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Better-Than-Brownies Cookies - An easy chocolate cookie recipe.

Better-Than-Brownies Cookies

These are a chocolate-lover's dream! Dense and fudgy, just like a brownie, with the portability of a cookie! They're quick to make and are a great addition to any bake sale, party, or holiday cookie tray.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 12 minutes
Cooling time 15 minutes
Total 40 minutes
Servings 24 to 36 cookies
Calories 155 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 16 ounces bittersweet chocolate finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 eggs
  • 1⅓ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Put the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl and set it over a saucepan of barely simmering water, stirring occasionally, until completely melted and smooth. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  3. In the meantime, whisk together the eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder.
  5. Add the melted chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and stir with a rubber spatula until completely combined. Add the flour mixture in three batches, folding it gently into the batter with a spatula. Once all of the flour is incorporated, stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Scoop 1½ tablespoons of dough (or use a medium cookie scoop) onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until they are firm on the outside. Like brownies, do not over bake! Leave to cool completely on the baking sheets, then store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. These can also be frozen for up to two months.

Recipe Notes

  • I use Ghiradelli 60% cacao chocolate for these cookies. It's not SUPER bittersweet, but I think you could use semisweet chocolate if you prefer.

Nutritional values are based on one cookie

Nutrition Facts
Better-Than-Brownies Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 155 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 114mg3%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.