they are soooo good! I used Pillsbury Milk Chocolate Brownie mix and milk chocolate chunks so thatthe cooies didn’t come out too rich for the kids and they are excellent!

  • michal

    how can I get the gluten free version? I don’t know how to contect her. My son would love to eat this.

  • Love these cookies!

  • Alyson

    WOW theses are GREAT!!! I made them around the holidays & the family keeps requesting them!

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  • Megan

    I love making these cookies! They are my family’s favorite cookies. They are delicious, fudgy, chocolately and just all around wonderful. I use the brownie mix that has chocolate chunks in it and them don’t add chocolate chips and they turn out perfectly.

  • these look awesome…

  • Those look amazing. My husband is addicted to brownies, and his birthday is coming up soon, so these would be perfect. Thanks!

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  • Brenda

    These look amazing and I’m going to try them today, but was wondering about high altitude? We live in northern utah, about 5000 ft at our location. I have Giardeilli brownie mix I’ll be using. Do I just follow the high altitude directions on the box? I’m assuming that would be ok. But you know what happens when you assume, lol! Thanks

  • Brenda- haha I do know what happens when you assume :) However, I’m not sure. I dont have much experience cooking in high-altitude. I would think that the high-altitude instructions would work though. Please let me know how they turn out!

  • I’m checking my pantry right now to see if I have everything for these, lol.

  • lia

    love the look and sound of these, but I don’t have brownie mix on hand… is there anything in brownie mix other than flour, cocoa powder, sugar, and baking soda? I might try borrowing those ingredients from a brownie recipe and see if I can make these.

  • Lia- every box of brownies is different but I think that would be the gist of the ingredients in the box. With that said, I have never done them without a box mix but have been meaning to try it with a brownie recipe that I have. I would love to hear if you make these from scratch. Please let me know how they turn out! :)

  • Nicole Pelletier

    Made these cookies last night and they were amaaaazing! Definitely making them again. Thanks for the recipe!!!

  • Constance

    i would love to make these but i dont like using box mixes… could i make these without using it? if so what kind of brownie recipe would work??

  • Cheryl

    Hey there!

    I would like to try this, but I’m not sure if using Betty Crocker’s Fudge Brownie mix would be okay? I don’t have Duncan Hines’ mixes in my country, so.. yeah. ^_^;; I know it’s been a good year and more since you posted this, but it would be awesome if you replied. Thank you! <3

  • Hi Cheryl, Betty Crocker’s Fudge Brownie mix should work just fine. Hope you enjoy them!

  • Cheryl

    Thank you so much! :D

  • Jessica

    These look great! Just curious — will it hurt anything if I leave them in the refrigerator longer than 2 hours?

  • Jessica- No I don’t think it will hurt anything. My worry is leaving them less than two hours because you want the dough to be pretty firm.

  • Jessica

    Cool, thanks!

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  • Pat

    I would like to make these and freeze them for about a week before a party that I am having. Will they still be good after freezing? Thanks for any help you can give me!

  • Hi Pat! I have never tried freezing these before so I can’t say for sure if it would work out. However, I don’t see why it wouldn’t. I did a search and found some tips on allrecipes for you That might help! Hope you enjoy the cookies!

  • Pat

    Thank you for your quick response. I will check out how to freeze cookies and will give it a try!

  • manal

    waw .thaaaaaaaanks alot for this delicious cookies .I just made them .

  • Cami

    I’m making my holiday cookies and happened across your recipe when looking for fudge brownie cookies. They turned out great! I didn’t have chocolate chunks on hand so I used the peanut butter and chocolate chip mix I did have. Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

  • tierra

    I was wondering, are you using butter unsalted or salted or could I use margarine instead? These look amazing and i cant wait to try them out this week!

  • Hi Tierra, I used unsalted butter in this recipe. I haven’t tried them with margarine so I can’t say whether or not it would work. Let me know how you like the cookies!

  • Courtney

    what if you don’t refrigerated for the full two hours?

  • Hey Courtney, I find that the dough is a bit harder to work with if it’s not refrigerated but that being said if you don’t have the time to do the full two hours it should be fine just for 1

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  • Kim I

    Hi there! I was looking for a great brownie cookie recipe and came across yours. I’ve tried others that are from scratch – I don’t normally use boxed mixes. I must say, they are phenomenal! You nailed it! Easy enough for the kids to make too. I only chilled mine for about an hour and they still came out great! Thank you Thank you!

  • In the fridge now. After I stirred the dough with all of the ingredients (minus chocolate chips) I used my hands to work in all of the ingredients. Definitely got it molded better together better than my spoon ever would have!

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  • Daenielle

    can i use milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate?

  • Yep!

  • Madison

    I saw a couple comments about freezing. Have any of you tried it yet and did it work out. I know technically you can but sometimes they don’t defrost very well. Just curious I am making a ton of these this week and would love to get ahead of the game and get some out of the way now. Thanks

  • Alycia

    These were SO yummy! I bought a mix that already had chocolate chips in it to save some money and added in some white chocolate chips that I had leftover from another recipe.
    The fudgy deliciousness was out of control!

  • Akanksha

    Hi I wanted to know can we do this without the brownie mix… if yes what can be the substitute.

  • Hi Akanksha- I have never tried to make these without brownie mix before so I am not sure how it would work. You could try mixing the dry ingredients for a batch of brownies as a substitute for the brownie mix.Then follow the recipe as written so you’ll be adding more flour and brown sugar. Again I haven’t tried making them that way so I can’t say how well it will work.

  • jbn13010

    Hello I was just wondering what type of sugar is used light or dark brown sugar

  • jbn130100- you could use either. I used light.

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  • dodo

    Buonissimi, bravaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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