Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

It was requested of me to make my famous Hurricane/Heart Attack Brownies for work this week, however, I felt that I should branch out and try new things. So I tried to make something equally delicious and heart-attack -inducing, but also new and fun. And that is the story of my Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars!



Just a warning – this wasn’t as quick and easy as most of my recipes. The instructions are fairly simple, but it requires some patience and a little extra work. But it’s TOTALLY worth it in the end!

Here’s what you’ll need:

For the crust:
– 1 1/2 cups crumbled graham crackers
– 6 tbsp melted butter

For the cheesecake:
– 8 oz cream cheese
– 1/4 cup sugar
– 1 egg
– 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

For the cookie dough:
– 6 tbsp butter
– 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
– 3 tbsp sugar
– 1/2 tbsp salt
– 1 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
– 3/4 cup flour
– 1 cup chocolate chips


a few more ingredients than usual

Directions for the Crust:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line inside of 8×8 pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper

2. Crumble graham crackers into bits until you get 1 1/2 cups



3. Melt 6 tbsp butter

4. Mix the melted butter and graham cracker crumbs until combined


5. Press the mixture into the bottom of your pan


6. Bake for 6 minutes


Directions for the cheesecake filling:

1. Cream together 8 oz cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar until smooth

2. Mix in egg and  1 1/2 tsp vanilla


3. Pour mixture on top of graham cracker crust in pan



Directions for cookie dough:

1. In a large bowl, beat butter, both sugars, salt, and vanilla until combined

2. Mix in flour slowly

3. Mix in chocolate chips

* note – the dough will seem VERY floury to start – I added a little more butter and took to using my hands to mix to make things easier *


4. Flatten out the dough in your hands and begin placing over the cheesecake filling in the pan

5. The dough should cover the entire pan


6. Bake on 325 degrees for 25 minutes, or until the dough on top is firm






The ingredients listed are adjustments from the original recipe I used, based on my personal preferences, as well as some minor issues I ran into. These are currently sitting in my apartment just tempting me…here’s to hoping they’ll make it into the office tomorrow….

xO -S

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8 thoughts on “Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

  1. WOW! Omg, I need this in my life.

  2. These sound so sinfully delicious! For more information on Entertainment/Current News, please feel free to check out and follow my blog:

  3. OMG This. Is. Genius. That is a lot of steps and ingredients, but it may just be worth it for a special occasion.

  4. Oh my gosh YUM. Like for real right now, you are an absolute genius.

    • Thank you! Also, so glad you found our blog cause I’m now obsessed with yours! I used to sew but I didn’t have the knack for it like you do!

  5. How fat are you trying to get me?? Loving the recipes and the blog! Which is why I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Click on the link and follow the instructions to see how to accept:

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