Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars
Combination of two of my favorite things. Chocolate Chip Cookies + Cheesecake. All layered up in bar form. I give you Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars. By layering cookie dough with an easy cheesecake batter, we’re left with wonderfully rich, decadent, and indulgent dessert bars that are perfect to bring to your next party or cookout.
Why You’ll Love These Cheesecake Cookie Bars:
- Wonderful combination of two of the best desserts out there…. Cheesecake and Chocolate Chip Cookies!
- Made in bar form so super easy. No water bath for a cheesecake and no rolling out balls of chocolate chip cookies.
- The bars need to cool fully in the fridge before cutting so they are perfect to make a head of time.
- Look at those LAYERS
We start by making our two parts. Chocolate Chip Cookie dough and Cheesecake batter. The cookie dough is your standard chocolate chip cookie dough. Creamed butter and sugar. Add eggs and lots of vanilla extract. Slowly stir in flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Then slowly mix in chocolate chips. The cheesecake batter is even easier to mix! Just whip up cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Our stand mixer is the real hero for this recipe – I use mine to make both layers. But you can also use a hand mixer and a large bowl.
For the final layer, we crumble the remaining cookie dough over the top. I also like to sprinkle extra chocolate chips over everything. Into the oven we go!
The key to these Cheesecake Cookie Bars is letting them fully cool and set before cutting. Once we remove from the oven, let the bars cool on the counter for at least 30 minutes. Then transfer to the fridge and allow to cool for another 2 hours (or even overnight). When the bars are fully cooled and chilled, you can cut into squares and serve!
Trust me, these Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars will be a HIT with whoever you decide to share them with.