Betty Crocker Brownie Mix Cookies

If you have to pick between a brownie or a cookie, what would you pick? Okay, that might not be a very fair question because it’s bloody hard to pick just one. So let’s just try to get the best of both worlds and combine the two together into a brownie cookie! Don’t tell anyone, but to make life easier, you can just grab a box of brownie mix for a huge headstart and these fudgy brownie mix cookies can be done with literally just 6 ingredients and in 20 minutes. That’s a double win right there. It’s going to be the easiest and most effortless way to yield these crinkle-topped, lightly crispy on the outside, and incredibly soft, chewy & fudgy cookies.

Not all brownie mixes are the same. I used the Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix here and this recipe is tailored to this mix. If you are using different brands, you may need to make some adjustments to the recipe. For instance, baking powder is one particular ingredient to watch out for. The Betty Crocker Brownie Mix does not contain any, that’s why you’d have to add that in order to make your cookie rise. Dependent on the texture of the dough, you’ll also have to adjust the amount of flour added. Further notes are below.

A tray of brownie cookies

How to make Fudgy Brownie Cookies using Betty Crocker Brownie Mix

Ingredients

  • Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix
  • Eggs
  • Plain Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Dark Chocolate Chips
  • Sea Salt (optional) – for garnish
A stack of brownie cookies

Recipe notes

  • These brownie cookies are going to spread quite a bit during the baking process so make sure you keep them at least an inch apart on the baking tray. I scooped roughly a heaped ½ tbsp of dough per cookie. One box of Betty Crocker Brownie Mix yields 16 cookies at this size.
  • The addition of both flour and baking powder are key to these brownie mix cookies. A brownie mix to designed to make – obviously – brownies, which means it’s meant to come out as a batter. To make cookies, you need a dough and the addition of flour will help to achieve that texture. As mentioned, Betty Crocker’s brownie mix does not contain baking powder so you’ll have to add that yourself in order for the cookies to rise and attain some height. Otherwise, they’ll just spread completely flat – trust me, I’ve tried that. If you are using a different brand, check the ingredients label – if there’s already baking powder, then omit it in this recipe.
  • Further to the point above on flour, you’ll have to judge for yourself on the texture of the cookie dough. I find an addition of ⅛ cup of plain flour is a good place to start for attaining a dough-like texture. Add in increments of 1 tbsp of flour until it reaches the desired texture.
  • Usual cookie recipes require a bit of chilling time before baking. This step is optional for these brownie mix cookies but, if you have time, a very brief chilling time seemed to help slightly with the spreading. Not a huge impact in my opinion.
  • Baking time is about 10-12 minutes. It will slightly depend on your oven. For me, I find 10 minutes is still a bit undercooked where the cookies would collapse in height during resting. 12 minutes seem to be the sweet spot for me but I’d recommend to start checking up on the cookies at the 10-minute mark and go from there. The top of the cookie should be crinkled up throughout.
  • A very mini touch of sea salt helps to bring out the chocolate flavours – if you know, you know! It’s completely optional but I enjoyed mine with a small little sprinkle after they’re out of the oven.
  • Lastly, these cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
A tray of brownie cookies

Betty Crocker Brownie Mix Cookies

ET Food Voyage
Combining the best of both worlds, these fudgy brownie mix cookies are just absolutely irresistible. 6 ingredients and 20 minutes are all you need!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Resting Time 5 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Cookies
Servings 16 cookies
Calories 166 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Oven
  • Baking Tray

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix (415g)
  • 2 Eggs
  • cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • cup Plain Flour
  • ½ cup Dark Chocolate Chips
  • Sea Salt (optional) for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 160°C.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add all the ingredients except the sea salt. Mix to combine.
    1 box Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix (415g), 2 Eggs, ⅓ cup Vegetable Oil, 1 tsp Baking Powder, ⅛ cup Plain Flour, ½ cup Dark Chocolate Chips
  • Scoop roughly ½ heaped tbsp of the brownie cookie dough, roll into balls and place onto a lined baking tray. Make sure to leave at least an inch of space between each cookie.
  • Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes until the top is crinkled throughout and set.
  • Allow the cookies to rest for about 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to further cool down.
  • Garnish with sea salt if desired and enjoy!
    Sea Salt (optional)

Notes

  • If you are using a different brand of brownie mix, check whether there is already baking powder on the product ingredients. Omit the baking powder if the brownie mix already has it. 
  • You may have to add more flour in order to attain a dough-like texture. Start with the listed amount and add in 1 tbsp increments if needed.
  • Make sure you place the cookie dough at least an inch apart on the baking tray as the cookie will spread quite a bit
  • Baking time is about 10-12 minutes. It will slightly depend on your oven. For me, I find 10 minutes is still a bit undercooked where the cookies would collapse in height during resting. 12 minutes seem to be the sweet spot for me but I’d recommend to start checking up on the cookies at the 10-minute mark and go from there. The top of the cookie should be crinkled up throughout.
  • A very mini touch of sea salt helps to bring out the chocolate flavours. It’s completely optional but I enjoyed mine with a small little sprinkle after they’re out of the oven.
  • You can store these brownie cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days
Keyword Baking, Brownies, Cookies

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