Like brookies? Then you'll love these dessert bars that combine our classic shortbread recipe with our number one chocolate brownie recipe. A handful of mini chocolate chips hiding inside these Shortbread Brownies make them the best surprise-inside treat!




  • Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Line a 9x9x2-inch baking pan with foil; set aside. In a medium mixing bowl stir together 1 cup flour and the brown sugar. Cut in the 1/2 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the 1/4 cup chocolate pieces. Press into prepared pan. Bake for 8 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl stir together granulated sugar, 3/4 cup flour, the cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Add eggs, melted butter, and vanilla; beat by hand until smooth. Stir in the 1/2 cup chocolate pieces. Carefully spread over crust in pan.

  • Bake 40 minutes more. Cool brownies in pan on a wire rack. Lift brownies out of pan by lifting up on foil. Cut into bars. Makes 24 bars.

Nutrition Facts

180 calories, (4 g saturated fat, 0 g polyunsaturated fat, 4 g monounsaturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 121 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 16 g sugar, 3 g protein.

Reviews (1)

17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: Unrated
This recipe is for a 9x9 pan. A batch-and-a-half works very well for a 9x13 pan. The brownies turned out very good and chocolatey, and the buttery shortbread crust puts it over the top. The shortbread is a bit crumbly and doesn't want to stay together, but it was my 1st time cutting in butter and I also baked the crust a bit longer than the recipe says. Something I might improve on with better technique.