Brookies

Brookies are pretty much exactly what you might think they’d be – brownie cookies.  Or, more specifically, half brownie, half cookie bars. 

Literally, it’s just layering the two on top of one another and baking.  It’s that easy and it saves you from all the hassle of trying to decide whether to make brownies or cookies.

Ingredients

Cookie Layer

  • 1 cup + 2 T flour
  • ½ t baking soda
  • ½ t salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 6 T granulated sugar
  • 6 T brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 6 oz (about half a bag), semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup butterscotch chips

Brownie Layer

  • ½ cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup dark cocoa powder
  • 2  t vanilla
  • 2 eggs, brought to room temperature
  • ½ cup + 2 T flour
  • ¼ t baking powder
  • ¼ t baking soda
  • ½ t salt, separated
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

We’re going to make the two layers, but cook them together. 

Butter and flour (or line with aluminum foil) an 8” or 9” square pan.  Set that aside and start on your cookie base.

Mix flour, baking soda…everything except the chips.   Mix until everything is well combined.   Easy peasy. 

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Put into your prepared pan so that it fully and evenly covers the bottom and throw it in the fridge while you start on the brownie layer.

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Now to the brownie layer.  By the way, I used the same bowl I mixed the cookie layer in because, conservation.  Also laziness – one fewer bowl to clean.

Add the butter along with the sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, eggs, flour, baking powder, baking soda and ¼ teaspoon of the salt into a bowl.  Mix until well combined.

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Next add the chips and stir with a wooden spoon until they’re evenly distributed.

Take your pan out of the fridge and pour the brownie batter over the cookie batter.  Make sure it’s fairly flat (don’t worry about being super-precise, just try to get it as even as you can).  Then, sprinkle the remaining ¼ teaspoon of the salt on top.

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Bake at 350 for about 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry.  Move the whole pan to a wire rack and cool completely.  And, of course, enjoy!!

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