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!

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deadlyyyy

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

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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

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3. Melt 6 tbsp butter

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

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5. Press the mixture into the bottom of your pan

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6. Bake for 6 minutes

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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

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

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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 *

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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

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

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SO GOOD

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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.

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  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: http://hopingforcourage.wordpress.com/2013/07/17/liebster-blog-award/

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