Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (Brookies)

Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (5 of 7)If you can’t decide between making brownies or cookies, just make both!! This treat is the best of both worlds. These Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars, or Brookies as some people call them, are the perfect rich, decadent treat! Grab yourself a big glass of milk and enjoy one (or two, or three)! I halved this and made a 9 x 9 dish, but you can double the recipe below and make a 9 x 13 pan to feed a crowd.

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Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (Brookies)
Source: Buns in My Oven
Makes Approx. 16 Bars

Ingredients:
For the Brownies:
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 1/8 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup plus 1/8 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tbsp. vanilla
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

For the Cookies:
1 cup plus 1/8 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup plus 1/8 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup plus 1/8 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 large egg
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, line an 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 baking pan with foil, leaving some to overhang. Spray foil with cooking spray, set aside.

For the Brownies:
Add butter to a small saucepan, heat over low heat until butter is completely melted. Add in sugar and stir to combine, cook for approx. 1-2 minutes (don’t let it boil).

Transfer butter mixture to a medium sized mixing bowl. Add in cocoa powder, eggs, salt, baking powder, and vanilla. Stir with a spatula until incorporated. Add in flour and chocolate chips and stir until incorporated.

Pour brownie batter into the prepared pan, spreading evenly.

For the Cookies:
In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the butter, sugar, brown sugar, & vanilla. Beat until incorporated and creamy. Add in the egg, and beat to incorporate. Add in the flour mixture a little at a time until just incorporated. Remove bowl from stand and stir in chocolate chips.

Drop spoonfuls of the Cookie Batter over top of the Brownie Batter layer. Mine pretty much covered the entire layer.

Bake for approximately 30 minutes, until top is lightly golden. Reduce oven to 325 degrees and bake for approx. 15-20 minutes more, until golden brown and set in the center and a toothpick inserted comes out mostly clean.

Remove from oven and let cool in the pan. Once cool, use the foil overhang to lift the brownies out and gently peel off the foil. Place on a clean surface and cut into squares.

Notes:
*If your cookie layer is just a smidge underbaked in the center, don’t worry it will still tasted awesome, especially warm.
*Can easily double and bake in a 9 x 13 baking pan.
*Can use brownie mix if desired for bottom layer.

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  1. YAYY BOTH!!! ALWAYS BOTH!
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  2. Hi! so would you double *everything* to make the 9×13? as in 4 sticks of butter total? 4 1/2 cups sugar total? etc?