Peppermint Cheesecake Brownies

  • sunshower41 Posted: 12/03/08
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    Delicious, delicious, delicious! The recipe calls for far too little peppermint extract. I used a teaspoon or more until the cream cheese mixture actually smelled of mint. I dyed half of the cream cheese mixture pink and left half white so when I swirled everything, it looked a bit like a candy cane. Everyone loved these brownies. They were moist and delicious. I will make them again soon.

  • Laomom Posted: 12/23/08
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    Tastes OK, not spectacular. I followed the time exactly, and the cheesecake appeared to be set, but after cooling and cutting, found the center of the chocolate part to be undone, raw dough. Will probably not make again.

  • MrsSBL Posted: 12/04/08
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    I made these a few weeks ago for our girls' night dinner. Overall they were ok, and everyone liked them. However, next time I will definately add a lot more peppermint. They also needed to bake a little longer than recipe called for.

  • RBN1122 Posted: 11/23/08
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    I thought the brownies turned out well, but I had to leave them in the oven alittle longer for the top to set. The taste was great, the a result was a fudgier brownie. Will make again, but probably add more peppermint extract to the cheesecake batter.

  • Brittiny Posted: 01/25/09
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    Let me preface this by saying that I LOVE peppermint, and I am a huge fan of Cooking Light. This is the lowest rating I have ever given a CL recipe, as they are generally amazing. The peppermint flavor was beyond overwhelming, and the brownies and cheesecake layer did not cook in the same amount of time. I ended up throwing the entire batch out.

  • bereve11 Posted: 12/14/08
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    These were gross. They tasted like Play-Dough. I will NEVER make these again.

  • cooktx08 Posted: 12/09/08
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    Not very decadent. Would have rather had regular brownies for the trouble....

  • chellebaby Posted: 12/23/08
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    My 4yr son and father made these brownies. They loved them. They were very moist. Left out the peppermint extract.

  • christyam Posted: 12/14/08
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    Compared to all the other goodness made on our Christmas cookie day, this one was at the bottom of the list. Nothing special about them as I can tell...a box of brownie mix with cream cheese mixure swirled in would be tastier I think and much easier! I don't plan to make this again ever.

  • HESTER Posted: 12/25/08
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    These were dreadful. I like mint, but these were a minty, soggy mess. I baked until the cheesecake was set, but the interior of the brownie was raw. I don't know if my mint extract was especially powerful, but these were way TOO minty. We actually tossed them in the garbage after attempting to eat them.

  • Creekside Posted: 12/28/08
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    Would add more peppermint extract. I added a touch of red paste food coloring and swirled it in (did not want solid pink). I'm afraid I beat the brownie batter too long; it was a bit tough.

  • Spudugan Posted: 03/08/09
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    Read reviews after i put the batch in the oven..so i couldn't increase the peppermint..but i did bake them an extra two minutes as some suggested they needed more time. I think they are great! They set up very nicely and the flavor and visual contrast between the chocolate brownie and the cheesecake is terrific. A scoop of vanilla ice cream alongside one should be great.

  • mazeymorgan Posted: 02/16/09
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    I substituted raspberry extract for the peppermint extract- awesome!!!! Give them out in my Christmas goody plates

  • Mleigh Posted: 02/09/09
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    These were OK but I won't make them again because I have better brownie recipes.

  • swank77 Posted: 12/13/09
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    I did not care for these. Unlike other reviewers, I thought there was enough peppermint flavoring. The cheesecake part was fairly tasty. The brownie part lacked a lot of flavor and was really cake-like. Ultimately, the combination was not good. Brownies, IMHO, should be chewy and fudgy, so if you like a cake like brownie that is more airy and not very rich, this would be a good recipe. I also baked for about 35 minutes and they were done. No way would this have been set in 26 mins.

  • JeanInNY Posted: 12/27/10
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    cheesecake topping did not cook long enough,and brownie bottom was dry dry dry. Too much topping for the amount of brownie. Cut the filling in half, and this recipe might work

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