Brownie Cookies


If I’m honest, these cookies only came about because someone I follow on instagram posted a picture of a batch she made and I decided I needed to make some for myself. I mean, what person in their right mind could say no to a brownie/cookie combination. It’s the ultimate chocolate treat.


It’s the shape and softness of the perfect cookie, with the crinkle, shiny look of a brownie. Honestly, if I had all of the ingredients I needed I would probably make some right now. Or at least when I get home from work.

Today is my first day in the clinic after two weeks of training in a sim lab and I have lots of feelings. I’m a little nervous/apprehensive because while the training was helpful (I’ve never worked in a clinic before), I haven’t had any other experience other than being a patient myself. I’m excited because one of my trainers told me that he didn’t think I’d have any problem making the transition from sim lab to a real-life clinic.


I need my knee to hold up. Yes, I’ll be sitting probably 95% of the time but over the last couple of weeks I’ve honestly only even been sort of comfortable sitting on the floor. Not ideal for taking calls, checking patients in, etc. I’m super excited to be working for such an incredible organization. They seem to really value every single employee and I feel lucky to be in a place which offers so many ways to grow.


The picture on my ID badge is awful. Let’s not talk about it.


Instead, let’s get back on track and talk about these cookies.


Soft. Chocolatey. Pretty. Perfect. Brownie. Cookie. Perfect for sharing. (Or not… you do you, I won’t judge).

But like really, these cookies are people pleasers. Trying to impress someone? Want to make a new friend? Need to bring something sweet to a potluck or celebration? These cookies will do the trick.


No one in their right mind can say no to chocolate. If you know anyone that does, remove them from your life immediately.

I’m kidding.

Kind of.

Maybe just try and win them over with these cookies. If these don’t work, there’s no hope for them. Sorry.

Brownie Cookies


  • 8 oz. semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 4 tbsp. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. espresso powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. Put the butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl and heat at 20 second increments until melted, stirring between each 20 second increment. Do not overheat.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, espresso powder, baking powder and salt.
  3. In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat eggs, brown sugar and vanilla extract until light and fluffy. Make sure it's really light and fluffy, this will ensure you get the brownie "cracks" and shine on top. On a low speed, beat in the melted chocolate and butter. Mix in the flour mixture until just combined. It will likely be a runny batter, so refrigerate for about an hour so it solidifies a little.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  5. Scoop heaping tablespoons of dough onto your prepared baking sheets about 2-3 inches apart. Bake for about 10-12 minutes, until cookies are shiny, nicely cracked but still soft in the centre. Leave on baking sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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