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Cookies and Cream Fudge Brownies

Cookies and Cream Fudgy Brownies with glass of milk

Cookies and Cream Fudge Brownies are packed full of flavor and all of the things you love! If you love a chocolatey fudge brownie, this is the recipe for you! Moist and rich, then topped with homemade cream cheese icing and cookie pieces, this will become your go-to brownie recipe for years to come.

Brownies come in hundreds, if not thousands, of varieties. Everybody has their preference when it comes to the perfect brownie Some are more cake-like, while others are more fudgy. Some have nuts and others do not. Brownies can be iced or left untouched. Then there are all of the additions that can be added to the batter or to the top of the icing.

Then there is the great debate on center pieces or edge pieces

Luckily, my husband and I both love a good fudgy brownie. While he loves all the fixings, I am perfectly happy eating mine just plain. I mean, if a brownie is everything it should be, it doesn’t really need anything else! A combination of chocolatey, rich, and fudgy is the ultimate brownie!

Fortunately for hubby, I usually make things the way he likes them since he’ll be eating most of it anyway. So, these fudgy brownies with cream cheese icing and crumbled cookie pieces were born.

Cookies & Cream Fudge Brownies

Making Cookies and Cream Fudge Brownies

One of the great things about Cookies and Cream Fudge Brownies is that no real heavy equipment is needed. Unlike most recipes where I recommend a stand mixer, all you need with this one is a bowl and a whisk. So easy, right?

You’ll start by whisking together your hot butter, oil, and sugar until they are well combined. About a minute should do for this step. Next, you’ll whisk in your eggs and vanilla. I usually like to stop mixing just after the eggs are well incorporated. Another minute of whisking is good here.

When whisking in your dry ingredients, the cocoa powder does tend to look like it isn’t mixing in too well. It almost looks like it is staying separate from the rest of the ingredients. Keep whisking it in gently until it incorporates (and it will). Once everything is mixed together, stop stirring. It’s important not to over-mix your batter. With any baked good, overmixing can and will affect the final baked product.

Cookies and Cream Brownies

Making the Cream Cheese Icing

Now, this is where I may have fibbed just a little. To make your icing, you will want to use a hand mixer. I don’t know about you, though, but I don’t exactly consider a hand mixer heavy equipment! You can get a decent one for around $15 and it’ll get the job done.

To make your cream cheese icing, you’ll want another medium-sized bowl. Here, you’ll combine the butter, cream cheese, and powdered sugar. Unless you want a powdered sugar explosion all over your kitchen, I highly recommend starting your mixer on a low speed until the ingredients start to incorporate. After that, turn the speed up to medium and beat away until the consistency is light, fluffy, and whipped.

Yummy, delicious brownies

Once your brownies are out of the oven, cooled, and iced, it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for, as your brownies are ready to be finished and enjoyed.

For crushing your chocolate sandwich cookies, I just broke them into pieces with my fingers and sprinkled them over the icing. This method is a little messier, so if you prefer, you can always cut them up with a knife or mash them with a meat tenderizer (hey, it works!)

Once your cookies are crushed and sprinkled over the icing, your brownies are ready to be cut and served. The end result is a rich, chocolatey fudge brownie that will almost melt in your mouth.

Oh, and in case you were wondering…hubby won this round. The icing and cookies really do just tie it all together perfectly!

If you love fudgy brownies with a little something extra, check out my recipe for Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies!

Cookies and Cream Fudge Brownies with glass of milk

Helpful Tools for this Recipe

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HAND MIXER – If you don’t have a mixer, but also don’t want to break the bank getting one, this mixer is inexpensive and will do just fine mixing batters, icings, and fillings.
MIXING BOWL SET – I just love all things OXO brand, and these bowls are no exception. They are sturdy, durable, and the rubber bottom helps keep the bowl from sliding as you’re mixing, whisking, and preparing.
OXO WHISK – Again, I just love OXO brand kitchen utensils. This is an all-around great whisk that doesn’t bend, warp or do other weird things. The whisk piece has not detached from the handle and it has held up well through all of my baking adventures.
8″ x 8″ BAKING PAN – Caphalon is another brand I swear by. Their products hold up and are of great quality. They cost a little more upfront but are built to last. We’ve had our Caphalon products for 11 years and they are still just as great as the day we got them.

Cookies and Cream Fudge Brownies

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Serves: 12-16
Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 22-25

Cookies and Cream Fudge Brownies are exactly what you are looking for. This brownie packed with flavor and topped with cream cheese icing and crumbled cookie pieces.


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, hot melted butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/8 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3 oz (6 tbsp) butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 8-10 Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, such as Oreos




Preheat oven to 350°F


Lightly grease an 8" x 8" baking pan with cooking oil spray. Line with parchment paper


Combine melted butter, oil, and sugar together in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk until well mixed for about a minute.


Add the eggs and vanilla and whisk for another minute.


Stir in flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Gently stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until JUST combined.


Pour batter into prepared pan, smoothing the top out evenly.


Bake for 22-25 minutes, or until the center is just set to the touch. A toothpick should come out dirty but not completely wet using the toothpick test.


Cool to room temperature before icing with cream cheese frosting.


Sprinkle top with crushed sandwich cookies.


Cut into 12-16 brownies.



In a medium sized bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar with a hand mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.

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  • Reply
    June 29, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    These brownies are absolutely delicious – such a clever idea! They’re perfect to enjoy with a good cup of coffee. My friends and loved them, and will be making them again.

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      Ashley Kosky
      June 30, 2021 at 8:21 am

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them! I’ll definitely have to try them with coffee…that’s a great idea! Thanks for visiting!

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    June 29, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    You have all my favorite things in one bite – love the combo of cookies and cream and brownies!

    • Reply
      Ashley Kosky
      June 30, 2021 at 8:22 am

      Isn’t it such a yummy combo? There are a few things that just GO together, ya know! Thanks for stopping by!

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    Kayla DiMaggio
    June 30, 2021 at 10:10 am

    Oh these cookies and cream fudge brownies look absolutely decadent. I will have to try these soon! I have a work potluck coming up so these would be perfect!

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    Catherine Brooks
    June 30, 2021 at 11:51 am

    These look delicious and this is a great way to mix it up with desserts . Yum!

  • Reply
    June 30, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    These were amazing. What a great idea to combine cookies and cream into a brownie. Loved it.

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    ayleen french
    July 3, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    I need this too!!

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    July 17, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    I love everything about these cookies and cream fudge brownies! So decadent and rich. It’s the perfect pick-me-up midday snack!

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