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cheesecake cookie dough bars

(8 ratings)
Recipe by
Cassie *
Somewhere, PA

Yum! Not sure where I found this recipe, but it's a keeper. My kids love them of course. Kids and cookie dough just go together. The recipe called for graham cracker crumbs, I was fresh out so improvised with Nilla wafer crumbs. I actually think I like them better this way. Enjoy! My photo's

(8 ratings)
yield 15 bars
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cheesecake cookie dough bars

  • 1 - 1/2 c
    graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 c
    melted butter
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 - 8 oz
    cream cheese , softened
  • 1/3 c
  • 1
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/3 c
    butter, softened
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
    dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3/4 c
  • 2/3 c
    chocolate chips, ( i used milk chocolate )
  • pinch of salt

How To Make cheesecake cookie dough bars

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 325 degree F. For the crust - Mix the graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar.
  • 2
    Press firmly into the bottom of a greased 9x9 inch baking pan. Bake for 5 minutes.
  • 3
    Cream together well the cream cheese and 1/3 cup sugar.
  • 4
    Add the egg and vanilla; mix until well blended. Spread evenly over the graham crumb crust.
  • 5
    Cream together very well: butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract. Fold in 3/4 cup flour and salt just until a dough forms. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  • 6
    Pick up the cookie dough in handfuls and press into a ball. Break off small nuggets of the dough and sprinkle these evenly over the cheesecake layer.
  • 7
    Bake at 325 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until the cookie dough just begins to brown on top. Cool completely in the pan before cutting into squares or bars.
  • 8
    Store in airtight container if not freezing. The recipe calls for a 9 x 9 pan. I used a 9 x 13 baking dish. For a thicker bar, use the 9 x 9. I didn't have one.
  • 9