Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Ive been meaning to make this for a long time and it wasnt until I saw it again on this blog: Life in a Peanut Shell, (yet altered like I always do) that I was like, "OK, I have to do this." I love cookie dough and I love cheesecake, so I knew I'd like this. This type of dessert to me is like a heaven. My mom just about died. She usually never comments about anything I make since Im baking all the time and messing up her kitchen and she's just sick of it, but when she tasted this, she was just like "oh my gosh, oh my gosh, this is so good." She even said that I need to mention on my blog how much she likes it. Bake or Break is where the recipe comes from. I altered it a little. I made an oreo crust instead of a graham cracker crust and i replaced half of the chocolate chips (in the cookie dough) with m&m's and decorated the top w/ m&m's as well (for New Years).

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars
(Clike HERE for Original Recipe)
Oreo Crust
24 oreos, crushed
1/4 cup butter (1/2 of a stick), melted
Pinch of Salt
10 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
Cookie Dough
5 tablespoons Crisco
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup mini m&m's

For Crust: Mix all crust ingredients together and press up against bottom and 1" up sides of 9x9" glass square casserole dish. For Filling: Beat all filling ingredients together and pour over crust. For cookie dough: Mix Crisco with sugars, salt, and vanilla till well blended. Gradually add flour, chocolate chips, and m&ms till well combined. Drop cookie dough by teaspoonfuls over the top of the filling. Bake about 30 minutes at 325', or until set.
For chocolate topping, melt 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips and 1/2 T butter in a double boiler or in the microwave. Drizzle over top of bars. Top with several m&m's. Cool bars in pan completely, at least 1 hour.


  1. Shut up... this looks AMAZING. I dont think there is a single ingredient I don't love! :)


  2. Ha Ha thanks i only got one piece everyone practically inhaled it