brownie cookies for Valentine’s Day


Last night the tall hormonal kid decided that she needed something to give to the boyfriend for Valentine’s Day. Our family operates like that. If you need something, wait until the last possible moment to announce it. At least we had been warned that there is a boyfriend. The dad is still working on the shock of that.

These cookies are an easy shortcut and make a good impression when the girls have friends over for weekend sleepovers. They look and taste complicated, but they are simple and quick to make – even the tall kid can manage them. She did tell me that I should write the recipe down so that it’s easier to find next time. Next time might even have a little forewarning.

Brownie Mix Cookies

Printable Version

  • 1 box of brownie mix (519 grams)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbsp water

Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a baking sheet (or use a silpat on the baking sheet).

Combine brownie mix, flour,and chocolate chips in a bowl. Add in the oil, water and eggs (lightly beaten) and mix together. Drop by spoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheet. I like to roll them into balls and flatten them slightly with a fork. The dough is sticky, so if you are rolling them into balls, you will have to stop and moisten your hands with water occasionally.

Bake in preheated oven until cookies are just set, about 9-10 minutes. Let cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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24 thoughts on “brownie cookies for Valentine’s Day

  1. Wish we operated that way–we wait until it hits crisis mode–wonderful recipe though–anything with chocolate brownie in the name is all good
    a boyfriend! a boyfriend–I feel sorry for your husband too!

  2. My kind of cookies!! I love the last minute stuff, cracks me up. Two of my three are just exactly like that. The soccer player though, he had his big teddy bear and box of chocolates three weeks ago! Seriously, whose kid is that? I think he belongs to motorcycle man, cause they are two peas in a pod, the other two….they are just like me. Poor dad, Boyfriend, sigh…. I mean just sayin. I know motorcycle man will have a different tune when it’s his littlest and only girl.

  3. That’s how it goes, mine are still little. The valentines treat to a girlfriend is currently a roll of lifesavers! ha. I don’t know why. Those COokies i know are delicious! YUM!

  4. Those cookies look so yummy! I wonder if there is an equivalent to the Brownie mix in the UK. Sounds like a good thing to keep in the pantry for those last minute gifts! I bet the boyfriend liked them! My 8 year old girl only gave Valentine’s cards to her girlfriends and they were all OneDirection type ones! I’m not ready for that boyfriend moment yet, that’s for sure! 🙂

    • The kid with the boyfriend is also a One Direction fan. The boyfriend days will come soon enough. I’m not sure how the boxes compare between counties, so I put the box weight in the recipe for comparison.

      • If my husband has anything to do with it, he is not letting her date until she is 30 but the likelihood of that is pretty slim! They grow up way too fast! Thanks for the weight measurement, I think I will take a look the next time I am shopping. 🙂

  5. I only announced to myself this morning that I needed to make a card and some chocolates before hubby came home! I will take note of your quick to make Brownies in case I am caught short again next year!

  6. amy b. says:

    Hmm… if these are that good, maybe give some Reese’s hearts to the boyfriends for a few years before treating them to the good stuff. ha. If only it was that easy to hold them off. 🙂

  7. It was very thoughtful to want to make something even if last minute.

  8. Mmmmm! Great idea, as I can relate to those last minute “ideas.”

  9. It’s so funny when fathers first find out about a ‘boyfriend’…. I don’t quite think they’re sure what to do or say…. Diane

  10. I’ve got a brownie mix in the pantry. Might try these today.

  11. Love the comment that at least you knew there was a boyfriend 😉

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