Jojo’s Dairy-Free Chocolate Brookies

At my nephew’s 5th birthday whilst everyone else was watching him open presents, chatting with a glass of prosecco, generally doing what you do at a party… I was in the kitchen scoffing my face on these babies. My sister makes them quite frequently these days and she calls them Brownie Cookies, but I’ve renamed them Brookies and they are divine. Slightly hard on the outside like a cookie but spongie and gooey on the inside like a brownie. They are also light, dairy-free and not at all sickly. They’re just incredible… trust me! 

This recipe makes 72 Brookies (apparently!), my sister said she made a few trays worth but they didn’t last long and were eaten pretty swiftly!

Here’s what you’ll need:
85g good quality cocoa powder
400g caster sugar
125ml vegetable oil
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
250g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
60g icing sugar

Prep: 20 min 
Cook: 12 min

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the cocoa, caster sugar and vegetable oil. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir into the cocoa mixture. Cover dough, and chill for at least 4 hours (although Jojo didn’t and it still turned out amazing!)
  2. Preheat oven to 180 c/ gas mark 4. Line baking trays with parchment. Pour icing sugar onto a plate and using a metal tablespoon, spoon and roll mixture into 2.5cm balls coating each one with the icing sugar before placing onto prepared trays (Jojo found it easiest to roll them on the plate of icing sugar).
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes. Let them stand on the baking tray for a minute before transferring to wire racks to cool.

If you try these out yourself don’t forget to tweet me a photo @lilypebbles with the hashtag #LPbrookies 

Get ready for some serious chocolate gorgeousness! 

Discuss this post

79 Responses

  1. I’m so happy you posted this recipe Lily, they look amazing! I’m going to have to get the ingredients and then give them a go, thank you! x


  2. I would for sure prefer this “Brookies” instead prosecco – not only as I don’t drink alcohol πŸ™‚ Thanks for the recipe!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  3. Anna Blush says:

    Yum! These look and sound amazing x

  4. Beautylyme says:

    I’ve been dreaming of these since watching your vlog! Cannot wait to make them!

  5. ah love these i am dairy free as it doesn’t agree with me so will be trying these out for sure!

    This Girl Loves Chic




  6. Avanti Garde says:

    Yumm! This looks delicious. I will definitely give these a go.


  7. Tessa says:

    These look so good! The brownie and cookie combination just sounds perfect!

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn

  8. Anyone got any ideas as to how these could be made gluten free? xx

  9. I’ll definitely be trying these out, especially as I feel so much better when I cut down on dairy!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe Lily! πŸ™‚ xx

  10. Michael says:

    Nedd to try this, need to taste this!!!

  11. I am not a massive fan of sweets or chocolates, but these looks really nice. Everyone else in my family really enjoy indulging in chocolate cakes and other sweets so I think it’ll be very nice if I made them this for a special occasion. I might bake them for my brother’s birthday, which is on the 10th of Jan. He will be very happy about it. πŸ™‚
    Loving your vlogmas so far, and I think your sister should start a cooking channel on youtube, if she hasn’t already.

    All She Needs

  12. Lauren S says:

    These look and sounds amaaaazing! I’ll have to give them a try, and try using my new egg replacer mix for the eggs πŸ™‚

    Lauren x
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  13. Jodie V says:

    These sound like they taste amazing! I’m definitely going to give these a try!
    Jodie // La Lune Song

  14. Those sound amazing! No doubt I’ll be trying this recipe soon.

  15. I’ve been waiting for this recipe since I saw them in your vlog! Can’t wait to make them!

    Emma emhasrednails

  16. Angeline Lee says:

    They look so amazing!! Thanks for the recipe!

  17. Willow Jolie says:

    Ohh yum! Will be trying out this recipe tomorrow , today is the healthy day πŸ˜‰

  18. The look incredibly delicious, Lily! I’ll definitely have to give this recipe a try! x

  19. These looked and sounded so tasty and delicious, making my mouth water! Kate x

  20. Jane Heng says:

    They look really delicious! Definitely trying this out once I’ve got all the ingredients. πŸ™‚

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  21. These look so delicious! I think I’m going to make them for Christmas πŸ™‚

  22. bl4 says:

    I need this in my lyf! <3 πŸ™‚

  23. Holl JC says:

    Woahh these look so so amazing! x

  24. These look so yummy!

  25. Jen27 says:

    Ah, these look utterly delicious! Thanks for sharing, Lily! πŸ™‚


  26. miuse says:

    Yay! I’ve been waiting for the recipe since you showed it in your vlog! Can’t wait to try this out πŸ™‚ Happy Birthday Lily xx

  27. Omg I need to make those asap after my exams! Do someone knows the difference between the caster sugar and the icing sugar? I thought they were the same, just synonyms names!

