Chewy Peanut & Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Cookies and brownies would have to be two of my favourite things in the world… so put them together and I am quite literally like a happy little pig in mud! And that’s exactly what these deliciously chewy peanut and chocolate brownie cookies are – seriously, you get the best of both worlds in one yummy bite!

Peanut Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Brownies are so darn good because they have a crispy flaky top and then the most deliciously rich and chewy centre. So say hello to brownie cookies! Yep, they have exactly the same features of a brownie… but in a bikkie! How cool is that!

Peanut Chocolate Brownie Cookies

I’m sure by now you know that I’m a big fan of neat and tidy baking. And by that I mean that I love perfectly cut slices and cookies that have chocolate chips placed in exactly the right spot. So I have to say that whenever I make these brownie cookies it puts me way out of my comfort zone. No matter what you do, you’ll get that crinkly (almost ‘earthquake’) look. But hey, that’s the charm of them… and what makes them so brownie-like!

Peanut Chocolate Brownie Cookies

I’ve made these cookies quite a few times now (sometimes they’re known as ‘brookies’) and they’re just so consistently yummy. In this version I added peanuts… because we all know that peanuts and chocolate go together like sunshine and lollypops. But other times I’ve added extra chocolate chips or even M&Ms. You can of course, go plain and simple and leave out any add-ins… but come on people. Add-ins are fun!

Peanut Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Mmm check out how rich and chewy the inside of the cookies are! Oooh and the best thing is that if you store them in an airtight container they stay deliciously chewy for days – but if they last more than one day in your house, you’re doing better than me (ours always disappear embarrassingly quickly!).

Peanut Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Peanut Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Chewy Peanut & Chocolate Brownie Cookies - Conventional Method

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these Chewy Peanut & Chocolate Brownie Cookies!
Course Biscuits, Brownies, Chocolate, Cookies
Cuisine Baking, Biscuits/Cookies, Chocolate
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Author Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 115 g butter chopped
  • 300 g dark chocolate melts
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup (240g) caster sugar
  • 2 tbs . cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp . vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp . salt
  • ½ tsp . baking powder
  • ¾ cup plain flour
  • 3/4 cup unsalted peanuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  2. Line 2 flat cookie baking trays with baking paper and set aside.
  3. Place the chopped butter and chocolate melts into a microwave safe bowl.
  4. Place into the microwave and heat for 3 minutes (or until just melted) on 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds with a metal spoon.
  5. Place the eggs, caster sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla extract into a large bowl.
  6. Beat with handheld beaters or a stand mixer for 3 minutes.
  7. Slowly add the melted chocolate mixture to the egg mixture beating in between additions.
  8. Add the salt, baking powder and sifted plain flour.
  9. Mix until just combined.
  10. Add the peanuts and fold through with a spatula.
  11. At this stage the mixture will be very thin (almost like a cake batter).
  12. Place tablespoonfuls of the mixture onto the prepared trays.
  13. The cookies will spread so make sure you leave a 3-4cm gap between each cookie.
  14. Bake for 12 minutes.
  15. Remove from the oven and leave on the baking trays for a further 10 minutes (they will continue to cook).
  16. Use a flat spatula to transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

 

Peanut Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Chewy Peanut & Chocolate Brownie Cookies - Thermomix Method

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these Chewy Peanut & Chocolate Brownie Cookies!
Course Biscuits, Brownies, Chocolate, Cookies
Cuisine Baking, Biscuits/Cookies, Chocolate
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Author Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 115 g butter chopped
  • 300 g dark chocolate melts
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup (240g) caster sugar
  • 2 tbs . cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp . vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp . salt
  • ½ tsp . baking powder
  • ¾ cup plain flour
  • 3/4 cup unsalted peanuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  2. Line 2 flat cookie baking trays with baking paper and set aside.
  3. Place the chopped butter and chocolate melts into the TM bowl.
  4. Melt on Speed 2, 80 degrees for 3 minutes (or until melted) - you may need to scrape down the bowl partway through.
  5. Remove melted chocolate/butter and set aside.
  6. Place the eggs, caster sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla extract into the TM bowl (no need to clean it).
  7. Insert the butterfly and mix on Speed 4 for 2 minutes.
  8. Reduce to Speed 1 and slowly add the melted chocolate mixture to the egg mixture through the MC hole.
  9. Increase to Speed 3 for 20 seconds.
  10. Redue to Speed 1 and add the salt, baking powder and plain flour through the MC hole.
  11. Mix until just combined.
  12. Add the peanuts and fold through with a spatula.
  13. At this stage the mixture will be very thin (almost like a cake batter).
  14. Place tablespoonfuls of the mixture onto the prepared trays.
  15. The cookies will spread so make sure you leave a 3-4cm gap between each cookie.
  16. Bake for 12 minutes.
  17. Remove from the oven and leave on the baking trays for a further 10 minutes (they will continue to cook).
  18. Use a flat spatula to transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

