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Pillow Cookies

Have you ever had any pillow cookies? I’ve only had them once, but I was immediately smitten. I found them in the bakery section of the Fresh Market sometime last year. They were some sort of sugar cookie wrapped around a brownie center. I immediately went on the hunt for a similar recipe but didn’t have much luck until just a few weeks ago when I was rummaging through some of my aunt’s recipes.

And there it was. A torn out recipe for Chocolate Chip Brownie Pillows.

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Not sugar cookies, but good enough. Better even. And when I read the how-to, it all made sense. I had been throwing around scenarios in my head trying to figure out how the brownie batter and cookie batter all came together to form such soft sugary cookies.

And… It’s easier than you think.

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First… bake up some brownies. You can just use your favorite box mix if you like. Let them cool and cut about ten 1 inch squares. You won’t need the rest for the cookies. I’m sure you can find something to do with the leftovers.

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Then you need some chocolate chip cookie dough (recipe below). The dough should be chilled for at least an hour before using.

Each cookie uses about 1/2 cup of dough. Yes, you read that right. One half cup. For each.

And yes, they are ginourmous!

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All you do is place the dough on parchment paper and make a pretty big indention in the center. Place the small brownie in the middle and fold the dough around it to form a ball. Then bake. I know, I was a bit skeptical at first, too. But it worked perfectly.

Not convinced? Want to see it again.

Okay. here goes.

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Place 1/2 cup of cookie dough batter on a parchment lined baking sheet.

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Make indentions in the dough and place a 1 inch square brownie in the center of each.

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Smoosh it a little, so the cookie dough surrounds the edges of the brownie.

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Then work the dough around the top to cover the entire brownie and shape them into balls.

Place no more than 6 on a 15 x 20 inch baking sheet at a time because these guys are HUGE!

Bake and voila………

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Giant pillow cookies. Now these are much, much, much larger than the ones I had from the Fresh Market. And actually, the process may not even be similar, but the result reminds me of them. I’m guessing these could go smaller if you like, just use a smaller brownie to start.

But I love how big the are.

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Gigantic.

I guess you want to see the inside.

The magic.

The pillowy goodness.

Let’s face it – you just want to see the brownie.

I know. I know.

Okay, here ya go…

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Oh my.

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I’m in love.

Brownie Pillow Cookies

1 package brownie mix

1 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs, plus 1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
12 oz. bag miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips

Make brownies according to package and let cool. Cut about ten 1 inch squares. Enjoy the remaining brownies. (I used a pan about 8 X 8)

For the chocolate chip cookie dough, beat butter with a mixer until creamy.

Add brown sugar and beat until smooth.

Add eggs, yolk and vanilla. Beat until smooth.

Combine flour, baking powder, soda and salt in a medium bowl and stir together with a wire whisk.

Add flour to butter mixture and beat until combined. Stir in mini chips.

Let dough chill covered in the refrigerator for at least an hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Use a measuring cup to scoop batter by the 1/2 cup. Since it’s chilled, you may need to pack it with a spoon. Then use the spoon to remove the dough from the cup and place it on parchment paper. Work quickly so the dough remains chilled or either prepare one cookie at a time so the rest of the dough remains cold.

After the dough is on the parchment paper, make an indention and place a 1 inch square brownie in the center. Press the brownie down gently and work the remaining dough around the brownie. You can use your hands to shape the dough into a ball.

During this step, I found it easier to use a piece of parchment paper as a work surface since the dough can get sticky and then I used another piece of parchment paper for the baking sheet. If your dough gets too soft, you can chill the rolled dough balls for a few minutes right before baking.

Prepare six cookies at a time using a large baking sheet (15 X 20) and bake at 350 degrees for about 18 minutes. Return the remaining dough to the refrigerator until time to bake the second batch.

Cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes and then cool completely on a wire rack.

Makes about ten cookies using a little less than a 1/2 cup of dough for each cookie.

If your cookies start to get too brown before they are done baking, you can place a sheet of aluminum foil over top for the last few minutes.

Recipe adapted slightly from an ad for a Southern Living Cookbook… I think it’s in the Christmas with Southern Living 2009, but not sure.

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Enjoy!

P.S. If there was ever a time to use the term “Brookies,” this would be a good one.

