Brownie Cheesecake Cookies

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These cookies are a take off of a recipe from Something Swanky, again.  Seriously, I love that blog.  So many goodies to bake.  Ashton’s post was just for regular cheesecake cookies.  Which I also made, and they were amazingly good.  Then I got this bright idea to switch out a little of the flour for cocoa powder.  The result… super chocolately yummy-ness!

I have also made these cookies, adding peanut butter for part of the butter and cream cheese, also amazing.  I have made them with m&ms, peanut butter chips.. You name it. I’ve probably done it.  They are seriously delicious.

Tonight I helped at the Elks for a flag day ceremony and a free supper for veterans and their families.  I made a Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie that was gone before I knew it! I’ve already had requests to make it again, because someone didn’t get a piece before it was gone! So that will be showing up here soon.

Brownie Cheesecake Cookies

Adapted from Something Swanky

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 8 ounces Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (or whatever you like! Peanut butter, butterscotch, white…) 🙂

Instructions

  1. Beat together the butter, sugar, brown sugar, and Philadelphia cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla, mix well.
  3. Mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. Add gradually to the stand mixer, scraping down the sides of the bowl as it mixed.
  4. Mix in the chips of choice.
  5. Scoop by rounded tablespoons onto parchment or silicon lined baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 9-10 minutes, until the edges look set.
  6. Let cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before moving to wire rack.
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