Oreo Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cookie Bars

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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 24 bars

Oreo chocolate chip cookie dough layered with cheesecake and drizzled with chocolate and cookie crumbs

Ingredients:

For the Cookie Dough
1 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 3/4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups Oreo cookie chunks
1 cup dark chocolate chips
For the Cheesecake
1 package cream cheese, softened (8 oz.)
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
For the Topping
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening, divided
1/4 cup Oreo cookie crumbs

Instructions:

1. In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugars until creamy. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat again. Sift together the baking soda, salt, and flour. Slowly add to the creamed mixture. Stir in the cookie chunks and chocolate chips by hand. Press half the dough into a greased 9×13 pan. Set aside.

2. In another mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat again. Pour on top of the dough in the pan.

3. Crumble the remaining dough over the top of the cheesecake gently. Bake at 350* for 30 minutes. Remove and place on a wire rack to cool. Refrigerate until completely chilled. Cut into 24 bars.

4. Place the white chips in a microwaveable bowl with 1/2 teaspoon shortening. Heat for 30 seconds. Stir. Heat for 15 seconds more if needed Stir until creamy. Repeat with the dark chips. Place each chocolate into two plastic bags with one tip cut off each. Drizzle over the bars and top with cookie crumbs immediately. Keep refrigerated. Makes 24 bars

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