I feel like there are two kinds of people in this world: those that love the brownie edge, and those that love the brownie center. Guess which one I am. I’m team brownie edge all the way. I love the crunchy, caramelized corners and sides of the brownie. Sometimes when I make a batch of brownies, I will cut off the scraggly edges and tell myself I am just making them look prettier and more uniform. But if I am being honest with myself, it’s so that I can eat all the edges.
And that is what I love about these cookies. It is 90% brownie edge!
What I also love about these cookies is how easy they were to make! It literally took minutes to mix everything together and pop in the oven. In just about 30 minutes I had warm, fresh peppermint brownie cookies.
These cookies start with, what else, a bag of brownie mix! To that I mixed in some melted butter and one egg. I did not follow the recipe on the back of the box.
Once it’s all mixed together, its pretty thick. Not at all like a brownie batter but (shockingly) more like a cookie dough.
For that peppermint flavor, I mixed in some Andies peppermint chunks because that’s what I found at the grocery store. But if you can get your hands on some peppermint chocolate chips or even other peppermint candy, you can add those in instead.
Another great thing about these cookies is that don’t take nearly as long to bake as a normal batch of cookies. Within a matter of minutes, the chocolate dough had spread out and crisped up around the edges, but remained a bit soft in the center.
For the brownie edge love, like me, these cookies are perfect. The first bite it all crunch. But the center is super soft.
However, for those of you who love the soft gooey center of the brownie and are not willing to give that up. Guess what! You can pretty much make the exact same recipe in brownie form! Just follow the recipe on the back of the box and add the water and oil as necessary.
I can’t alienate half (maybe more) of the brownie loving population. Everyone deserves a delicious bite of chocolate and peppermint. Especially during the holidays.
- 1 box of brownie mix (unprepared)
- 1 stick of butter, melted
- 1 egg
- 1 cup peppermint chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mix together the dry brownie mix, butter, and egg until a thick dough has formed. Fold in the peppermint chips.
- Drop heaping spoonfuls of the dough onto a baking sheet, about 1 inch apart. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the edges are crispy but the center is still slightly under cooked.
- Remove from oven and leave cookies on the pan for a couple minutes until slightly cooked, then transfer to a wire rack.
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