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Chocolate Amaretto Cream Brownies


Cream Cheese Batter

  • 3 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon Amaretto liqueur
  • Dash of salt

Chocolate Batter

  • 2 squares Baker's unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup crushed amaretti cookies
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • 2 squares Baker's semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 tablespoon Amaretto liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  1. Cream Cheese Batter: In small bowl, mix together softened cream cheese and butter.
  2. Add sugar and beat until creamy.
  3. Mix in the beaten egg and Amaretto.
  4. Add flour and salt and mix until smooth. Set aside.
  5. Chocolate Batter: Melt chocolate and butter in medium saucepan over low heat.
  6. Remove from heat and add sugar.
  7. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract.
  8. Add the remaining ingredients and stir just until mixed.
  9. Assemble: Grease a 9-inch square pan. Pour half of chocolate batter into pan. Top with cream cheese batter and end with remaining chocolate batter. With knife, marble the batters by running the knife through them.
  10. Bake in preheated 325 degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes (do not overbake).
  11. Icing: Melt semisweet chocolate and butter in small saucepan over low heat. Add Amaretto and milk and warm slightly.
  12. Stir in confectioners' sugar and salt. Ice brownies while warm.
  13. Serve completely cooled, cut into squares.

Yield: approximately 25 brownies