What alterations should I make to my favorite cookie recipe (red velvet w/cream cheese chips) to turn it into a chewy gooey red velvet brownie w/cheese cake filling recipe?

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    Have you tried baking it as a bar cookie? (Just filling the bottom of a sheet on or similar and baking it). They often end up chewier than if you just baked the cookies individually
    – Joe
    May 15 at 22:14
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    I'm not sure "converting" the recipe is the best approach. I would find a good brownie recipe and add a cream cheese filling (or swirl even? this recipe has a cool technique). For the "red velvet" vibe just add food coloring. May 16 at 3:53
  • According to children's TV, just replace baking powder with baking soda: arthur.fandom.com/wiki/What%27s_Cooking%3F May 17 at 5:36

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You'll need to make several adjustments to both the ingredients and the baking method. Here's how you could do it:

  1. Ingredients Adjustment:

    • For the brownie base, you'll need to modify the cookie dough into a brownie batter. Increase the amount of cocoa powder to enhance the chocolate flavor and achieve the characteristic red velvet color. You can use a combination of cocoa powder and red food coloring for the vibrant red hue.
    • Incorporate ingredients for a chewy, gooey texture. This includes adding extra eggs and adjusting the amount of flour to ensure a moist and fudgy consistency.
    • For the cheesecake filling, use cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract. Blend these ingredients until smooth to create a creamy and tangy cheesecake layer.
  2. Layering the Brownie:

    • Spread half of the red velvet brownie batter evenly into a greased baking pan.
    • Pour the cheesecake filling over the brownie batter, spreading it evenly with a spatula.
    • Carefully spread the remaining brownie batter over the cheesecake filling, covering it completely.
  3. Baking Method:

    • Preheat your oven to a temperature between 325°F (160°C) and 350°F (175°C), depending on the final texture you want.
    • keep in mind that the addition of the cheesecake layer may require slightly longer baking time. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the brownie layer. It should come out with a few moist crumbs attached, but not completely clean, indicating that the brownies are fudgy and gooey.
    • Let the brownies cool completely before slicing.

To enhance the presentation and flavor, you can drizzle the cooled brownies with a cream cheese glaze or sprinkle them with powdered sugar. Perhaps also add extra cream cheese chips or chopped nuts on top for added texture and flavor.

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