Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

So much to love in one bar! Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars!

So much to love in one bar! Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars!

It’s that time of the month again. Crazy Cooking Challenge. I love this challenge. Every month we are given a different type of food, to go out and find a recipe for, make it, blog about it, and then everyone links up so we can all see what everyone made.

In the past, we’ve made smoothies, spaghetti, chocolate cake (my favorite) and chicken noodle soup. You never know what Tina will come up with but it’s always enjoyable. And this month, it’s Cheesecake!

I love cheesecake but in my house, it’s just not a favorite dessert so I hate to make a big cheesecake and then still be the only one eating it five days later. It’s why I make things like Chocolate and Peanut Butter Mousse Cheesecake, Petit Mocha Cheesecakes and Cream Cheese Squares. I can make it, take what I want and share the rest with friends without it looking like I gave them leftovers.

I actually had another recipe all picked out for this challenge and then Chocolate Moosey posted that it was National Cheesecake day. With a link to all her cheesecake recipes. And she’s made a lot of cheesecake! I love to drool as much as the next person so I click on over. Pure heaven. About half way through, I spot the bars. I can almost taste the chocolate chips. And cookie dough. My kids love anything with the words cookie dough in it.

These were so good, my 10 year old said “If anyone doesn’t like these, they’re just crazy.” Guess I picked the perfect recipe for the Crazy Cooking Challenge.

So much to love in one bar! Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars
adapted from Chocolate Moosey

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Ingredients

    Crust
  • 1 1/2 cups cookie crumbs (I used butter cookies)
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Filling
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Cookies Dough Topping
  • 5 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt (just a pinch)
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup regular sized chocolate chips
  • Candy melts or chocolate bark (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees, line a square 8x8 or 9x9 pan with foil or parchment paper. Lightly spray with cooking spray. For your crust, combine cookie crumbs and melted butter. Stir in chocolate chips.
  2. Press cookie mixture into bottom and up sides of prepared pan. Bake for 6 minutes. remove from oven and let cool.
  3. Cream cream cheese, add in sugar, egg and vanilla, cream again till smooth. Spread cream cheese mixture over crust.
  4. Now for your cookie dough topping, Cream butter, add in sugars, cream again. Add in vanilla, then salt and flour. The dough will be crumbly. Stir in chocolate chips. Crumble cookie dough mixture over cream cheese layer.
  5. Bake in your preheated 325 degree oven for 25-30 minutes. Just until the edges of your crust start to turn golden and when you shake the pan, the cream cheese layer is firm, not woobly. Let cool completely before cutting.
  6. For an extra layer of chocolaty goodness, drizzle some melted chocolate bark across the top.
  7. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, if it lasts that long.
http://chocolatechocolateandmore.com/2012/08/chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-cheesecake-bars/

So much to love in one bar! Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars!

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Comments

  1. Yum! This was one recipe I saw on Pinterest and will make soon. It looks so yummy.

    Come past and say “Hi” #20 – Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake bites.

  2. Looks amazing. This is one that I debated on doing but changed my mind at the last min. Looks so good I will need to try it soon. Check out my pick

    #30 on the CCC

    Have a great day

  3. You had me at cookie dough :) This dessert looks amazing. Great CCC pick! I’m #16.

  4. Oh my, I am never going to get my diet back on track. It looks really yummy can’t wait to try it.

  5. I’ve made something very similar to these before. These looks insanely good!

  6. Oh I would be in trouble having this around the house! Bars means you can eat more of them! LOL

    Stopping by from CCC #18 – I pinned, tweeted, stumbled, and FB’d your cheesecake :)

  7. I need this in my life right now. Oh boy, mental note to stop at store for chocolate chips. Yumm

  8. Oh my goodness!!!! These look ridiculously delicious! I NEED to make these! :)
    Blessings,
    Leslie

  9. Oh my, Joan! I’ll need 2 – one for each hand! :D This looks fantastic! Pinned :)

  10. These look absolutely amazing!

  11. Oh my gosh! Perfect idea, I love it :D Bookmarked ♥

  12. OH MY GOLLY!!! This looks heavenly! Pinned it so I can make these and eat every last one!

  13. Yum! Two yummy things in one :) Cookie dough is always a winner in my book.
    Stopping by from CCC #35

  14. Wow! These bars are INSANE! I can’t wait to make these! #55

  15. Carla has just amazing recipes!!! And these cheesecake bars look outstanding! CCC #48

  16. Amazing! To repeat myself…a triple-decker delight!! Yum.

  17. These bars look SO good! Love cheesecake, and love cookie dough – doesn’t get any better than that!

  18. I will have to make these for the next work luncheon!! Thank you for checking out my cheesecake CCC #44

  19. What a great idea to make bars. They look wonderful and the combination of the cheesecake and cookie dough is pure genius! Great choice! I am from CCC #22.

