Those of you following my blog know I’m trying to clear out my pantry a little from the excess baking ingredients laying around since Christmas. Thankfully, I found an incredibly wonderful way to use up more of the Andes Creme de Menthe baking chips the other day. If you like chocolate, if you like creme de menthe, and if you like cheesecake you will absolutely love this heavenly combination! Chocolate and mint fill the air as you inhale the wonderful essence of these spectacular brownies.
Again, I combined a couple of my favorite recipes to make this tasty brownie. I borrowed my friend Wanda Bollinger’s Chocolate Mint Chip Cookie recipe making it without the icing and substituting the creme de menthe baking chips for the mint chips in the recipe. I used that for the crust layer and the crumble topping. The middle cheesecake layer and the overall idea of the layered bar came from my dear friend, Mimi Pownalls, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars recipe. Wow! This is an amazing cheesecake brownie. The Andes Creme de Menthe baking chips turn this into quite an impressive dessert.
I put about half of the dough into the crust layer and half on top. But if you want more of the pretty cheesecake layer to show you can increase the crust layer by using about 3/4 of the dough instead. The texture of this brownie is wonderful. For those of you who enjoy chocolate and cheesecake this brownie may become addictive. Beware! This recipe is really fairly easy to prepare. It takes about 5 minutes to mix the cookie dough, 5 minutes to mix the cream cheese filling, and 5 minutes to assemble the dessert and get it into the oven to bake. It takes another 35-40 minutes to bake, and voila! You have a magnificent dessert on your hands, just in time for Valentine’s Day or other special occasions.
Creme de Menthe baking chips are usually pretty easy to find at the grocery store so you can make this terrific dessert any time of the year. This is a great recipe for birthday parties, bridal showers, or just because you love chocolate! If you’re looking for another great chocolate recipe with mint flavor and a cheesecake layer, consider this option soon. You and your family won’t be able to get enough of these fabulous brownies.
Don’t these look spectacular?
Here’s a stack of these luscious Creme de Menthe Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies.
These brownies are awesome. Once you try a bite you will be hard-pressed to stop.
Try to stop at just one–I dare you!
Here’s what I did.
Soften butter and place in large mixing bowl.
Add brown sugar.
Add baking soda and salt.
Mix all ingredients together with an electric mixer.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods.
These are the Creme de Menthe baking chips I used for this recipe.
Add creme de menthe baking chips.
Stir ingredients together with a wooden spoon. Using an electric mixer at this point will toughen the cookies due to overmixing the dough.
In a separate bowl soften cream cheese.
Mix ingredients together with an electric mixer.
Spray a 10×15″ jelly-roll pan with cooking spray.
Spread half to 3/4 of the dough into the pan.
Sprinkle with a little flour and pat the mixture into the prepared pan.
Here I’ve pressed the chocolate cookie dough into the pan.
Spread cream cheese mixture over top of the brownie dough.
Here I’ve spread the cream cheese filling to the edge and covered the brownie layer completely.
Sprinkle remaining cookie dough over top of the cream cheese layer.
I baked this and the Peppermint Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars at the same time.
Bake at 350 for about 35-40 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Here’s a tray of these delicious jewels.
These beautiful and elegant dessert brownies have such a scrumptious taste.
Your kids and family will love these chocolate, mint, cheesecake treats.
Creme de Menthe Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies are a great dessert for special occasions like Valentine’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries, or holiday baking.
Consider serving these at your next special brunch, ladies’ night out or baby shower. You won’t bring one home!
This easy dessert has such spectacular taste.
Creme de Menthe Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies rock! They are rich and so delectable.
Here’s the recipe.
CRÈME DE MENTHE COOKIE DOUGH CHEESECAKE BROWNIES
1 ½ cups unsalted butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 ½ cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. kosher salt
1 cup cocoa
4 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
10-oz. pkg. Andes Crème de Menthe baking chips
Mix butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla, baking soda, salt, and cocoa with an electric mixer until smooth. Add flour and baking chips. Stir with a wooden spoon until all the ingredients are incorporated. Spray 10×15” jelly-roll pan with cooking spray. Spread about 2/3 of the cookie dough into the prepared pan. Spread cream cheese filling over top. Crumble remaining cookie dough over top of the cream cheese filling. Bake at 350° for about 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool. Cut into 48 bars.
CREAM CHEESE FILLING:
2 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup sugar
Mix cream cheese, eggs, vanilla, and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour over top of cookie dough layer in jelly-roll pan. Top with remaining cookie dough.
These decadent chocolate mint cheesecake brownies are completely over the top!
Don’t you want to try one of these sumptuous Creme de Menthe Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies right now?
Go ahead and try one.
Look at that luscious cheesecake layer! Wow. It’s so yummy.
I warn you in advance, Creme de Menthe Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies are addictive. You won’t be able to keep your hands out of the cookie jar!
You may also like these recipes:
- stash these in your purse … Peppermint Patty Brownies (stresscake.wordpress.com)
- How To Make Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies (uniquedaily.com)
- Caring Care Packages (kitchenmischiefs.wordpress.com)
- Holiday Baking Tips for the Baking Novice (redenvelope.com)