 

36 thoughts on “Chewy Peanut & Chocolate Brownie Cookies”

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hehehe who doesn’t need chocolate and peanuts!?

      1. Helen says:

        I have made these a few times and the first time they were perfect but every other time they have turned out flat as pancakes and I don’t know what I am doing wrong. I follow the instructions exactly. They are still extremely yummy none the less, but it would be nice if they stayed big and chunky.

        1. Lucy Mathieson says:

          Hi Helen, hmm that’s very odd that the first time they were perfect but not afterwards. I’m not sure to suggest if you’re doing everything the same as you did the first time! Sorry!

          1. Helen says:

            They are perfect until they come out of the oven and then they loose all their everything and go flat. I have just made them again just now.

          2. Lucy Mathieson says:

            Hi Helen, yes they will definitely sink right down (that’s what gives them the chewy ‘brownie’ type of texture). xx

  1. Yumbo! Chocolate and peanuts, what’s not to love?!

  2. These look so good Lucy, such an awesome combination!

  3. Oh my goodness, those sounds amazing! These are on the list to make for Punky’s birthday in a few months, she will love them (and so will Dave and I!). Pinning in 3, 2, 1…
    #teamIBOT

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Yay! Thanks Kylie! Hope you guys enjoy them xx

  4. Oh yum! I have always wanted to master a brookie recipe! Yours look spectacular Lucy!!!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh you have to give them a go Jess – you’d love them!

  5. Just Jo says:

    Oh my! I just spotted these on Instagram and had to come by and say how fabulous they look! My kinda of cookie. I can totally imagine eating one still warm with an espresso to wash them down with oooo!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thank you!! Yes an espresso would go quite deliciously!!

  6. Hugzilla says:

    Hahahhahhaha! This site makes me laugh. Dude, you are so amazing at this. Respect.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hehehe why thank you!!

  7. Oh yum! I love brownies for the soft chewy centre. I’ll have to give these a go.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      You’ll love them then!!

  8. Genius! Cookies… brownies… and then peanuts!!! So good… everyone should have these ingredients too… no excuses!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Exactly!! So yummy!!

  9. Oh Yum! I think I’m in Brookie heaven! I seriously need to try these out! ;D

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Definitely! They’re very addictive though!!

  10. Oh Yum! I think I’m in Brookie heaven! I seriously need to try these out! ;D

  11. Oh Lucy! I love this cookie-brownie mash up! I’m definitely not a neat and tidy baker (I prefer the term ‘rustic’) so these are definitely my kinda sweet treat! I can’t wait to try them soon!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hehe I love the idea of rustic baking! Although my neat freak self couldn’t handle it too often!

  12. WOAH. Look at the crackle on those bad boys! Oh heck yes 😉

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hehe yep absolutely!

  13. Liz says:

    I have a favourite chocolate peanut brownie recipe that I crave.. I have to try these for sure since I think they take even less time.. They look delicious

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thanks Liz! Enjoy 🙂

  14. ooohhh yum yum yum, made a batch in a flat tray and cut them into squares. Made some with mixed nuts and a second batch with toffee poppets.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      That’s such a great idea!!! Love it!!

  15. These look amazing, I love how they have the cracks, like little works of art.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thank you!

  16. Rose Hunt says:

    Hi Lucy
    Trying to find your recipe for your amazing peanut brownies, but can’t find the recipe!
    Would you be a dear and forward?
    Thanks , Rise

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