We love fudge brownie mixes like Betty Crocker Dark Chocolate and Ghirardelli’s Dark Chocolate. Both are amazing and a great foundation for a gooey cookie.
Why use a brownie box mix?
Glad you asked!
Boxed mixes are great when you don’t have a long time to spend in the kitchen. And the quality is so amazing these days, just like a homemade brownie!
And if you are looking for peanut butter brownie cookies, keep reading! We got great ideas for variations of this great recipe.
Ingredients you will need
brownie mix (use a fudge brownie mix like Ghirardelli’s, Betty Crocker, or your fave!)
butter (melted and unsalted)
semi-sweet chocolate chips
white chocolate chips or peanut butter chips
How to make the best Brownie Mix Cookies
Step One: Pre-heat oven to 350°F/180C
Step Two: Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
Step Three: Using a large bowl and a hand mixer, mix cream cheese and melted butter until smooth
Step Four: Add the egg to the cream cheese mixture and continue mixing on medium speed until blended
Step Five: Add in brownie mix and mix on low speed until the brownie batter looks like a thick dough ball.
Step Six: Add the semi-sweet and (peanut butter) white chocolate chips.
Step Seven: The batter will look just like chocolate chip cookie dough.
Step Eight: Scoop the cookie dough with a large spoon or large cookie scoop, onto the lined cookie sheet.
Step Nine: Bake for 10-12 minutes until you see the crispy edge.
Step Ten: Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet for five minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
StepEleven: Store in an airtight container or freeze for up to three months.
Variations of this recipe:
Swap out the chocolate chips for M&M’s, add peanuts or different flavors of chips. Just make sure to keep the total measurement to two cups.
Want to make sandwich cookies? Double the recipe and fill the cookies with our yummy cream cheese frosting!
Tips for making awesome fudgy brownie cookies
Sift the brownie mix before you use it. Why? Well it actually adds air to the mix, and well you can read more about that in my Cake Mix Recipes…
Make sure the butter and eggs are room temperature.
Use the best chocolate chips or peanut butter chips you can find
Measure out the chocolate chips into a small bowl so that they are ready (Note: I always have a small and medium bowl on hand for measuring out ingredients!)
Bake only until the cookies are crisp around the edges.
What do you add to a basic brownie mix?
The options are virtually endless. Want peanut butter and chocolate? Add peanut butter chips or chopped-up peanut butter cups. Like mint chocolate? Maybe some peppermint extract and mint chocolate chips or buttons.
Can you make cookies out of Ghirardelli brownie mix?
Absolutely! You can make the fudgiest brownie cookies ever. But don’t stop there! Betty Crocker Brownie Mix is rich and chocolate-y too.
What to serve with your cream cheese brownie cookies?
Well, lately our gooey chocolate brownie recipe has been going crazy! You love this recipe! So I thought why not turn it into cookies? We’ve been adding more cookie recipes because we want all the cookies, right?
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