Cheesecake Cookie Dough Bars

Cassie *


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.


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15 bars
15 Min
30 Min



  • 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. Enjoy!

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