A brookie is the best of both worlds– a cookie and a brownie in one! These Red Velvet Brookies are a spin off recipe and combine chocolate chips cookies with cake mix red velvet brownies! SO delicious.

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Are you all familiar with “brookies?” They are for those of us who simply can't choose between a brownie or a cookie– take both and combine them into one delicious 2-layer bar, and you've got a brookie!

I made these Monster Cookie Brookies last year, and they have seriously been one of my favorite bar recipes ever since. But it looks like they're going to have to make some room for these Red Velvet Brookies, because these are definitely going on the favorites list!

Red Velvet Brookies | www.somethingswanky.com

Red Velvet Brookies | www.somethingswanky.com

I love the color contrast of these bars about as much as I love their taste. I mean, I know that it's just a ton of red food coloring… but isn't it still gorgeous? Especially with that layer of golden, buttery, chocolatey cookie up on top… *drool*

And it's really a very easy recipe. You'll make one layer of cake mix brownies (I followed this recipe from Cookies and Cups) and then top it with a layer of classic chocolate chip cookie dough. See? Pretty simple.


I promise: these are going to rock your world! We ate ours warm and gooey with a big scoop of ice cream, and it was divine. Of course, I've been picking at it all day today, and I can vouch that it's still pretty divine even after it's been left uncovered out on the counter for 24 hours.

So either way you go… it's gonna be good.

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Red Velvet Brookies


  • 1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 recipe of my Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie dough OR 16 ounces Pillsbury Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the red velvet cake mix, vegetable oil, milk, and egg until a smooth, thick batter forms.
  3. Spread the batter in the lined baking dish (I clipped the parchment to the sides of my dish so that it wouldn't slide while I was spreading). Set aside.
  4. If using my homemade cookie dough, mix the Chocolate Chip Cookie dough. Remember you only need a half recipe! If using Pillsbury cookie dough, skip to the next step!
  5. Working with about 1/4 cup dough at a time, press the dough in between your palms to flatten, and lay the dough on top of the brownie batter until all of the brownie batter is covered.
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Let rest for at least 15 minutes before cutting and serving.


I used a mixture of semi-sweet and white chocolate chips in the cookie dough.

Don't miss a bite!

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