What happens when a cookie meets a brownie meets a bunch of M&Ms around October? Halloween brookies with candy, of course! Expect to bite simultaneously into cake and biscuits as the cookie dough is crunchy, while the brownie portion has a soft and cakey texture. We coloured the cookie dough with purple food colouring to accentuate the Halloweeny look, which you can omit if you prefer – the brookies will taste just as delicious. For more spooky recipes, have a look at our Bat Bad Biscuits and download the cute cookie envelops we created for the brookies. Happy fright fest!

Our Halloween brookies with candy are a treat not only kids will love. Expect to bite simultaneously into cake and biscuits as the cookie dough is crunchy, while the brownie portion has a soft and cakey texture. #brookie #cookie #Halloween | countryhillcottage.com

More cookie and biscuit recipes

Our Halloween brookies with candy are a treat not only kids will love. Expect to bite simultaneously into cake and biscuits as the cookie dough is crunchy, while the brownie portion has a soft and cakey texture. #brookie #cookie #Halloween | countryhillcottage.com

More from The Rose and The Raven Halloween Collection

Check out the links below for more fun and creative Halloween themed recipes, crafts and printables.

 

Our Halloween brookies with candy are a treat not only kids will love. Expect to bite simultaneously into cake and biscuits as the cookie dough is crunchy, while the brownie portion has a soft and cakey texture. #brookie #cookie #Halloween | countryhillcottage.com

Brookies with candy are a treat not only kids will love. They look super cute packaged in our printable cookie envelops from our The Rose and The Raven Halloween collection.

Brookies with Candy

If preferred, omit the food colouring and replace the mini M&Ms with chocolate chips or other candy.

Prep Time: 40 min

Oven Temperature: 180°C / 350°F / Gas mark 4

Baking Time: 10 – 12 mins

Yields: 16 – 20 cookies

Materials

For the cookie dough

  • 115 g (1/2 cup) shortening, at room temperature
  • 100 g (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 200 g (1 1/2 cups) all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp purple gel paste food colouring
  • 40 g (1/4 cup) mini M&Ms

 

For the brownie dough

  • 90 g (1/2 cup) shortening, at room temperature
  • 100 g (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 60 g (1/2 cup) all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 25 g (1/4 cup) unprocessed cocoa, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

 

For decorating

  • melted white chocolate or candy melts
  • purple and black hundreds and thousands (nonpareils)

Instructions

1) Prep work

Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F / gas mark 4). Line two baking trays (sheets) with greaseproof (wax) paper, baking (parchment) paper or silicone baking mats.

 

2) Mix the cookie dough

In a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening and sugar with a hand-held or stand mixer. Add the egg white and food colouring and mix until well blended.  Add the flour and baking powder and mix until blended.  Fold in the M&Ms and stir to combine. Set aside.

 

3) Make the brownie dough

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat the shortening and sugar until fluffy. Stir in the egg yolk and mix to combine. Add the flour, cocoa, and baking powder and mix to blend.

 

4) Bake the brookies

Take one tablespoon of the cookie dough and half a tablespoon of brownie dough and gently press both doughs into a ball. Place the dough balls on the prepared baking tray (sheet), spacing the 5 cm (2 in) apart. Gently flatten the dough balls. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove the tray (sheet) from the oven and let the cookies cool on a wire rack.

 

5) Decorate the brookies

Transfer the melted white chocolate or candy melts into a disposable piping bag. Snip off the very tip of the piping bag and pipe lines on 1/3 third of each brookie. Sprinkle with hundreds and thousands (nonpareils) and allow the chocolate to set before serving or packaging.

Difficulty: easy

Materials: cocoa

Our Halloween brookies with candy are a treat not only kids will love. Expect to bite simultaneously into cake and biscuits as the cookie dough is crunchy, while the brownie portion has a soft and cakey texture. #brookie #cookie #Halloween | countryhillcottage.com

Shelf life and storage

You can store the Halloween brookies with candy in an airtight container for up to two weeks, or freeze to undecorated cookies for 2 months.

Our Halloween brookies with candy are a treat not only kids will love. Expect to bite simultaneously into cake and biscuits as the cookie dough is crunchy, while the brownie portion has a soft and cakey texture. #brookie #cookie #Halloween | countryhillcottage.com
Our Halloween brookies with candy are a treat not only kids will love. Expect to bite simultaneously into cake and biscuits as the cookie dough is crunchy, while the brownie portion has a soft and cakey texture. #brookie #cookie #Halloween | countryhillcottage.com

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