Peanut Butter Cheesecake and Cookie Dough Brownies

  • Peanut Butter Cheesecake and Cookie Dough Brownies the best of three of my favorite desserts all rolled into one.

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    Let’s talk about shoving three desserts into one pan, because really, who wouldn’t want to have a trio of desserts in one? You probably won’t look guilty either because no one will know it’s three desserts, it’s just “oh, she’s eating a brownie.” But no, you’re eating a peanut butter cheesecake, a chocolate chip cookie, AND a brownie.


    Does your brain hurt yet? Well, it shouldn’t because this is the easiest thing to make and it’s like having the best of three worlds. You literally get to have your cake and eat it too, and you don’t have to make three separate desserts and smash it all together.

    I think just looking at this is making me gain weight. I’m off to Florida next week and after stuffing my face with these brownies, I don’t think anyone will appreciate the fact that I’m in a bikini. Maybe I should go buy coverups and stay under an umbrella the entire time.

    On a random note about the making of these brownies..I made these before the in-laws came and photographed them the next day since you have to wait until they’re completely chilled to get nice clean square cuts. They were able to watch my photography process and it’s kind of cool showing someone how your pictures are produced. Our apartment isn’t much but you’d be surprised at what you can do with just a bit of practice and patience through the test of time. It was fun to show them props and how I set up my “photography” table, all to just shoot food. It was fun, they got a kick out of it :)

    Back to these brownies…I’m all about indulging in treats and what you love to eat so go ahead and eat some salad for your veggies (and to make yourself feel better) and dig into this mother-load of a dessert. I think you’ll need some kind of heavy-duty fork to get these babies out of the pan. They’re so decadent and rich. While you’re preparing for the momentous feast of salad and three desserts, grab a glass of milk — you’ll need it.

    Peanut Butter Cheesecake and Cookie Dough Brownies

    All your favorite sweets in one brownie!
    Prep Time: 15 mins
    Cook Time: 40 mins
    Total Time: 55 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 8
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    Ingredients

    For the cookie dough

    • 1/2 package of pre-made chocolate chip cookie dough, crumbled

    For the pb cheesecake

    • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter, melted
    • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
    • 1/3 cup sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract

    For the brownies

    • 1 box of brownie mix I used a dark chocolate brownie mix

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Create a foil sling for the brownies by lining the pan with foil and having a 1 inch overhang on all sides then grease well.
    • In a large bowl, mix together ingredients per instruction on brownie mix.
    • Mix together the ingredients for the cream cheese filling, except the peanut butter. Set aside.
    • In a small, microwave safe bowl, melt the peanut butter and set aside.
    • Pour 3/4 of the brownie mix into the prepared pan and then pour the cheesecake mixture on top.
    • Crumble cookie dough on top of the cheesecake mixture and take the melted peanut butter and drop it by spoonful dollops on top of the cheesecake mixture.
    • Pour the remaining brownie mix on top of everything. With a fork, drag it throughout the pan to swirl ingredients around.
    • Bake for 30-40 minutes, depending on your oven, mine actually took an hour to bake. If it's still jiggly when you shake the pan, bake longer. Stick a toothpick in the center and if it comes out mostly dry, then you're good to go. It won't be fully dry though because of the cheesecake mixture.

    Notes

     

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  • Kathryn says:

    I’m not sure how I’m going to do any work this afternoon because all I’m thinking about is the combination of brownie, cheesecake and cookie dough all in one handy package. Immense!

    Also, I have such a hard time photographing brownies but you made them look absolutely irresistible!

  • Rachel Cooks (formerly Not Rachael Ray) says:

    Heaven!

  • Blog is the New Black says:

    So much deliciousness in these!

  • Maria says:

    These look awesome!!

  • Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray says:

    There are no words. This is ALL I NEED in my Friday.

    Ughhhh who needs frickin’ bikinis when you can eat brownies like these?! Cover-ups for all!!

  • amy @ fearless homemaker says:

    Uh, you know I’m supposed to be in a bikini in a week, right, for our one year anniversary? You’re too cruel for posting something soooo decadent + delicious like this. As soon as we’re back from our trip, I’m totally making a pan + eating the whole thing myself. =)

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen says:

    Ok, remember when I said I crave veggies 95% of the time the other day? Yeah, this would be the other 5%…omg.

  • Megan {Country Cleaver} says:

    I’m still trying to mentally process this kind of epic… oh my gawd woman!!

