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! This cream cheese brookie recipe is the chocolate dessert of your wildest dreams!

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.

Easy Cream Cheese Brownie Cookie Recipe

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!

How to Make Brownie Cookies From Mix:

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!



Cream Cheese Brownie Cookies

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 25 min
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These Cream Cheese Brownie Cookies are ridiculously gooey and fudgy! They’re also super simple made with a brownie mix! This cream cheese brookie recipe is the chocolate dessert of your wildest dreams!


  • 1 (19.5 oz) Brownie Mix
  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350Β°
  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.

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

99 Responses

  1. Loren

    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! πŸ™‚

    1. Gabrielle

      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?

  2. Chris

    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!

  3. 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!! πŸ™‚

  4. 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.

  5. Megan

    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! πŸ™‚

  6. Laura

    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!

  7. Janice

    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. πŸ™‚

  8. 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!

  9. Erin

    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…

      1. Erin

        I followed your recipe to the letter, but the cookies oozed out into huge, flat disks. I even tried chilling the second batch, to no avail. Nevertheless, they did all get eaten!

          1. Erin

            I used an Air-Bake nonstick sheet with parchment paper. The brownie mix was 18.4 oz., but I reduced the liquid ingredients to compensate for the reduced dry ingredients. The only thing I can think of is reducing the amount of butter and cream cheese even further. I’m going to try again tonight, actually!

          2. Erin

            Shelly, you’ll be pleased to know that the cookies turned out remarkably well versus my first batch. To compensate for the missing ounce of brownie mix, I ended up reducing the cream cheese to 3 Tbsp and the butter to 6 Tbsp, and using a small egg. The batter was extremely thick, and the cookies held their shape perfectly. I’m actually surprised at how much I had to reduce the wet ingredients just to compensate for a little bit of brownie mix!

  10. Rene

    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!

  11. Melanie

    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..


    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!

  13. angievee

    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!!

  14. Leslie

    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 πŸ™

  15. 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?

  16. Alyssa

    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. ????

  17. Melissa

    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!!!

  18. Abby

    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!

  19. Margie

    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.

  20. Patty Brunges

    Love these cookies. I didn’t use white chocolate chips (personal preference for semi-sweet and milk chocolate) but that doesn’t make these anything less than 5 stars. Thank you for a great way to use up my overstocked brownie mixes.

  21. Kathy

    I’m baking a huge amount of cookies for my Mom’s 90th birthday and these would be a nice addition. Do you think they would freeze okay as I’m baking and freezing?

  22. Jan

    Just made these for a get together this evening…turned out perfectly! Subbed semi sweet chips for white & non stick spray in place of parchment. Great change from plain brownies…thank you!

  23. Shirley

    My first time to try baking a cookie and did not regret it, these cookies are absolutely yummy but mine turned out a bit too sweet. I was thinking could be the homemade brownie mix that i used which I forgot where I got it from a very long time ago. But thanks for this recipe, will definitely make it again soon.

  24. carol

    Made these twice this past week. Easy and rich. Husband loved them as they were soft cookies. I added cocoa powder to make up the weight of my brownie mix.
    Great recipe!

  25. Carol C.

    These cookies are FANTASTIC! They are so easy to make, but are always such a HUGE hit! I’ve used a mocha brownie mix in the past that was to die for, but haven’t been able to find that this year. So, I’m going to improvise and add some instant coffee to the batch to see if that will give me a nice mocha flavor. πŸ™‚

  26. Jennifer

    I absolutely love these! I used milk chocolate chips instead of white chocolate (not a fan of white chocolate). The end result was AMAZING. Family approved with raving reviews. I will definitely be making these again and again. Thanks for the recipe.

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