Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies

DECEMBER 1! It’s here. The start of a month where calories don’t count and cookie swaps are acceptable every day of the week! I figured we should kick things off with a bang and have someΒ Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies.

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies from (@whatsgabycookin)

First – a few announcements! I’m hosting actual REAL LIFE cookie swaps on the 7th in Seattle and the 12th in New York City!! Stay tuned for Seattle details but the NYC deets are in the link! There will be cookies and champagne and it’s gonna be awesome! Come hang, eat some food, bring some cookies if you feel up for it, and let’s do this! Okay – not to these Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies.

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies from (@whatsgabycookin)

I used to make cheesecake brownies all the time in college – but for some reason I haven’t made them as obsessively recently. Never fear, this is no longer the issue! What I love most about cheesecake brownies is that the swirled cheesecake layer perfectly evens out the rich decadent brownies on the bottom making it a perfectly balanced bite. Add a few sprinkles of chocolate chipsΒ  and your friends will be begging you to make more!

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies

Yield: Makes 16

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies


  • 4 ounces unsalted butter
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x9 baking pan with parchment paper and then spray with baking spray. Set aside.
  2. For the Brownies: Melt the butter and chocolate in a small saucepan over medium low heat, constantly stirring until completely melted. Remove from the heat and whisk in the sugar, eggs and vanilla. Add the flour and carefully combine. Transfer to the parchment lined baking pan and set aside.
  3. For the Cheesecake: In a food processor, combine the cream cheese, sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla and whip together until there are no lumps.
  4. Using a spoon, drop pieces of the cheesecake batter on top of the brownie batter. Then using a knife, swirl the two batters together until you have a marbled effect.
  5. Sprinkle with the chocolate chips.
  6. Transfer baking dish to the oven and bake for 30-33 minutes.
  7. Once baked, remove from oven and let cool for at least 2 hours. (Refrigerate to speed this process up if needed)

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  1. Cheesecake brownies are my downfall–two of my favorite baked good items, swirled together in one delectable bite! πŸ™‚

    And those dishes are absolutely adorable. Definitely consider me entered! I’m heading over to your FB page next…

  2. Ohhh Gaby… FIRST you suck me in with those drool-worthy treats and then you HOOK me with those adorable dishes. YOU ROCK! πŸ™‚

  3. These are TOO cute! πŸ™‚
    Love that your mom made them–are you sure you want to part with them? I’ll share, I just need two for the whole dessert for two thing πŸ˜‰

  4. Thos dishes look lovely, just the thing to brighten up my brand spanking new house! Currently sans roof, but these dishes will make it all better πŸ™‚

  5. Your recipe looks luscious, can’t wait to try it. The dishes are perfect. Your mom sure has talent. Thank you for sharing with us.

  6. Aloha! Those are the cutest little dishes ever — your Mom is quite the artist! The brownies looh killer! Mahalo and have a great weekend!

  7. So excited to check out your mom’s on-line store! And I happen to have everything I need for these delicious looking brownies so I’ll be trying them out today.

  8. This recipe is decadently divine! I’m definitely going to bake this, soon! Those dishes are just oh-so-precious! You and your mom are two incredibly talented ladies! Thank you both so much for sharing with us! πŸ™‚

  9. OMGOSH, yum! I recently married a brownie & cheesecake fenatic, he will absolutely LOVE these, thank you for sharing this recipe! Smiles!

  10. Those are absolutely fabulous, and adorable, and your mom made them???? How talented is she??? : )

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