Is it a cookie? Is it a brownie? It seems like a bit of both. But does it really matter what it’s called when it tastes this good? Definitely not.
These are quick and easy to whip up, requiring very basic ingredients. So if you do any kind of regularly baking, you should almost definitely have the needed supplies on hand. I got this recipe from my aunt, my go to person when I’m looking for a recipe or have some kind of cooking related question.
3/4 butter, softened
2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
2 cups flour
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped (optional)
Preheat oven to 350. In a stand mixer or large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Add your eggs and vanilla, blending well and scraping sides as needed. Mix in remaining dry ingredients. When you have a nice smooth batter, add in your chocolate chips and nuts. Transfer to a greased 13x9" baking pan. Cook for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool completely before cutting. You may want to dive right in but it won't cut well. Been there done that, but sometimes it's just too hard to resist. If you want nice smooth cuts and solid pieces, wait.