Easy Brownie Mix Cookies (Brownie Cookies from a Box)

These easy brownie mix cookies are chewy, fudgy and delicious plus they’re super easy to make with the help of a brownie mix.

These cookies are a fun twist on plain brownies and the perfect way to feed your chocolate cravings. If you haven’t tried cookies made with a brownie mix, you’re in for a treat.

These brownie cookies from a box could not be any easier. These taste like they’re from scratch, but because you start off with a box mix, they come together really quickly.

Adding mini chocolate chips to the brownie mix just adds a little more chocolatey goodness.

Two chocolate cookies on a white plate with a tray of cookies and text overlay.

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Table of Contents:

Ingredient Notes:

Now let’s talk about just some of the ingredients that are in these brownie cookies. (The list of all ingredients are in the recipe card below.)

Brownie mix: A brownie mix cookie recipe isn’t complete without the brownie mix, right? You’ll need to use a family-sized brownie mix and I used Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge Family-Sized mix.

All-purpose flour: The recipe only calls for a small amount of flour…just enough to firm up the cookies a bit.

Oil, water and vanilla: These cookies need a little oil and water to make them moist and although it sounds weird to add vanilla to chocolate cookies, it really does add a nice flavor and brings out the chocolate flavor as well.

Mini chocolate chips: These are optional, but they add a little more chocolatey goodness.

Hand holding a brownie cookie with cookies in the background.

How to Make these Cookies:

Let’s talk a little about how to make brownie cookies out of a brownie mix. (The printable instructions are in the recipe card below.)

Step 1:

First, make sure to preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Top view of cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2:

Next, add all of the ingredients into a large bowl, except the chocolate chips, and mix well with a large spoon.

Brownie cookie batter mixed in a white bowl.

Step 3:

Now add the chocolate chips and mix again with a spoon. The dough will be very thick.

Chocolate batter with chocolate chips mixed in bowl.

Step 4:

Next, use a cookie scoop or a tablespoon to measure out the dough and drop mounds onto the prepared cookie sheet. Make sure they’re about 2 inches apart.

Chocolate cookie batter mounds on a cookie sheet.

Step 5:

You will have leftover dough, so just cover it and set it to the side until the first batch is baked, then bake the second batch.

Chocolate mounds of batter on a parchment covered cookie sheet.

Step 6:

Now, bake the brownie cookies for approximately 12-14 minutes. Start watching closely at around the 12-minute mark. Be super careful not to overbake these.

When these are fully baked, the brownie cookies will puff up on the top and little cracks will form on the tops as well. The tops won’t completely firm up though, but the edges will firm up a bit.

Make sure to pull the cookies out once you notice these signs because if these are baked too long, they won’t be chewy and will turn out dry.

Brownie cookies cooling on a pan.

Step 7:

Remove the cookies from the oven and set the pan on a cooling rack and cool for about 5-10 minutes, then transfer the cookies off of the cookie sheet and onto the cooling rack to cool a little more.

Brownie chocolate cookies cooling on a wire rack.

Step 8:

These cookies are delicious served warm, but can be eaten at room temperature as well. You could even microwave them for a few seconds to warm them up.

Tips & FAQs:

How do you turn brownie mix into cookies?

It’s easy to turn a brownie mix into cookies by just changing up a few ingredients, then scooping the brownie batter onto a cookie sheet. Make sure to check out the recipe card below that shows all the ingredients and instructions.

What type of brownie mix should I use?

You’ll want to use a family-sized brownie mix for this recipe. I used Duncan Hines’s Dark Chocolate Fudge family-sized brownie mix. I have not tried this recipe out using other types of brownie mixes, so please note that you may get varying results when using different types of mixes.

Do I have to add in the mini-chocolate chips? Could I use regular chocolate chips?

You don’t have to add the chocolate chips, but they do add a boost of chocolate flavor if you do. If you don’t have or can’t get mini chocolate chips, you can add full-sized chocolate chips.

Can I use canola oil instead of vegetable oil?

Yes, you can use either canola oil or vegetable oil.

What can I use instead of parchment paper?

If you don’t have parchment paper, you could use either foil or just lightly grease the pan with a little vegetable shortening or baking spray. It’s best not to grease the pan with butter though as butter will burn and over-brown the bottoms of the cookies.

How can I tell when these cookies are done baking?

Start watching these cookies carefully starting at about 12 minutes. Be careful not to overbake these. When these are fully baked, the cookies will puff up and little cracks will form on the tops. The tops won’t completely firm up, but the edges will firm up a bit. Pull the cookies out once you notice these signs. If these are baked too long, they won’t be chewy and will turn out dry.

How do I store these cookies and how long do they last?

Store leftovers in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to about 5-6 days. If the cookies start to get crispy, you can add a piece of bread to the container with the cookies to help soften them.

What’s the best way to serve/eat these cookies?

These cookies can be served warm or at room temperature.

What can be served with these cookies?

These cookies are amazing all on their own, but you could also serve them with ice cream.

What can be added to these cookies?

Feel free to add peanut butter chips, pecans, walnuts, or white chocolate chips to the cookie dough.

Top view of chewy chocolate brownie cookies on a white plate.

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Brownie cookies on a white plate with a tray of cookies in the background.

Easy Brownie Cookies from a Mix

These easy brownie mix cookies are chewy, fudgy and delicious plus they're super easy to make with the help of a brownie mix.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownie cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 23 cookies
Calories: 65kcal
Author: Kara @ Quick and Easy Baking

Ingredients

  • 1 (18 oz.) box Chocolate brownie mix (I used Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge, family sized*)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients, except the chocolate chips, and mix well with a large spoon.
  • Add the chocolate chips and mix again. The dough will be thick.
  • Use a cookie scoop or a tablespoon to measure out the dough and drop mounds onto prepared cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. (You will likely have leftover dough. Cover it and set to the side until the first batch is baked, then bake the second batch.)
  • Bake approximately 12-14 minutes. Start watching carefully at about 12 minutes. Be very careful not to overbake these. When fully baked, these cookies will puff up and little cracks will form on the tops.
    The tops won't completely firm up though, but the edges will firm up a bit. Pull the cookies out once you notice these signs. If these are baked too long, they won't be chewy and will turn out dry.
  • Remove cookies from the oven and set the pan on a cooling rack and cool for about 5-10 minutes, then transfer the cookies off the cookie sheet and onto the cooling rack to cool a little more.

Notes

*Please note that not all brownie mixes are the same and there may be variations if using a different brownie mix than I used.
These cookies can be served warm or at room temperature. Store leftovers in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to about 5-6 days. If the cookies start to get crunchy, you can add a piece of bread to the cookie container to help soften them.
Nutritional values are an estimate. Check out the TIPS & FAQs for this recipe in the blog post, which may answer questions you may have.
*This recipe card may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Nutrition

Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
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2 thoughts on “Easy Brownie Mix Cookies (Brownie Cookies from a Box)”

  1. Can you cook them in a microwave?
    I make mug cakes with angel food cake mix plus a flavored cake mix. Chocolate is my fave.
    And do you know of any other easy desserts that can be made in the microwave?
    Thank you, Karen

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    • Hi Karen, I’m not sure if you could make these in the microwave or not. It would be worth experimenting on. I’m not an expert on microwave baking. I do have a recipe for a microwave Oreo mug cake coming up, but don’t know a huge amount about microwave baking. The website Bigger Bolder Baking does have some microwave baking recipes on it. She really knows her stuff. Might be worth checking out.

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