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460 comments on “Pillow Cookies”

  1. Great cookie recipe. Incredible dough. Makes for an impressive product.

    Thanks Bakerella!

  2. My brownies are coming out of the oven as I type! Ill come back and post after I have done the cookies. Luv ya, bye bye

  3. i wont a cake pop now!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Try an Oreo instead of brownies!

  5. Ho. Lee. Cow. I absolutely can NOT wait to make these!!! I’ve never even heard of them, which gives me even more motivation to try them out. Sounds like a heck of a combination to me!!

  6. i made these ones yesterday and they came out wonderful…everyone was in heaven…..i put a little bit of orange extract & orange peel on the chocolate chip batter…. DELICIOUS!!!!! ahhh and a little bit of Sherry Brandy on the brownie batter….no worries, no one got tipsy!!! :-)

  7. i made them, sorry for my broken english, i made them using another cake mix (classic yellow) and i made the batch using the cake mix, somo chocolate chips, i bar of butter and 2 eggs the are awesomeeeee

  8. Made these for a bible study and they were delicious! One problem — mine spread like crazy! Like maybe only 4 fit on the cookie sheet. They spread tooooo much. Any ideas why that happened?

  9. OM NOM NOM!!!!Im so gona make these!

  10. Hey guys..ever make these with an oreo in the middle instead of a brownie ? ? ? ?

  11. I believe this website has some very fantastic information for everyone : D.

  12. so good. made few times. first time followed recipe.. i maybe did something wrong, but it was a bit runny for cookie dough, so it kind of melted down as it was baking… and the brownie stuck up. I ended up making the pillow cookie into faces, where the brownie was a huge nose (put chocolate chips as eyes and smile :-) ) next time i just added more flour. was really good. made it less sweet too!
    yum yum yum!

  13. so soft… AND YUMMY!!!

  14. omg!!!!! going to make these TODAY!!! they involve brownies and cookies yay!!! so my brother and sister are happy!!!

  15. I just made these cookies today and they came out incredible. I added 2 and half teaspoons of white sugar to make slightly sweeter.

  16. I just made them and they were incredible!!!!! Thanks and keep those delish recipes coming!

  17. Well this recipe is great, though after making one batch I discovered that the dough was too thin. So I added an extra 1/2 cup of flour, and the cookies came out perfect. I even made a few with reeces cups in the middle and my husband loved them. Also, there was too much salt for my liking, so I reduced it to 1/4 Tsp. Other than that, it’s a wonderful recipe to add to the books!

  18. Wow yummy it’s looks pretty,but what’s the best recipe for Brownie?????

  19. Wow yummy it’s looks pretty,but what’s the best recipe for Brownie?????

  20. i just made a batch of them, Unfortunately i only got 8 out of the dough because i couldn’t stop eating it! But my family helped with that too ;) i haven’t tried one yet but im looking forward too it, for now i don’t think ill ever be able to eat anything again it was sooo sweet :)

  21. i just made these…and WOW!!! u werent kidding when u said they were huge!! but they look AMAZING!!! letting them cool….resisting the urge to bite into one rite now!! thanks so much…you are amazing!

  22. Do you use salted or unsalted butter in this recipe?

  23. MARAVILHOSO!

  24. Ok…. not like it matters, but I am perplexed, since you are basically baking the brownie twice, why isn’t it a dry flaky mess when the cookie is done??? Are you fully cooking your brownie cuz it looks like a normal brownie….?

  25. Heyyy . I make this recipie this weekend and Its was a hit !! brownies + chocolate chip cookies= must have experience. I love them ? I will defenetly do this again. It was fun to make such HUGE cookies. The only thing that was wrong with them was that the cookie was more cakey than a cookie…. :S practice is the key a guesss… GREAT IDEA THOUGH :))))))

  26. I’ve made chocolate cookies with a Nutter Butter in the center…same concept I guess. They were SOOO good and these look equally amazing!

  27. Your blog is gorgeous – I’m trying these this weekend! Just a quick question, how many cookies does your recipe make? Thanks!

