Peppermint Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these luscious #brownies are made with #Andes #peppermint baking chips & have a #cheesecake layer in the middle. Fantastic #dessert for the #holidays.

Peppermint Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies

February 11, 2013Teresa

Peppermint Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies are oh, so, delicious. Ok, I admit I’m trying to use up the rest of my Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips. And, since they are so cheerful with their pretty pink color what better time to use them up than in Valentine’s Day goodies, right? So I’m rolling out these marvelous cheesecake bars just in time for Valentine’s Day celebrations.

These amazing bars are a combination of my niece, Heather’s BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie  Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars. I used the chocolate chip cookie dough recipe minus the chocolate chips and substituted the peppermint chips instead.

Then I basically followed the cookie dough cheesecake bar recipe by using the cheesecake filling. This bar, then, has a sweet cheesecake layer sandwiched between a delectable peppermint chip cookie dough crust and topping. These adorable cheesecake bars are as pleasing to the palate as they are to the eye.

I love the versatility of this recipe. I’ve made it with so many different combinations. Use whatever cookie dough you want, add whatever chip, fruit, nut, or candy you want to the cookie dough, then add the cream cheese layer and crumble reserved cookie dough over top.

It turns out wonderfully every time!   The beautiful fragrance of peppermint permeating my house was awesome. Yes, I know, I’m a smell person. I love beautiful fragrances–whether from perfume or cooking or flowers.

Peppermint Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies are really fairly easy to make too. You can have the whole recipe out of the oven in about an hour’s time including preparation. It’s a lovely, elegant dessert that your family will love–especially in time for Valentine’s Day.

If you like peppermint you will really enjoy this dessert. If you struggle finding the peppermint baking chips try Amazon or Andes, or substitute Creme de Menthe baking chips instead.  But there is something especially pretty about the pink peppermint chips for Valentine’s Day.

So, if you haven’t made any goodie for Valentine’s Day yet, why not consider this amazing Peppermint Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies recipe. You’ll be so glad you did!

When I initially published this recipe in February 2013, I was still using an iPhone for a camera so the pictures weren’t particularly crisp. I recently remade this recipe (December 2016) for our Christmas Cookie Extravaganza and retook the pictures. It was pretty grey outside so my pictures still didn’t get quite enough light. Still they are better than the first go around.

This recipe is still a delectable and spectacular recipe that’s great for the holidays. I found the Andes Peppermint Baking Chips at Cost Plus World Market. You can also purchase them on Amazon except they will be significantly more expensive. If you can find the chips they are worth making.

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Don’t these Peppermint Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies look marvelous?

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Rich, decadent cheesecake filling is sandwiched between a scrumptious peppermint chip cookie dough. Oh, my! Take a tray of these jewels out to your office and you’ll be lucky if you get one bite!

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These amazing goodies will have you drooling! These are great for holiday baking or Valentine’s Day. These lovely brownies are so pretty in pink.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients for the cookie dough.

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Soften butter in large mixing bowl. Add sugar, brown sugar, eggs, salt, baking soda and vanilla.

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Mix all the ingredients together with an electric mixer.

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Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. (Bleached flour toughens cookies). Add a package of Andes Peppermint Crunch baking chips.

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Stir all the ingredients together with a wooden spoon. Using an electric mixer at this point toughens cookies.

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Spray 10×15″ jelly roll pan with cooking spray. Press about 1/2 to 2/3 of the cookie dough into the pan for the crust layer. I sprinkled the ingredients with a little flour so the dough didn’t stick to my hands when pressing into the pan.

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I used these ingredients for the cheesecake layer.

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In a separate bowl, soften cream cheese. Add eggs, vanilla and sugar.

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Mix cream cheese ingredients together with an electric mixer.

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Spread cream cheese layer over top of crust layer.

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Crumble the remaining cookie dough over top of the cheesecake layer.

Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow the bars to cool completely. Then cut into 48 bars. 

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These festive bars are a quick and easy recipe for holiday baking. You can have these baked and ready to serve in about an hour.

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Here’s a close up so you can see the texture of the bars. That thick ooey, gooey cheesecake layer is divine! These elegant Peppermint Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies are as wonderful to the palate as they are lovely to look at.

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There are loads of sweet peppermint crunch baking chips are in every bite. Yummy! I’m telling you the smell of peppermint was so strong in my kitchen. I just loved it. These brownies are so pretty. They are great to take for holiday parties including Christmas, New Year’s or Valentine’s Day. 

Here’s the recipe.

PEPPERMINT COOKIE DOUGH CHEESECAKE BARS

(Recipe inspired from my niece, Heather’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookies and Mimi Pownall’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars)

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Spectacular cheesecake brownie with a lovely peppermint cookie dough from using Andes peppermint baking chips.
Peppermint Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these luscious #brownies are made with #Andes #peppermint baking chips & have a #cheesecake layer in the middle. Fantastic #dessert for the #holidays.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
BROWNIES:
CHEESECAKE FILLING:
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
BROWNIES:
CHEESECAKE FILLING:
Peppermint Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these luscious #brownies are made with #Andes #peppermint baking chips & have a #cheesecake layer in the middle. Fantastic #dessert for the #holidays.
Instructions
BROWNIES:
  1. Mix butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla, baking soda and salt with an electric mixer until well-mixed.
  2. Stir in flour and baking chips.
  3. Spray 10x15” jelly-roll pan with cooking spray.
  4. Press about ½ to 2/3 of the cookie dough into the pan.
  5. I sprinkle a little flour over the top to prevent my hands from sticking as I press the mixture into the pan.
  6. Spread cream cheese filling over top of peppermint cookie dough layer.
  7. Crumble remaining cookie dough over top of the cream cheese layer.
  8. Bake at 350° for about 35-40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
CHEESECAKE FILLING:
  1. Mix cream cheese, eggs, vanilla, and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Pour over cookie dough crust layer and cover with remaining dough.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: This is NOT an easy dough to press into a cookie sheet. You may have to sprinkle your hands and dough with flour in order to get the dough into the pan smoothly.

