Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Oreo Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

Brownie? Yes. Cream cheese? Yes. Oreos? Yes. All 3 in one deliciousl dessert??? YES YES YES!!! Do these brownies really need an explanation. They taste like a cross between fudge, brownies, and cheesecake to me. They are definitely rich and indulgent, and a small piece goes a LONG way. I promise. If you are a chocolate lover, you will NOT be disappointed by these. And, on the upside, I have been focusing and trying to make my pictures more appetizing when I have the chance and good natural light. What do y'all think of these? ;) Enjoy!!

8 tbsp. unsalted butter
¾ cup sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
½ tsp. salt
2 large eggs
¼ cup milk
1½ cups coarsely chopped Oreo cookies
8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
½ cup confectioners’ sugar
1½ tsp. vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350˚ F.  Line an 8×8″ baking pan with aluminum foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.
In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the butter and sugar.  Bring to a boil, whisking frequently.  Boil for 1 minute, then remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder and salt; whisk together to combine.  Add the eggs to the pan with the butter-sugar mixture and whisk until well blended.  Whisk in the milk.  Transfer the wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix just until incorporated.  Fold in the Oreo cookie pieces.  Spread the batter into the prepared pan.
To make the cream cheese mixture, combine the cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla extract in the bowl of an electric mixer.  Beat on medium-high speed until well-blended and smooth.   Drop the cream cheese mixture over the brownie batter in dollops.  Use the blade of a knife to gently swirl the cream cheese mixture together with the brownie batter, creating a marble effect.
Bake for about 22-24 minutes.  Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool completely before slicing and serving.
Source: adapted from Annie's Eats and Sugar Plum 


  1. Those look amazing...I can't wait to try this recipe:-)

  2. Oh.My.Goodness. I don't think I have ever seen such a delicious looking brownie! And combined with cream cheese and Oreos? Heaven! I am putting Oreos on tomorrow's Costco list and making these this ASAP! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. :) And I think your pictures look great~ it is NOT easy to take food pictures. (At least not for me.)

    I am following you now! I hope you have a fun weekend!

    {Beautiful Nest}

  3. Thank you both! Food pictures are very frustrating to take, because you want it to look! Thank you for following! I hope you have a great weekend as well!

  4. I think I might need to try these for a Valentine's Day potluck. They look so good. Thanks for sharing.
    Dannyelle at

  5. You're very welcome! They are very rich, so small bites go a long way.

  6. oooo goodness! these look ah-mazing. yum. yum. yum!

  7. Thank you...and they are! =) Love your blog by the way!

  8. Wow!! I must try these :)!! Thank you for sharing the recipe! Lovely Blog BTW!!

  9. Just tried baking these. They're in the oven now, but the batter was overwhelmingly flour-y tasting. Hopefully that bakes out?

  10. I honestly don't remember about the batter. I hope they turned out okay. =)

  11. I'm making these now but after 24 minutes, my batter is quite liquid-y. I put it in for another 5 mins and then 4 more afterwards...but it was still a little bit wet on the knife. I put all ingredients as measurements specified. Where did I go wrong? I hope that when it cools and I cut them up, that it improves a bit.

  12. I just made these yesterday to take to work, and they turned out great! I didn't really put forth much effort to make my swirls pretty, but they still turned out great. Also, we had vanilla beans rather than extract and just mixed some of the seeds into the cream cheese.

  13. Just discovered your blog and added myself as a follower, I always looking for great inspiration to share around. This recipe looks great, I will definitely be making some.

  14. Just made these and they are amazing! My oven tends to cook fast but I still had to bake them for 27 minutes. They aren't as sturdy as the picture here shows but I like slightly mushy brownies anyway. Yum!!