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Soft, rich and moist chocolate brownie cookies with salt flakes are an incredible treat. This dessert will be ready in less than an hour and it combines all the best bits of brownies and cookies. The moment you try them, there won’t be a way back.

That perfect bite when you completely forget about everything else in the world. That perfect bite when you really don’t care about the calories or your diet. That perfect bite when you just live in the moment.

Maybe this sounds overly poetic (or perhaps even pathetic!), but these brownie cookies are really going to wake up all these feelings in you. Personally, I’m not a fan of cookies or biscuits in general. I just can’t get onboard with those crunchy, dry disks. I need softness and moisture in my desserts and these cookies are exactly that. They are basically little brownies that look like a biscuit.

What’s more, this recipe is incredibly easy to make. For the best results and a not-so-messy process I like to leave the cookie dough in the fridge for 30 minutes. However, if you’re short on time, you can skip this step and go straight to baking.

Chocolate brownie cookies on a plate next to a cup of coffee

Chocolate Brownie Cookies recipe swaps

In order to get a soft, moist texture and bring flavour, I used quite a lot of ingredients. However if you’re short on time and you don’t want to overcomplicate things, you can swap-out some ingredients for the brownie cookies.

  • Dark and milk chocolate – you can use just one type of chocolate (for example milk chocolate), or you can include other chocolates as well, such as white or ruby.
  • Brown and caster sugar – if you want to use just one type of sugar, go for brown. It goes so well with chocolate bakes. Brown sugar also brings a beautiful caramel flavour to your bake.
  • Vanilla sugar – this ingredient is very popular in Lithuania (actually, I asked my mum to send me a pack of this sugar to London!). If you can’t find it, just swap it with vanilla extract.
  • Plain flour and baking powder – you can combine these two ingredients by using self-raising flour (use the same quantity – 150g).
  • Coffee – if you don’t like coffee, you can skip this ingredient or you swap it for liquor, rum or whisky (if you want something naughtier).

If you make all these swaps, you’ll end up with a recipe that has just 7 ingredients. For a dessert that tastes so divine, this isn’t bad at all!

Try these chocolate cookies recipes as well:

Chocolate Cookies with Orange Curd
Chocolate Chip Cookies with Nuts

Chocolate cookies served on a plate

Chocolate Brownie Cookies Recipe


120g butter
100g dark chocolate
100g milk chocolate
60g brown sugar
40g caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
2 eggs
150g plain flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
40g cocoa
20ml coffee
Pinch of salt


  1. Add the butter and two types of chocolate into a heatproof bowl and melt them over a saucepan with boiling water.
  2. Add the sugars (brown, caster and vanilla) into a bowl with two eggs. Whisk everything together for 5 minutes until it’s combined. The mixture will become pale and fluffy.
  3. Add the melted chocolate and butter mixture into the eggs. Mix everything together.
  4. Sift the flour, baking powder, cocoa and a pinch of salt. Mix them together and add them into the egg mixture.
  5. Add a shot of strong coffee into the mixture.
  6. Place the dough into the fridge for 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  8. Make your cookie balls (keeping them all the same size, I made mine 60g each).
  9. Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes.
  10. After the cookies are baked, sprinkle some salt flakes on top.