Makes 12 large brownies.


  • For the Cookie Base

  • 1 1/2 cups flour

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • Pinch salt

  • 1 stick butter (8 tablespoons, 4 ounces or 1/2 cup)

  • 1 egg, lightly whisked

  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

  • 1 cup chocolate chips

  • For the Brownie Layer

  • 1 cup flour

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon cocoa

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 stick butter (8 tablespoons, 4 ounces or 1/2 cup)

  • 8 oz 70% dark chocolate, chopped

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • 1.

    Preheat your oven to 350°.

  • For the Cookie Base:

  • 1.

    Put flour, sugar, salt and butter into a medium bowl and mash the mixture until it’s crumbly. Whisk the egg with the vanilla and stir in along with the chocolate chips. Continue stirring until a dough comes together. Press it into a lightly oiled parchment-lined, 8” by 8” baking dish.

  • 2.

    For an extra crispy cookie-like base, pre-bake the cookie dough for 15 minutes, If you prefer a softer base layer don’t pre-bake. Either way will support the brownie layer.

  • For the Brownie Layer:

  • 1.

    Whisk the flour, sugar, cocoa and salt together. Meanwhile melt the butter over low heat. Turn off heat and add the chocolate. Stir gently with a whisk as the chocolate melts then whisk the mixture smooth. In a second bowl whisk the eggs with the vanilla. Scrape and discard the whisk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Add the chocolate chips and mix well with a wooden spoon or the like.

  • 2.

    Pour the batter over the baked or un-baked chocolate chip cookie base and bake for 45 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the brownie.

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