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I have a lot of recipes bookmarked. Such is the life of a blogger and a foodie! I never really had a good way to organize all these bookmarks until I came across Delicious. Its an online database where you can store your bookmarks and organize them with tags. You can even browse other people’s bookmarks based on their tags and explore the most popular bookmarks on the web. It’s a fun website and a great way to organize what was otherwise just a long list with no structure or order.

When organizing my bookmarks, I realized I had bookmarked this recipe not once, and not twice, but three times!!! From three different sites! Apparently, I reallllly thought this recipe looked good since it looked amazing every time I saw it! 🙂 So, I finally made it, and it was awesome.

Oreos are my favorite store-bought cookie. I know there are recipes for homemade Oreos, and I have yet to try them yet, but I just love Oreos too much to mess with what is tried and true! Maybe one day… but in the meantime, try these brownies! The base is strongly flavored with Oreo and chocolate, and the cream cheese swirl adds a delicious creaminess. All in all, this is a rich and decadent treat that Oreo lovers can’t miss out on!Oreo Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies
Note: Can be doubled and made in a 13×9-inch baking pan.

½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
¾ cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup all purpose flour
½ cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
½ teaspoon salt
1½ cups coarsely chopped Oreo cookies
8 ounces (1 package) cream cheese, softened
¾ cup confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8×8-inch square baking dish with foil; coat foil with cooking spray.

Melt the butter in a small saucepan, over medium heat. Whisk in sugar and bring to a boil, whisking frequently; boil 1 minute. Set aside to cool. Once cooled enough, add the eggs and whisk to combine.

In the meantime, in a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder and salt. Stir in the Oreo cookies. Add the sugar-butter-egg mixture and stir until just combined.

To make the cream cheese mixture, combine the cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla extract in a small mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until well combined, about 1 minute.

To assemble, spread three-quarters of the brownie batter into the baking dish, then spread the cream cheese mixture on top; dot the cream cheese layer with the remaining brownie batter. Use the blade of a knife to gently swirl the brownie batter into the cream cheese mixture, creating a marbled effect.

Bake at 350 degrees F, for 23-25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack to room temperature before slicing. Lift foil out of baking dish, and slice into 9 bars. For easier slicing, try refrigerating or freezing the brownies for 30-60 minutes.

Source: Adapted from Sugar Plum and Annie’s Eats

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