Chewy brownie cookies: A retro recipe from the 90s

Brownie cookes with chocolate chips

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The vintage inspiration: Crisco’s chewy brownie cookies (1995)

For the moist, fudgy taste of a brownie in a cookie

Crisco’s chewy, fudgy, chocolaty, rich, gooey and oh-so-delicious brownie in a cookie bakes up higher and moister than this popular cookie made with butter.

Chewy brownie cookies recipe (1995)

ALSO SEE: A deliciously decadent classic double chocolate brownie recipe (1982)

Brownie cookes with chocolate chips

Chewy brownie cookies

Yield: 3 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes


  • 2/3 cup of Crisco shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups of firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened baking cocoa (powder)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 12-ounce package)


  1. Heat your oven to 375 F.
  2. Combine the Crisco shortening, light brown sugar, the water and the vanilla in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Beat at a medium speed of an electric mixer until well blended. Beat the eggs into the creamed mixture.
  4. Combine the flour, cocoa (powder), baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Mix dry ingredients into the creamed mixture at low speed until just blended.
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Drop rounded measuring tablespoonfuls of the mixture 2 inches apart onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  7. Bake the cookies one tray at a time, at 375 F for 7 to 9 minutes, or until the cookies are set. Cookies will appear soft and moist -- DO NOT OVERBAKE.
  8. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for 2 minutes.
  9. Place sheets of foil on the countertop. Transfer the cookies from the trays to the foil, and allow them to cool completely.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 150Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g

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