  28. I made them today and they did not what so ever cone out great! But they still tasted good even though they ended up looking like cow patties! Haha

  29. I made them today and they did not what so ever cone out great! But they still tasted good even though they ended up looking like cow patties! Haha

  30. i just made those cookies .. and now i know what you meant by saying GIGANTIC = ] … can’t wait to taste them … thnx .. ohh and i’m praying for you … God bless …

  31. Okey, next time I’ll prepare only 6 cookies, not 14. They turned in to one, big cookie, haha

  32. What’s a Brookie?

  33. I’m sorry but I made them today and when I made the chocolate chip it can out so bad that I had to throw them away :(. It looks so good though. But I am so disappointed.

  34. Sweet heavens, it’s brilliant!

  35. just finished the brownies, waiting for them to cool OMG can’t wait!!!!
    Thank you for sharing all of your recipes!!!

  36. these look so good! There must be something special going on with this recipe because when I made these with my own cookie dough it flattened out around the brownie and looked like a giant boob! Ah, well…

  37. Holy Llama! These sure are dang tasty! They’re better than a batch of pancakes!

  38. Awesome idea! The best of both worlds-cookies and brownies!

  39. I just made these as a gift to my manager. The batter tasted gritty, too sweet, and too vanilla-y. I was losing hope. But after a couple batches cooled down I tried one. They are AMAZING.
    Mine didn’t come out as pretty as yours but who cares! I smooshed down the middle after they were done because the brownie gave the cookies bellybuttons! I used dark brown sugar because that was all I had. I also used unsalted butter.
    I don’t own a camera but here’s a picture with my webcam that I posted on my facebook: http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs890.ash1/179831_494167136002_599941002_6784609_4067687_n.jpg

    I will definitely make these again in the future.

  40. Mmmmmmm that looks sooooooo good can’t wait to make them!!!!

  41. Made these the other night. Mine spread a LOT – so much so that you could tell there was something square inside the cookie. :o( I made a second batch and cut the brownie bite so that it was “shorter” and that helped. Regardless of how they looked, however, they tasted divine! I used dark brown sugar and brownies with walnuts. O.M.G.!!!!!!

  42. They’re predicting 4-8 inches of snow here in South Jersey today, but I don’t even care! Nothing is stopping me from going to the market to pick up the ingredients for these!

  43. hey, how many gram is in that brownie mix?

  44. Look. So. Good. Must. Get. To. Kitchen. =)

  45. would these work for cupcakes? That would be delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! okay, I’m done now. Not quite. DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! done

  46. if you bake smaller cookies, do you have to bake them for a shorter time or keep the instructions the same?

  47. I made these yesterday and they were delicious. Everyone loved them. I need to figure out how to make them a little smaller though. And as with most things I bake, I’m most likely going to be the one to finish off the remaining cookies!

  48. How long do these last after they are made? we are going away on vacation for week and i wanted to make some to take on the plane and for snacks for my daugther.

  49. Oh my. I knew they would be big but not THIS big!!!! These are phenomenal!! And I’m more of a cupcake person

  50. Oh yea Cesta Punta !

  51. Oh my gosh, these cookies are amazing. Just ate one right now :))

  52. I made these last week for a bake sale. I think they are awesome! I’ve been thinking though…..I want to try a piece of chocolate fudge in the middle and see what happens.

  53. Is this even LEGAL??? ;)
    Who cares – what a combo! I want one of them huge cookies now!

  54. Brownies inside cookies? This hurts my brain, in a good way. YUM!

  55. Oh dear…if I made these I’d have to make a batch just for me and then a batch for the rest of the family! They look absolutely delicious!!

  56. what if i need 17 cookies ?? how will the ingredients turn out?

  57. i did everything that is in the recipe, but my cookies end up looking like little temples…with the brownie sticking out of the top, and the cookie spreading out around it. any tips?

  58. I made these yesterday, they’re so delicious!!! Thank you for this amazing recipe!

  59. Maybe this question has already been asked and answered, but I didn’t see it when I quickly glanced at the comments.

    Since the brownies are already baked, does it dry them out to bake them again?

    These look so yummy, I can’t wait to make them :)

  60. My mouth watered…
    These look great!

  61. Delicious… Fresh Market also has brownie & raspberry pillow cookies that are fabulous if you’re in a time crunch and don’t have time to bake them.

  62. Hello!
    I made these over the weekend and they were delightful!
    ….but i was curious, your brownie center looks gewy and soft, mine turned out a little more dry, did you take the brownies out a little early?

