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Quick & Easy Brownie Mix Cookies

Fudgy & chewy, these brownie mix cookies are quick and easy to mix up and get in the oven. Using a box of brownie mix along with a few basic pantry ingredients and candies, this easy cookie recipe is a holiday ready treat!

Here in my Canadian home, I find that we can’t always get the fun holiday candies and treats that are readily available in the United States. I was thrilled to find red and green M&Ms in our store, though, and picked up a package and went home in search of something fun to make with them.

I landed on this super quick and easy brownie mix cookie recipe, and loved how they turned out.

Why You’ll Love these Brownie Cookies from Box Recipe

This easy recipe is one to have at the ready if you need to ever get a batch of cookies made quickly. If you want to make them for a holiday other than Christmas – or even just an ordinary day- other colored M&Ms or add ins like peanut butter chips, nuts, or white chocolate chips could be used.

Ingredients

(For the exact measurements, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.)

  • 1 box Betty Crocker brownie mix
  • eggs
  • canola oil (or any type of vegetable oil)
  • all purpose flour
  • vanilla
  • M&Ms
Brownie mix cookie ingredients being stirred together in a large mixing bowl.

Instructions for Easy Brownie Mix Cookies Recipe

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat. If you don’t happen to have either of those options, greasing the pan works, too!
  • In a large or medium bowl, combine everything but the M&Ms. Once the chocolate brownie cookie dough is mixed thoroughly, stir in the M&Ms.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, drop the dough in 1 Tablespoon balls on to the prepared baking sheets, 2 inches a part. (Do not flatten the cookie dough balls before placing in the oven!)
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until they are set in the center. They should bounce back ever so slightly when the top of the cookie is pressed gently with your finger.
  • Immediately upon removing from the oven, press a few more red and green M&Ms onto the top of each cookie.
  • Cool for 2-3 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
Baked brownie mix cookies arranged on a serving tray.
For a rustic style cookie platter, use a vintage baking sheet and line it with crumpled parchment paper pieces. Sprinkle on some extra seasonal candies and it’s all ready for a party!

Tips

  • If you find your cookies are spreading out too much when baking, add additional flour. You will want to have a thick dough that forms a ball on your baking sheet. Do one test cookie bake to see if it will be the right consistency if you’re unsure.
  • To acheive a chewy brownie cookie with a fudgy center, make sure you don’t overbake them. We would prefer gooey brownies with chewy edges over those with crispy edges!

Substitutions

I used a 440 gram or 15 ounce brownie mix box of Betty Crocker brownie mix with chocolate chunks for this recipe. Many brownie mix cookie recipes call for an 18 ounce box – which would probably work even better – but again, some products are more challenging to find here in Canada.

Other brands of brownie mix – like ghirardelli brownie mix- will also work with this recipe. Just ensure that there is at least 15 – 18 ounces of mix.

Variations for Chocolate Brownie Cookies from Box

Feel free to customize these cookies with 1 cup of add-ins of your choice. Some options include:

  • White chocolate chips
  • Dark or milk chocolate chips
  • Pink & red M&Ms for Valentine’s Day
  • Chopped nuts such as almonds, walnuts, or pecans
A small plate of Betty Crocker brownie mix cookies with red and green M&Ms on the top of them.

You could also turn this easy recipe into a decadent dessert by adding a brownie mix cookie alongside a scoop of ice cream with chocolate sauce for a brownie cookie sundae dessert!

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Storage

Store brownie mix cookies in an airtight container or ziploc bag on the counter at room temperature for up to 5 days. For longer storage times, place them in the freezer with parchment paper in between layers. (They will last up to 3 months in the freezer when sealed properly.)

Another tip: Brownie Cookies are great for parties!

Brownie cookies are a great option for parties and look great on a cookie platter!

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Stack of brownie cookies made with box mix.

This recipe is included in our all new Christmas Cookies e-book! For all the details, click the link below:

Brownie Mix Cookies

Brownie Mix Cookies

Yield: 30
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Fudgy & chewy, these brownie mix cookies are quick and easy to mix up and get in the oven. Using a box of Betty Crocker brownie mix along with a few basic pantry ingredients and candies, this cookie recipe is a holiday ready treat!

Ingredients

  • 1 15-18 oz box brownie mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup M&Ms

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl combine everything but the M&Ms. Once they are mixed thoroughly, add inthe M&Ms.Using a cookie scoop, drop dough in 1 Tablespoon amounts onto baking sheets, 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until they are set well in the center.Immediately upon removing from the oven, press a few more red & green M&Ms onto the topof each cookie.Cool for 2-3 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring the cookies to the cooling rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 30 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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