Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies
Photo Credit: Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies by Chocolate-Dessert-Recipes.com, on Flickr

If you love chocolate and cheesecake, you might find cream cheese swirled brownies just as delicious.  These yummy little morsels are great when they are served warm from the oven or heated slightly in the microwave.  They're just as easy as making cookies, but much more unique. Add a steaming cup of coffee and you are all set! These are a wonderful addition to any dessert gift basket.

How To Make Them:

Buy a package of your favorite brownie mix and prepare the batter according to the directions on the box.  Then spread 1/2 the batter in the bottom of a 9" x 13" rectangular baking dish or cake pan.

Cream Cheese Swirl Ingredients:

6 oz. cream cheese, softened
5 Tbsp. butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
3/4 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. flour

Using a hand mixer, beat together the cream cheese, butter, and sugar until well blended.  Then add the eggs and vanilla mixing well.  Finally mix in the flour until the entire cream cheese swirl mixture is smooth.  Drop the batter by teaspoonfuls over the pan of brownie batter.  Then pour the remaining half of the brownie mixture on top spreading evenly.  Using a knife held vertically, run the knife through the batter/cream cheese to create swirl patterns.  Bake the brownies according to the directions on the outside of the box (normally 350 degF for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean). Cool slightly and cut into squares for serving to guests.