Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fat Friday: Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Honestly, do I need an introduction for these bars? They look like pure heaven don't they?! If you want a chance at these yummy yums, answer this question:
What is the baking/cooking challenge that scares you?

Mine is making cheesecake and also bar b qing. I am going to make the attempt on both of these soon!

This recipe comes from My Baking Addiction

For the Crust:
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough:
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup flour
1 cup chocolate chips

For the Cheesecake Filling:
10 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


1. Preheat the oven to 325 F. Line an 8 inch square baking pan with parchment paper or foil allowing a little overhang and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

2. Mix the melted butter and graham cracker crumbs until thoroughly combined. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 6 minutes. Remove pan to a cooling rack. Do not turn your oven off.

3. While the crust is cooling, prepare the chocolate chip cookie dough. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt and vanilla until smooth and thoroughly combined, about 1 minute. Mix in the flour on low speed, and mix until just incorporated. Mix in the chocolate chips. Set aside.

4. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl with an electric mixer cream together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Mix in the egg and vanilla on low speed just until incorporated. Pour the cheesecake batter into the prepared crust. Using your hand to form clumps, distribute the cookie dough onto the top of the cheesecake batter in teaspoon-sized clumps. Be sure to use all of the dough. You will cover most of the cheesecake batter.

5. Bake for about 30 minutes, until the top feels dry and firm (the cookie dough) and the entire pan looks set if given a gentle shake. Move bars to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.

6. Lift the bars out by the overhang; slice into desired size and store in the refrigerator. Serve cold or at room temperature

adapted from The Essential Chocolate Chip Cookbook


Desiree said...

I FINALLY conquered beautiful fluffy biscuits now on to pie crust.

Kathy said...


Heather said...

Desiree, you win!! I would love to try your fluffy biscuit recipe. And I have a perfect pie crust. you can't mess it up! I'll bring them by tomorrow. It was just too hot to cook today!

Heather said...

Kathy, fish is scary to meet too. Cooking and eating!!=)

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Yummy! Thanks for coming and leaving a sweet comment on my blog :)


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