Shortcut Brookies: Brownie Mix Meets Cookie Dough!

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Craving a decadent dessert that combines the rich fudginess of brownies with the chewy goodness of cookies? Look no further than brookies! These delightful treats are surprisingly simple to make, and this recipe takes it up a notch by using a boxed brownie mix for ultimate convenience.

Ingredients:

Brookies
Brookies

One box (approximately 400g) brownie mix (fudge or your favorite flavor)

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg + 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • Directions:

    1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.

    2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and egg yolk one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.

    3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Don’t overmix!

    4. Pour half of the batter into the prepared baking pan. In a small bowl, stir about 1/3 cup of the batter with the chocolate chips. Gently spread the chocolate chip batter over the first layer in the pan.

    5. Pour the remaining half of the plain batter on top, creating a marbled effect.

    6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs (not completely clean).

    7. Let the brookies cool completely in the pan before cutting and serving.

    Nutrition Facts (per bar, approximate):

    Calories: 450

  • Fat: 25g
  • Saturated Fat: 15g
  • Cholesterol: 50mg
  • Sodium: 200mg
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Sugar: 30g
  • Protein: 5g

  • Tips:

    For chewier brookies, bake for a shorter time. For a fudgier texture, bake for a few minutes longer.

  • You can substitute chopped nuts for the chocolate chips if desired.
  • Let the batter chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before baking for thicker and chewier brookies.

  • Conclusion:

    These easy brookies are the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth without spending hours in the kitchen. Using a brownie mix streamlines the process, and the combination of textures and flavors is simply irresistible. So grab your favorite brownie mix and whip up a batch of these delicious treats today!

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

    1. Can I use a different type of brownie mix?

    Absolutely! Any brownie mix flavor will work in this recipe. Feel free to experiment with different flavors for a unique twist.

    2. What if I don’t have a 9×13 inch pan?

    You can use an 8×8 inch pan, but the brookies will be thicker. Adjust the baking time accordingly, checking for doneness a few minutes earlier.

    3. Can I make these brookies gluten-free?

    Yes! Simply use a gluten-free brownie mix and gluten-free flour. Ensure all other ingredients you use are certified gluten-free as well.

    4. How can I store leftover brookies?

    Store leftover brookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. You can also freeze them for longer storage.

    5. Can I add any other ingredients to this recipe?