Saturday, September 6, 2008

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Long name for a dessert, right? But, my oh my.... SO DELICIOUS! This is very rich, so I don't suggest eating as large of a piece as pictured, although you could!

I found this recipe at an awesome blog, Bake or Break. I have had this in my file for a while and finally gave it a go today. What a treat! Of course, in my book you can't go wrong with cookie dough or cheesecake. I have a cookie dough cheesecake recipe that is wonderful and to find something similar in bar form was great!

On to what you come here for... the recipe! :)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Crust:

1 & 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
5 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325°. Butter a 9″-square baking pan. Line pan with parchment paper, leaving enough to extend over the sides. Butter the parchment paper. Combine graham cracker crumbs and butter until crumbs are moistened. Stir in chocolate chips. Press crust mixture into bottom of pan and 1 inch up sides. Bake for 6 minutes. Set pan on wire rack to cool.

Cookie Dough:

5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Using an electric mixer , mix butter, brown sugar, sugar, salt, and vanilla extract at medium speed until smooth. Decrease mixer speed to low and add flour. Mix just until incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips. Set aside.

Filling:

10 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar just until smooth. Add egg and vanilla extract, beating just until blended.

Pour batter into baked crust. Drop cookie dough by teaspoonfuls over the top of the filling.
Bake about 30 minutes, or until set. Transfer to wire rack.

For chocolate topping, melt 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips in a double boiler or in the microwave. Add about 1/2 tablespoon of butter if necessary to make chocolate smooth. Drizzle over top of bars.

Cool bars in pan completely, about an hour. Using the edges of the parchment paper, remove bars from pan. Cut into bars and serve.

7 comments:

Adventures in Gluttony said...

Wow, those look amazing good!

Jaime said...

oh wow, this looks amazing!!! i will have to try it

natalie said...

ohhh yum! i need a glass of milk just looking at this!!!

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

These look off the charts good!! WOW incredible and I am sure the taste matches the photo!! This is a must try.

Tarah at Genesis of a Cook said...

Those look absolutely delicious!! It does look rich. I could really go for one right now :]

(You can never go wrong with Bake or Break ;])

Megan. said...

oh my goodness, just the title of this post has got my mouth watering. not to mention those photos!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

I love this! I bet this is a hit with everyone!

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