NOTE: Sometimes the Andes peppermint crunch baking chips can be found at Wal-Mart during December each year. I located these at Cost Plus World Market.

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Peppermint Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies[/b]
Recipe Type: Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra inspired from my niece Heather Kane’s [url href=”http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2012/12/19/best-chocolate-chip-cookies/” target=”_blank” title=”best chocolate chip cookies”]Best Chocolate Chip Cookies[/url] and Mimi Pownall’s [url href=”http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2012/12/19/chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-cheesecake-bars/” target=”_blank” title=”chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake brownies”]Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies[/url]
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 48
Spectacular cheesecake brownie with a lovely peppermint cookie dough from using [url href=”http://www.tootsie.com/candy/andes-baking-chips” target=”_blank” title=”andes peppermint baking chips”]Andes[/url] peppermint baking chips.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 3 ½ cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • 10-oz. bag [url href=”http://www.tootsie.com/candy/andes-baking-chips” target=”_blank” title=”andes peppermint baking chips”]Andes[/url] Peppermint Crunch baking chips
Instructions
  1. Mix butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla, baking soda and salt with an electric mixer until well-mixed.
  2. Stir in flour and baking chips.
  3. Spray 10×15” jelly-roll pan with cooking spray.
  4. Press about ½ to 2/3 of the cookie dough into the pan.
  5. I sprinkle a little flour over the top to prevent my hands from sticking as I press the mixture into the pan.
  6. Spread cream cheese filling over top of peppermint cookie dough layer.
  7. Crumble remaining cookie dough over top of the cream cheese layer.
  8. Bake at 350° for about 35-40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

 

[b]Cheesecake Filling[/b]
Recipe Type: Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra inspired from Mimi Pownall’s [url href=”http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2012/12/19/chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-cheesecake-bars/” target=”_blank” title=”chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake brownies”]Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies[/url]
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 48
Spectacular cheesecake brownie with a lovely peppermint cookie dough from using [url undefined]Andes[/url] peppermint baking chips.
Ingredients
  • 2 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
Instructions
  1. Mix cream cheese, eggs, vanilla, and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Pour over cookie dough crust layer and cover with remaining dough.
Peppermint Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these luscious #brownies are made with #Andes #peppermint baking chips & have a #cheesecake layer in the middle. Fantastic #dessert for the #holidays.

Okay, are you ready to sample one of these fabulous cheesecake brownies yet?

Peppermint Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these luscious #brownies are made with #Andes #peppermint baking chips & have a #cheesecake layer in the middle. Fantastic #dessert for the #holidays.

Peppermint Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies are everything you could ask for in a cookie–sweet, great texture, pleasing to the eye, wonderful peppermint flavor. It’s marvelous!

Peppermint Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these luscious #brownies are made with #Andes #peppermint baking chips & have a #cheesecake layer in the middle. Fantastic #dessert for the #holidays.

Such a luscious, rich bar-type cookie. Once you start eating Peppermint Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies it’s very hard to stop! Grab one! Go ahead–take a bite. Enjoy!

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Peppermint Dream Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these spectacular #cookies are based on the #ParadiseCafe #sugarcookie recipe. They include #andes #peppermint baking chips for an explosion of flavor. #dessert

Peppermint Crunch Chunkies

Peppermint Crunch Chunkies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these lovely oatmeal #cookies are filled with #coconut & #Andes #peppermint baking chips. They make an unbelievably heavenly #Christmas #dessert.

Double Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies

Double Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these #chocolate #cookies are amazing. #Andes #peppermint baking chips add delightful flavor. Great for #holiday baking. #dessert
Print Recipe
Peppermint Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Spectacular cheesecake brownie with a lovely peppermint cookie dough from using Andes peppermint baking chips.
Peppermint Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these luscious #brownies are made with #Andes #peppermint baking chips & have a #cheesecake layer in the middle. Fantastic #dessert for the #holidays.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
BROWNIES:
CHEESECAKE FILLING:
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
BROWNIES:
CHEESECAKE FILLING:
Peppermint Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these luscious #brownies are made with #Andes #peppermint baking chips & have a #cheesecake layer in the middle. Fantastic #dessert for the #holidays.
Instructions
BROWNIES:
  1. Mix butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla, baking soda and salt with an electric mixer until well-mixed.
  2. Stir in flour and baking chips.
  3. Spray 10x15” jelly-roll pan with cooking spray.
  4. Press about ½ to 2/3 of the cookie dough into the pan.
  5. I sprinkle a little flour over the top to prevent my hands from sticking as I press the mixture into the pan.
  6. Spread cream cheese filling over top of peppermint cookie dough layer.
  7. Crumble remaining cookie dough over top of the cream cheese layer.
  8. Bake at 350° for about 35-40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
CHEESECAKE FILLING:
  1. Mix cream cheese, eggs, vanilla, and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Pour over cookie dough crust layer and cover with remaining dough.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: This is NOT an easy dough to press into a cookie sheet. You may have to sprinkle your hands and dough with flour in order to get the dough into the pan smoothly.

NOTE: Sometimes the Andes peppermint crunch baking chips can be found at Wal-Mart during December each year. I located these at Cost Plus World Market.

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

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