  63. hey do you think you can make these on a stick? (like a pillow pop (: )

  64. OMG!! I’ve always been wanting to make this!! This recipe is so helpful <3

  65. Hellllloooooo Brookies! My boys (hubby included) will devour these when I make them — which I will be doing this weekend, btw! Thank you for the recipe!!!

  66. I just noticed you posted this recipe on my birthday, and may I say what a perfect “gift”!! Yum yum!

  67. Just wondering, can I use your chocochip recipe instead? Those are the best ever :D :D :D

  68. I couldn’t stop thinking about these after I saw them! I made them a couple days later and they were unbelievably delicious :) Finally, the marriage of the two most comforting sweets of all time!

  69. I made these for my guys and they all loved them. They came out great and I’m currently working on some ways to take this idea and run with it. Thanks for the great ideas and recipes!

  70. my friends and i saw this and we immediately decided we wanted to make this (mostly coz we saw all the chocolate involved.. yum!) we didn’t use 1/2 cup of dough but it was still sooooo good (and soooo scarily and dauntingly big!) <3<3<3

  71. I dediced to try to make these for my friends birthday but I really didn’t feel the need to make them that big, so I lessened the amount of cookie dough used for each one and baked them in a mini-muffin tin. They turned out amazingly good and could almost be said to be a breakfast sweet(:

  72. I just made these for my friends’ party. They are the biggest cookies I’ve ever seen! Mine deflated once i took them out of the oven, so it looked like a flying saucer…you know, flat disc with the lump in the middle. They were still delicious and I made a second batch with chocolate peanut butter chip cookies with a peanut butter brownie in the middle. they were tasty too. Thanks for the awesome recipes and ideas! keep them coming!

  73. Omg, waiting for my second batch right now! These are HUGEEEEE! And the dough needs a lot of chilling! Not just an hour! :S

  74. I made these and took them into work. Everyone was raving about them! And some even said they were the best cookies they’ve ever had! I made them a little smaller and got about 20 out of the batch I think… maybe a little less than that.

    PS. I’ve deemed these Han-tana Cookies (yes, as in Hannah Montana) because they are the best of both worlds. :)

  75. my jaw dropped when these came out of the oven. these cookies are MONSTERS! :) i just finished dinner and am about to eat one for dessert…my mouth has been watering since i made the cookie dough!

  76. the pillow cookies at fresh market are amazing!!!!!! my favorite are their raspberry pillow cookies!!! its a sugar cookie with a raspberry filling…2 simple things but absolutely delicious!!!!!

  77. I made these last week and they were fantastic!!! but mine looked like boobs!! the brownies were little bumps in the middle of the cookies, my friends got a good laugh eating them! i can’t wait to make them again!

  78. OMG! I made these last night and they are wonderful! Everyone at work just loved them. Thanks Bakerella

  79. I love the NY times chocolate chip cookie recipe – I tried a batch filling some with brownies and some with caramel squares… yumm!! Thanks for the ideas, Bakerella, you’re the best!!

  80. Hello I’m Nina from England, we were recently in Atlanta visiting family who told me about your website as i love baking and cake decorating. I tried pillow cookies at the Astoria Coffee Houses when we went for coffee and they were amazing so was the coffee!!!. It was great to find the recipes for these cookies on here so i tried making them today, by my third tray i manage to get the cookie dough just right around the brownie and they came out fantastically. Needless to say i will be making these again.

  81. I tried baking these and they came out great. what a great combo. They also inspired me to hid other things inside a cookie… so far I have tried mini candy bars, caramel sauce, granola, and even jelly (in a peanut butter cookie)… they all came out pretty tasty (caution the more liquid based centers have the tendency to ooze). I like to call my random creations hide-and-seek cookies! They are fun to make and chare with others, but pillow cookies are still the most consistently good.

  82. First, I would like to say I LOVE your site!

    second, Oh my goodness on this! I first tried these a few years ago and they are absolutely to die for! I always wondered how they made them and now I will have to attempt it!

    Thank you soooo much for sharing this recipe!

  83. I made these yesterday and they were absolutely delicious!! Baked to perfection exactly as written. Thank you Bakerella! Next weekend I am trying the cake balls. LOVE your recipes!!

