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Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Brownies + an EatPastry Review/Giveaway

October 13, 2014


So, the best part about cookies is cookie dough, right? <– If we can’t agree on that, we’re probably not friends. In fact, even when I for some reason decide to bake the dough into actual cookies, I barely heat the dough enough for the edges to be crispy and the inside raw. That’s why when I heard about EatPastry cookie dough, I was pretty pumped. A line of vegan cookie dough = cookie dough I can eat raw with no worries. And eat raw I definitely did. They also make gluten free cookie dough (in addition to wheaty cookie dough), so there’s basically a cookie for everyone.

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They sent me coupons to review 2 different kinds. Lucky for me, my store only carries 2 kinds or this would’ve been the hardest decision of my life. Chocolate chip, gluten free chocolate chip, chocoholic chip, peanut butter chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin chocolate chip, GF snickerdoodle, and GF sugar momma.  My store had the PB chocolate chip and GF chocolate chip. I ate both by the spoonful, made the PB as normal cookies, and used the GF in a recipe. The PB chocolate chip was INCREDIBLE raw (though I would say I’d like a few more chocolate chips. In both doughs, actually) and pretty delicious when fully baked. The GF dough was a little weird for me raw, mostly because they use chickpea flour. Chickpea flour and me aren’t really friends, but when they’re fully cooked you loose the metallic/bitter flavor of the chickpea and just get a delicious cookie.

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Because I just *had* to make a recipe with this cookie dough (ohhhh nooo), I started thinking about a dessert someone used to bring to family birthday parties. Brownie bottom with chocolate chip cookies floating on top of cream cheese. If that sounds like heaven, it’s because it is. I took my favorite brownie base (in fact, one of the only two brownies recipes I’ve ever tried. If it’s not broke, right?), dotted it with lightly sweet cream cheese, and speckled that with cookie dough. Yum, yum, yum.  If you want to try the cookie dough for yourself, please enter the giveaway for a coupon below (it may take a minute for the Rafflecopter to load). Check the Where To Buy before entering to make sure you can find them locally.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Brownies

5.0 from 3 reviews

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Brownies + an EatPastry Review/Giveaway
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Serves: 16
 

Ingredients
  • 1½ cups black beans (equivalent to a 15 oz can, rinse VERY well)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ½ cup quick oats
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup, agave, or honey
  • 2 tbsp. sugar or additional maple/agave/honey
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup chocolate chips (type of chip will determine brownie flavor, see note)
  • 8 oz low fat or vegan cream cheese
  • 5 tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 2 drops vanilla extract
  • ⅓ c cookie dough (I used EatPastry’s gluten free chocolate chip)

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spritz a 9″x9″ pan with nonstick spray.
  2. In a food processor or high powered blender (like a Ninja or Vitamix), combine beans, cocoa, oats, salt, sweeteners, oil, vanilla extract, and baking powder. Blend until smooth, will take 5 – 10 minutes of continuous processing.
  3. Add chips and pulse to incorporate.
  4. Spread into an even layer in the pan or cupcake tin.
  5. In a bowl, microwave cream cheese for about 30 seconds, until easily stirred. Stir in powdered sugar, and 2 drops of vanilla.
  6. Dollop brownies with cream cheese mixture. Drop cookie dough by the teaspoon and press lightly into the dough.
  7. Bake for approximately 25 minutes. If your cookie dough hasn’t browned, switch to boil for a couple of minutes until golden. Cool for at least ten minutes before serving. For best results, cool and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving (I like to cool mine over night in the fridge before cutting).

Notes
I normally portion a 9×9 pan into 12 servings, but these brownies are so decadent I found 1/16 to be a good portion. 280 calories each if you cut into 12.
Brownie portion based off of Chocolate Covered Katie’s black bean brownies.
The type of chocolate chips will greatly determine the flavor of your brownie — dark chocolate will make a darker chocolate brownie, milk chocolate will produce a sweeter brownie, etc.

Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1/16 pan Calories: 210 Fat: 7 Carbohydrates: 31 Fiber: 4 Protein: 7

I received coupons for free product for the purposes of a review and a giveaway. I was not compensated in any way for my time. All opinions are, of course, my own.

