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Cheesecake Brownie Cookies: A Decadent Fusion of Classic Desserts

Cheesecake Brownie Cookies: A Decadent Fusion of Classic Desserts

Indulge in the indulgent blend of rich cheesecake and chocolate brownie flavors with these Cheesecake Brownie Cookies. This recipe makes 16 delicious cookies, each featuring a creamy cheesecake center encased in a soft, chewy chocolate cookie shell. Perfect for dessert lovers, these cookies offer a luxurious treat that combines two beloved desserts into one unforgettable bite.

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Why you'll love this recipe: These cookies are a dream come true for those looking for the perfect balance of texture and flavor. The creamy cheesecake filling provides a delicious contrast to the dense, chocolatey exterior of the cookie, which is accented with semi-sweet chocolate chips for added richness. The process of creating these cookies, from the creamy filling to the chocolatey batter, is both fun and rewarding, making this recipe a joy to make.

Perfect occasions for this dessert: Cheesecake and brownie cookies are perfect for special occasions like birthdays, holidays, or as a sophisticated addition to a casual gathering. They're also perfect for gifting during the holiday season, beautifully packaged in a cookie tin. Whether you're hosting a party or just treating yourself, these cookies are sure to impress.

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Decorating tips:

  • Before baking, press a few extra chocolate chips or a sprinkle of sea salt on top of each cookie for a gourmet bakery-style finish.
  • Serve these cookies dusted with icing sugar for an elegant touch.
  • Pair them with a glass of cold milk or a cup of hot coffee to complement their rich flavors.

Ingredients:

For the cheesecake filling:

  • 113 g (4 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 20 g (0.7 oz) caster sugar

For the chocolate cookies:

  • 105 g (3.7 oz) softened butter
  • 150 g (5.3 oz) light brown sugar
  • 50 g (1.8 oz) granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 157 g (5.5 oz) all-purpose flour
  • 28 g (1 oz) unsweetened cocoa powder processed in the Netherlands
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
  1. Prepare the cheesecake filling:
    • Line a plate with parchment paper. In a mixing bowl, mix the softened cream cheese with the icing sugar until smooth.
    • Drop 16 heaping teaspoons of the mixture onto the parchment-lined plate, flattening each portion slightly. Freeze until solid, about 45 to 60 minutes.
  2. Prepare the cookie dough:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
    • In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, cream together the butter, granulated sugar and light brown sugar until soft and fluffy.
    • Stir in egg and vanilla extract until well combined.
    • Gradually add the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt, mixing until well combined.
    • Add the chocolate chips.
  3. Assemble the cookies:
    • Divide cookie dough into 2-tablespoon-sized balls and place on prepared baking sheets.
    • Remove the filling from the freezer. Press a piece of filling into the center of each dough ball. Mold the dough around the filling, making sure it is completely covered.
    • Optionally, press a few additional chocolate chips on top of each cookie.
  4. Cook:
    • Bake cookies one sheet at a time in the preheated oven for 9 to 12 minutes. Cookies should be cooked through but still soft.
    • Keep the other sheet containing the unbaked cookies in the refrigerator while you bake the other one.

Final touch: Enjoy your cheesecake and brownie cookies fresh out of the oven or store them in an airtight container to enjoy later. Each cookie delivers the luxurious taste of creamy cheesecake and rich chocolate, making it a perfect treat for any dessert lover.

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