  84. hey i just wanna know,..i live in indonesia,..and i wanna ask you a question,..1cup = …… gram???

    because i want to make this cookies so badd :))
    thx

  85. I tried these yesterday and they were a completeeeeeeeeeeeeee hit with Everyone. Thanks so much!

  86. These tasted amazing! Definitely going to make these again! thanks!

  87. Now that’s a cookie! Heading to the kitchen right now make some to bring to my son who just went off to college.

  88. im fasting today. OMG. i cant wait to make these brookies. yumyum.

  89. Whoa! My jaw hit the floor for this one!
    :o = :)

  90. That looks so good! Thanks for sharing :)

  91. that has to be the most amazing baking artwork i have ever seen in my life – they are in the oven right now and i can hardly wait to try one mmmmmmmm…………

  92. My cookies spread too, I just added in 1/4 cup of flour at a time. It stopped the spreading!!! :)

  93. I had the same problem as Beth. Instead of pillows, we called them island cookies because they spread and spread and the brownie was a covered island in the middle. They tasted great but did not look at all like the pics. I too would love some advice! Thank you!!

  94. I seriously think you just ruined my diet. omg.

  95. Any suggestions? I tired these and they were so very tasty but… they spread like crazy. Is 2 teaspoons of baking powder correct????

    I made peanut butter brownies and added peanut butter chips for my second try and they were tasty too – I just am having trouble with the spreading.

    Could my butter be too soft?

    HELP!

  96. I hope I’m able to just use regular size chips! So excited to make these!

  97. i made them and they were delicious! I usually don’t like cookies but this was unbelievable especially after they were completely cooled! I had a fudge brownie center so that was divine! Definitely making this one again!

  98. your posts… always make me drool and never fail whenever i try the recipes. made these pillows over two days recently. i under-baked the brownies a little, and used a melon-baller to shape the ‘filling’. and using an ice-cream scoop to measure out the cookie batter. lovely! splendid! heaven on a baking sheet! all two dozens snapped in minutes! making them again this coming weekend :)

  99. having just discovered your blog, I can safely say that I will cause both me and my family to gain at least 15 pounds.

  100. Intense!!! I will make them tomorrow!!!

  101. Yum! What a great take on brownies, this one I will definitely have to try!

  102. Oh dear. Really, really…oh dear. I can even smell them… BTW, I love your blog. A blog about desserts. It makes me happy:).

  103. I made some, and they completely flattened out. I hope they’re still tasty!

  104. Made these tonight and they were absolute hits. Taking them to a potluck tomorrow. Thanks, Bakerella!

  105. I tried these last night with my son…he’s home on break from The Culinary Institute of America…we made scratch brownies from a Thomas Keller recipe (soooooo much butter!) and buried them inside the cookies as directed….but they spread a lot more than yours…didn’t get that puffy pillowy look that yours has. Any clues? Maybe the dough was too warm? They were delicious but looked more like a snake that swallowed a rubics cube!

  106. Oh my gosh! These cookies are incredible! I have to know how you come up with this and/or where you find these ideas. Truly inspiring! THANK YOU!

  107. I will be more than glad to become obese and not walk anymore if I get to eat this and everything else you make every single day!! I am OK with that!! These look delicious! I am new here but you are going on my favorites bar! Every time you make something I am going to make it too! I guess I better tell my husband to sign me up for a gym membership!

  108. these are fab paired with a scoops of vanilla ice cream then drizzled with hot fudge!!! Heaven!!!

  109. I am making these too (on top of the RV cake bites) for my sister in law’s bridal shower! These look soooo good! I doubled the batch and hope to get at least 20 out of them! They are cooling in the fridge as I speak! I can’t wait! thanks for the yummy in my tummy idea!

  110. I made these for the fourth of July weekend, and they were a HUGE hit. Everybody loved them! I took the tons of leftover brownie bits I had left, stuck them on pop sticks, and covered them in melted chocolate. Those were a huge hit, too! Thanks for the great recipes and ideas!

  111. I put chocolate chip cookie dough in my cupcakes (bake lower temp slightly longer than normal to cook thoroughly), but never thought to add brownies to cookies. Sounds delicious! Can’t wait until my husband returns from his deployment so I can bake some for him!

  112. My family and friends thought these were the best chocolate chips cookies EVER!

  113. I made a batch of theese saturday night for at cake-meeting with some girls yesterday, and everybody loved them!
    They are so yummy!!!
    Best regards and thnx for a great blog – Sally from Denmark.

