Saturday, February 26, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars

Oh my gosh you have got to try these Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars! They are to die for! I decided to just link up the recipe so you can check out the Cookbook Queen's awesome picture-by-picture tutorial (just scroll down under the pizza rolls)...

16.5 oz roll of chocolate chip cookie dough (I just made up a homemade batch of my Butter Crisco Cookie dough and separated out 16.5 oz, which is about 2 cups)

1 8oz package cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. Line an 8x8 pan with foil so that it hangs over the sides of the pan and spray well with nonstick spray.

*Cut your roll of cookie dough into four equal pieces.

*Set one section of cookie dough aside. Press the rest of the cookie dough evenly into the pan.
In a medium mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add sugar, egg, and vanilla, beating on low speed until smooth and well combined.

*Spread the filling evenly over the cookie dough crust. Dot with the remaining portion of cookie dough.

*Bake for 25-30 minutes or until top is light brown and filling is set. Cool completely before peeling off foil and cutting into bars. Store in the refrigerator--these taste so much better cold because the cheesecake-y part is set up! Mmmm...