Brownie Mix Cookies

Brownie Cookies from mix; These easy chocolate cookies are made with a boxed brownie mix.  These brownie cookies from mix are delicious and so easy!

brownie-mix-cookiesI never really did get nauseous when I was pregnant.  What I got was massive headaches.

I still get massive headaches.

I’ve learned over the years to avoid them by keeping a consistent sleep schedule, limiting my caffeine intake, and keeping myself hydrated, and I’ve learned a few tricks to help me manage the pain a little better, but these things are not a cure.  Not by a long shot.

This morning, for no good reason at all, I woke up with a doozey.  It was bad enough that I begged Robb to handle the morning routine without me so I could stay in bed.

When I finally emerged hours later, I was headache-free, but had a strong strong chocolate craving.

I nearly drove to the nearest fast food restaurant in the pouring rain for a chocolate milkshake, that’s how strong it was.  In fact the only thing that kept me from doing just that was the knowledge that there was a brownie mix in my pantry.


Making cookies from a brownie mix on a heavy headache day is a double bonus.  Bonus number one, the obvious one, is the chocolate.

But bonus number two is equally as important.  Because you’re making cookies from a brownie mix, they are fast and easy to mix up, and you can do it all in one large bowl with a wooden spoon.


Last time the massive-headache-chocolate-craving-blues hit me hard, I made these gorgeous Salted Dark Chocolate Cookies.  Those got the job done, let me tell you.

I was kind of excited also to use a new product I found.  The people at Star Fine Foods offered to let me try their new Butter Flavored Olive Oil, and I tried it in these cookies.  I’ve never really been one to bake with olive oil, but the butter flavored oil gives a nice buttery flavor, with the soft consistency of oil.

Best of both worlds.  Thanks, Star.

(P.S. You can’t get this product everywhere, but I’m almost positive it’s available at WalMart.)


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Brownie Mix Cookies
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A soft chocolate cookie made from a boxed brownie mix.
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 3 dozen
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons butter flavored olive oil (or use vegetable or canola oil)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 brownie mix (I used Duncan Hines 18 oz. box)
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  1. Lightly beat eggs, and combine with oil and water.
  2. With a wooden spoon, mix in brownie mix and flour, stirring until well combined.
  3. Fold in white chocolate chips.
  4. Drop spoonfuls onto a baking sheet and bake at 350F for 9-11 minutes.

 If you enjoy this recipe, you might also enjoy:

Fudgy Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies from Six Sisters Stuff
Favorite Cake Mix Cookies from Something Swanky
White Chocolate Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies from The Kitchen is my Playground

18 thoughts on “Brownie Mix Cookies

  1. Lynda


    First, I hope your head feels better. My mother suffered from severe headaches so I can relate.

    I enjoy your site and these cookies look yummy. I am making the molasses bars for hubby this weekend as he is ga-ga over all things molasses.

    Thank you for these posts!!!!!

  2. Elaine Maxfield

    We made them tonight! Oh so good! And the Star butter flavored olive oil is a great buy! (Found at Walmart) Thanks for posting Jen! This is exactly what I was needing!

  3. dawnie doodles

    I make this recipe all the time. I use strong coffee in place of the water and also add pecans!

  4. Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

    Hi, Jen! Funny thing … I just came to your recipe after doing an internet search of how to make cookies with brownie mix. Imagine my {happy} surprise to see that you’ve included a link to my blog’s White Chocolate Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies at the end of your post!! So sorry I didn’t realize that and stop by to say thank you sooner!!! Better late than never … thank you so much for linking to The Kitchen is My Playground in your post. And now I’m off to whip up some brownie mix cookies. 🙂

  5. Mary JO

    Hi, I was looking for a cookie recipe that I could make with a brownie mix. I started reading your post and magnesium deficiency popped into my mind when you described your headaches and symptoms. There are some good books about magnesium deficiency.(I’ve been studying health and nutrition for about 10 years now- note the irony of me making these cookies ;)) Hope you look into it and thanks for the recipe.

    1. Jen Post author

      Mary Jo, thanks for the insight, I had not heard of that problem before. I have done quite a bit of research though, and I have learned what really triggers my headaches. As long as I am careful about caffeine intake and my sleep schedule, I very rarely have headaches at all. I will certainly look into the magnesium, though. That could be helpful!

  6. Kris

    Thank you! I am using the sugar free brownie mix, adding Hersheys sugar free mini bars and adding chopped pecan nuts. For a cookie topper, I am putting a small dollop of sugar free fudge frosting and a pecan half on top.

  7. Jeff

    What does T represent in the recipe? Tablespoon or teaspoon. Baking is such a precise art I would have thought you would use appropriate abreviations. Ill asume it is table spoon and hope I’m not making cookies for the trash.

      1. Lisa

        Most bakers I know understand that a capital T is Tablspoon, and lower case t is teaspoon. Can’t wait to try it!

        1. Wanda

          I agree. That was one of the first things my mom taught me…”T” is tablespoon and “t” is teaspoon. I’m really excited about the cookies. Thank you!!

          1. Mandelin

            Ditto on learning that capital T = tablespoon/ t= teaspoon. Common understanding for any cooks/bakers, at least in my neck of the woods (which could very well explain why Jeff doesn’t know: regional delineation).

  8. Shellie

    Just made these on a whim and LOVE them soooo much as I am a brownie addict! The entire cookie is beautiful and tastes absolutely wonderful. Thank you for the great recipe, I will be making these often.

  9. Nancy Roper

    Fantastic easy cookies. I make these all the time for children’s church on Wed notes. Kids love them. I add nuts and choc chips for the adults and older kids but the smaller ones like them plain. Nice soft cookie. Thanks!


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