Brownie Cheesecake Cookie Bars!

Brownie Cheesecake Cookie BarsOh yes, you heard me… Rich, chocolate brownie topped with creamy baked cheesecake all finished of with crunchy and delicious choc chip cookie. I know, it’s a discovery of epic proportions. One that I will probably tell my future grandchildren about. It’s almost like a  beautiful story with a love triangle that just somehow, works. There’s no arguments, just beautiful, perfect harmony. Ok ok, I know, I’ll shut up now haha! Anywho, here is what you will need to make 12 bars!

For The Brownie Layer

  • 110g Unsalted Butter, Melted
  • 225g Golden Caster Sugar
  • 80g Cocoa Powder
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • 65g Plain Flour

For The Cheesecake Layer

  • 450g Original Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Room Temp
  • 110g Golden Caster Sugar
  • 2 Eggs, Room Temp
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tbsp Plain Flour
  • Pinch Salt

For The Cookie Layer

  • 60g Unsalted Butter, Room Temp
  • 60g Light Brown Sugar
  • 50g Golden Caster Sugar
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 95g Plain Flour
  • 100g Milk Chocolate Chips

Grease and line the base & sides of an 8″ square tin with baking/parchment paper and preheat your oven to 160°C/Fan 150°C.

(A loose bottomed tin would be best, but I didn’t have one and it still worked fine.)

Brownie Cheesecake Cookie BarsTo make the brownie layer, combine the melted butter, caster sugar, cocoa powder & salt together in a large bowl. Mix until combined well then, if the butter is still hot, allow to cool for a minute or two. (Or you will cook the eggs in the next stage, not what you want!)

Brownie Cheesecake Cookie BarsBeat the eggs then add them into the bowl along with the vanilla extract. Mix well until smooth, shiny & lump free.

Brownie Cheesecake Cookie BarsAdd the flour into the mix then stir until it’s all blended together well and no more flour is visible. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared tin.

Brownie Cheesecake Cookie BarsBake in the centre of the preheated oven for 15 minutes until it just starts to set but hasn’t cooked through.

Whilst the brownie is cooking, lets make the cookie dough.

Either in a stand mixer or a large bowl with an electric hand whisk, add the butter, brown sugar, golden caster, salt, vanilla extract & milk. Mix until smooth.

Add in the flour and mix again until combined. Then throw in the chocolate chips, mix it all up again and pop into the fridge until needed.

Brownie Cheesecake Cookie BarsNow the brownie is ready, place the tin on a wire rack to cool slightly whilst we get on with the cheesecake layer.

Brownie Cheesecake Cookie BarsRight, either in a stand mixer or a large bowl with an electric hand whisk, beat together the cream cheese & caster sugar until smooth. (about 1-2 minutes.)

Brownie Cheesecake Cookie BarsNow beat the eggs and vanilla extract together and stir this into the mixture along with the flour & salt. It should be nice and smooth with a lovely shine.

Brownie Cheesecake Cookie BarsSpread this evenly over the brownie layer.

Brownie Cheesecake Cookie BarsNow take the cookie dough out the fridge, scoop out chunks and flatten them inbetween the palms of your hands. Layer it evenly over the cheesecake until there is no more dough left and no cheesecake is visible.

Brownie Cheesecake Cookie BarsBake in the oven (same temperature as before) for approx 50 minutes until the cookie is lightly golden and crispy.

Brownie Cheesecake Cookie BarsNow for the hard part, you need to let this baby cool completely before attempting to remove it from the tin. Otherwise you will land yourself in a right sticky mess and make it very difficult when it comes to cutting into individual bars.

So leave to cool at room temperature before placing in the fridge to chill for a minimum of 2 hours. (Better if left overnight.) Then slice into 12 portions.

Brownie Cheesecake Cookie BarsWhen me and the Mr first tried these, we almost couldn’t work out whether we liked them or not. I mean, logically, you think – brownie, cheesecake & cookie – individually they’re absolutely delicious right? But together?

Well, it turned out, the more we ate, the more we really like them! I honestly think they taste even better after a day or two, once the flavours have really developed. First you get a hit of that gorgeously rich, chocolate brownie base, followed by a mellow sweetness from the vanilla cheesecake. And all that is topped off with chocolate chip cookie? Oh yeah, it’s pretty damn good.

Anyways, I hope you all enjoyed this week’s post my lovelies!

Until next time.

Miss KitchenMason

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15 comments on “Brownie Cheesecake Cookie Bars!

  1. thehungrymum says:

    oh yeah! This is what life’s all about it! I reckon I could scoff my body weight in these :)

  2. Jhuls says:

    Oh my! What could be more delicious than this?? I could have a bite now! :)

  3. Abbie says:

    These brownies look incredible! I love the triple goodness going on here.
    Pinned!

  4. Raymund says:

    This is an awesome mashup! I can easily devour half a dozen in one sitting

  5. Lokness says:

    Wow…. Three things in one! How can I miss out on this? Thanks for sharing this amazing bars! I look forward to trying these.

  6. sarlysweets says:

    Reblogged this on sarlysweets and commented:
    would love to try this soon

  7. Yuuuuuuuuuuuum! Love the layering effect.

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