Creme de Menthe Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies
Creme de Menthe Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies are the best. No kidding. 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 10 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.
When I initially posted this recipe in February 2013 I was trying to use up leftover baking goods. At the time I was still using an iPhone for a camera so my pictures were not as clear as I would have had with a better camera lens.
As a result, I’ve been remaking all of my first year blog recipes so I can offer better pictures for each one. I recently remade this recipe (February 2016) for John to give away to friends. They turned out just as scrumptious as ever!
Don’t these Creme de Menthe Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies look spectacular? Chocolate, mint, cookie dough, all in a brownie! Yeah.
These brownies really are awesome. Once you try a bite you will be hard-pressed to stop. Try to stop at just one–I dare you!
These luscious Creme de Menthe Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies are filled with Andes Creme de Menthe baking chips!
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients for the cookie dough layer. (I actually used two bags of baking chips).
Soften butter and place in large mixing bowl. Add sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, vanilla and eggs.
Mix all ingredients together with an electric mixer.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add Creme de Menthe baking chips and cocoa.
Stir ingredients together with a wooden spoon. Using an electric mixer at this point will toughen the cookies due to overmixing the dough.
Spray an 11″x17″ jelly-roll pan with cooking spray. Spread half to 3/4 of the dough into the pan. Sprinkle with a tablespoon or two of flour, if necessary, to keep the dough from sticking to your spoon or hands, and pat the mixture into the prepared pan.
I used these ingredients to make the cheesecake filling.
In a separate bowl soften cream cheese. Add eggs, vanilla and sugar. Mix with an electric mixer until no lumps remain.
Spread cream cheese mixture over top of the brownie dough.
Sprinkle remaining cookie dough over top of the cream cheese layer. Sprinkle remaining Creme de Menthe baking chips on top.
Bake at 350 for about 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Here’s a tray of these delicious jewels. 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 brownie home!
Creme de Menthe Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies rock!
These beautiful and elegant dessert brownies have the most scrumptious taste. If you enjoy mint-flavored desserts, your kids and family will love these chocolate, mint, cheesecake treats.
Here’s the recipe.
CRÈME DE MENTHE COOKIE DOUGH CHEESECAKE BROWNIES
- 1 ½ cups Land O’ Lakes unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. sea salt
- 1 cup cocoa
- 4 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- 2 10-oz. pkgs. [url href=”http://www.tootsie.com/candy/andes-baking-chips” target=”_blank” title=”andes creme de menthe baking chips”]Andes[/url] Crème de Menthe baking chips
- Mix butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla, baking soda and salt with an electric mixer until smooth.
- Add flour, cocoa and 1 1/2 bags baking chips.
- Stir with a wooden spoon until all the ingredients are incorporated.
- Spray an 11″x17” 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.
- Sprinkle remaining half bag of Creme de Menthe baking chips on top.
- Bake at 350° for about 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Cut into 48 bars.
- 2 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
- 2 eggs
- 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! They are rich and so delectable.
Don’t you want to try one of these sumptuous Creme de Menthe Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies right now? 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!