Oreo Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

Did you think maybe I was done bombarding you with Oreo awesomeness?  Nope, not even close.  Seems I just can’t get enough Oreos lately.  Combine them with a fudgy brownie (my major weakness) and a cream cheese swirl – well, it just doesn’t get a whole lot better.  I made these for an end of the year parent night in Ben’s classroom and I enjoyed them so much, I seriously considered making something else for the event so I could keep these to myself.  I did give them up but have been missing them ever since.  Guess I better make them again soon!  Word is that these were the most popular of the various desserts I sent, and they were gone in no time.  That speaks for itself, no?  This recipe is easily doubled in a 9 x 13″ pan (and quite frankly, I can’t imagine making them any other way.)

Oreo Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies
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8 tbsp. unsalted butter
¾ cup sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
½ tsp. salt
2 large eggs
¼ cup milk
1½ cups coarsely chopped Oreo cookies
6 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
½ cup confectioners’ sugar
1½ tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350˚ F.  Line an 8×8″ baking pan with aluminum foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.

In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the butter and sugar.  Bring to a boil, whisking frequently.  Boil for 1 minute, then remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder and salt; whisk together to combine.  Add the eggs to the pan with the butter-sugar mixture and whisk until well blended.  Whisk in the milk.  Transfer the wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix just until incorporated.  Fold in the Oreo cookie pieces.  Spread the batter into the prepared pan.

To make the cream cheese mixture, combine the cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla extract in the bowl of an electric mixer.  Beat on medium-high speed until well-blended and smooth.   Drop the cream cheese mixture over the brownie batter in dollops.  Use the blade of a knife to gently swirl the cream cheese mixture together with the brownie batter, creating a marble effect.

Bake for about 22-24 minutes.  Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool completely before slicing and serving.  (I prefer to refrigerate once the brownies have cooled to room temperature to make for easier slicing.)

Source: adapted from Sugar Plum

32 Responses

  1. These look delicious! I love brownies, but I haven’t made them in forever! I’ll definitely bookmark this.

  2. I love cream cheese, and I love oreos, so keep the yummy recipes coming! These look so tasty, I can’t believe you were able to share. Lol.

  3. These look so good! I was trying to think of a good dessert recipe for my mother in laws birthday this week, and I don’t think I need to look any further! Thanks for all of your wonderful recipes! 🙂

  4. I need an excuse to make these… they look amazing! 🙂

  5. Making these now!

  6. I’ve been loving the Oreo awesomeness lately! I’ve been saving pretty much all the recipes to try out, but these brownies just movies to the top of the list. I love making cheesecake (cream cheese) brownies, and adding Oreos must send them over the top. The people you bake for are very lucky. I can’t wait to try these!

  7. I’m fallen behind on my favourite food blogs, so I’m just catching up on all of your fabulous Orea concoctions now. I’ve been heading down the same path lately myself!

  8. These look brilliant! Fudgy brownies are my weakness as well. Yumm, I can’t stop looking at the picture, I think this is a sign to make these in the very near future!

  9. Hi Annie!

    These definitely go on my to-bake list!
    I have something for you on my blog, towards the end of my latest post.


  10. Oreo is one of my favorite flavors! These look so delicious.


  12. Keep the Oreos coming! You know how they say don’t grocery shop on an empty stomach? Well, I say don’t read this blog on an empty stomach. It’s dangerous:)

  13. This recipe is calling my name. Sounds so yummy, and what a lovely photograph! Your site is always so fun to visit!

  14. These look fabulous, can’t wait to try them!

  15. Oh my! Here I was thinking the oreo goodness couldn’t get any better around here…boy was I wrong!!

  16. Oh how funny! I just made Oreo cookies & creame brownies yesterday. The Oreo bug must be going around. These look delicious though. I’ll probably try it out later this week when I finish my current batch 🙂

  17. This is irresistible!

  18. it looks so crazy and yummy!

  19. oh – my – ! just made a batch of these and cut them. i licked the knife because they got real fudgy (probably underbaked them a little) – that was a mistake! how shall i hold on to myself right now?! these are SO good! if there was one thing i could eat for the rest of my life – this is it!
    oreo awesomeness in perfection!

  20. I don’t think I would be able to stop eating these!

  21. Great post! It must be a oreo cream cheese week, yesterday I made oreo cookie cream cheese fruit dip for my kids. I love the combo.

  22. These look really good, this will definitely be going on the “to bake” list. The only thing that sucks about cheesecake is that you have to wait several hours before it’s completely cool to eat it. Ugh. I guess it’s true you, the best things in life you have to wait for.


  23. I made these yesterday! So yummy!

  24. I made these brownies today after seeing them on your website. It was first time to make the brownie mix from scratch and I don’t know if I did it right… it was super thick that I couldn’t really mix in the cookies or drop dollops of the cream cheese mixture in. Anyways, they did turn out tasty even though they don’t look as nice as yours! hehe.

    • Kristy, yes, this batter is particularly thick. You shouldn’t have had trouble with the cream cheese though because it is just dropped on top of the brownie batter and swirled lightly. If you want a basic from-scratch brownie (I think the best I’ve ever had), try the chewy fudgy triple chocolate brownies I have in the blog. That batter is definitely easier to work with.

  25. I made a double batch of these for a family reunion yesterday, and everybody loved them…especially my dad who got to keep the few who were left over!

  26. I made these today for my husband to take to a work party tonight. I cut off the edges and ate them — they were delicious. I made a double batch, and he came home with an empty platter. Quite a hit!

  27. these are absolutely delish! i made some for my sister’s birthday – they were scarfed down in noooo time! 🙂 thanks annie!

  28. Love your blog and just made these for my husband (http://wp.me/p11nlI-a2). Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

  29. I had one problem with these…I wasn’t able to stop eating them!!! So good! Thank you, Annie!

  30. Hi Annie – Does the baking time change at all if you double the recipe?

    • It may change slightly but not much. Also, you don’t need to comment twice if your question isn’t answered immediately. I’m have a full time job so I can’t respond to questions 24/7 but do my best to answer quickly.

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