  114. Man oh man. I just made these last night – INCREDIBLE! And all the leftover brownies is a big plus! :-)

  115. I made these wonderful Pillow Cookies for my boyfriend’s birthday yesterday, and he fell in love…with the cookies!
    They were amazing! Thanks for the great recipe (:

  116. WOWSERS!!! these cookies look awesome!

  117. I made something similar to this, but it was a chocolate cupcake with cookie dough in the center….Soooooo yummy!!!

  118. They look delicious… but I just made them and it was an epic fail :[ the dough was crazy sticky, tasted like straight up vanilla extract, and the brownie inside was a weird texture. I also didn’t get the gorgeous pillow effect that Bakerella got… there was just a giant lump in the middle of each cookie. :[

  119. I made these big beauty’s for July 4th and they were a huge hit! They are massive and soft and full of yummy delish brownie! I used the chocolate chip recipe from the back of the nestle bag and they came out just fine! I plan on selling them at an upcoming bake sale I am hosting in honor of pediatric cancer research, they are a great bake sale cookie! Thanks Bakerella!

  120. I just made these, and they were amazing! I didn’t dare make them for our house, but sent them to my dad for his birthday….o.k., I kept a couple for tonight’s dessert! Thanks so much for the yumminess!!

  121. I made these yesterday, they are incredible!
    Although I made a pan and used 1/4 cup of dough, and then 1/8 for the rest so that there would be more and I shared them with my fellow cast members of a play I’m in and they all loved them!

  122. those look super good

  123. These look a.maz.ing! I wonder how they would taste with a peanut butter cookie? Delicious I’m sure. They are going on my “must bake” list!

  124. So I made this Brownie Pillow Cookies this weekend at my in-laws…I was really excited about it! My sister-in-law and (future sister-in-law) helped out and it was great fun! They are really delicious (even for someone like me that’s not so big on chocolate *gasp*) but the only thing I think I would change is the size of the brownies. Those cookies are HUUUGE and then the brownie part of it is just one little bitty inch. Seems to me they should be bigger, but I wonder if this would cause the cookies to cook differently?

  125. holy cow those look good!!

  126. Oh my goodness…I made these today. SOOOOOO good!

  127. I made these over the weekend 2 ways- I made some w/regular brownies and some w/brownies I made w/peanut butter chips in them….both ways were great! Highly recommend trying w/peanut butter chip brownies!

  128. I stumbled on your site recently and after seeing this recipe immediately made them! They were amazing and as you said huge! My husband couldn’t help himself and ate two! Which he regretted almost immediately :) Thank you for the recipe!

  129. I had a version of pillow cookies in a peanut butter cookie. Very good!

  130. I made these the morning she posted this and they were delish! Ridiculously huge, but you won’t hear me complaining. Can’t wait to make them again!

  131. Looks soooo YUMMY! Gotta try this! Btw, what does 1tbs vanilla mean? Vanilla extract or vanilla essence or….? Thanks!

  132. Love these! Made them for the fourth of july bbq, they were gone in an instant.

  133. HAHA! @Becky-I just made these tonight & I never even THOUGHT of that! Brilliant!

  134. I actually made these this last weekend! IBecause of a time crunch, I used cookie mix for the cookies, They were a huge hit..I was amazed at how moist the brownie was…
    The only problem is that my “pillow” was flat with a big lump in the middle…….do you think it was the cookie mix , I saw another comment with the same issue – I am dying to make them again and would love any tips!!

  135. These are wonderful! I love love love the chocolate chip cookie recipe you used. I used this brownie recipe: http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Fudgy-Brownies-2

    and they are tremendous in their own right but perfect in these cookies. This made our 4th of July. Thank you!

  136. I want my choco chip cookies soft, so I think this is a must try!

  137. oh em gee! i am totally gonna make these to surprise hubby.. he will just think they are choc chip cookies than bite into them and BAM! SURPRISE! LOL!! :) ty for sharing these!! they will be a hit here fo sho :)

  138. Elizabeth, are you commenting to my comment? I have just started my journey on this wonderous adventure into healing the world with fun, love, and lots of cupcakes and such. Blessings, and if not, visited your site so awesomeness.

