brookie or cooknie

What do you get when you combine the two greatest desserts on the face of the earth?
You get a sweet that surpasses all other sweets. 
It’s not a cookie. It’s not a brownie. 
It’s a brookie or a cooknie.

Whatever it is, it is the PERFECT combination of cookie and brownie goodness.

And you’re so lucky because I’m giving you the recipe to these Heavenly Cookie Bars!

Heavenly Cookie Bars

+ 1 Cup Sugar
+ 1 Cup Brown Sugar
+ 3/4 Cup butter (softened the Christiansen way- explained below)
+ 3 eggs
+ 1 tsp vanilla
+ 2 and 3/4 Cup flour
+ 1/2 tsp salt
+ 2 and 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
+ One bag large chocolate chips (preferably Ghirardelli:)

+ mix sugar and butter together till smooth
+ add eggs and vanilla to sugar/butter mixture
+ mix dry ingredients together and add to wet ingredients
+ add 2/3 to 3/4 of the chocolate chips with dough
+ spread in 11×13 pan (greased!)
+ use remaining chocolate chips and sprinkle on top
+ bake for approx. 20 minutes at 350 degrees (or until edges are lightly browned)
+ eat right away for gooey wonderfulness or let cool for 30-40 minutes and they’ll firm up.

My mom taught me how to perfectly soften butter- it really does make a difference! You know when you stick a whole cube in the microwave and the middle completely melts and the ends are still hard? 
Ya, this fixes it. 
Slice your butter into even pieces, place around the outside of a plate (equal heating) and microwave for about 20 seconds until they’re perfectly softened. 

Make sure your mix everything till it is smooth. I prefer using the back side of a big metal spoon to mix everything together in these steps. It’s kind of an arm workout…

Once all the dough is mixed and the chocolate chips are added, spread it out in your pan.
Make sure your pan is greased so they come out perfectly!
Add the last part of your chocolate chips to the top. 
This doesn’t really change the taste. It just looks pretty!

These edges are perfectly brown- 
watch for this, then take them out of the oven.


Wait till they cool to cut them or else they’re a gooey yummy mess. 
Which is ok too.

Seriously, go make them now. 

Happy Friday!

Link up: Blissful and Domestic


  1. Jodi on February 22, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Yum!! These look delish,thanks for sharing the recipe. We are dessert people here, can't get enough! :)take care!jodi

  2. Kirsten Wiemer on February 22, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    seriously my yw leader used to make these and they seriously are sooo good!ahhhh good thing i just ate a doughnut, otherwise i would be on your doorstep begging for some.K

  3. Terri Cherpeski on February 22, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    We used to call these blonde brownies.

  4. McKenzie on February 22, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    i just found your blog and i LOVE it! you and your huuby are so incredibly cute!and this looks AMAZING! must try!i'm your newest follower, feel free to stop by my blog sometime:)<3Kenzie

  5. Elise Hunter on February 23, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Thanks for following along! So great to have you:)

  6. Nicole ♡ on March 2, 2013 at 5:02 am

    Mmm these look delicious, I think I'll have to bake some. Thanks for linking up, although the link doesn't like to my page but a St. Peter's day post, oops.

  7. Christina on March 12, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Hey Elise, thanks for stopping by my blog, leaving a comment, and for following along! I'm following you too :). And as far as these cookie bars go…ooohhhh my goodness girl! I think i just had a heart attack looking at them. Yum!!

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