I haven’t posted any sweets recipes lately. What is wrong with me?? Ha! Actually, I’m not baking as much as I used to. Instead, I’m trying new dinner recipes, which has been fun, but I still love my sugar!
I recently made these for a friend’s birthday and they disappeared off the platter in no time. Everyone LOVED them so I have to share!
I made a nearly-sugar-free batch too, and my friend asked if I was sure they were sugar-free. I assured him they were, but don’t mistake them for a “diet” cookie. They are full fat!
The batch I made was “nearly” sugar-free because I used regular peanut butter chips in them. You can make them sugar-free by using nuts instead of chips. It really depends on what you like and how much or little sugar you want.
The original recipe used white chocolate chips in them, but use whichever chips or nuts you prefer. I love nuts in brownies, so I would add walnuts or pecans if I make a batch for me. And peanut butter chips? Always great with chocolate, right?
I noticed the sugar-free batch didn’t spread as much as the regular batch; neither made a flat cookie. Both were chewy fudgy gooey fantastic! How could anything with cream cheese and butter be anything but??
Enough said. Make these and eat the whole batch at once. Why wouldn’t you? ;)
Cream Cheese Brownie Cookies
Slightly adapted from Cookies & Cups
Stuff you need [Sugar-free option in brackets]:
1 (19.5 ounces) Brownie Mix (for 9×13 pan) [I used a sugar-free mix for an 8×8 pan so I halved the amount of the remaining ingredients.]
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature [2 ounces cream cheese, room temperature]
1/2 cup butter, room temperature [4 Tablespoons butter, room temperature]
1 egg [1 egg]
2 cups total chocolate, white chocolate or peanut butter chips, chopped walnuts or pecans [1 cup total]
Preheat oven to 350°
Line baking sheet with parchment paper or baking liner and set aside.
Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add in egg and continue mixing until incorporated.
Turn mixer to low and add in brownie mix until dough comes together. It will be very thick.
Stir in chips and/or nuts.
Using large cookie scoop, scoop dough onto lined pan and bake for 10-12 minutes until edges are set.
Let cool a couple minutes on the pan and then transfer to wire rack to cool.