Brownie Mix Cookies Recipe (2024)

These Brownie Mix Cookies are chewy, fudgy cookies that are made with a simple brownie mix, eggs, oil, and flour! Mix in your favorite chocolate chips or candies and you have a quick dessert ready in minutes.

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The other night I had some of my nieces and nephews over for a sleepover and decided that we needed a late night snack.

In an effort to keep things simple, I looked in my pantry and found a box of brownie mix. I was in the mood for cookies (they cook faster than brownies and when you are entertaining hungry kids, time is everything!) and so I did a quick Google search and found that you can make cookies from a BROWNIE MIX! I decided to put it to the test and see how they turned out.

After making a few batches over the weekend (gotta love recipe testing), I feel that this is the recipe to get the fluffiest, chewiest, and fudgiest cookies possible. They are simple and delicious!

Add in whatever mix-ins you want and make these cookies your own. We added M&M’s to this batch.

If you love fudgy cookies, you are going to want to check out our Andes Mint Cookies and our Chocolate Marshmallow Brownie Cookies!

Make sure to have these items to make the best brownie cookies:

The ingredients in these cookies are simple – you probably have all of them on hand right now!

  1. Box of brownie mix (I used an 18.4 ounce Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge Brownie mix)
  2. All-purpose flour
  3. Vegetable oil
  4. Eggs
  5. Mini M&M’s (or your choice of Mix-in)
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Don’t forget these items too:

  • Baking Sheets (THESE are our favorites)
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Cookie Scoop (These come as a 3 pack)
  • Wire cooling rack (This one is great)

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Tips for making brownie mix cookies

These cookies are fairly simple to make and are perfect for kids or beginner cooks. Here are a few tips to help you make the best cookies possible:

  • Every brownie mix is a different size. I used an 18.4 ounce brownie mix, but some will be more or less. Feel free to add a little more or a little less flour as needed
  • In order to get thick, fudgy cookies, you need to keep the balls of cookie dough stacked high (don’t flatten them down). I like to use a cookie scoop to help them have that perfect round shape and to make them all the same size every time
  • Be sure not to overbake these cookies! If anything, underbake them just a little bit and then let them cool – they will be so fudgy and good on the inside!
  • Feel free to add in your favorite mix-ins: chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, white chocolate chips, any kind of nuts, sprinkles, or even roll the cookie dough in powdered sugar for a crinkle cookie.


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Brownie mix cookies – how to make the best brownie mix cookies you’ve ever tasted:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silicone liner or parchment paper. (You could even use non stick cooking spray.)

In a large bowl combine brownie mix, flour, oil, and eggs. Then fold in the M&M’s.

Using a cookie scoop, drop spoonfuls of cookie dough 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Do not flatten the cookie dough before they bake. Keep the dough in a nice rounded ball.

Bake for 7-9 minutes for a chewy fudgy cookie. If you like your cookies less fudgy, then let them cook for an extra minute or two.

Remove pan from oven and let cookies cool on baking sheet for 3-5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Serves: 30 cookies

Brownie Mix Cookies Recipe

These Brownie Mix Cookies are chewy, fudgy cookies that are made with a simple brownie mix, eggs, oil, and flour! Mix in your favorite chocolate chips or candies and you have a quick dessert ready in minutes.

Prep Time 10 minutes mins

Cook Time 9 minutes mins

Total Time 19 minutes mins



  • 18.4 ounces brownie mix
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mini m&m's (or your choice of mix-ins, like chocolate chips)


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  • Line a baking sheet with a silicone liner or parchment paper (could also try using non-stick cooking spray).

  • In a large bowl, combine brownie mix, flour, oil and eggs. Fold in M&M's.

  • Using a cookie scoop, drop spoonfuls of cookie dough 2 inches apart on baking sheet. Be sure to not flatten cookie before they bake (keep the dough in nice rounded balls).

  • Bake for 7-10 minutes (if you like your cookies to be a little more done, let them cook longer. To get the chewy, fudgy cookies, keep the bake time around 7-9 minutes).

  • Remove pan from oven and let cookies cool on baking sheet for 3-5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to let them cool completely.


Other mix in ideas:

  • Chocolate Chips
  • Nuts
  • Butterscotch Chips
  • Heath Pieces


Calories: 135 kcal · Carbohydrates: 19 g · Protein: 2 g · Fat: 6 g · Saturated Fat: 3 g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g · Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g · Trans Fat: 1 g · Cholesterol: 12 mg · Sodium: 60 mg · Potassium: 5 mg · Fiber: 1 g · Sugar: 13 g · Vitamin A: 31 IU · Vitamin C: 1 mg · Calcium: 10 mg · Iron: 1 mg


  • Baking Sheet

  • Silicone liner

  • Large Bowl

Recipe Details

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Recipe adapted from AllRecipes

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  1. Kathleen says:

    I was so excited to find this recipe. I made several batches and they were delicious and so fudgy. I found that the mix in amount of 1 cup was too much. I used 1/2 cup with better results. Thank you

  2. Joyce crumley says:

    Do you mix the brownie cookies with mixer then fold in candy

  3. Cyd says:

    In step 3 in the directions it tells you to combine the ingredients and then fold in the Mix-ins (candy).

  4. Dan Appel says:

    I left out the M&Ms and added 1/4 cup of dark rum. My wife says that they are fantastic.

  5. Dan Appel says:

    Had to add about 2 Tablespoons of flour for the extra liquid.

