Brownie + Chocolate Chip Cookies
Source:  Mel's Kitchen Cafe

Brownie Cookie Batter:

10 tablespoons butter, softened
2/3 cup lightly packed brown sugar (5 ounces)
2/3 cup granulated sugar (5 ounces)
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I doubled vanilla)
1 1/4 cups plus 3 tablespoons flour (7.25 ounces)
1/2 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder (1.5 ounces)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup toasted walnut pieces

Chocolate Chip Cookie Batter:

10 tablespoons butter, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar (5 ounces)
2/3 cup light brown sugar (5 ounces)
1 teaspoon vanilla (I doubled vanilla)
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (about 10.75 ounces)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cup chocolate chips (mini size preferred)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with silpat liners or parchment paper. Set aside.

For the brownie cookie batter, in a medium bowl with a handheld electric mixer (or in the bowl of an electric stand mixer), 
beat the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar together until smooth and creamy, 1-2 minutes. Add the egg, yolk and vanilla and beat
the mixture for 2-3 minutes until light in colour.

In a separate small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, soda and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the batter and mix until
combined. Cover and refrigerate while making the chocolate chip cookie batter.

For the chocolate chip cookie batter, in the bowl of an electric stand mixer or with a handheld electric mixer, cream together the
butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until smooth, 1-2 minutes. Blend in the egg, egg yolk and vanilla, mixing for 2-3 minutes
until the batter is very light in colour. In a separate small bowl (you can use the same one as the brownie batter dry ingredients),
whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the batter with the chocolate chips and mix until
no dry streaks remain and the chocolate chips are evenly distributed.

Portion both sets of dough into about 4 dozen equal pieces; they will be small teaspoon or so sized balls (if you want to be super
precise, I weigh about  1/2 ounce balls for the brownie batter and 5/8 ounce balls for the chocolate chip cookie batter).

Grabbing one chocolate chip cookie ball and one brownie batter ball, press them together and use your hands to gently form into a
cookie shape, flattening and turning to smooth the edges and form a flattish but still thick cookie shape; they'll spread out while
baking. See the simple picture tutorial below the recipe, if needed.

Bake the cookies on the prepared baking sheets for 8-10 minutes. Don't over-bake or they will be dry and crunchy - under-bake just
slightly for a soft, chewy texture. It's ok if the chocolate side crackles just a bit. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool
on the pan for 1-2 minutes before scooping onto a cooling rack to cool completely.