Best Brookies Recipe with Coconut Oil

Have the best of both worlds, brownies & chocolate chip cookies, with the BEST Brookies recipe!

The BEST BROOKIE Recipe - Half Brownie, Half Chocolate Chip Cookie Cookies | Louella Reese

This past weekend I decided to spice up date night in a bit with a bake off challenge! Joshua and I selected our own cookies recipes, put a grocery list together, picked up the necessary ingredients, and spent the evening in the kitchen. We put on some music, shared A LOT of laughs, and engaged in some friendly competition. Which resulted in four dozen cookies for us to indulge in and a new date night tradition. 

The best part? Joshua and I decided on our cookies on our own only to realize we had the same kind of recipe in mind. Brownies and chocolate chip cookies together – cookies from  me and bars from Joshua. So naturally it was Joshua that had to come up with a new recipe haha

I completely understand why we both wanted to combine the two classics – one or the other is typically a favorite dessert of everyone. When you combine the two – WOW! Some call these brownie chocolate chip cookies but I’m way more into the playful name of Brookies – it’s like a celebrity couples name. We all remember Brangelina and Bennifer. Much like these relationships these cookies will be gone before you know it! They are THAT GOOD!

The BEST BROOKIES

How to Make Your Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut Oil | Louella Reese
The BEST BROOKIE Recipe - Half Brownie, Half Chocolate Chip Cookie Cookies | Louella Reese

As usual, I like to keep butter out of my baked goods so instead of using it I opted to use coconut oil. Which resulted in ultra gooey, melt in your mouth cookies. Ones that are lighter yet more flavorful! 

INGREDIENTS

For the Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • 1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 7 tablespoons coconut oil, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
For the Brownie Cookie
  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup dark chips, melted
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper

For the Chocolate Chip Cookie

Step One

In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the flour and baking soda; set aside.

Step two

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the coconut oil on medium-speed until smooth. Add in the sugars and vanilla – beat on medium-speed until the mixture is pale and fluffy; about 2 minutes.

Step three

Add in the egg and beat until its well combined. Gently fold in the flour mixture with a spatula, stirring only until the flour begins to disappear. Fold in chocolate chips.

Step Four

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it in the fridge for 45 minutes.

 

For the Brownie Cookie

Step one

Place coconut and chocolate chips in a small sauce pan over medium heat and cook for about 2 minutes – stirring constantly – or until the butter and chocolate are completely melted. Remove from heat and whisk until completely smooth; set aside.

Step two

In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda; set aside.

Step Three

Add the sugars and the vanilla to the chocolate mixture and whisk until well combined; about 2 minutes. Add in the egg and egg yolk and beat well. Gently fold in the flour mixture with a spatula. Fold in chocolate chips.

 

Assembly and Baking

Step One

Place 2 tablespoon-sized rounds of chocolate chip cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheets, Place 2 tablespoon-sized rounds of brownie cookie dough directly next to each round of chocolate chip cookie dough.

Step Two

Join the two cookie doughs by pinching them together, make sure there are no gaps.

Step three

Place baking sheets in preheated oven and bake for 12-14 minutes. Let cookies cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire wrack to cool completely.

The BEST Brookies
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What happens when a cookie and a brownie meet? The best of both worlds! These Brookies combine two classic favorites to make the absolute best cookies!
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Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
12 min
Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
12 min
For the Chocolate Chip Cookie
  1. 1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  3. 7 tablespoons coconut oil, at room temperature
  4. 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  5. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  7. 1 large egg
  8. 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
For the Brownie Cookie
  1. 6 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  2. 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
  3. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  4. 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  5. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  6. 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  7. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  8. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  9. 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
  10. 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper
For the Chocolate Chip Cookie
  1. In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the flour and baking soda; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the coconut oil on medium-speed until smooth. Add in the sugars and vanilla – beat on medium-speed until the mixture is pale and fluffy; about 2 minutes.
  3. Add in the egg and beat until its well combined. Gently fold in the flour mixture with a spatula, stirring only until the flour begins to disappear. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it in the fridge for 45 minutes.
For the Brownie Cookie
  1. Place coconut and chocolate chips in a small sauce pan over medium heat and cook for about 2 minutes – stirring constantly – or until the butter and chocolate are completely melted. Remove from heat and whisk until completely smooth; set aside.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda; set aside.
  3. Add the sugars and the vanilla to the chocolate mixture and whisk until well combined; about 2 minutes. Add in the egg and egg yolk and beat well. Gently fold in the flour mixture with a spatula. Fold in chocolate chips.
Assembly and Baking
  1. Place 2 tablespoon-sized rounds of chocolate chip cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheets, Place 2 tablespoon-sized rounds of brownie cookie dough directly next to each round of chocolate chip cookie dough.
  2. Join the two cookie doughs by pinching them together, make sure there are no gaps.
  3. Place baking sheets in preheated oven and bake for 12-14 minutes. Let cookies cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire wrack to cool completely.
Notes
  1. Prepare chocolate chip cookie recipe first; it needs to chill while you prepare the brownie cookie dough.
Louella Reese https://louellareese.com/

