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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

These amazing bar cookies have a classic chocolate chip cookie dough crust with a light and fluffy cheesecake center topped with another chocolate chip cookie dough layer.

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

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How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars

This dessert recipe is super easy and quick to make, and everyone loves them, so make a double batch.

They are perfect for gifts, holidays, parties, and Christmas. 

Ingredients:

  • Refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough (place in the freezer)
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice (optional)
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Slice chocolate chip cookie dough

Slice chocolate chip cookie dough

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Place the refrigerated cookie dough in the freezer for a few hours.

Allow cream cheese to soften.

Sit one large egg out until it is room temperature. 

Line a 13×9″ pan with parchment paper or non-stick foil (this is the one I used).

Use a sharp knife, slice half the cookie dough into 1/4″ slices, and place it at the prepared pan’s bottom.

 

 

Pan lined with cookie slices

Pan lined with cookie slices.

Press the cookie dough into the pan.

Cookie slices pressed into pan

Cookie slices pressed into the pan.

 

Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 10 minutes.

Cheesecake Layer

While the “crust” is baking, beat cream cheese, egg, sugar, and vanilla together with an electric mixer on medium speed. Spread the cheesecake batter over the crust as soon as it comes out of the oven.

 

Cream together all the cheesecake ingredients

 Beat the cheesecake, add egg and vanilla

 

Beat cream cheese mixture until creamy

Beat cream cheese mixture until creamy

Spread the cheesecake filling over the baked chocolate chip crust. 

Spread cheesecake over the cookie bottom

Spread cheesecake over the cookie bottom

Easy Chocolate chip bar cookies

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

These amazing bar cookies have a classic chocolate chip cookie dough crust with a light and fluffy cheesecake center topped with another chocolate chip cookie dough layer.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 338kcal

Ingredients

  • 40 oz Refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 16 oz Cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Place the cookie dough in the freezer for a few hours.
  • Allow cream cheese to soften.
  • Sit one large egg out until it is room temperature.
  • Line a 13x9" pan with parchment paper or non-stick foil.
  • Slice half the cookie dough into 1/4" slices and place it in the bottom of the lined pan.
  • Press the cookie dough into the pan.
  • Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 10 minutes
  • While the "crust" is baking, beat cream cheese, egg, sugar, and vanilla together with an electric mixer on medium speed. Spread the cheesecake batter over the crust as soon as it comes out of the oven.
  • Slice the remaining cookie dough and place it on the top of the cheesecake layer.
  • Return the pan to the oven and bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Cool then, refrigerate before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 20g | Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 241mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 337IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
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Slice the remaining cookie dough and place it on the top of the cheesecake layer. 

Place sliced cookie dough over the cheesecake layer

Place sliced cookie dough over the cheesecake layer.

Return the pan to the oven and bake for 35 to 40 minutes.

Cover the top of the cheesecake with cookie dough

Cover the top of the cheesecake with cookie dough

Cool pan on a wire rack then, refrigerate before serving.

 

Baked Chocolate chip bar cookies

Baked Chocolate chip bar cookies

Remove cooled cookies using the liner (foil or parchment paper) and place them on a cutting board.

Cut into squares to serve. Refrigerate any leftovers. 

 

Easy Chocolate chip bar cookies

Easy Chocolate chip bar cookies

 

How to Store Cheesecake Bar Cookies

After cutting them into squares, I place them in an air-tight container with squares of parchment paper between them and refrigerate.

 

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Kippi

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Julie Nyanyo

Saturday 12th of June 2021

This looks good! I don't know if we have the ready made chocolate chip cookie dough here in the UK, I've never seen it before but I will keep a lookout for it. I guess I could always make my own chocolate chip mix anyway if it's not a thing here.

Cindy Rust

Friday 11th of June 2021

A chocolate chip cookie 'crust'??? Yes, Yes, Yes!! Sign me up!! These look easy and delicious! Pinning!

Kippi

Monday 14th of June 2021

Thank you so much for your visit today. I hope you enjoy these easy and delicious bar cookies too. Have a great week, Kippi

Kerryanne

Wednesday 9th of June 2021

Yum, yum Kippi! I'll have to see if we have cookie dough here in Australia, so I can try it. Thank you for sharing this recipe at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring your chocolate chop cheesecake bars at the party tomorrow and pinning too. Hugs, Kerryanne

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Friday 4th of June 2021

Finally! Something I feel I can actually do that will taste delicious! I hate making things from scratch. Too many things and so much mess. Well at least for me. Thank you for posting this and sharing it at Farmhouse Friday. I can hardly wait to make these! Pinned

Kippi

Monday 2nd of August 2021

Cindy, thank you so much for stopping by. I am sure your chocolate chip cheesecake bars will turn out perfect! Hugs, Kippi

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