Mint Chip Brookies

When you feel like a cookie but also want brownies…make a brookie. When you love mint, you should make Mint Chip Brookies!

Mint Chip Brookies - this easy recipe combines brownies with mint chip chocolate chip cookies! Perfect for mint chip lovers!

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Tomorrow, February 19, is National Chocolate Mint Day. Did you know that? I know it’s hard to keep up with all the food holidays (there are so many) but Chocolate Mint day is one that’s near and dear to my heart. Why? Because it’s also Jordan’s birthday…and mint chip is her favorite flavor combination!

How in the world did my baby get to be 11 years old? I started this blog when she was in Kindergarten. She was 5. Now she’s a tween on the brink of all the important tween things. She’s in the fifth grade. In one and a half years she’ll be in middle school. She’s already begging for a phone.

Lord help me.

Jordan is an amazing kid – she’s one of my favorite people. She’s funny, smart, she loves teal and follows the beat of her own drum. Oh, and she’s my #1 taste tester…and she loves mint chip.

I made these Mint Chip Brookies for her.

Easy Mint Chip Brookies Recipe

Of course, I made them awhile ago, not for her birthday, but knowing I’d post them today. Every year she asks me to make her a new mint chip treat. There have been mint chip frosted cupcakes and brownie cupcakes, mint chip ice cream cupcakes and a mint chip cake roll. I’ve made mint chip scones for breakfasts and mint chip cookies for school. Last year I even served mint chip hot chocolate floats.

What did she ask for this year? A skillet cookie and PLAIN brownies with lots of whipped cream.

I’m sorry, who is my daughter and where did Jordan go?

But it’s her birthday, so I’m going to do as she asks. I’m going to make this brownie recipe without the cookies, and make these chocolate chip cookies without the mint.

So basically, I’m making this recipe again this weekend, ha!

Good thing the two recipes that make up this one are SUPER easy.

Mint Chip Brookies - this easy recipe combines brownies with mint chip chocolate chip cookies! Perfect for mint chip lovers!

I love brookies – they’re the perfect combination of brownie and chocolate chip cookie. Let’s break down the recipe:

Brownies. I love my homemade brownie recipe that I’ve listed below. It’s the base I use for all my brookie recipes (and for my brownie pie). If you’re not in the mood to make a from scratch brownie, feel free to use a box mix. Either way, the recipe will work just fine.

Mint Chip Cookies. The cookie is my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, with some added peppermint extract and green food coloring. The green is optional, but gives the mint chip cookies that telltale mint color. Be sure to get peppermint extract, not mint. To me, mint extract tastes like toothpaste!

You have to make two batters for this recipe, sure, but it’s totally worth it. What could be better than cookies and brownies all in one?

(I know: being Jordan’s mom. Awwww. 🙂 )

Did you make this recipe?

Mint Chip Brookies

Mint Chip Brookies – mint chip cookies on top of fudgy brownies! This easy recipe combines two favorite recipes: brownies and cookies make brookies!

Ingredients:

For the brownies:

  • 1 box brownie mix (for a 9×13 pan), plus ingredients called for to make brownies
  • OR
  • 2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 2 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

For the cookies:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 8-10 drops green food coloring, optional
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 9×13” pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. If you’re using a brownie mix, prepare as directed on the box. Set aside.
  3. If you’re making from scratch brownies: Place the two baking chocolates and butter in a large, microwave safe bowl. Heat on HIGH power for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until chocolate is smooth. Stir in sugar. Add eggs, vanilla, and cocoa and stir well. Add flour and stir carefully. Set aside.
  4. Make the cookies: Cream together butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl using a hand mixer. Mix in egg, extracts, baking soda, and salt. Stir in flour, then stir in food coloring if using, being sure to scrape the sides of the bowl to make sure all the dough gets turned green. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Spread brownie batter in prepared pan. Scoop tablespoons of cookie dough, flatten slightly with your hands and then lay over the top of the brownies. It’ll be hard to spread because it’s thicker than the brownie batter, so it’s best to drop flattened tablespoons evenly over the batter and then press lightly with your fingers to adhere them to each other.
  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes until the tops are starting to get golden. The toothpick test in the center will come out with some crumbs on the toothpick.
  7. Cool completely before cutting into small bars. These are some serious brookies – a little goes a long way!
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17 comments

  1. She didn’t beg for all things mint chip? Well, I guess kids and their tastes both change really quickly. I’m with her on the skillet cookie, though. Those are the best!
    But really, why choose? Because these brookies are gorgeously incredible, so can’t we eat it all? 
    Happy 11 to Jordan!

  2. I had no idea tomorrow was national chocolate mint day! These look perfect for a Friday! And happy birthday to Jordan, I love her choice of dessert…I always use a TON of whipped cream, too! 🙂

  3. Your daughter is so smart! Mint chip is seriously the best flavor ever! & these brookies (or should we call them Jordies 🙂 ) look amazing. Happy Birthday, Jordan!

  4. Happy early birthday to Jordan! She and I need to hang out and have all things mint chip. 🙂

  5. Happy early birthday to Jordan! Mint chip is seriously awesome and I love the looks of these brookies- so much flavor in one bar. While I love me some mint chip, I can’t argue with a skillet cookie and brownies with whipped cream, those are some seriously delicious sounding birthday treats 🙂

  6. These brownies are making me so excited for St Patty’s Day 😀 Pinning!

  7. I kind of want these for my birthday now, but it’s too far away. I’m not waiting that long. 😉 Mint and chocolate and chocolate with caramel are my two all time favorite combos.

  8. I love ANYTHING mint, so I am not sure how I missed tomorrow is mint day! These look fantastic! And happy birthday to Jordan!

  9. Wow, these look great! I can’t believe that she didn’t want them for her party. Then again, maybe she’s thinking of her guests. Not everyone loves chocolate mint. 🙂 Happy Birthday to Jordan!

  10. Awww happy Birthday Jordan!! These look incredible, I’m a big fan of brookies!

  11. I love when two desserts collide!  Isn’t it crazy our kiddos are getting so big. My youngest was in K5 when I started blogging too…and now he is 12.  Not cool!  Happy Birthday to your sweet girl.  I love that she is her own person and ok with it!  She is awesome!!!!

  12. These look awesome, I love mint chocolate! And thanks for the tip about opting for peppermint extract and not mint extract (I wouldn’t want toothpaste brookies! :P)
    … Happy BDay to Jordan! 🙂

  13. I am so in mint chocolate mode right now too! But I’ve never made a brookie before..this has me inspired!

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