Recipe: Brownie Cookies

I consider it a really good day when the hardest decision I have to make is, “Do I make brownies … or cookies for dessert?” Realistically, my dream would be to whip up both! A brownie for one hand and a cookie for the other. Because really, how is a girl supposed to decide between two amazing desserts? But, in favor of avoiding a sugar overload I usually compromise with just one and in this case, a compromise is a VERY delicious thing — BROWNIE COOKIES!

Brownie cookies are just that, a brownie and a cookie in one!¬†They’re easy to make and with a dash of powdered sugar look quite fancy.

If you’re looking for a yummy dessert for a regular weekday or something to gift someone you love just because or for a holiday, look no further than brownie cookies. Everyone loves them!

brownie cookies


  • 6 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup white all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Powdered sugar – for topping


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy clean up.

In a mixing bowl, cream together butter, shortening, and sugars. Add the egg and vanilla and blend well.

In a separate bowl, whisk remaining dry ingredients – flour, cocoa, baking powder, and baking soda. Slowly pour into wet ingredients and mix.

Scoop dough, about 2 inch rounds, onto the parchment paper and bake for 12-14 minutes or just until the tops no longer look wet. Don’t overbake! Remove from the oven, sprinkle with powdered sugar and allow to cool before eating.

Gretchen hails from the beautiful Pacific Northwest along with her husband and two young children. Before transitioning to life as a stay at home mom, Gretchen worked in sales and marketing while earning her Masters in Management and Organizational Leadership. Now her days are focused on managing meal plans and nap times while organizing her sewing stash and children's toy bins. My oh my, how life changes in the blink of an eye! Gretchen writes frequently about natural parenting, becoming more environmentally conscience, her affinity for thrifted treasures, and hopes of making it out of yoga pants each day on her blog That Mama Gretchen (


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