  139. Hmmmmm Seems awfully similar to a post from someone else more than a year ago…..
    I feel as if you even copied her exact wording for the beginning story
    http://youarewhatyoueatorreheat.wordpress.com/2009/09/27/chocolate-chip-pillow-brownies/

  140. OMG
    i tired it ,its absloutly WOOOOOOOW.
    the ultimate comfort food .
    thanx alot
    keep the great ideas .

  141. This is an add on to my last comment. This is all new to me. I stated we didn’t win, and this is because the pie had already placed and so someone else had to take first, but the crowd wanted to buy the cookies, and they were floored by this concept, yummy in many tummies. Also I see why you used minature chips, and we should of had more brownie, but I do say it was a tremendous hit, both with the crowd, my friends, and Aspen my daughter…Thanx for the ultimate comfort food…

  142. OH MY CUPCAKES, INDEED! Here at 7,000 ft. in Flagstaff, Az. my daughter and my friend entered our version of these superior cookies, (brookies). We named ours, ” Brownie n’ Me.” We changed the recipe to mint chips and semi sweets, and an espresso flavored brownie with cayenne pepper added to the brownie mix, OMC, yum to the max. The cookie dough is so gr8 to work with, even though you are putting the dough back in the fridge while you wait for these clouds of pure decadence to appear, and then dunked in our organic milk…I didn’t win, but I did enter a pie, and we won first prize, blue ribbon winners we is, and what an awesome feeling. So our batters off to your insightfullness into, “As Our Baking World Turns.” Thanx for your uniqueness, it is so refreshing to visit these sights. HAPPY SPARKLERS DAY!!!!!!!!!!

  143. I MUST try these. I dont know if you’ve tried this recipe but my favorite chocolate chip cookies come from the cookbook “Big Fat Cookies” they are chocolate stuffed chocolate chip cookies. The size reminds me of these ones

  144. Holy cow, those look SO good! Must. Try. Soon. : )

  145. Thank you sooo much for the recipe! I made these yesterday for a cookout and they were a hit!

  146. AMAZING!!!! We made these today for a 4th of July party and tested one! They are sooooooooooooo good! Thanks for your blog! You get me encouraged to get in the kitchen :)

  147. I made these for a party yesterday and they were a HUGE hit!! I made 12 instead of 10 and they were still plenty big. Great recipe!

  148. Good lord.

  149. I’m so glad that there are real geniuses in the world.

  150. Cookies with brownies inside? I am so there!

  151. I made these for a Canada Day BBQ and they were a huge hit, I can’t believe how huge these were! I also shared the leftover brownies :)
    Thanks!

  152. I’ve never had a pillow cookie but this is an excellent time to have my first one! These look amazingly delicious!

  153. I made these tonight and they came out fantastic! I changed the size of the cookies to make more though, and came out with about 18 or so. They are DELICIOUS fresh from the oven. Warm and gooey. Mmmm…

    I wish there was a healthier variation, because that is a WHOLE lotta butter! But, hey, it’s a brownie inside a cookie, what do you expect?

    I would definitely suggest using whatever brownie recipe is your favorite, because the cookies are delicious and need equally delicious brownies to complement them.

    Thanks for posting the recipe!

  154. WoW! That is really cool! Just like magic!

    I’m definetly going to try this recipe!

    Thanks for a great blog!

  155. Or, conversely, CROWNIES. Which I think fits nicely. :)

  156. These “brookies” were so delicious i will never go back to just plain cookies:)

  157. no words… should have sent… POET

  158. Oh my is right! These look fantastic. I cannot wait to try them!

  159. i might just have to go make these today. yum.

  160. I just made these using “Baked” brownies and cookies. I think I’ve said enough.

  161. OH MY GOSH! Thank-you so much for introducing me to these! I don’t know how I lived before :)

  162. Killer Diller! Me oh my oh! Wowee! Gotta try that one!

  163. My 17 year old daughter just informed me she wants cookies for Saturday night. She is hosting a volleyball game with co-swimteamers. Guess what I will be making those kiddos?!?! Can you say, “Brookies???” You ROCK!!!

  164. These cookies are a dream, my mom is going to throw me under the bus for making these but I can deal with that. Wow they pics looks so delicious. yummm

  165. I can’t believe these things exist!!!!! genius =D

  166. OMG…never heard or seen these before, but I can barely contain myself…once again bakerella, there goes the diet, I’m making these right now!!!!

