Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars

This recipe was passed down from Chef Alexandra’s mother and is a delightful twist on classic Chocolate Chip Cookies and Cheesecake. By combining two favorite desserts it creates a delicious treat the entire family will love.

Recipe Credits

Chef Alexandra Barletta, Smith and Wollensky, Boston, MA
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Ingredients

  • 14 ounces butter, unsalted, softened
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 4 eggs, large
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 5 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups your favorite chocolate chips
  • 2 packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs, large
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Cheesecake Filling

Instructions

Chocolate Chip Cookies
  1. In mixer bowl fitted with a paddle attachment, combine Plugrá Butter, dark brown sugar, light brown sugar and white sugar; cream together until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt; slowly add to creamed mixture until blended. Fold in chocolate chips. Reserve.
Cheesecake Filling
  1.  In mixer bowl fitted with a paddle attachment, combine cream cheese and sugar until completely blended; beat in eggs.
Assembly
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously butter a 13-inch x 18-inch x 1-inch baking pan or jelly roll pan.
  2. Set aside half of the cookie dough; press remaining dough evenly into sheet pan.
  3. Spread cheesecake filling evenly over dough; using your hands, flatten scoops of remaining cookie dough and place randomly over cheesecake filling.
  4. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes, or until light golden brown.
  5. Chill thoroughly. Cut into 24, 2-inch x 4-inch bars.