Sunday, July 18, 2010
Cookie Recipe #197 - Marbled Cherry Brownies
Brownies with a cream cheese and chopped maraschino cherries filling make for a super treat.
Ingredients: 1/2 cup (1 stick)butter, melted, 1/3 cup cocoa, 2 eggs, 1 cup granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 3 ounces cream cheese, softened, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 egg, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon almond extract, 1/3 cup chopped maraschino cherries, well drained, 1-2 drops red food coloring (optional).
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan. Make the Cherry Cream Filling as follows: In small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar until blended. Add egg, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and almond extract; beat well. Stir in cherries and food coloring, if desired; set aside.
Melt butter in microwave; stir in cocoa until well blended; allow to cool slightly.
In mixing bowl, beat eggs until foamy. Gradually add sugar and vanilla, beating until well blended. Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt; add to egg mixture. Add cocoa mixture and stir until well blended.
Spread half of chocolate batter into prepared pan; cover with Cherry Cream Filling.
Drop spoonfuls of remaining chocolate batter over filling. With knife, gently swirl chocolate batter into filling for a marbled effect.
Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool; cut into squares. Cover and refrigerate any leftover brownies.
Makes 16 brownies.
"Hershey's Chocolate Lover's Cookbook", Brimar Publishing Inc., Montreal, Canada, 1993.