Carter’s Kitchen: Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Brownie Cookies

landons newest baking sensation / Photographer: Landon Carter


  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • ½ cup (1 stick) melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil (vegetable, coconut, olive, avocado, etc.)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup (or more to preference) chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. 
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the cocoa powder, sugar, melted butter, and oil until combined. 
  3. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until fully incorporated. 
  4. Mix in the flour, baking powder, and salt until just incorporated. Do not over-mix. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Scoop out about two tablespoons of dough per cookie. Press into the thickness you want (they do not rise much). 
  6. Bake for 9-12 minutes. Be careful not to overbake, or they will dry out. The cookies will harden more on the outside as they cool.
  7. Let the cookies cool for ten minutes before removing from the pan. Let cool completely and enjoy.


If you like chocolate, you will definitely love these brownie cookies. They have a bold chocolate flavor with extra gooeyness from the chocolate chips, enough to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. As the name suggests, they are basically brownies in a cookie form, with a light crispy shell encasing a fudgy chocolate center. They are easy to make, as the recipe is composed of standard baking ingredients, and it has few equipment requirements – just a bowl, a spatula, and measuring cups and spoons. One batch makes about 24 cookies, and they are easy to make as a last-minute dessert for any occasion. The only tricky part about the entire recipe is making sure they are not baked for too long, otherwise they can dry out. They are still delicious when drier, but you will not get the classic fudgy middle. This recipe comes from yet another food blog called “Cafe Delites” by Karina Carrel. “Cafe Delites” started out as an Instagram account in 2014 and has grown to a well-known blog featured all over the internet. She covers the bases, with everything from beef tenderloin to churros. Carrel is passionate about her works, having overcome many obstacles in her life – beating stage four Hodgkin’s Lymphoma – and has even written a book, titled “Liberation: Breaking the Chains to Survival and Freedom – A True Story”, about her life to raise awareness about Leukemia and helping anyone who has been affected by cancer.