 

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36 Comments
    Zenetta Oct 21, 2014

    The flavor I most want to try is Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip.

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    Lily Wolfe Oct 20, 2014

    Chocolate Chip!

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    Em @ Love A Latte Oct 20, 2014

    How did I miss this?! Vegan cookie dough. OMG YES. Chocoholic chip please!

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    Natasha Manchester Oct 20, 2014

    Gluten free chocolate chip!

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    Shannon Hutchinson Oct 20, 2014

    I’ll take a GF snickerdoodle up in heuh.

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    StevieLee Oct 20, 2014

    Peanut butter chocolate chip!! Yum!!!

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    beth Oct 20, 2014

    Peanut butter chocolate chip please!

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    Kim Reid Oct 20, 2014

    I would like to try the oatmeal raisin chocolate chip, thanks!

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    Allie Oct 19, 2014

    I would like chocolate chip

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    Kristen Oct 19, 2014

    I’d like to try the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip.

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    maureen Oct 18, 2014

    I think the chocolate chip is what I would like.

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    Joan Kubes Oct 18, 2014

    I would most like to try chocolate chip!

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    sarah k Oct 18, 2014

    I would try the peanut butter chocolate chip to try first.

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    Julie L Oct 17, 2014

    I like the oatmeal raisin chocolate chip!

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    rachel jenkins Oct 16, 2014

    snicker doodle sounds festive

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    sarah Oct 16, 2014

    snickerdoodle!

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    Natalie Oct 16, 2014

    I would love to try the snickerdoodle because that is my favorite cookie!

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    mona Oct 16, 2014

    GF snickerdoodle

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    Joanna @Makingmine Oct 16, 2014

    Oh my goodness this recipe looks AMAZING! I can’t get this cookie dough near me (sad), but I still want to give this a try! 🙂

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    Brandi Dawn Oct 15, 2014

    OH MY GOODNESS this looks amazing! I would normally most like to try the Oatmeal Rasin but seeing this recipe, I would def choose the chocolate chip so I can whip this awesomeness up myself!

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    Joanne Oct 15, 2014

    I definitely prefer cookie dough to actual cookies! It’s just so good…how could you not! These brownies sound amazing. I mean, you not only get a brownie but cookie dough as well. It’s the best of all worlds!

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    Jennifer king Oct 14, 2014

    Would LOVE to try chocolate chip!

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    ATasteOfMadness Oct 14, 2014

    There are black beans in this? I definitely want to try it now! This looks amazing!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl Oct 14, 2014

    The dough is always my favorite part. It’s also the most dangerous part. I remember when I was in high school sometimes I made cake batter and just ate that for dinner. Horrible/good times. Anyways I am in love with these brownies and this giveaway!

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    Alison Oct 14, 2014

    PB Chocolate Chip sounds delicious!

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    Corrine G Oct 13, 2014

    They all sound delicious but I definitely want to try oatmeal raisin chocolate chip. =)

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    Lydia Claire Oct 13, 2014

    Peanut butter chocolate chip, but they all sound yummy!

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    Marcie Oct 13, 2014

    This cookie dough would mean one thing for me — trouble! And baked into a brownie would mean double trouble! These look amazing, Kelly!

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    Ashleigh @ Being Cheap is Easy Oct 13, 2014

    I LOVE cookie dough too. I’m actually eating some saved from last night as I’m typing 🙂 I would love to try the PB or the regular chocolate chip!

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    Kristen D. Oct 13, 2014

    Snickerdoodle!!! those are my favorite (and now I’ll be thinking about them all day!)

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      Kelly Oct 13, 2014

      Is it weird if I say I’ve never had a snickerdoodle cookie? I’ll have to seek it out so I can try it!

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    Traveldog Oct 13, 2014

    I am really looking forward to eating this cookie dough, and my sweetie now wants to try your cheesecake brownie recipe! <3

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    Maryann D. Oct 13, 2014

    I would love any of the flavors especially Gluten-Free Snickerdoodle

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