Thursday, February 10, 2011

Oreo Cream Cheese Brownies

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February 10th, is National Cream Cheese Brownie Day... ya, I am being totally serious. Who knew? Anyways, this heavenly combination leads me to introduce my Oreo Cream Cheese Brownies!

I enjoy these brownies cold, right out of the fridge for a cool chocolate cheesecake taste.



Oreo Cream Cheese Brownies
 
Yield: 12-16 brownies* 
*For a mini batch cut recipe below in half, bake in an 8x4 inch loaf pan for 20-25 minutes, cool and cut into 8- two inch squares, or 3-4 bars

Ingredients 

Fudge Oreo Brownies
  • 1/2 cup (60g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup crumbled Oreo cookie pieces, divided in half
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 5oz (142g) semisweet chocolate (may sub bittersweet or dark), chopped or chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, dutch process or dark
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
Cream cheese swirl:
  • 1 (8oz. package) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, room temperature

Directions

Prepare brownies: 
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 inch square pan with foil or parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray.

In a small bowl combine flour, salt and 1/2 cup Oreo cookie pieces; set aside. Melt butter in a small saucepan. Over low heat add the chocolate, cocoa and sugar, stirring until smooth and sugar has started to dissolve. Remove from heat and stir for a about minute to cool mixture. Add the oil, vanilla and eggs one at a time. Stir vigorously for about 1-2 minutes until batter is no longer grainy and becomes thick, smooth and shiny. Gently fold in the flour mixture until just incorporated. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Prepare Oreo cream cheese swirl: 
In a separate bowl, beat cream cheese on medium speed until smooth. Beat in sugar, vanilla, and egg on low speed until incorporated. Spoon dollops of cream cheese mixture on top of brownie batter. Sprinkle reserved 1/2 cup of Oreo pieces on top.

Bake:
Bake for about 30-35 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs sticking to it. Do not over bake. Cool brownies completely. Cut into 12 bars, or 16- two inch squares. Store leftovers in an air tight container.
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1 comment:

  1. I just love Oreo in brownies plus cheese! very interesting indeed.Buy Desserts

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