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!