The other night I had some of my nieces and nephews over for a sleepover and decided that we needed a late night snack.
In an effort to keep things simple, I looked in my pantry and found a box of brownie mix. I was in the mood for cookies (they cook faster than brownies and when you are entertaining hungry kids, time is everything!) and so I did a quick Google search and found that you can make cookies from a BROWNIE MIX! I decided to put it to the test and see how they turned out.
After making a few batches over the weekend (gotta love recipe testing), I feel that this is the recipe to get the fluffiest, chewiest, and fudgiest cookies possible. They are simple and delicious!
Add in whatever mix-ins you want and make these cookies your own. We added M&M’s to this batch.
Make sure to have these items to make the best brownie cookies:
The ingredients in these cookies are simple – you probably have all of them on hand right now!
- Box of brownie mix (I used an 18.4 ounce Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge Brownie mix)
- All-purpose flour
- Vegetable oil
- Mini M&M’s (or your choice of Mix-in)
Don’t forget these items too:
- Baking Sheets (THESE are our favorites)
- Large mixing bowl
- Cookie Scoop (These come as a 3 pack)
- Wire cooling rack (This one is great)
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Tips for making brownie mix cookies
These cookies are fairly simple to make and are perfect for kids or beginner cooks. Here are a few tips to help you make the best cookies possible:
- Every brownie mix is a different size. I used an 18.4 ounce brownie mix, but some will be more or less. Feel free to add a little more or a little less flour as needed
- In order to get thick, fudgy cookies, you need to keep the balls of cookie dough stacked high (don’t flatten them down). I like to use a cookie scoop to help them have that perfect round shape and to make them all the same size every time
- Be sure not to overbake these cookies! If anything, underbake them just a little bit and then let them cool – they will be so fudgy and good on the inside!
- Feel free to add in your favorite mix-ins: chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, white chocolate chips, any kind of nuts, sprinkles, or even roll the cookie dough in powdered sugar for a crinkle cookie.
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Brownie mix cookies – how to make the best brownie mix cookies you’ve ever tasted:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silicone liner or parchment paper. (You could even use non stick cooking spray.)
In a large bowl combine brownie mix, flour, oil, and eggs. Then fold in the M&M’s.
Using a cookie scoop, drop spoonfuls of cookie dough 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Do not flatten the cookie dough before they bake. Keep the dough in a nice rounded ball.
Bake for 7-9 minutes for a chewy fudgy cookie. If you like your cookies less fudgy, then let them cook for an extra minute or two.
Remove pan from oven and let cookies cool on baking sheet for 3-5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
More of our favorite cookie recipes:
- Grasshopper Mint Cookies
- Soft and Chewy Ginger Cookies
- The Best Chewy Chocolate Chips Cookies
- Soft Vanilla Sugar Cookies
- Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Fudge Crinkle Cookies
Brownie Mix Cookies Recipe
- 18.4 ounces brownie mix
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup mini m&m's (or your choice of mix-ins, like chocolate chips)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with a silicone liner or parchment paper (could also try using non-stick cooking spray).
- In a large bowl, combine brownie mix, flour, oil and eggs. Fold in M&M's.
- Using a cookie scoop, drop spoonfuls of cookie dough 2 inches apart on baking sheet. Be sure to not flatten cookie before they bake (keep the dough in nice rounded balls).
- Bake for 7-10 minutes (if you like your cookies to be a little more done, let them cook longer. To get the chewy, fudgy cookies, keep the bake time around 7-9 minutes).
- Remove pan from oven and let cookies cool on baking sheet for 3-5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to let them cool completely.
- Chocolate Chips
- Butterscotch Chips
- Heath Pieces
- Baking Sheet
- Silicone liner
- Large Bowl
Recipe adapted from AllRecipes
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