The Best of Both Dessert Worlds…….Mmmm Mmmm Good!!!
Have you ever wished that you could take all the good parts of every man/women has been and your life to make the PERFECT MATE FOR YOU…..LOL! Well…..I don’t have the secret recipe for that but I can give you the BEST OF BOTH WORLDS when it comes to the perfect combination of desserts! Chocolate chip cookies happen to be one of my favorite cookies and cheesecake is the ULTIMATE DESSERT for me! So you could only imagine my delight when I came across a recipe that combined the two………OHHHHHH THE JOYYYYYYY! And let me just take this brag moment to say that it was a HOMERUN HIT in my household………..NO DOUBT!! While I don’t have the secret concoction for the PERFECT MATE……let these DESSERT DELIGHTS ease the pain….YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!!!! OH…….AND FOR THOSE WHO DON’T LIKE TO BAKE FROM SCRATCH……THIS RECIPE WILL WORK WITH PRE-PACKAGED COOKIE DOUGH AS WELL!!!!! 🙂
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cookie Bars
½ cup butter
½ cup shortening
¾ cup sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 ¼ cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 bag chocolate chips
1 (8oz) package cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
The cookie layer is just my normal chocolate chip cookie recipe. Cream together the butter, shortening and sugar. Add in eggs, and vanilla. Mix in flour, salt, and baking soda. Stir in chocolate chips. Transfer this to another bowl.
In mixer beat cream cheese until smooth – about 2-3 minutes on medium speed. Add sugar, egg and vanilla. Mix until just combined.
Using a 13×9 pan, spread ½ the cookie dough over the bottom of the pan. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the dough. With the remaining dough, drop chunks of it over the cream cheese.
Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes. The top will be lightly browned, and if you insert a toothpick it will come out clean. This was my first time making anything related to Cheesecake, so I wasn’t sure how to tell when it was done. But it was perfect!
Allow to cool before slicing. Store in the fridge.