We have all heard of the new way of making cookies: taking a cake mix, skipping adding the milk or water, and making a cookie dough out of it. Those cookies turn out nice and fluffy, and they are great for frosting and decorating.
Then, a friend told me that I could do the exact same thing with a brownie mix! I was shocked and excited all at the same time! I mean, they don’t turn out all fluffy like the cake mixes, so they aren’t even close to the same kind of thing. They come out thin, with slightly crispy edges and a super soft center. I love them!
It’s actually really easy to do, and they are definitely a crowd pleaser. And, they don’t take very long, so you can make them whenever you’re craving something sweet. You won’t have to wait too long for it!
This is how I make cookies from the brownie mix:
1 boxed brownie mix
3 tbsp. all purpose flour
1/3 cup vegetable oil
(Your ingredients may vary. Use the specified oil, eggs, and flour amounts that are listed on the back. The amount of flour will be labeled something like “High altitude instructions.”)
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees, and spray some non-stick spray on a cookie sheet.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, eggs, and vegetable oil. Make sure it is really well combined. Then, add the brownie mix. Be sure you don’t over mix in this step because the cookie will come out really tough and chewy. No one likes those cookies that stick to every groove of your teeth.
Use a small spoon to scoop the dough in about 1 inch balls onto the cookie sheet. Place them about three inches apart to allow for spreading. Bake for only 5-7 minutes. Do not over bake! They will become cookie chips that are practically inedible.
Allow them to cool on a wire rack, and serve.