Oreo Cream Cheese Brownies

Sunday’s here and you know what that means? BAKING DAY, not that i need a day for that but still a good excuse to get busy in the kitchen and the fact that it was my boyfriend’s late birthday celebration.
Brownies are without a doubt the best choclatey dessert you can have when you’re in dying need for sweets. But what if you added some cream cheese to it? And maybe I dunno, some oreos?
So I had him over for lunch (made spinach and cheese cannelloni which you can find here )
And dessert time came ūüėÄ

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Ingredients:

– 1/2 cup unsalted butter
– 3/4 cup brown sugar
– 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
– 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
– 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
– 1 cup all purpose flour
– 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 2 large eggs
– 1 1/3 cups coarsely chopped Oreo cookies

Directions:

1- Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Butter the bottom and sides of a 8 inch metal baking pan.
2- In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Whisk in sugar and bring to a boil, whisking frequently; boil 1 minute. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes.
3- In the bowl, beat together cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla extract until combined.
4- In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder and salt; whisk until combined.
5- In a large bowl, whisk together eggs until combined. Whisk in melted butter-sugar¬†mixture¬†until well combined. Stir in flour¬†mixture¬†until just combined. (Batter may look a bit thick but don’t worry you didn’t mess it up)
6- Spread half of brownie batter into the prepared baking dish, spread some of the Oreo on it, followed by cream cheese layer. Distribute the remaining brownie mixture over the cheesecake layer and spread evenly. Swirl in with a knife or spatula.
7- Bake for 24-28 minutes, until brownies and cheesecake are set. A knife inserted into the mixture should come out clean and the edges will be lightly browned.
Let cool completely in pan on a cooling rack before cutting the brownies.
Mine turned out a bit dry because i left them for “just five more minutes” .. refrain from doing that.
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