These cheesecake cookie bars will quite possibly be the best thing you have ever tasted! Made with a chewy base of chocolate chip cookies and topped with a delicious cream cheese blend, this easy recipe is simply irresistible.
Easy Cheesecake Cookie Bars
I don’t know what I enjoy more, chocolate chip cookies or cheesecake. Needless to say, when I made this recipe for the first time, my taste buds just about jumped of my tongue and kissed me! Combining my two favorite desserts into one recipes is probably one of the best things I’ve done in my life.:)
A couple weeks ago, I shared a recipe for these Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies. (Have you made them yet? What are you waiting for?!?) This recipe uses those same cookies as a base but then kicks it up a notch! Are you ready to make some delicious cheesecake chocolate chip cookie bars? This recipe is super simple and you are going to love them, I promise!
How To Make Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F
- Make 6 cups of your favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie dough recipe
- Lightly grease a 9 x 13 baking pan
- Hold back about 2 cups of the chocolate chip cookie dough
- Evenly press the remaining dough into the baking pan
- Using a small mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, eggs and sugar together using an electric hand mixer
- On medium speed, beat everything together until the mixture is fully blended and has a smooth texture
- Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the cookie dough in the pan
- Break the cookie dough you held back into small pieces and then sprinkle them over the cream cheese mixture
- Bake in the oven for 35 minutes or until the center has almost set
- Remove from the oven and let the pan completely cool before serving
Tips For Making Cheesecake Bars
- If you have any cookie bars left over, be sure to store them in an airtight container in the fridge. If you leave them out on the counter, the cream cheese in the bars will go bad.
- While you can use store bought cookie dough, I definitely recommend making your own for the best taste
- If you want thicker bars, use a smaller pan but you will need to increase the baking time in order for them to cook all the way through
- Add nuts or any of your other favorite toppings to add variety to this recipe
More Cookie Bar Recipes
- Sugar Cookie Lemon Bars
- Rolo Cookie Bars
- Caramel Cheesecake Cookie Bars
- Sugar Cookie Bars
- Candy Cane Cookie Bars
Cheesecake Cookie Bars Recipe
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Cheesecake Cookie Bars Recipe
- 6 cups approx. of raw chocolate chip cookie dough
- 2 pkgs. 8 oz each cream cheese
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking pan.
Reserve about 2 cups of your cookie dough & press remaining dough evenly into prepared pan.
In a small mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar and eggs. Beat with electric mixer at medium speed until well blended and smooth.
Spread cream cheese mixture over the cookie dough in your pan.
Break reserved dough into small pieces and sprinkle over cream cheese mixture.
Bake 35 minutes or until center is almost set, then let cool completely in pan on wire rack.
Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.
This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in November 2013 and was updated with prettier pictures in December 2016.