Today’s recipe for brookie pie is deep dish decadence– a combination of two of my favorite recipes, chocolate chip cookies and brownies. We’ll start with the cookie dough from my soft chocolate chip cookies. (I love these just as much as my extra chewy chocolate chip cookies because they’re filled with chocolate chips and it’s a really easy dough to make.) The cookie layer base is topped with my super chewy and fudgy brownies from scratch. Individually, they’re delicious. Together? Out of this world!
Why You’ll Love This Brookie Pie
- Indulgent and rich
- Soft and buttery cookies combined with dense and fudgy brownies
- Easy and fun to make
- No cookie dough chilling or individual cookie rolling required
- Baked in a deep dish pan for super thick slices
- Almost like chocolate chip cookie brownie bars in pie form
Overview: How to Make Perfect Brookie Pie
Brookie pie is a quick and straightforward recipe. It’s always fun to serve, especially if kids are getting a taste. It’s quite rich, so we usually save it for special occasions like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or a birthday celebration. Let’s review the process:
- Make the chocolate chip cookie dough. We’re using a reader favorite cookie recipe– with hundreds of positive reviews from bakers around the world. Made with basic ingredients, you’ll appreciate how quickly this cookie dough comes together. Whisk the dry ingredients and cream the wet ingredients together. Combine the wet and dry ingredients together, then add the chocolate chips.
- Press the cookie dough into the pie dish.
- Make the brownie batter. Everyone has a favorite brownie recipe and this is one is mine. No mixer, no strange ingredients, no box mix, just pure brownie love. And bonus! They’re made in 1 bowl.
- Pour the brownie batter on top of the cookie dough.
- Bake. Since the pie is deep-dish style, it takes awhile to bake through. Don’t get nervous if it’s still not baked through after an hour. All ovens are different, but begin checking at 45 minutes. The brookie pie is done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out *mostly* clean with just a couple moist (not wet!) brownie crumbs. If the edges are browning too quickly, loosely tent the top of the pie with aluminum foil.
Brookie Pie Success Tip
Use a deep dish pie pan! This is a pretty tall pie because we have two very thick layers. If you use a regular pie dish, this brookie pie will overflow while it bakes and make a huge mess. As an alternative, you can bake the pie in a springform pan since the sides are perfectly tall.
My two favorite pie pans to use for brookie pie are 1) this glass pie dish (used in today’s post) and 2) this ruffled ceramic pie dish (it’s so pretty– pictured in brown in my chicken pot pie recipe).
How to Serve Brookie Pie
The hardest part is waiting for this massive pie to fully cool. But you have two options here! Wait about 30 minutes and serve it slightly warm or let it cool completely for perfectly precise slices.
- Toppings: While delicious on it’s own, we never shy away from extras. My favorite brookie pie toppings are chocolate ganache, salted caramel, whipped cream, ice cream, sprinkles, melted peanut butter, or melted chocolate.
Even if you can’t choose between chocolate chip cookies or brownies, I’m 150% positive that you’ll have no trouble deciding on brookie pie for dessert. 🙂Print
If you can’t choose between chocolate chip cookies or brownies, have both in this brookie pie. Both layers are from-scratch, simple, fudgy, and indulgent!
- 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup (1.5 sticks or 170g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 3/4 cup (150g) packed light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
- 1 large egg, at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 and 1/4 cups (225g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup (1 stick or 115g) unsalted butter
- 8 ounces (228g) coarsely chopped quality semi-sweet chocolate*
- 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup (50g) packed light brown sugar
- 3 large eggs, at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons (78g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
- 2 Tablespoons (10g) unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease a deep-dish pie pan or use nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Make the cookie layer: whisk the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt together until combined. Set aside. In a large bowl using a hand-held or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter for 2 minutes on high speed until completely smooth and creamy. Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar, then beat on medium high speed until fluffy and light in color. Beat in the egg and vanilla on high speed. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. On low speed, slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined then beat in the chocolate chips. The cookie dough will be thick. Press evenly into the prepared pie pan.
- Make the brownie layer: Melt the butter and chopped chocolate together in a heat-proof bowl in the microwave for 1 and 1/2 minutes. Remove and stir until all the chocolate is melted. Reheat for 20 more seconds if needed. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before adding the eggs (don’t want them to scramble!). Whisk in both sugars, the eggs, and vanilla extract. Then whisk in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Spread over the cookie layer.
- Bake the pie for 45-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean with a few moist (not wet!) brownie crumbs. This could take a little longer than an hour. All ovens are different, but begin checking at 45 minutes. Loosely tent the top of the pie with aluminum foil if the edges are browning too quickly.
- Allow to cool completely in the pan set on a wire rack. Or allow to only cool for 30 minutes and serve warm with ice cream. Leftovers keep well covered at room temperature for 5 days.
- Make Ahead Instructions: You can prepare the cookie dough and brownie batter 2 days in advance. Cover each tightly in their bowls and refrigerate until ready to assemble and bake.
- Optional Toppings: melted chocolate (just more of the semi-sweet chocolate you use in the brownies), whipped cream, ice cream, sprinkles, melted peanut butter, etc. Have fun!
- Chocolate for Brownies: I’m a big fan of Ghirardelli’s semi-sweet chocolate baking bar. Same with Lindt and Baker’s variety. All can be found in the baking aisle with the chocolate chips.
- Chocolate Chips: I typically add chocolate chips to the brownies, but skipped them in this brookie pie. Feel free to add 1 cup to the brownie batter.
- Special Tools (affiliate links): Ruffled Pie Dish, Glass Pie Dish, KitchenAid Glass Mixing Bowl, and KitchenAid Stand Mixer
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