Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Brownies #SundaySupper

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Brownies are an easy recipe for a fudgy brownie mixed with chocolate sandwich cookies topped with cheesecake and then more cookies!

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I can’t believe Labor Day is just around the corner!  While much of our menu is typically centered around the grill, I love to make special desserts to share.  Last year I made S’mores Brownies. What could possibly top those?  Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Brownies of course!

Who could resist a fudgy brownie mixed with crushed chocolate sandwich cookies throughout, then layered with a light cheesecake layer and then topped with more chopped cookies?  That’s right: No one! Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Brownies are pretty much perfection in brownie form.

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The base brownie recipe is a simple, fudgy brownie that is wonderful on its own.  However once crushed chocolate sandwich cookies are added to the mix they are a combination of fudgy with a little crunchy texture. A simple cream cheese mixture gets spread over the top of the brownies and is then sprinkled with large chunks of chocolate sandwich cookies.  If you’re feeding a crowd, I suggest doubling the recipe to a 13×9-inch pan.  They will disappear quickly!

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We enjoyed these brownies with a new wine from Gallo Family Vineyards – Riesling!  I am so excited they added Riesling to their family, as it is one of my favorite varietals.  Gallo’s Riesling is one of those universal pleasers that I love.  It goes well with summer nights on the patio, most types of foods, and especially these Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Brownies!

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Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Brownies
 
Yields: 16 to 20 brownies
Ingredients
Cheesecake Layer:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened (I used ⅓ less fat)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Brownie Layer:
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed
  • 8 chocolate sandwich cookies, cut into quarters
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9-inch square baking pan with baking spray and set aside.
  2. Prepare Cheesecake Layer:In a small bowl add cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla. Beat on medium-high until smooth and combined. Set aside.
  3. Prepare Brownie Layer: In a small bowl, whisk flour and baking powder.
  4. In a large bowl, combine butter, sugars and cocoa powder. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined.
  5. Fold in flour mixture and crushed cookies until combined. Pour into prepared baking dish. Spoon dollops of cream cheese mixture over brownie layer. Sprinkle with remaining coarsely chopped cookies.
  6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into squares.
Notes
This pairs well with Gallo Family Vineyards Riesling wine.

The theme for Sunday Supper this week is Labor Day Entertaining.  We are partnering with Gallo Family Vineyards, sharing recipes featuring the Sweet Red or the new Riesling wines as part of the recipe or as a pairing. These were both new-to-me wines, and I really enjoyed them both.  The Sweet Red was delightful with dessert, and also was delicious with Grilled BBQ Chicken.  Enjoy visiting the rest of the wonderful recipes from the Sunday Supper group listed below!

Labor Day Beverages:

Labor Day Savory Bites:

Labor Day Desserts:

Also be sure to visit the Gallo Family Vineyards blog for even more tasty Labor Day Recipes!

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Comments

  1. These look SO good. I love cookies and cream cheesecake, my friend made it for me on my birthday a couple years ago and now I’m obsessed. LOVE it in brownie form, and with Riesling?! I’m in.

  2. This is one of those desserts that I see disappearing within moments of it being cut into squares. The brownies look so rich and fudgy and oh so good.

  3. You summed it up, perfectly…no one can resist Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Brownies. They are perfection in a pan!!

  4. Wow this looks wonderful. It would be a huge hit in my house.

  5. What a magnificent brownie! All my favorites in one! Cookies, brownies and cheesecake 🙂

  6. oh! im pretty sure that i’ll make one! i love oreo! great recipe!

  7. My boys are going to go crazy over these! So excited to make them with them!

  8. cookies and cream cheesecake in a brownie?! I love it!

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