July 4, 2006

Cream Cheese Brownies

This recipe is directly from my Betty Crocker cookbook... more or less. ;-)

It's so good that I'm making it for the third time this week. Plan for gooey brownies, though. If you want clean fingers when you're done, eat these with a fork.

1 package chocolate chips cookies (Betty calls for 5 oz. of chocolate, but she's obviously not thinking straight. The chocolate chips I use, Rapunzel, come in 10 oz. bags.)
2/3 c. butter
1 3/4 c. sucanut (or sugar if all you have is the chemically bleached stuff)
2 t. vanilla
3 large eggs
1 c. whole wheat flour (or the chemically bleached stuff)

cream cheese filling
2 packages of cream cheese (8 oz. each)
1/2 c. sucanut
2 t. vanilla
1 large egg

heat oven to 350 F. grease bottom and sides of brownie pan. (betty says to use a 9-inch square pan. but i've been using something closer to 9 x 13 and the brownies have been coming out fine.)

melt butter and chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly. cool 5 minutes.

in medium bowl, beat sugar, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on high speed for 5 minutes. beat in chocolate mixture on low speed, scraping the bowl occasionally. beat in flour just until blended. (stir in walnuts if you're nutty enough to want that kind of thing. i'm not.) spread in pan.

for cream cheese filling: mix softened cheese (cream cheese isn't really cheese. did you know that?), sucanut, vanilla and egg. spread on top of the brownie mixture and, using a spatula, spread the lumps out a bit to cover as much of the top of the brownie mixture as possible.

bake for 45 to 50 minutes.


  1. *drools* we're remodeling our kitchen right now, so i can't actually cook anything:-( (there's a big hole in the wall where the oven used to be:-P

  2. A whole package of chocolate chip cookies, really? How interesting. I wonder if the Cookie Crip cereal will work for this ingredient....hmmm.

  3. lol!

    woops. i'll go change that.

  4. hehe, I wonder if anybody would've tried it with the cookies. Its tempting!

  5. poop!!! the whole reason i posted this recipe here was so that i'd have the recipe available when i was in michigan. and now i go and look and somehow i left out how much butter to use. :-p turkey doodles!!!!

    ok, i'm going to have to figure this out on my own, i suppose.


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