Brownie Cookie Bars | Brookies

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Some recipes are meant to jump forward and make others wait. This is one. I will start this post with a story. πŸ™‚ On February 14, the girls had their school class party. I can’t believe that this academic year is already ending for them. I have seen both of them go from “at least a little serious” to “not at all serious” phase. I don’t know if it is a thing of worry. Rasha has always been super cool about her studies, nothing bogs her down, not even low marks. But Azza was always concerned about her marks and her impression in front of the her teachers. But now she is losing it as well, and it is worrying me. She still gets upset at low marks but it doesn’t bother her as much as it used to. And they are moving into higher grades… πŸ˜•

 

OK, leaving that aside, so on February 13, while sitting in the office, I get a long call from home. On the other side was Rasha.

“Ummi, are you going to the gym today?”

“Yes, I am.”

“No, don’t go today. I want you to make me pizza and brookies.”

“Brookies?” :O

“Hmm yes, the one that has brownie and cookie in one?” (OK, now where did she get this idea from?)

“Hmm OK, but I have never baked this before.”

“But I need you to make it. Please come home immediately after work.” (It felt like an order to me and I am the last person to take it. :?)

“No, I will finish my workout and come. Then we will work it out.”

 

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I sat searching for brookies. I have made them a couple of times before, but this vegan version which has wheatgerm in it, and I didn’t want to buy a box of it simply. Sometime of browsing a few recipes and I finalized on the one that I tried.

 

Since the recipe involves melted butter, it is easy for busy people like me. πŸ˜€ The batters are basic – the base is that of the cookie, and the top is that of the brownie. Once it bakes, the cookie side will still be soft but fret not. Once the whole thing cools completely, the cookie layer will be crumbly and the brownie layer will be as it has to be. Cutting it into slices was such a fun activity, I must say! πŸ˜€ I was actually worried about acceptance, but it seems her friends enjoyed it so much that not even a single peice came back home. On top of it, her teacher asked for the recipe. πŸ˜€ D told her to tell her teacher to check my blog. I couldn’t stop chuckling… hehe… I don’t believe the pictures are that great, since I took them early in the morning and in the dim light of the kitchen. But I feel people look for the recipe more than the pictures. Or I wish so. πŸ™‚ Off to the recipe…

 

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5 from 1 vote

Brownie Cookie Bars | Brookies

Course Bakes
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 24
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • FOR COOKIE LAYER:
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • FOR BROWNIE LAYER:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line and grease a 9x13 inch pan.
  • First prepare the cookie layer. Beat the butter, oil, sugars, vanilla and egg till well combined.
  • Sift in the flour + baking soda and salt into the beaten mixture and fold till not dry bits are present.
  • Spread evenly on the prepared pan and set aside.
  • For making the brownie batter, whisk together the sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs till the sugar is all melted and combined.
  • Fold in the dry ingredients till done. Spread over the cookie base.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, till a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes. Slowly pull out from the pan. Initially the cookie batter will be soft, so handle with care. Cool on rack completely. The cookie batter will harden in due time.
  • Cut into bars and serve!

Notes

You can fold in some chocolate chips into both the batters to make it more decadent.
Skip the salt if using salted butter.

 

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  1. Can’t resist a good brownie! Love that thick cookie layer too.

  2. this looks so simple to make,will definitely try … my kids don’t like the whole chocolaty feel and so brownies had never been baked at my place for dt good reason, am sure they will love this !

  3. Rafeeda,These look so delish.. such a simple and easy recipe.. I am sure it is a hit among the kids!!

  4. 5 stars
    Oh the pictures and the recipe both are splendid! I agree, it is one of those recipes that one shouldnt wait too long to try. I know I won’t be able to resist for too long! πŸ˜‹

  5. Its ages ago I had one in a mall in Bangalore and it was just too dry. I guess I should make it at home following your recipe as the top layer looks moist enough.

  6. Best of cookies and brownies! Who can resist a piece of that? Looks fabulous πŸ™‚

  7. What a lovely and super tempting combination of cookies and brownies, something I cannot, cannot resist! Both in one bite is heaven! Awesome share dear!

  8. I had been wanting to make these from the time I saw them in insta.. Looks uber cool & yum πŸ™‚

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