CREAM CHEESE BROWNIES
By Gloria Pitzer, as seen in… The Original 200 Plus Secret Recipes© Book (Secret RecipesTM, St. Clair, MI; June 1997, p. 18)
4 oz. Baker’s Chocolate, Sweet German
5 TB butter (separated in half)
3 oz. cream cheese
1 C. sugar
1 TB flour (+ 1/2 C. additional flour)
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 C. chopped walnuts
1/2 tsp. almond or vanilla extract
Melt chocolate with half the butter [stirring until smooth] and set aside.
Cream rest of butter with cream cheese and 1/4 C. of the sugar. Add one of the eggs, 1 TB of the flour, and half of the vanilla; then set aside.
Beat until thick: the last 2 eggs, rest of sugar, baking powder, salt, and rest of flour.
Blend chocolate mixture into this, with nuts and rest of extract.
Spread half of this into a greased, 8-inch, square pan. Spread the cheese mixture over that and the rest of the chocolate mixture on top. Draw knife through mixture to marbleize it.
Bake at 350°F for 40 minutes or until set. Cool before cutting.