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Christmas Brownie Cookies

Sugar is one of the most addicting substances in the world. It buries itself deep inside your brain thinking you need it—always.

The holidays make it extremely hard to not overdo it on the sugar. I’ve found myself sneaking one cookie…two cookies…three cookies or more. Once you get one, you can’t stop.

These brownie cookies are exactly that: addicting. Eating them curbs that need for the sweets. I’ve found myself called to the cookie jar at odd hours in the day because the cookie will sneak into my mind and the thought of it won’t go away. It’s an insatiable appetite for just one thing: brownie cookies.

I made these cookies two different ways: frosted and unfrosted. The “frosting” wasn’t actually frosting—it was melted white chocolate. On top of the “frosted” cookies went a quick sprinkle of Christmas colored sprinkles. The other cookies were just there in their bare, naked glory.

Honestly, I liked the plain brownie cookies better. It was the perfect amount of chocolate, chocolate chips, and crispy brownie goodness. One of my coworkers compared these to that brownie brittle you can get in the stores, but said it had a much better texture (less dry than the brittle). I think I have to agree with her there!

These cookies are the best things about brownies: the tops. That cracked, wrinkly, flaky top with just the right amount of thickness underneath. Adding whole chocolate chips to the batter made them more moist in all the right places. There’s nothing like biting into the cookie and snagging a morself of semi-sweet chocolate.

A lot of chocolate goes into these cookies: more than a pound, to be exact. It sounds like a lot, but don’t fret. It all goes to that perfect brownie batter!

Choose your poison: frosted or unfrosted. Like I said, the unfrosted version were my favorite. But the frosted version? It was pretty darn good, too.

Christmas Brownie Cookies

  • Servings: 2 dozen
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Crispy, chocolatey thin cookies that taste like brownies with white chocolate drizzle and sprinkles.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 5 TBS. butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Melted white chocolate, Christmas-colored sprinkles, for topping

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, melt pound of chocolate chips with butter in the microwave (according to package instructions). I usually cook for a minute and then set to 15 second intervals, stirring after every 15 seconds.
  2. In the bowl of an electic mixer with a paddle attachment, beat eggs with sugar until pale and frothy. Add vanilla extract and salt. Slowly beat in melted chocolate mixture.
  3. Fold in flour and baking powder. Mixture will be extremely thin (that’s okay!). Stir in 1 cup whole semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  4. Chill or freeze for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop out dough with a spoon, and place dough (again, still thin, it’s okay if they spread a bit!) 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until tops are cracked.
  6. Once cookies are cooled, drizzle melted white chocolate over cookies and top with sprinkles.

Step-By-Step Instructions

In a large bowl, melt pound of chocolate chips with butter in the microwave (according to package instructions). I usually cook for a minute and then set to 15 second intervals, stirring after every 15 seconds.

In the bowl of an electic mixer with a paddle attachment, beat eggs with sugar until pale and frothy. Add vanilla extract and salt. Slowly beat in melted chocolate mixture.

Fold in flour and baking powder. Mixture will be extremely thin (that’s okay!). Stir in 1 cup whole semi-sweet chocolate chips. Chill or freeze for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop out dough with a spoon, and place dough (again, still thin, it’s okay if they spread a bit!) 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until tops are cracked.

Once cookies are cooled, drizzle melted white chocolate over cookies and top with sprinkles.

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