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Brownie Cookies with Maple Bourbon Buttercream

Brownie Cookies with Maple Bourbon Buttercream

Brownie and Cookie combine! A rich and chewy chocolate cookie is sandwiched with a delicious maple and bourbon buttercream. The perfect combination!

Course Cookies, Dessert
Keyword Chocolate, Cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 350 g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 40 g salted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • cup (150g) caster (superfine) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup (35g) plain (all-purpose) flour, sifted
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder, sifted

Maple Bourbon Buttercream

  • 125 g salted butter, room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups icing sugar, sifted
  • 2-3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons bourbon


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Place 200g of the chocolate and the butter in a small saucepan over low heat and stir until melted and smooth. Set aside. Place the eggs, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer and whisk for 15 minutes or until pale and creamy. Stir through the flour, baking powder, chocolate mixture and remaining chocolate and allow to stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Spoon tablespoonfuls of the mixture, at a time, onto baking trays lined with non-stick baking paper. Bake for 8–10 minutes or until puffed and cracked. Allow to cool completely on trays.
  3. To make the buttercream, whip butter in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add sifted icing sugar and beat until  fluffy. Add maple syrup and bourbon until it's light and fluffy. Spread half of the cookies with frosting and sandwich with remaining cookies.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Donna Hay