COOKIES & CREAM BROWNIES

Cookies & Cream Brownies - Butter With a Side of Bread

I love brownies but I always feel like they need something added to them. Like ice cream. Or frosting. Or something! I found this recipe recently and loved the idea of it because there is a cream cheese layer on top that is actually baked in with the brownies – it’s like built-in frosting! And there are crushed up Oreos in the batter as well. The whole pan was gone within a few hours at my house – always a sign of success!

COOKIES & CREAM BROWNIES

CREAM LAYER

  • 1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

BROWNIE LAYER

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 Oreo cookies, crushed

In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, combine the butter, sugars and cocoa and blend well. Add the eggs and beat for a minute. Add the flour and baking powder and stir until well combined. Stir in the vanilla and cookie crumbs. Pour the batter into a greased 8X8 pan. Spoon the cream cheese mixture on top and cut through the batter with a knife to swirl.

Bake at 350 for about 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely and then cut into bars and serve. If you don’t serve them right away, store them in the refrigerator.

Cookies & Cream Brownies - Butter With a Side of BreadCookies & Cream Brownies - Butter With a Side of Bread

 

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COOKIES & CREAM BROWNIES
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 9-12
Ingredients
CREAM LAYER
  • 1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
BROWNIE LAYER
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup baking cocoa
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 Oreo cookies, crushed
Instructions
  1. In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the butter, sugars and cocoa and blend well. Add the eggs and beat for a minute. Add the flour and baking powder and stir until well combined. Stir in the vanilla and cookie crumbs.
  3. Pour the batter into a greased 8X8 pan.
  4. Spoon the cream cheese mixture on top and cut through the batter with a knife to swirl.
  5. Bake at 350 for about 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely and then cut into bars and serve. If you don't serve them right away, store them in the refrigerator.

 

 

 

1 COMMENT

  1. Did not enjoy these at all. The cream cheese mixture & brownie mixture did not swirl easily, and the brownie part was super dry after being cooked. Will not make again.

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