Fudgy Brownie Cookies

These ridiculously gooey and Fudgy Brownie Cookies are super simple to make using boxed brownie mix. A decadent 3-step brookie recipe made extra rich with cream cheese, for the chocolate dessert of your wildest dreams!

Fudgy Chocolate Cookies Made with Brownie Mix

These brownie cookies are incredibly soft and chewy, with a slight crisp on the outside and the most insanely fudgy texture on the inside. Even my husband, who is inexplicably not a fan of chocolate (I mean, what?), couldn’t keep his hands off these. And that’s a win in my books!

These chocolate “brookies” only take about 3 steps and 5 ingredients to make, the main ingredient being boxed brownie mix! They’re quick and humble enough for everyday baking and show-stopping enough for a holiday cookie platter. Honestly, the gooey, brownie-like crumb trapped inside a chocolate cookie is so crazy delicious, I can’t wait for you to try it.

A box of Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix lying on its side.

What You’ll Need

This is such a simple cookie recipe that can be whipped up for almost any occasion. It only takes 5 ingredients:

  • Brownie Mix: Your favorite boxed brownie mix. I personally love the Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix from Pillsbury for this recipe.
  • Cream Cheese: For best results, use full fat cream cheese. Also remember to let it come to room temperature before you begin! This helps it mix smoothly with the other ingredients.
  • Butter: Unsalted butter, also brought to room temperature.
  • White Chocolate Chips: Because what’s a chocolate cookie recipe without a spray of chocolate chips? Alternatively, you can use regular or dark chocolate chips for a double-chocolate version.
  • Egg
The thick batter for brownie cookies in a mixing bowl, being stirred by a green rubber spoon.

Let’s Bake Some Cookies!

These brownie cookies come together in just 3 steps! Get your box of brownie mix ready, and let’s get started:

Combine the Wet Ingredients: First, combine the cream cheese and butter, followed by the egg and mix until smooth. 

Add in the Brownie Mix: Slowly add the brownie mix, continuing to mix until a thick dough forms. Next, stir in the white chocolate chips.

Bake: Use a cookie scoop to drop the dough onto a lined baking sheet. Bake the cookies in a 350° oven until they’re set around the edges (the tops will look a little underdone, but that’s OK!). Once they’re out of the oven, move your brookies to a wire rack to cool.

Scoops of brownie cookie dough on a baking sheet.

Tips for Success

  • Do I Need To Use A Cookie Scoop?: Using a cookie scoop is optional, though recommended to keep the cookies uniform! However, if you don’t have one, feel free to use a regular tablespoon or your hands to roll out the cookie dough.
  • Why Do My Cookies Look Undercooked?: This is 100% intentional! The tops will seem a bit underdone when these cookies come out of the oven. That’s what gives them their irresistibly moist, gooey brookie texture! Resist the urge to leave them in longer.
Baked brownie cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Variation Ideas

There are countless ways to mix up up these brownie mix cookies:

  • Double Chocolate: Swap out the white chocolate chips for dark chocolate chips to make ultra fudgy double chocolate brownie cookies.
  • Mint Chocolate: Make mint chocolate brookies by adding in a ¼ teaspoon of mint or peppermint extract to the batter. You can even go all out with mint chocolate chips!
  • Chocolate Orange: Same as above, but use orange extract plus a bit of orange zest for a hint of zesty citrus in every bite.
  • Frosting: Top these cookies with a smear of homemade frosting. Try my 2-Ingredient Chocolate Buttercream, Whipped Nutella Frosting, or Fluffy Marshmallow Frosting.
  • Fruit & Nuts: For extra crunch, toss a handful of crushed nuts into the batter. Peanuts, pecans, hazelnuts and macadamias are all good options. You can also stir in chopped dried cranberries or pineapple, or freeze-dried raspberries.
  • Rocky Road: Mix in crushed nuts and mini marshmallows for rocky road-inspired brownie cookies.
  • Salted Caramel: Drizzle the tops of these cookies with caramel sauce (try my Quick and Easy Caramel Sauce in the Microwave) and give them a sprinkle with toffee bits and flaky sea salt. 
  • Toasted Coconut: Bring toasted coconut flakes into the mix for a tropical twist. For even more chocolate coconut flavor, frost your brookies with homemade Coconut Buttercream Frosting.
Rows of brownie cookies on a black wire rack.

How to Store Brownie Mix Cookies

Store these brownie cookies airtight at room temperature for up to 4 days, or up to one week in the fridge. If you do keep your cookies in the fridge, I highly recommend letting them come to room temperature again before serving – this way they’ll get their gooey texture back!

Can I Freeze These?

