Cookies N Cream Brownies Recipe
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Cookies N Cream Brownies Recipe

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You won't want to frost these brownies, since the marbled top is too pretty to cover up. Besides, the tasty cream cheese layer makes them taste like they're already frosted. The crushed cookies add extra chocolate flavor and a fun crunch. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 12 Oreo cookies, crushed
  • 8 Oreo cookies, coarsely chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 159 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 130 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth; set aside. For brownie layer, combine the butter, sugars and cocoa in a large bowl. Beat in eggs. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to cocoa mixture. Stir in crushed cookie crumbs.
  2. Pour into a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking pan. Spoon cream cheese mixture over batter. Sprinkle with coarsely chopped cookies. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Cookies N Cream Brownies in Taste of Home October/November 1998, p29

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Sep. 7, 2014

"I switched regular Oreos for the mint variety. Thought the family would go crazy for this recipe. Flavor was just so-so and while deep in chocolate flavor the the base, overall was not a favorite. Love the concept though and it's certainly a visually appealing recipe."

Reviewed Sep. 3, 2012

"I've made these before & they're scrumptious! Thank you, Darlene, for sharing your tried & true recipes from TOH!"

Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"These are moist and delicious and not sickie sweet! My family and I love these. These brownies are amazing!"

Reviewed May. 21, 2010

"I wish that "maybe" were a choice for the question. I might make these again, I'm not sure. The batter for the brownie part was fluffy which seemed strange to me. I didn't add the sandwich cookies because I forgot to pick some up at the store. I added mint extract instead of the vanilla to the top layer. The top layer made it very hard to tell when the brownies were done. I had to use an 8x8 pan because I don't own an 11x7 one. I thought using a bigger one wouldn't work well making them too thin. I just found them ok tasting. The brownie part is kinda blah and I'd prefer the top layer to be sweeter than it is."

Reviewed Apr. 19, 2010

"I made these for a party I attended. They were a big hit."

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