  • Cassie says:

    Awesome! I never let anyone watch me photograph food because I fell so silly sometimes. I should totally get over that!

  • Living The Sweet Life says:

    All I can think of as I read this post is
    OMG

    I want these …I need these…and I can’t promise to share ;)

  • Caroline @ chocolate & carrots says:

    Can I just say that you are amazing. These flavors are the greatest combination in the world! I need an entire batch of these a.s.a.p. Baby insists. ;-D

  • Nicole {Sweet Peony} says:

    Oh haaaiiiiii! Get in my face hole!!!!

  • brandi says:

    oh my goodness – these look incredible!! i think i need them – tonight.

  • Lauren at Keep It Sweet says:

    I’ve been excited about these ever since you posted a teaser on Instagram… and they do not disappoint!

  • amanda @ fake ginger says:

    Love these! I also love that they use store-bought dough and brownie mix. They’d be great for a last minute BBQ or something like that.

  • Tracey says:

    Yes, yes and yes!! Is there a better way to celebrate Friday?? :)

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking says:

    Holy cannoli, these look amazing. That last picture made me just about claw my way through my computer! Amazing recipe, Julie.

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says:

    All your brownies come out so perfect! And yes, we need to have our cake and eat it too. I could skip dinner but I won’t sacrifice these babies!

  • sally @ sallys baking addiction says:

    Julie, i am STUFFED to the brim fro my lunch and now all i want is one of these brownies! i don’t know how you made me hungry again, but you did it. maybe it’s the combination of 4 of the best flavors in the world? pb + cheesecake + brownie + cookie dough. i think i’m in love with you lol :)

  • Deanna says:

    Those look fantastic. And they have some of my very favorite ingredients of all time. I just can’t make them at the moment because I will eat the whole pan.

  • rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    What a mouth full!! :)

  • Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies says:

    Chocolate + Peanut butter + Cream cheese = Heaven! These are beautiful!

  • beti says:

    now I can die happy knowing that I will try them soon, they are simply decadent

  • Baking Serendipity says:

    There is nothing not to love about these brownies!

  • Rachel @ Bakerita says:

    These look so good! Love the flavor combo, sounds perfect.

  • Deborah says:

    These are truly sinful!!

  • Krissy's Creations says:

    OMG Julie! Ahhh! I want one of these right now! Please FedEx some over :)

  • Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama says:

    WOW is all I can say. These look fab!

  • Amy says:

    WOW – these look delicious! I’ll have to make them soon. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) says:

    Oh yum! I love peanutbutter and chocolate, who doesn’t? I have a version like this but they’re in layers. Maybe next time I’ll swirl them :)

  • Jen @ Pretty Plate says:

    I can’t believe my eyes! Brownies, peanut butter cheesecake, and cookie dough?! I’m in love!

    : ))
    Jen

  • Mary Oxendine says:

    I’m drooling! This looks so delicious and the combination of cream cheese, peanut butter, and chocolate. Have I died and gone to heaven or what? Thank you for this recipe!

  • Erin @ Texanerin Baking says:

    Wow. These are really impressive! I love how simple they are to make. I only wish we actually had premade cookie dough or brownie mix here! Or actually, I kind of don’t because me and these brownies would just be a disaster.

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts says:

    These are amazing. I have been struggling with what to make to bring to a party this week. I think these would be a huge hit!

  • Jenny @ BAKE says:

    gorgeous photos! sounds like you must be a lot more collected when you photograph than I am, I was informed by a friend that it did not look like a very glamourous process!

  • Annie says:

    These look amazing!!! Can’t wait to try this recipe

  • Sarah says:

    Oh my goodness these look and sound amazing. May have to make them this weekend! Thank you for sharing!

  • Samantha says:

    Ok, i did it. I bought all the stuff today and made these tonight….they are cooling now and I cannot wait to try them. The house smells amazing!!!!! You’re my hero!

    • Julie says:

      Glad you had the chance to make them! I hope you liked them :)

  • Stacey says:

    Thanks so much for this awesome recipe! I made these yesterday. They were super easy to make and a huge hit with my family. Everyone loved them.

  • Rachel @ The Avid Appetite says:

    Um, yes please!! These are incredible. It’s the best of all worlds…chocolate, pb and cheesecake YUM!

  • Sabrina says:

    This recipe is so easy to make and it’s soooo yummy and rich!

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