Cream Cheese Brownie Cookies

Cream Cheese Brownie Cookies...simple fudgy cookies made with brownie mix!

These Cream Cheese Brownie Cookies are ridiculously gooey and fudgy! They’re also super simple made with a brownie mix!

So lately I have been working on recipes for the book basically like all the dang time. And all the recipes (good, bad and ever uglier) have to be tested. Which means I can either consume 40 million calories a day…OR I can do my best to make my neighbors fat. Unfortunately I have inadvertently chosen both of these options. But as long as I can keep my friends fat…you know how it goes.

Anyhow, with all the food, I have been having people over for dinner/dessert quite often (my husband can only eat so many cupcakes). Luckily I have some pretty fab foodie friends and they have given me some pretty great feedback. Needs caramelized onions (done). Too much tequila (shocker). A tiny bit too creamy (easy fix). It’s a process.

Anyhow, what I’ve found is that although I’m basically using my friends as a focus group, they don’t seem to mind as long as there is dessert involved. And aren’t cookies always the answer?  Enter these super easy…crazy delicious…Cream Cheese Brownie Cookies.There are only a few ingredients needed for these super thick, gooey cookies…even my non-chocolate loving husband went nuts for these. And that is saying a lot!

Cream Cheese Brownie Cookies...SIMPLE cookies made with a brownie mix that are super chocolatey and gooey!

Just grab a box of brownie mix. I love the Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix from Pillsbury for this recipe.


Mix in some cream cheese, butter, an egg and white chocolate chips. That’s it.



The dough will be super thick…but use a large cookie scoop to make them all even. Love my cookie scoop.


Bake them until they are set around the edges. The tops will still seem a bit underdone…it’s ok, you want a gooey cookie.


See? Gooey, thick, chocolatey with the perfect amount of white chocolate chips throughout!

Cream Cheese Brownie Cookies!! SO rich and thick!

Such a simple recipe that you can whip up for any celebration!


4.7 from 6 reviews
Cream Cheese Brownie Cookies
makes 24 cookies
  • 1 (19.5 oz) Brownie Mix
  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  3. In bowl of stand mixer beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add in egg and continue mixing until incorporated.
  4. Turn mixer to low and add in brownie mix until dough comes together. It will be very thick.
  5. Stir in white chocolate chips.
  6. Using large cookie scoop, scoop dough onto lined pan and bake for 10-12 minutes until edges are set.
  7. Transfer to wire rack to cool.


* I was compensated for this post by Pillsbury Baking, but all thoughts opinions are 100% my own

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bridget {bake at 350}


I just got all giddy again thinking about your BOOK!!!

Ilona @ Ilona

Cream cheese brownie cookies.. sounds delicious:)


these look amazing. also: your husband’s site is awesome, and i looove how he dedicates it to you and says he’s crazy in love with you! between the two of you, the food in your household must be amazing. i hope your kids appreciate it! 🙂



Kevin | keviniscooking

The cream cheese and brownie combo work for me. These look so gooey delicious, I’lll check this one out. Excited for you and your new cookbook, how cool is that? Congrats and thanks for inspiring.


I’m planning on making these tomorrow, my brownie mix is 18.3 oz – did you reduce the cooking time or any of the ingredients?


how many min did you bake cookies

Jessica @ Sweet Menu

Super soft and chewy cookies are my favourite! These look fantastic!!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

I can only wish I had an excuse to bake that much!! So fun! And these cookies sound great. Love the cream cheese!


I made these and they turned out great. I used my favorite brownie mix, Ghiradelli double chocolate. That mix is only 18 ounces, which is 1.5 ounces less than the recipe. Still turned out delicious. Better than a brownie even. This was a lifesaver because I’m going to a baby shower tomorrow and didn’t want to be bothered with a complicated dessert gift. So easy, but it’s still something I’m happy to bring. Thanks!


I hope you are bringing a few of these in your suitcase:)

Jenny Falke

I want!!! These look perfect!!


I wish I had read my email earlier! I made brownies this morning and would have used your recipe instead. Guess I’ll have to bake again tomorrow!! 🙂


Could these be made in a pan? 8×8 or 9×13? Approx time? I’m lazy!

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

Haha I use my friends and family as a focus group all the time just for regular posts. I’m always amazed at the drastic difference in feedback, and yet sometimes the completely unanimous. These cookies would blow my mind by the way. I <3 cream cheese.


Just saw and pinned these this afternoon and my hubby comes home from work and asked me if we have anything for dessert…so of course I had to whip these up! I didn’t have any white chocolate chips on hand and we are a big chocolate and peanut butter kind of family so I added Reese’s peanut butter chips instead. What an amazingly quick and easy and YUMMY recipe!! Big hit in our house..this is for sure a keeper! 🙂


OMG, Made these for “Bosses Day’ today and everyone LOVED them. Gave your recipe to all my coworkers.
Thanks so much!!!!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

These? Are probably the most fantastic brownie cookies ever. That gooey fudgy center!! And I am so darn excited for your book!

Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts

these look ridiculously delicious!


I’m facebook spoiled, I want to ‘like’ this.


These look wonderful. Might make a great Christmas cookie this year.


Hello Shelly,

Excuse me for this stupid question, but since I’m from the Netherlands and use different measurements, I was wondering, do I have to melt the butter first? We use grams for it.

Thanks a lot!


Would coconut oil work in place of the butter?

Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

I am loving that gooey pull apart shot!!! Yum! This is one of my favorite ways to make brownie cookies too! And I can’t wait to see your cookbook…it’s going to be so awesome!


Just wondering if you could use your own homemade brownie mix and follow your recipe? I’m just not that fond of boxed mixes. Thanks for sharing this recipe though…it sounds divine. 🙂


Can these be baked ahead and frozen? Planning ahead for the holidays!

Aimee @ ShugarySweets

These look so rich and chewy. YUM.

Dana Loan

I made these the other morning before my son went to school. I added some of the Nestle Caramel Filled Milk Chocolate Chips that are out now in addition to the white chocolate chips and these were dangerous! Seriously, one of my newest favorite cookies!


Is there a “homemade” substitute for the store-bought brownie mix?


I prepared this recipe this morning and now I’ve tasted super good


How would I make this from scratch without the brownie mix?


Do these need to be refrigerated because of the cream cheese?


I tried baking these tonight and they didn’t turn out anywhere close to what you have pictured. I’m no novice in the kitchen, either. I wonder what went wrong…


Grandson just had his 18th birthday, guess what he will be getting… yummy cookies!!!


My sister who is 13 years older than I has taught me everything i know about baking, though to this day we wont bake without one another. I happen a upon your website off of facebook (you no bake cookies) and showed my sister your website and hence we made a promise to try some of recipes twice a month. We started with your Cream Cheese Brownie Cookies and let me just say they were a crowd pleaser. So I just wanted to pop in and say thank you for the wonderful website and tasty recipes!


Do you have made from scratch brownie mix I can use for the cookies? I dont use boxes mixes and I know many who would love these cookies..


Hi pls can u help insterd of eggs wat cn u put


Made these today and they were good though not what I was expecting. They’re basically just cookie shaped brownies with white chocolate chips. The cream cheese adds a bit of something but again, not what I was expecting. I did manage to eat about 9 or 10 though so that’s saying something! Thanks for the recipe and I’m eager to see what else you have to offer. Thanks, again!


I made these cookies for my daughter’s parent teacher conference buffet at school and they were ABSOLUTELY DELISH!! We just made a batch to enjoy at home! Thank you so much for sharing…I can’t wait to check out your other recipes!!


Sadly, this recipe didn’t work for me either. Followed it to a T, tried adjusting the time in the oven with each proceeding unsuccessful batch and the kept falling apart. I’ve been baking for years, I don’t know what went wrong. I’m very sad 🙁


I made these tonight & I am not sure they are going to make it to tomorrow night. So yummy!

Elisa Koranda

Hello! These look awesome! I love cream cheese brownies and can’t wait to try this recipe. Totally dumb question – do I make the brownie mix according to the package with eggs and oil first or do you only use the brownie mix powder, straight from the box? Thanks! Maybe this is the problem some of the others who posted above had?

Monique Maharaj

This looks awesome but what can I use to replace the egg? That is vegetarian friendly?


Can I use oil instead of butter? I’ve made these and they are amazing, by the way! I added PB chips AND white chocolate chips


These are amaaaazing. I made them about a month ago and froze the leftovers, which my boyfriend and I proceeded to polish off directly out of the freezer!! Right now I have a batch in the oven for made with the Pillsbury chocolate mocha brownie mix. The batter is so good, I know these will be amazing as well. Only change I’ve made each time is to use three kinds of chips – white chocolate, butterscotch and bittersweet. TOO GOOD. ????


*for Thanksgiving


These are AMAZING!!! When I gave one to my husband to try he said “I hope you made at least 1,000 more of these!!” I used milk chocolate brownie mix because that’s what a accidently bought and I haven’t tried making them with fudge brownies so next time I will try fudge but the milk chocolate brownie mix is really good in case that’s what you bought or already have! These are my new go-to when I have to go somewhere and bring something!!!


I LOVE these! I must be doing something wrong though. Mine never stay fluffy, they fall flat as they cool. 🙁


I was so excited to try these. Had such a hard time getting them to set…. ended up having to cook each batch for at least 20 minutes. My husband loves them!


These are great! I made a regular version with white chocolate chips and an almost sugar-free version with peanut butter chips and they both were eaten up! My sugar-free friend was happy to have a delicious treat he could eat. Thanks for the great recipe!


I just made these fabulous brownies! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Best brownie cookies ever!


I made these last week and everyone in my house loved them!! Thank you for sharing the recipe wih us.


I didn’t have white chocolate chips so I used Nestle Delight Fulls chips with mint filling!!!!! AMAZING Thank you so much! Will definitely make these again and experiment even more.