Cream Cheese Brownies

September 16, 2007

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An easy mix brownie treat for a busy day … If you don’t like mixes, make Basic Brownies and layer the cream cheese in the middle. Either way, your family will adore you! SAM

1 (22.5-ounce) package brownie mix (family size)
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg, lightly beaten

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 x 2-inch baking pan and set aside.
In a large bowl, prepare the brownie batter as directed on the package. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese and sugar. Add the vanilla and egg, stirring well.
On the bottom of the prepared pan, spread half the brownie batter. Cover with the cream cheese mixture. Top with the remaining brownie batter and bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely in the pan before cutting into 2-inch squares.
Makes 2 dozen brownies.

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