  28. debelloyd says:

    I’ve been waiting for this post since I saw them in your Vlog! I’m going to make them right now, but for anyone else who uses cups/oz I did a quick conversion:

    Bake at 350 F
    1 cup good quality cocoa powder
    2 cups sugar
    1/2 cup vegetable oil
    4 eggs
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    2 cups plain flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup powdered sugar

    Thanks for sharing the recipe, I can’t wait until these are done! x


  29. Chantal says:

    Omg they sound delicious! x

  30. These sound great! I have Crohns so stay away from dairy and these I will defo try. Thanks xoxo

  31. Samsy says:

    Great recipe but we actually call this crinkle cookies

  32. Gia Stembeck says:

    Gonna make them! And will definitely share a photo! They look soo delicious.

  33. They look delicious! Might try making them over christmas when I’ve got a bit of time.

  34. Oh my! These look divine, I am off to my kitchen to see if I have all of the ingredients so that I can make these πŸ™‚

  35. Lexi S says:

    These look amazing!

  36. nueyork says:

    I’m definitely going to try these out, they sound incredible!

  37. Christine S says:

    These cookies look really nice and will definitely make them soon! x

  38. Safira A says:

    I’ve been waiting for this recipe! When I saw them in your vlog I was like drooling in front of the computer! I’ll have to try this someday!

    Safira from Infinitely Mine | Bloglovin

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  40. Joanna says:

    I baked these cookies in summer, pondering on how good they look and how Christmassy they are! They are! And they are absolutely delicious! The recipe is on my blog…cookies long gone! πŸ˜‰

  41. These look so freaken good! I will be giving these cookies a try!

  42. Florie Leung says:

    I don’t know what I did wrong. After leaving the dough over night in the fridge, I tried rolling them into and ball but they seem too liquidy and fall into a pancake shape after I place them on the sheet. HELP!

  43. I’ve made something similar before, they are absolutely delicious!!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

  44. Fancy Nancy says:

    did you say diary-free?! I love you so much for this recipe πŸ™‚

    Fancy Nancy’s YouTube

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  46. Ah these look so tasty! Has anyone tried them yet??

  47. AlanahBelle says:

    It is currently 2am and I just got done baking these delicious little things. I could not wait, my justification was a ‘trial bake’ to see if they’ll work out as a little extra something come christmas. Ahh gosh they’re good Lily! x

  48. I just finished making these and they are my favourite thing ever.
    i halved the recipie and it made about 16/17 fairly sized ones, because i didnt need 72 cookies lying around otherwise i’d eat them all πŸ˜› may try putting chocolate chips in them next time. they’re so morish.

  49. I did them and I can definately truly say that they’re amazing! You can see the results in my blog:

    PD: If you’re Spanish you can’t miss the post.

  50. Donna says:

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  51. Alice says:

    made these like 4 times since she posted this,they’re so amazing everyone compliments them crazily,although the most I’ve managed to get out of them is 40, making them teeny tiny today, average sized I’ve got 30/35 so i have no idea how you’re supposed to get 72 but thats fine as we wouldn’t eat that many

  52. Thedottedbowblog says:

    Yum! I am excited to try this….

  53. Y A says:

    I had to make a few adjustments but they turned out delicious, I used raw cacao powder, only 150 grams of brown sugar, only one egg and 100 grams of butter instead of the oil. They turned out great but I think I will have to make them again using the original recipe, for scientific comparison reasons, of course.

  54. Amy Binso says:

    making them tonight… i hope they turn out well.

  55. Lexi says:

    These brookies look so yummy! xx Lexi

  56. Eleanor Pratt says:

    I was disappointed that these were called ‘dairy free’ but contained eggs? I substitute eggs for mashed bananas with flax seeds to bind.

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