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Brown Butter Brookies

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Cool in pan before cutting for30 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Author: Adapted by Pam / Original by BaJillian Recipes


  • 8-inch square baking dish


Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Brownie Batter:

  • 7 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 7 tbsp flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper. Coat with cooking spray.
  • Make the cookie dough by heating the butter in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, until melted. It will start to bubble, foam, and separate then will turn golden brown with a nutty aroma. Remove from the heat immediately and pour into a medium mixing bowl to cool for 5 minutes.
    Side Note: Watch the butter carefully while cooking because it can burn quickly & easily. 
  • Whisk in both of the sugars, egg, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.
  • Combine the flour, salt, and baking powder in a small bowl; mix well.
  • Gradually add the flour to the brown butter mixture until just combined.
  • Add the chocolate chips and mix until combined. Set aside.
  • Make the brownie batter by heating the same saucepan over medium heat. Add the butter and melt it then stir in the cocoa powder until smooth and glossy.
  • Remove from the heat and whisk in the sugar. Add the egg and vanilla and whisk until creamy and smooth.
  • Combine the flour & salt together in a small bowl and mix well. Add to the batter until just combined. Add the chocolate chips and stir to combine. Add the chocolate chips and stir to combine. 
  • Alternate the spooning of the brownie batter and the cookie dough into the prepared pan, gently smoothing the top. 
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the edges are firm and golden. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the top with a few more chocolate chips, if desired.
  • Cool in the pan for 30 minutes before removing. Slice and serve. Enjoy!