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  21. My kids will LOVE these! Of course you did Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecakes! :-)

  22. Yours looks way better than my pics!! You’re making me want to bake these again. Well I am overdue for a batch…

    Thanks for letting me know! I get so excited over this stuff haha :D

  23. You had me at cookie dough, this cheesecake recipe looks insanely delicious!! I must try it!!

  24. Joan
    My Hubby was walking by and saw this post. Looks like your recipe is going in my “to try” pile! I have been wanting to try cookie dough cheesecake.

    I made Rolo Cheesecake for the CCC.

  25. Yum yum yum! I love the crust!

  26. Yum, this looks amazing. I know that this would be a hit at my house!
    #76

  27. Mmm I’m having my coffee right now and those would be great with it! Wish I had some!

    Jen 73

  28. Your bars look wonderful, great recipe choice.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my CCC entry: #6 Mini Cheesecake Bites.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

  29. These bars look so delicious!! I love the cookie dough on top and the melted chocolate on top of that. YUM!! Stopping by from CCC#12.

  30. Yummy! Cookie Dough + Cheesecake makes me happy!

  31. You had me at cookie dough.

  32. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says:

    OMG OMG OMG! Freaking out over these gorgeous things!

  33. They are looking great, i’ve pined your recipe!

    Stop by at #45

    greetz marina

  34. Oh my am I happy being a part of this cheesey challenge, I have all of these delicious recipes to try and I think my girl will have a gala time enjoying these.., cookie dough cheese cake Mmm…, that’s double treat for her

  35. I love that they are in bar form! They look amazing. I think your 10 year old was right! Can’t wait to try these.

  36. This looks wonderful!

    Thank you for being a part of the CRAZY COOKING CHALLENGE. Watch for upcoming details about the next years challenge.

  37. Thanks so much for stopping by (#34). These sound so good right now! I can definitely see making these in the near future!

  38. Yum! This looks amazing. Cheesecake is always a win at our house and cookie dough is even better!

  39. These are decadent and utterly gorgeous!!!

  40. wow -what a great combination

  41. Just pinned your great recipe and thanks for sharing on Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  42. You have such delicious recipes…I love your pictures. I am craving for these chocolate goodies right now!
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  43. Oh wow, my mouth waters just looking at these! Will have to make them sometime soon! Thank you!

  44. Hi!

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  45. Looks delicious!

  46. You’re killing me here! These look amazing! Featuring tonight at Mom On Timeout – thanks for sharing!

  47. This looks divine!!
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

  48. How can I resist! Totally featuring these this week at Addicted to Recipes! Post goes live on Friday! http://iamaddictedtorecipes.blogspot.ca/

  49. These look amazing! I just pinned them to my “recipes to try” board!

  50. these bars look amazing Joan! Thanks for sharing them. Have been eye-balling them for a while, just waiting for the right time to make them.

  51. Anonymous says:

    Made 02/26/13. May be one of the best things I’ve ever made. I used crushed up Biscoff cookies for the crust. It was more crumbly than I would have liked, but it tasted AH-MAY-ZING. Someone at my husband’s work said it was his favorite dessert I’d made yet. A total repeat recipe!

  52. I would like to make this and send it to a friend who lives in a different state, would it stay fresh (soft) it they were getting shipped for 4-6 days?

  53. Hi, I just came across these and they look delicious. I have made cheesecake in the past and have made them into small bars. People actually like it a lot because they don’t feel like they are eating a whole piece of cheesecake. I have only done graham cracker and oreo cookie crusts, so your butter cookie WITH chocolate chips – what a simple yet awesome idea! My question to you is what butter cookies did you used for the crust? Were they Lorna Doone cookies? I am planning on making these and super excited to have my family try them out! Thanks for the recipe!

  54. I have to make these but I don’t know what butter cookies are?

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