Peanut Butter Brookies are a cross between brownies and peanut butter blondies. This version is from a reader named Stef, who sent it to me years ago along with a box of them!
Peanut Butter Brookies Tips
Stef makes her Brookies (half brownie, half cookie) with organic peanut butter cookie dough and brownie batter and bakes them in a paper lined square muffin or bar cookie pan. This makes a lovely presentation, plus the shape is also perfect for packaging and shipping. For my package, she wrapped six brookies individually, fit them into a rectangular Ziplock container, and tied it all together with a ribbon.
The stamped labels were a nice touch, too!
So thanks to Stef for sharing her recipe, and I look forward to making it very soon.
Update: It’s time for me to make another batch of these and update the photo. Since I posted, Brookies have become more popular. You can make them with peanut butter flavored dough or chocolate chip.
Canarsie Cookies Peanut Butter Brookies
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/3 cup unbleached all purpose flour
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2/3 cup unbleached all purpose flour
- 2/3 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 tbl butter
- 1/3 tbl light corn syrup
- 1 tbl milk
- 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
- Cooking spray or vegetable shortening for greasing pan
- Square or round cup cupcake pan
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease square/round cup cupcake pan on all sides.
- To Prepare Brownie Batter: Melt butter in small or medium saucepan.
- Remove butter from heat and pour butter into large mixing bowl. Mix in sugar, eggs and vanilla until smooth. Mix in flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt until well mixed. Set batter aside.
- To Prepare Cookie Dough: Soften butter in microwave for about 20 seconds or until super soft, but not melted completely.
- Cream together butter, white sugar, brown sugar, and peanut butter until smooth. Mix in egg until smooth. Stir in flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
- Baking: Fill cupcake cups about ¼ full with brownie batter. Put cookie dough on top of brownie batter until cups are about ¾ full. You don’t want to fill cups to top because they may overflow when baked. Repeat until all cupcake cups are full and batters are used.
- Bake on 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until toothpick when inserted comes out clean and cookie dough is lightly browned.Once baked, let cool.
- To prepare glaze: In a double boiler over hot, but not boiling water, combine chocolate chips, butter, corn syrup, and milk. Once mixture is melted and smooth, mix in vanilla. Drizzle glaze over cooled brookies.
Yes that will work. You can do one of two things: 1) cut them after they cool or 2) or use a cupcake pan.
Either one will work. The pan I use saves me some time and people for some reason love the shape.
Let me know how it comes out!
I would like to make brookies. I don’t have a pan like this and don’t want to buy one.
Would a 9×13″ work?
Phyllis no worries! A company called Wilton makes square pans…Anna posted a link to them from Amazon
Am confused about what type of pan to bake these in…. Mini muffin pan, regular 8×8 pan ( then cut up into squares), or square silicone Wilton mini muffin pan? Can you help? They don’t look like the were cut….Thanks…
Karen, I put a link to Amazon so you could order one. Otherwise, check Kohl’s. Kohl’s had them last weekend when I was there shopping for a cake pop maker.
A company called Wilton makes them as well as silicone square baking cups. Something I experimented with. Sometimes the brookies got thick so it actually made them easier to eat making them with corners.
Funny thing is people just remembered the shape when we tested them versus round ones. Let me know how they turn out when you bake!
I love the idea of a square cupcake pan, have never seen one. Where do you find them?
Brownies and cookies together and then choc. glaze…. to die for, now I want to make them!
Actually Darlene when we begin selling them at the farmer’s markets, we donate a portion to Sean’s Pals at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Here’s the link: http://www.canarsiecookies.com/give-to-cystic-fibrosis-foundation-seans-pals/
How truly awesome would these be for a bake sale?! They look like a little treasure and so much more than a cupcake.
Rosalie thanks for the comment! Let me know how it comes out!:
Very interesting concept. I’m definitely going to try this recipe.
Holiday Baker Man
Anna thank you so much for letting us showcase this recipe here! Love the work you do!