Brownie Mix Cookies With Cream Cheese

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When you’re craving a fudgy cookie that tastes like cream cheesecake brownies!

If you want an easy cookie recipe that’s even easier to eat, our brownie mix cookies with cream cheese recipe is what you need!

One of my favorite easy recipes to make, cake mix cookie recipes are often on the menu in our home. I love to make them with my granddaughter! 

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Recipe at a glance…

Ingredients: brownie mix, cream cheese, butter, egg, semi-sweet chocolate chips, peanut butter or white chocolate chips

Time: Prep time: 10 min; Bake Time 10 – 12 min;

Equipment: mixing bowls, electric mixer, measuring spoons & cups, parchment paper, cookie sheet, cookie dough scoop.

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What’s the best brownie mix?

We love fudge brownie mixes like Betty Crocker Dark Chocolate and Ghirardelli’s Dark Chocolate. Both are amazing and a great foundation for a gooey cookie.

Why use a brownie box mix?

Glad you asked! 

Boxed mixes are great when you don’t have a long time to spend in the kitchen. And the quality is so amazing these days, just like a homemade brownie! 

And if you are looking for peanut butter brownie cookies, keep reading! We got great ideas for variations of this great recipe. 

Ingredients you will need

  • brownie mix (use a fudge brownie mix like Ghirardelli’s, Betty Crocker, or your fave!)
  • cream cheese
  • butter (melted and unsalted)
  • egg
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • white chocolate chips or peanut butter chips
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How to make the best Brownie Mix Cookies

Step One: Pre-heat oven to 350°F/180C

Step Two: Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.

Step Three: Using a large bowl and a hand mixer,  mix cream cheese and melted butter until smooth

mix melted butter and cream cheese

 Step Four: Add the egg to the cream cheese mixture and continue mixing on medium speed until blended

add egg to cream cheese mixture

Step Five: Add in brownie mix and mix on low speed until the brownie batter looks like a thick dough ball. 

blend brownie mix with cream cheese mixture

Step Six: Add the semi-sweet and (peanut butter) white chocolate chips.

mix in chocolate and peanut butter chips to batter

Step Seven: The batter will look just like chocolate chip cookie dough.

Step Eight: Scoop the cookie dough with a large spoon or large cookie scoop, onto the lined cookie sheet.

flatten cookies with back of a wet spoon

Step Nine: Bake for 10-12 minutes until you see the crispy edge.

baked brownie mix cookies crackly tops

Step Ten: Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet for five minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Step Eleven: Store in an airtight container or freeze for up to three months.

baked fudgy brownie cookie broken in half

Variations of this recipe:

Swap out the chocolate chips for M&M’s, add peanuts or different flavors of chips. Just make sure to keep the total measurement to two cups. 

Want to make sandwich cookies? Double the recipe and fill the cookies with our yummy cream cheese frosting!

stack of cookies tied with kitchen string and glass of milk

Tips for making awesome fudgy brownie cookies

  • Sift the brownie mix before you use it. Why? Well it actually adds air to the mix, and well you can read more about that in my Cake Mix Recipes…
  • Make sure the butter and  eggs are room temperature.
  • Use the best chocolate chips or peanut butter chips you can find
  • Measure out the chocolate chips into a small bowl so that they are ready (Note: I always have a small and medium bowl on hand for measuring out ingredients!)
  • Bake only until the cookies are crisp around the edges.

collage of brownie mix cookies

Recipe FAQs

What do you add to a basic brownie mix?

The options are virtually endless. Want peanut butter and chocolate? Add peanut butter chips or chopped-up peanut butter cups. Like mint chocolate? Maybe some peppermint extract and mint chocolate chips or buttons.

Can you make cookies out of Ghirardelli brownie mix?

Absolutely! You can make the fudgiest brownie cookies ever. But don’t stop there! Betty Crocker Brownie Mix is rich and chocolate-y too.

What to serve with your cream cheese brownie cookies?

Want to know the best store bought brownie mix? Check out the review. 

What was my inspiration for this recipe?

Well, lately our gooey chocolate brownie recipe has been going crazy! You love this recipe! So I thought why not turn it into cookies? We’ve been adding more cookie recipes because we want all the cookies, right?

Our copycat chocolate chip cookies are amazing!

How to store your Brownie Cookies

Use an airtight container, plastic box, or even a zippered freezer bag. If you want lots of cookies, double the recipe and freeze half for later. 

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This is the best fudgy chocolate cookie recipe and I know it will become your favorite too! If you love it as much as I think you will please give it a 5 star rating and leave a comment below! 


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Brownie Mix Cookies with Cream Cheese

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Judy Kahansky
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Cookies and Squares
Cuisine North American
Servings 24


  • 1 Box Brownie Mix
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1 large egg


  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F/180C
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and place it close by
  • Using a large bowl of a stand mixer,  mix cream cheese and butter until smooth
  • Add the egg and continue mixing on medium speed until blended
  • Set electric mixer speed to low and  add in brownie mix until it looks like a thick  dough. 
  • Add the semi-sweet and white chocolate chips.
  • Scoop the cookie dough with a large spoon or cookie scoop, onto the lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until edges are set.*See note below.
  • Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet for five minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  • Store in an airtight container or freeze for up to three months.



Be sure to check the baking times with your own oven. Bake for 10 minutes and then add time if necessary.

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Judy Kahansky is an experienced writer and baker, creating delicious desserts (including pie!) for over 40 years. She loves to take classic and vintage recipes and update them to fit the busy lives of her readers. When not baking, Judy and her husband Mark are passionate golfers, travelers and dog lovers, spending as much time as they can with their sweet pup Millie.