Cream Cheese Brownie Cookies: Easy Chocolate Cookie Recipe - Just 6 Ingredients
Adapted from Cookies and Cups
Cream Cheese Brownie Cookies combine the richness of
chocolate and cream cheese to produce an unusual chocolate drop cookie. The flavoring
is deep and rich and the texture is just like a brownie.
But this cookie recipe is deceptively simple! There is
little measuring involved, thanks to the stick of butter, the cream cheese, the
egg, and the brownie mix – all pre-packaged.
In fact, the only ingredient you
need to measure is the tablespoon of cocoa powder (and please feel free as The
Elf does, to eyeball that.)
The only challenge you may face with this recipe is the
thick dough. You’ll need to use an extra spoon to help remove the cookies from
And beyond that, be warned. These cookies are rich!
Prep time: 5-10 minutes
Bake time: 10-13 minutes
Makes about 2 dozen cookies
½ cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, room temperature
4 ounces cream cheese (half an 8-ounce block), softened
1 brownie mix (18 – 20 ounces), any brand
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
2 cups (12 ounces) vanilla or white chocolate chips
Directions for Cream Cheese Brownie Cookies
- Preheat oven to 350º F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, with an electric mixer on low speed, cream
together butter and cream cheese until combined well, about 2 minutes. Add egg.
Continue to beat mixture until smooth.
- Add brownie mix and cocoa powder slowly until all dry
ingredients are incorporated. Cookie dough will be thick.
- Use a large spoon to stir white chocolate chips into cookie
- Use a cookie scoop, ice cream scoop, or kitchen teaspoon to
drop cookie dough in rounded teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets, about 2
inches apart. Use your fingertips to slightly spread each cookie so that it
resembles a disc rather than a mound.
- Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes until cookies are just set.
Do not over bake. Remove baking sheets from the oven.
- Allow cookies to sit for 5 minutes before using a spatula to
transfer them to a wire rack. Cool completely.
- Store cookies in an airtight container with waxed paper in
Special Baking Tips for
Cream Cheese Brownie Cookies
- Cream Cheese Brownie Cookies have a thick, cake-like
texture, much like brownies themselves. As with brownies, be careful to
moderate baking time so as to not over bake or under bake them.
- Test bake 2-3 cookies before baking the entire batch. Drop
cookie dough in mounds on a baking sheet and press tops lightly to create an
even layer. Bake cookies for lower amount of time. Lightly touch the surface of
the baked cookie to see if it springs back. If the surface remains indented,
bake another minute – or centers may remain under baked.
See our Chocolate Cookies Pinterest Board for more inspiration.
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