Brownie cookies can be stored airtight in a freezer-safe bag or container for up to 3 months. Thaw the cookies at room temperature before serving.

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Fudgy Brownie Cookies

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time Total Time: 25 min
  • Yield Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category Category: Dessert
  • Method Method: Oven
  • Cuisine Cuisine: American

Description:

These Fudgy Brownie Cookies are ridiculously gooey and chocolatey! They’re also super simple made with a brownie mix. This easy brookie recipe is made extra rich with cream cheese for the chocolate dessert of your wildest dreams!


Scale

Ingredients:

  • 1 (19.5 oz) Brownie Mix
  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  3. In bowl of stand mixer beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add in egg and continue mixing until incorporated.
  4. Turn mixer to low and add in brownie mix until dough comes together. It will be very thick.
  5. Stir in white chocolate chips.
  6. Using large cookie scoop, scoop dough onto lined pan and bake for 10-12 minutes until edges are set.
  7. Transfer to wire rack to cool.

Nutrition Information:

1 cookie
207
20.1 g
136.6 mg
10.1 g
26.9 g
2.6 g
13.3 mg

Keywords: brownie mix cookies, brookie recipe, chocolate cookies

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Jennifer
Jan 10, 2019 3:05 am

I absolutely love these! I used milk chocolate chips instead of white chocolate (not a fan of white chocolate). The end result was AMAZING. Family approved with raving reviews. I will definitely be making these again and again. Thanks for the recipe.

Linda Petsis
Sep 28, 2019 9:23 pm
Reply to  Shelly

Hi Shelly – How are you? Question – The brownie mix you have shown here that you said you usually use – I can only find it in 18.4 oz, not 19.5 oz that you have listed in the recipe. Can you still use it and do you need to change any of the other measurements as a result?

Thanks much,

Linda

Linda
Sep 29, 2019 11:51 am
Reply to  Linda Petsis

Shelly – Just made a batch of these. Wowwww. So delish. Nice and gooey and fudgy inside. Taking to my coworkers. They will just devour them I’m sure. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.

Carol C.
Nov 15, 2018 1:28 pm

These cookies are FANTASTIC! They are so easy to make, but are always such a HUGE hit! I’ve used a mocha brownie mix in the past that was to die for, but haven’t been able to find that this year. So, I’m going to improvise and add some instant coffee to the batch to see if that will give me a nice mocha flavor. 🙂

carol
Sep 20, 2018 6:59 pm

Made these twice this past week. Easy and rich. Husband loved them as they were soft cookies. I added cocoa powder to make up the weight of my brownie mix.
Great recipe!

Debbie
Sep 1, 2018 11:59 am

I used two boxes of Ghiradelli double chocolate brownie mixes and added one egg white and they turned out great.

Michelle
Aug 4, 2018 2:38 pm

My picky eater son loves this recipe so much! He has even modified it to use the girl scout mint brownie mix!

eyka
Nov 25, 2017 10:46 am

how to make these cookies in a manual way? i mean besides using brownie mix

Shirley
Apr 26, 2017 6:01 am

My first time to try baking a cookie and did not regret it, these cookies are absolutely yummy but mine turned out a bit too sweet. I was thinking could be the homemade brownie mix that i used which I forgot where I got it from a very long time ago. But thanks for this recipe, will definitely make it again soon.

Darlene
Feb 25, 2017 5:48 pm

I just love the cookies they are going to be my new favorite!! I can’t wait to make them for my family.

Kelly
Aug 7, 2016 7:07 pm

What if i’m making a homemade brownie mix? How many cups of it should I use? Thank you 🙂

Jan
Mar 18, 2016 1:35 pm

Just made these for a get together this evening…turned out perfectly! Subbed semi sweet chips for white & non stick spray in place of parchment. Great change from plain brownies…thank you!

Sue
Mar 7, 2016 7:14 pm

could you use chocolate fudge cake mix?

Kathy
Mar 6, 2016 6:04 pm

I’m baking a huge amount of cookies for my Mom’s 90th birthday and these would be a nice addition. Do you think they would freeze okay as I’m baking and freezing?

Pam
Feb 17, 2016 9:38 am

Passed on to my friends.

Patty Brunges
Mar 14, 2015 8:10 pm

Love these cookies. I didn’t use white chocolate chips (personal preference for semi-sweet and milk chocolate) but that doesn’t make these anything less than 5 stars. Thank you for a great way to use up my overstocked brownie mixes.

Tamara Sage
Feb 28, 2015 12:37 am

I don’t get it, the box of brownies you show as your favorite to use is only 18.4 oz but you said up use 19.5?

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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