Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake Cookies

Cheesecake cookies are soft and rich and taste just like a bite sized chocolate cheesecake!

A little cheesecake packed into a chocolate cookie! www.lemonsforlulu.com

A few friends of mine have declared this day Cheesecake Day.  I was asked to join in the fun, but here’s the rub; I don’t care for cheesecake.  Weird, I know.  I think it has a lot to do with the cheesecake my mom made when I was a kid.   It was the kind with chunks of pineapple and large curd cottage cheese.  Just what you want in a dessert right?  After those first few experiences with cheesecake I decided cheesecake just wasn’t worth my time.

Big cheesecake flavor packed into a little chocolate cookie www.lemonsforlulu.com

I have tasted good cheesecake.  I’ve decided I still don’t care for it.  Let me put it another way.  It’s not as though I don’t like cheesecake, I just prefer desserts with frosting like cupcakes or cake, but I’ll certainly settle for anything with crumbs like brownies or cookies.  You see where this is headed right?  Why not take something I am wild about like cookies and add a cheesecake twist!  These cheesecake cookies are truly the best of both worlds. The cream cheese in these cookies makes them soft, rich, cake-like bites of heaven that melt in your mouth like a good cheesecake should.  They are so incredible right out of the oven but they are just as good an hour later, 3 hours later, the next morning and so on.  I confess, I could not stop eating these cheesecake cookies!

Cheesecake flavor packed into a little chocolate cookie www.lemonsforlulu.com

Cheesecake flavor packed into a little chocolate cookie www.lemonsforlulu.com

I hope salad day is the next week.  After devouring all these sinful cheesecake cookies, a huge green salad would probably do me some good!

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Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake Cookies
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • ⅔ cup cocoa powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup coarsley crushed Brownie Brittle or chocolate wafer cookies
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, cream together butter and cream cheese. Add eggs one at a time. Beat in vanilla.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Carefully mix dry ingredients into butter mixture. Beat until combined. Stir in chocolate chips and brownie pieces. Chill dough for at least 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  3. Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a large cookie scoop, scoop up cookie dough and roll into a ball. Lightly flatten each cookie.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove and let cookies rest on baking sheets for 2 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack.

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32 Responses

  1. Oh, boy, do these chocolate wonders look amazing! Happy Cheesecake Day!!!

  2. These cookies and milk are a match made in heaven. Blessings, Catherine

  3. I, on the other hand, could eat cheesecake everyday, whether in cookie form or baked in a cake pan!

  4. I wish you shared my love for cheesecake, but at least you make up for with these yummy cookies!!!

  5. Oh my! If my first experience with cheesecake consisted of cottage cheese and pineapple, I’d probably run the other way, too! These cookies are the perfect happy medium.

  6. Whoa, do these look incredible!! My chocoholic family thanks you for this recipe! But I think I’m going to need a salad day next week, too!

  7. I don’t think I’ve seen cheesecake cookies before although I have made cookies with cream cheese. Anyhoo, your cookies look so soft and rich no wonder you couldn’t stop eating them!
    Thanks for sharing and for joining us Tanya

  8. I’m sorry Tanya. We are no longer friends. Don’t like cheesecake? SEriously. Who are you?? LOL. Kidding. You made up for it with these cookies. :)

  9. Cheesecake AND chocolate…oh my! That sounds amazing!

    If you have a minute to spare I’d be thrilled if you could share your post at my weekly Say G’Day Saturday linky party. It has just started and this would be a fabulous addition.

    Best wishes for a great weekend.
    Natasha in Oz

  10. Love the richness of chocolate and cheesecake together, huge YUM!!!

  11. Nom, Nom! They look so yummy! Thanks for sharing. :)

  12. Brilliant to branch off into cookies to celebrate cheesecake day!I’m totally a fan! Gorgeous pics Tanya

  13. Love these cookies Tanya!! Thanks for sharing with us at Best of the Weekend – being featured on my blog tomorrow night as a after school snack!

  14. Beautiful photos! I found you on FoodGawker. How many cookies do you make with this recipe? I’m going to try it this week end :D

    • Thank you Noemie! I got about 48 from this recipe.

  15. These look like perfection. But what is Brownie Brittle? I’ve never heard of that.

    • Oh it’s wonderful! It’s like a thin and crispy brownie cookie! I can find it at Costco.

      • Sounds fantastic! Unfortunately, we don’t have Costco. :(

        • I may have seen them at Target or Walmart too.

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