Cookie Recipes - Cream Cheese Brownies


Brownie mixture

4 one-ounce squares German sweet chocolate
3 tbsp. butter
2 eggs
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Cream Cheese Mixture

1 pkg. cream cheese (3 ounces), softened
2 tbsp. butter
1/4 c. white sugar
1 egg
1 tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F**.
Melt chocolate with 3 tbsp of the butter over very low heat**. Stir constantly until smooth. Allow to cool. (You can do this in the microwave - by placing chocolate and butter in a glass bowl and microwave for one to three minutes. When chocolate is shiny, you can take the bowl out and stir it until completely melted.)
Cream 2 tbsp butter with cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add 1/4 c. sugar. Cream until light and fluffy. Add 1 egg, 1 tbsp. flour and 1/2 tsp vanilla. Set aside.
Beat 2 eggs until light and fluffy. Gradually beat into them 3/4 cup sugar. Beat until thickened. Stir in baking powder, salt and 1/2 cup flour. Add to this the cooled chocolate mixture. Blend well. Stir in nuts and 1 tsp vanilla.
Spread HALF of the chocolate batter into an 8x8 inch greased baking pan. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the top. Then by spoonfuls, drop the remaining chocolate batter over the top of cream cheese mixture. Swirl through batter layers with a spatula for a marbled effect.
Bake in a preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool in pan. Cut into squares or bars.

**NOTE: Adult assistance required when using oven or using sharp kitchen tools.

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