Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars

  

Author: Divas Can Cook
Recipe type: dessert,

Ingredients

2¼ cups all purpose flour

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

12 tablespoons butter, melted

½ cup granulated sugar

1 cup brown sugar, packed

2 eggs, lightly beaten

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided, plus more if desired

CHEESECAKE LAYER

8 oz cream cheese, softened

¼ cup sour cream

1 egg, slightly beaten

¼ cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Line an 8 x 8 pan with greased parchment paper. Set aside.

In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl cream together butter and sugars.

Stir in eggs and vanilla extract.

Mix dry ingredients with wet ingredients just until a soft dough forms and flour mixture is incorporated.

Press half of dough into the prepared pan in an even layer.

Cover with 1 cup chocolate chips (can use more/less chocolate chips if desired).

Prepare the cheesecake batter by mixing together the cream cheese, sour cream, egg, powdered sugar and vanilla extract into a large bowl until creamy.

Pour cheesecake batter over chocolate chips and spread evenly.

Mix ½ cup chocolate chips into remaining cookie dough.

Drop remaining cookie dough over cheesecake layer until completely covered.

Sprinkle on more chocolate chips (if desired).

Bake for 35-40 minutes or until center of cookie is set and golden.

Allow bars to cool in pan and then refrigerate for at least 3 hours (Overnight is best)

Slice into bars.

Store in the refrigerator.

Serve cold or room temperature.

Recipe by Divas Can Cook at http://divascancook.com/chocolate-chip-cookie-cheesecake-bars-recipe-cookie-dough/