It’s not yet Halloween but here we are at the sixth week of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats! The holiday season will be upon us soon. These Chewy Chocolate Cookies are so quick and easy, you’ll be able to whip up a batch anytime. The good news is they start from a basic brownie mix that you make from scratch. This year there are only three December weekends before Christmas so you’ll need to have your baking plan organized—adding some of the treats featured in this series is a great place to start.
My very first job in high school was in the bakery department of a local grocery store. Is it any surprise that I’ve loved sweets pretty much my whole life and I end up there? One of our best-selling cookies were the Chewy Chocolate Cookies. While this recipe is not quite the same, it is a close second and oh so easy!
What’s great about it also is that it starts with a homemade brownie mix as a base. I shared this recipe on the segment that aired last month on my local ABC affiliate television station. You can find the Brownie Mix Recipe HERE. This mix is great to make up and give as gifts. You can put two batches worth in one large glass canning jar. Put on a festive bow and add the recipe and you’ve got an easy gift to give for all sorts of occasions.
The cookie recipe is as follows. Enjoy!
- ¼ cup butter, melted
- 2 eggs, slightly beaten
- ¼ cup water, more if needed
- 2 ¼ cups Brownie Mix
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375°. Grease baking sheets. Combine butter, eggs and water in a medium bowl. Beat with a fork until blended. Stir in BROWNIE MIX, baking soda, flour, vanilla and optional chocolate chips and nuts. Add additional water, if needed. Blend well.
- Drop by teaspoonfuls two inches apart on prepared baking sheets.
- Makes about 3 dozen.
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