When I was a kid, some of my favorite memories involve making chocolate chip cookies. You would think that these times involved eating lots of warm gooey cookies, but actually the thing I remember the most is eating the dough!! Oh Im sure we ate our fair share of cookies too, but the DOUGH was what we all fought over! Who would get to lick the beater?Who got to lick the spoon? Who gets to scrape out the bowl!? Haha actually my brother would still call and ask me to make him cookie dough, long after I got married! Oh yes, my famiy has a serious love for cookie dough! When Fathers day approached this year, I found myself trying to come up with a new yummy dessert. (I have some how been dubbed dessert maker) Trying to think of something all the Dads would like (my dad, my 3 brothers and my hubby) I decided to try a new dessert with cookie dough. It happened to be hot and crazy busy that weekend, so I had no desire to turn on my oven, but still wanted something yummy. These delicious, over the top, NO BAKE, Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars are what I came up with! All of the Dads (even a couple who “dont like cheesecake”) LOVED these bars!! They are already back on the menu for my niece’s graduation festivities this weekend! 🙂 Here is the recipe: (this recipe fill a large 11×15 pan, so it can definitely be split for smaller batches)

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Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Cookie Dough

  • 1.5cups ROOM TEMP butter
  • 1.5cups sugar
  • 1.5cups brown sugar
  • 3.5cups flour
  • 6tsp.vanilla extract
  • 5tbsp. Milk
  • 2cups chocolate chips

Cheesecake

  • 2 bricks room temp cream cheese
  • 1box instant cheesecake pudding ***
  • 3/4cup confectionery sugar
  • 1 regular container Cool Whip
  • 3/4 cup Milk

Drizzle

  • 1/2cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1tsp vegetable oil

In a large mixing bowl, cream the cream cheese until smooth with no lumps.

Add the powdered sugar, pudding mix and milk. Mix together until smooth.

Fold in the Cool whip and let set in fridge.

In another large mixing bowl cream the butter and both sugars, until light and fluffy. (about 2-3 minutes)

Mix in the milk and vanilla

Now add the flour and mix well until all combined and smooth

Fold in the chocolate chips

Spray a 11×15 pan with non stick spray and sprinkle a little flour over the spray.

Spread half of the cookie dough over the bottom of the pan

Now spread the cheesecake mix over the dough. Completely covering the dough.

Spread the remaining dough over the cheesecake, covering it all.

In a small microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips with the oil until smooth (about 30seconds)

Drizzle the melted chocolate over top

I placed my bars in the freezer for an hour to set them up. Also because I knew there wouldn’t be room for them in the fridge at my moms house. When we got there I simply left them on the counter until it was dessert time.

If you do not want to freeze them. I would just chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to let them all set.

Slice and ENJOY!! 🙂

Oh these are Heaven!! And are very addicting!!

Let me know what you think and as always…

HAPPY COOKING!!

***This last weekend when I made this, I couldnt find the cheesecake pudding so I ended up grabbing a box of the Jello brand NO BAKE cheesecake mix. (thanks Amy for the tip) I used the powder mix in place of the pudding and it turned out amazing!! Soo if for some reason you cant find the instant pudding, you can still make this! 🙂

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