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36 Comments

  1. Lisa Autumn wrote:

    OMG they looks so delish!

    Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    Posted 3.18.20 Reply
  2. Morgan wrote:

    YUM!!!! My favorite two desserts in one! I can’t wait for this weekend’s bakeoff!

    -Morgan
    The HER Chronicles [] http://theherchronicles.com

    Posted 3.18.20 Reply
  3. Lizzie wrote:

    OMG these look so good! When I find a good egg substitute, I’m going to try them out. Love anything with chocolate haha!

    Lizzie

    Posted 3.18.20 Reply
  4. rebecca wrote:

    oh my gosh I am horrible at baking but these look AMAZING!!! how much to ship to VA? 🙂

    xx reb // thecrystalpress.com

    Posted 3.18.20 Reply
    • Haha I have had a few requests – may have to start a little side hustle for the moment!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.18.20 Reply
  5. Rachel wrote:

    When you first posted these cookies on Instagram the other day I was DROOLING! So happy to shared the recipe. I can’t wait to make these this weekend!

    Rachel
    http://www.hello-her.com

    Posted 3.18.20 Reply
  6. Chrissey wrote:

    These look so tasty! I’m definitely going to try this recipe out!

    Chrissey
    https://www.chrisseyfromchicago.com/

    Posted 3.18.20 Reply
  7. Lee wrote:

    Oh my gosh these look AMAZING. Saving this to pinterest now to bake while were on isolation!

    Posted 3.18.20 Reply
  8. Jennifer wrote:

    Oo! Looks really good. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Posted 3.18.20 Reply
  9. Those cookies look delish and they literally just made me hungry! xoxo, Sarah

    Posted 3.19.20 Reply
  10. Stephanie wrote:

    I’ve heard of the concept of brookies for years and years, but I’ve yet to try them for myself – and I’ve never baked them. They sound delicious and definitely something fun to test out. And now is certainly the time for excess baking. I’ll have to give them a go!

    Posted 3.19.20 Reply
  11. Rach wrote:

    This recipe is incredible!! Love that is half brownie and half cookie!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    Posted 3.19.20 Reply
  12. darleen wrote:

    I love cooking and baking with coconut oil! So healthy! I am definitely going to make these cookies. Looks so good! Also I PINNEd the recipe.

    Posted 3.19.20 Reply
    • Same girl! Literally NEVER use butter anymore. Yay – cannot wait for you to try them!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.19.20 Reply
  13. Ellese wrote:

    Instantly gravitated towards this post! My two favorite desserts turned into one… I need to make these asap!! Thanks for sharing. Xo, Ellese

    Posted 3.19.20 Reply
  14. Emily Wilkinson wrote:

    I am definitely bookmarking this to try these cookies in the future!

    Posted 3.19.20 Reply
  15. Angelica wrote:

    these look DELICIOUS. When you cant decide, make both. Love it

    XX Angelica
    https://eraenvogue.com

    Posted 3.19.20 Reply
  16. Greta wrote:

    these cookies are making my mouth water! I’ll have to try these with all my extra spare time.

    Posted 3.19.20 Reply
  17. Jessica Camerata wrote:

    These look SO delicious. I love a brownie too, haven’t had one in forever. Time to bake!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

    Posted 3.23.20 Reply
    • Thanks lady! They are definitely our new favorite cookies. Hope you love them as much as we do!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.23.20 Reply
  18. Jamaria wrote:

    I LOVE brookies and these look delicious! I’m gonna have to try this recipe, thanks for sharing! Xo

    Posted 3.26.20 Reply