Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

When you can’t decide between cookies or cheesecake, try these delicious treats! Here, pre-made cookie dough is topped with a smooth cream cheese mixture and baked and ready in only 20 minutes.


  • 1 16.5- or 18-oz. roll refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 1 8 oz. package cream cheese or reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 c. cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 c. miniature semisweet chocolate pieces


1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13×9-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Press cookie dough onto bottom of prepared pan. (You don’t need to cover bottom completely because dough will expand.)

2 – In a medium bowl beat next four ingredients (through vanilla) with a mixer on medium until smooth. Spread over dough; sprinkle with chocolate pieces.

3 – Bake about 20 minutes or until set. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Cover and chill at least 2 hours before serving.

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To Store

Place bars in a single layer in an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator up to 3 days or freeze up to 1 month.

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