  6. Amanda says:

    Thinking of trying with the new fudge brownie m&m for work next week

  7. Yamz says:

    No where do you mention which sized cookie scoop you used to get 30 cookies from this recipe. I followed cookie scoop link however it shows 3 sizes. Which one?

  8. Momma Cyd says:

    We use the smallest scoop. But you can also use the middle sized scoop too.

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Brownie Mix Cookies Recipe (2024)


What happens if you use milk instead of water in brownie mix? ›

One change is to use milk or heavy cream instead of water. This change will make brownies more moist and gooey since milk is more fatty and flavorful than water. A second change is to use butter instead of oil. For similar reasons to using milk, butter adds a rich and more decadent quality to the batter.

What can I add to brownie mix to make them better? ›

Nuts and chocolate are a flavor combination made in heaven. In addition to scattering nuts on top of brownies, you can also add them directly to the batter, then bake as usual. Walnuts, pecans, almonds and peanuts all work beautifully. Just be sure to toast the nuts beforehand for extra depth.

What happens if you add more water to brownie mix? ›

It is important to follow the instructions carefully to ensure the brownies turn out as expected. If you add too much water, the brownies may turn out too cake-like, and if you add too little water, they may be dry and crumbly.

Can you mix brownie mix too much? ›

For great brownie texture, avoid overmixing your batter.

Overmixing your batter can cause you to incorporate too much air into the brownies, leading to a change in texture. According to Food52, you want to mix any batter until it forms a uniform dough, no more and no less.

What happens if you use butter instead of oil in brownies? ›

the butter brownies actually had a fudgier texture. they were softer, and they really just melted in your mouth. they also had that shiny crust and just better flavor, whereas the oil brownies were actually chewier.

Can I use butter instead of oil in brownie mix? ›

You can absolutely substitute butter for the vegetable oil. Use the same quantity specified in the directions (for example, if it calls for 1/3 cup of oil, use 5 1/3 tablespoons of butter). Melt it down, then let it cool a bit. You might not ever go back to oil!

How do you doctor up boxed brownie mix? ›

Scope out your kitchen for add-ins.

Boxed brownies can be their own blank slate for just about any snacks, sweets, or baking scraps you've got in your pantry or fridge. Add a teaspoon of instant coffee or espresso powder. Throw in a handful of nuts—pecans, walnuts, macadamia, whatever you have on hand.

Does letting brownie batter sit make it better? ›

Alice Medrich, author of Seriously Bitter Sweet: The Ultimate Dessert Maker's Guide to Chocolate, writes that “refrigerating the brownie batter in the pan for several hours, or as long as two days before baking, wreaks enormous transformations: it improves the top gloss and crustiness, and it also blends the flavors so ...

Is it better to use milk or water in brownie mix? ›

Milk. Most brownie mixes call for water. While water does the job, you can add some extra flavor and moisture by mixing some of that water with something richer, like milk. If you want to swap it out completely, be prepared for a more chewy and fudge-like brownie from the extra fat.

What happens if you add flour to brownie mix? ›

If you think about the main characteristic that stands out in a cake, it is probably its fluffy texture. Therefore, to get this extra volume, you want to have more little flour granules in your batter, all swelling together.

Should you use milk or water in brownies? ›

Brownie recipes traditionally call for water as it serves as a neutral liquid that hydrates the dry ingredients. However, using milk instead of water can impart a creamier texture and richer flavor to your brownies. The milk's fat content adds a smoothness that water cannot provide, resulting in a more indulgent treat.

Should I refrigerate brownie batter before baking? ›

In addition to keeping your brownie mix fresh, refrigerating brownie batter can also help boost the overall texture and flavor of the treat. Refrigerating helps improve the gloss and crustiness of brownies while simultaneously blending the flavors—the result? — brownie that tastes much richer and chewier.

Should brownies still be wet in the middle? ›

If the brownies still look wet or aren't pulling away, they aren't done. Even fudgy brownies will pull from the edges once they've finished baking. You'll see that the edges look dry while the middle still looks soft or slightly wet. Chewy and cakey brownies will have dry edges with firmer-looking centers.

Why do my brownies always turn out like cake? ›

Fudgy brownies have a higher fat-to-flour ratio than cakey ones. So add more fat—in this case, butter and chocolate. A cakey batch has more flour and relies on baking powder for leavening. The amount of sugar and eggs does not change whether you're going fudgy or cakey.

What happens if you bake with milk instead of water? ›

Yes, you can substitute milk for water when preparing SuperMoist cake mixes, however, the cake may be slightly drier than if prepared with water. Also keep in mind that milk will add calories and change the nutrition slightly.

What happens if you substitute milk for water in a cake mix? ›

Baking tip #2: adding milk to your box cake mix in place of water adds a dense texture to your dessert leaving it moist and flavorful like a homemade cake. Or, if you prefer, you can add buttermilk, giving your cake a tangy flavor to balance out the sweetness.

Can milk replace eggs in brownies? ›

You can use 4 tablespoons of milk, ¼ cup of mashed banana or ¼ cup of unsweetened apple sauce in place of each egg required in a box brownie mix.

What happens if I substitute water for the milk in a cake recipe? ›

Making your cakes with water instead of milk results in stronger, purer chocolate flavor. Water: the foundation of life, the substance that comprises 70% of our planet, and the thing that makes chocolate cakes even more chocolatey.

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