So, these were good!
Definitely two favorites in our house are chocolate chips (her) and cheesecake (him). So this dessert was a no-brainer when I saw it online. It is also really quick to put together.
Who wouldn’t want a layer of cheesecake wrapped by two layers of chocolate chip cookie dough? Seriously? WHO!!?!
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars, from Buns in My Oven (how cute is that blog name?!)
For the cookie layers:
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups flour
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (I used mini)
For the cheesecake layer:
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
To make the cookies:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In the bowl of a mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. In a small bowl, combine the salt, baking soda and flour. Gradually add the flour mixture to the creamed butter. Mix until just combined and stir in the chocolate chips.
To make the cheesecake layer:
Mix all ingredients together until well combined with a mixer
Line a 9×13 baking sheet with parchment paper. Press half of the cookie dough in the bottom of the baking sheet. Pour on the cheesecake layer and spread evenly. Place the remaining dough over the top of the cheesecake using small handfuls of dough pressed out in your hands before placing them on the cheesecake layer. The cookie dough doesn’t have to cover the cheesecake layer completely, but should come close. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Cool completely before serving and store in the fridge.
As the recipe states, just use your hands to make flattened cookie dough shapes and place on your cheesecake layer. Easy.
If you look closely, you can see the creamy cheesecake mixture until the dough.
Here is what they looked like out of the oven. The pan was really heavy!
I actually made two pans of these bars, one right after the other. One pan went off to work for a fundraiser and this pan went to my sister and her husband. We had to try a corner piece for quality control though, of course.
I hope she liked the bars! Enjoy!