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Fudgy Brownie Cookies or I like to call them Browkies

Good day to you all, hope you all had a fabulous weekend like myself. Now this weekend and for a period of time I have always had a fascination and questioned about the invention of names especially names of items of food/dishes such as carrots, tomatoes, dragon fruit/pitaya, aubergine/eggplant, courgette/zuchinni, babaganoosh, toad in the hole, spotted dick , the list is endless. What characteristics define these words, is it their colour, shape, or is there a story behind the name? Similar to how “sandwich” is actually named after an English Nobleman (John Montagu, The Fourth Earl of Sandwich). Who knows? However the adventurous dishes are, I find are the ones that have the most creativity! 

Fudgy Brownie Cookies is a name of a recipe I found  scrolling through Pinterest. Now with a name like that there was no way I would have scrolled any further! A mixture between a soft, gooey brownie but being in the shape of a cookie.. two things I love combined into one, what a creation. Although the name I found was too long. I find the author Dorothy Kern of Crazy for Crust, definitely created the name due to its texture.


Living in a society where the word “selfie” is considered in the dictionary and abbreviating couples names together to identify themselves as a unit I thought to myself there is no harm in trying to abbreviate the words Brownie and Cookie to describe Dorothy Kern’s creation. So came up with two options Browkie or Coonie. Now I would say Coonie sounds more like Goonie and it reminds me of the 80’s movie “The Goonies”, so I think the name Browkie will do! So the other day I made Fudgy Browkies and they were glorious!

Dorothy Kern’s Fudgy Browkies is really simple and quick. The only thing that is time consuming is waiting for the cookies to cool down. Depending on what percentage of dark chocolate you use though these cookies are really rich, I would suggest having a cup of nice, cold milk with the cookies.



Unfortunately didn’t make a playlist as I am in a bit  stumped as to what I should listen to atm, I keep on listening to the same old songs over and over again. 

Check out the recipe of Fudgy Brownie Cookies by Dorothy Kern ( Crazy for Crust ) below: 


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter

  • 3 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour

  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips or chunks

METHOD, from Crazy for Crust by Dorothy Kern click HERE for the recipe. 

1. Note: this dough requires chilling.

2. Place butter and baking chocolate in a large microwave safe bowl. Heat on high power in 30 second increments, stirring between each, until melted and smooth (about 90 seconds). Stir in sugar.

3. Add cocoa, vanilla, salt, and baking soda. Stir, then stir in egg. Slowly stir in flour until just combined (batter will be thick) and then stir in chocolate chips.

4. Scoop 2 tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough 2” apart onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Chill for 20-30 minutes.

5. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly press cookies with the palm of your hand to slightly flatten, then bake for about 10 minutes, or until most of the sheen is gone. Cool for at least 10 minutes before removing from cookie sheets.


- I didn't have enough chocolate chips for the recipe, so added white chocolate chips and I prefer it. In the browkie you get three variations of chocolate! 

- There is are percentages of dark chocolate one can bake with, the bigger the number the less amount of sugar there is in the chocolate. I used this Indonesian chocolate which I think it is 80%.  

Do you know recipes merging two things you love to eat? What is your favourite chocolate recipe?  Let me know in the comment box below! 

Have a good week! 


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