  167. We make these, but with peanut butter inside . . .

  168. OMG! Those just look like a dream!
    Definetly a recipe I will try during the summer, thank you so much for sharing:)

  169. So I took this idea and ran with it. I have made the brownie stuffed version which was yummy. NOW, I made the cake ball stuffed version. This was off the hook. This weekend I am making a sugar cookie with a piece of cheesecake stuffed in it version. I am going to gain 80 lbs by the time I am done with this!

  170. I so want to make those!

  171. i baked it for a movie night and my friends LOVED IT
    thank you so much <3

    i made this first 5 almost as big as the ones you have here, but then i used a small circle cutter for the brownies and used a smaller cookie dough to cover the brownies!
    so you can eat the brownies from the first bite! :D

  172. Totally going on my MUST-MAKE list!!!! :)

  173. These will be coming along with me to the next party!!

  174. These look great. Was looking for a costume ideas for my girls (I know Halloween is far away, but I’m a planner) and found this. I instantly thought of your blog and all the readers!

    http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/kids/costumes/fairytalestorybook/PRD~537815/Cupcake+Fairy+Costume.jsp

  175. how about “crownies” instead of brookies? they seem very royal, like king of cookies, esp since they are so big and the combo is so supreme! gotta love a ginormous cookie!

  176. I just made these and think they are genius! I am ashamed to say, however, that I was unable to finish one because they were so big!
    I love them though!

  177. I was an atheist until now! I have found a god I can believe in – YOU ARE BRILLIANT!

  178. Darn you Bakerella! Well, there goes my diet. Shoot! Two of my favorite things in one very bad, bad cookie. Oh I can see it now, say hello to a new size of jeans.

  179. No wayyy! I know what the girls and I are baking this weekend! What a fabulous combo! Thanks, as always, for the inspiration and great recipes! Jenn

  180. Just made these mmmmm….so good!
    My husband had 2!!
    OH MY!!!

  181. Ok, first off I’m a huge fan! I live for cake pops!! :) secondly, I made these today. I started with the 1/2 cup of dough and 1 in brownie, but I was cooking for kids and adults, many of weight watchers. (yeah right?!) Anyway, my second pan I used 1/4 cup of dough and about 3/4 in brownie. They came out wonderful and were a big hit! The batch is already gone! Thanks for the recipe. It’s sure to be used to make my wonderful 3rd grade class a treat once school starts again!! :)

  182. I can’t wait to try them!

    They can count as my points for the entire day! ;)

  183. o my. OH MY! These look scrumptiously amazing. What a glorious idea.

  184. my oh my I’m in love too! These are possibly the best things I’ve seen in a while. Zooming to the top of my to bake list. Cant wait to try them!

  185. oh my gosh! our fresh market has the brownie version and i think a raspberry? for months i bought them as hostess gifts wherever i went. now i can bring homemade! awesome.

  186. Oh my, oh my.. !! I don’t really bake, but your website really makes me want to do so! And OH I can’t wait to try some of your recipies <3!

  187. I love ’em I made some yesterday and they were just amazing:)

  188. THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING COOKING ON THE FACE OF THIS EARTH! OH LORD I’VE JUST GOT TO TRY BAKING THEM!

  189. I’d never heard of pillow cookies until now – these look deliciously sinful. I must try them:)

  190. OMG! i should not have looked at those… I’m on a diet and CRAVING chocolate! so yummy looking!

  191. These look great! My only modification would be to cut the brownies with a circle cutter, then mold the cookie dough around that…I think it would make for a more even distribution of brownie in every bite while preserving the puffier pillow shape!

  192. I made these as soon as I read the recipe! YUMMY!!!!!! Mine weren’t as pretty, you could obviously see the brownie under the cookie, but they were still delicious!
    Thank you so much for inspiring me to bake more! I just love your creativity!!!

  193. wow. i’ve never heard of or seen pillow cookies before. I mean, I’ve seen filled cookies, but not like this. I’m not a huge brownie person, but these do look good. will deffinetly have to make them some time.

  194. I’ve already made two batches since Monday, and my boyfriend says they are the best chocolate chip cookies he’s ever had. I am planning some new combinations. Yummmmm!

  195. I’m making these when I get home! I made the brownies and the cookie dough last night and everything is sitting, ready to be assembled! I can’t wait.

  196. I’m in love. Please come to my house.

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