Cookie dough chocolate chip cheesecake squares

16 Nov

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Got a hankering for cheesecake and chocolate chips and cookie dough and squares? Do I have a fabulous recipe for you! Chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake squares are the ultimate in desserts – gooey and crunchy and soft and moreish and more!

I made this delicious dessert when friends of ours invited us out on their boat for the day. Yes, we spent the day feeling like royalty as we cruised the stunning local waterways on a glorious sunny day.

We ate, we drank champers, we gasped when a dolphin befriended us and kept swimming by the boat just an arm`s length from us. Maybe Miss Dolphin also had a hankering for a chocolate chip cheesecake squares – who could blame her?

This is the perfect portable dessert that requires no plates or cutlery or faffing about, simply cut into squares at home and sere straight from the container. This makes this treat perfect for a picnic or BBQ.

You can cut them any size you want – make a batch go a long way by serving up delicate little portions, or go large for a lush treat.

You will need a food processor for this recipe.

GATHER:

Base:

110 grams plain sweet biscuits, broken into crumbs in food processor
80 grams butter, melted and slightly cooled

Choc chip cookie dough layer:

70 grams butter, diced, at room temperature
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
3/4 cup plain flour
½ cup dark chocolate chips

Cream cheese layer

250 grams cream cheese, room temperature, diced
1/4 cup caster sugar

1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

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LET`S GET TO IT:

Preheat oven to 170C and grease and line a 20cm square baking pan with non-stick baking paper and leave two opposite ends overhanging.

In medium bowl stir melted butter and crumbs until thoroughly combined then pack into the prepared pan. Use the bottom of a glass to ensure it is even.

Bake for 6 minutes then remove and place pan to a cooling rack. Leave the oven on – you will be needing it again.

For the choc chip cookie dough: Beat butter, sugars, and vanilla in bowl of electric mixer until combined for about two minutes.

Add in flour and mix until just combined then stir in choc chips with a spoon – set aside.

Meanwhile, blitz cream cheese and sugar in food processor for one minute, scrape down sides of bowl with a spatula then add vanilla and egg and blitz until combined

Pour the cheesecake batter on top of the cooked, cooled base.

Then, use your hands to make lumps of cookie dough and gently place on top of the cheesecake layer. Don`t push the cookie dough in – it should be sitting on top. Don’t worry if there are some gaps, you want

Bake for around 25-35 minutes. Set aside to cool completely before cutting into squares to serve.

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30 Responses to “Cookie dough chocolate chip cheesecake squares”

  1. Linda @thedutchbaker November 16, 2016 at 9:25 pm #

    Scrumptious! 🙂 lovely post xx

  2. Snapshotsincursive November 17, 2016 at 4:18 am #

    Yumolicious! 🍓

  3. Stephanie Leduc November 17, 2016 at 4:18 am #

    Oh my!!!! These look to die for, loving that cream cheese layer.

  4. cupcakes101010 November 17, 2016 at 6:26 am #

    that looks so good

    • The Hungry Mum November 17, 2016 at 2:24 pm #

      Thanks so much 🙂

      • cupcakes101010 January 4, 2017 at 4:42 am #

        thx

  5. Laura @ Feast Wisely November 17, 2016 at 7:29 am #

    Lucky you hungry mum having friends with a boat! I came close on Sunday spending $2.50 for 3 ferry rides on Sydney’s Harbour – always a reminder on a sunny day of how stunning the city is!

  6. Fourth Generation Farmgirl November 17, 2016 at 9:39 am #

    Great photographs! This looks so good! 🙂

  7. Jo November 17, 2016 at 12:57 pm #

    Oh these look dangerously delicious. I’ve just printed out the recipe!!

    • The Hungry Mum November 17, 2016 at 2:24 pm #

      They really are wickedly good! Hope you love them as much as I do ;0

  8. Hetal November 17, 2016 at 4:00 pm #

    umm..yes please! I always have a hankering for cookie dough lol

  9. Lorraine @Not Quite Nigella November 17, 2016 at 6:52 pm #

    Well I didn’t have a hankering for these until you described them and now I really want one!! 😀

  10. Ada ~ More Food, Please November 18, 2016 at 5:02 pm #

    This looks amazing!

  11. youthfoodblog November 19, 2016 at 6:52 pm #

    I love that cheesecake square. Looks so crunchy and munchy!

  12. girl in a food frenzy November 22, 2016 at 1:07 pm #

    Good good in great company is one of life’s greatest pleasures. These little morsels look ideal for an outing & I love anything with chocolate or cheesecake, (so) it’s a big win win!

  13. Carolyn Page November 23, 2016 at 7:55 pm #

    These look soooo good.
    I’ve given up sugar (including chocolate) the past few months and I feel really good… But, funnily enough, I really enjoy seeing beautiful cakes and sweets. It seems the ‘creative’ aspect lingers… haha… I can enjoy the creative process without the need to sample… Good for the waistline… 😀

    • The Hungry Mum November 25, 2016 at 7:56 am #

      Thank you Carolyn! Good on you for giving up sugar, that is v impressive. I haven:t given up sugar but I rarely eat my own creations – I also enjoy the creative process without sampling. I save my calories for cheese 🙂

      • Carolyn Page November 25, 2016 at 8:56 am #

        Haha… I have a liking for yoghurt, too… Yum… Sugar free, of course! 🙂

  14. BeaFreitas November 27, 2016 at 1:06 pm #

    Looks super delicious! You’ve gained yourself a new follower!

  15. FrugalHausfrau December 11, 2016 at 12:58 pm #

    Gimme, gimme! Those look CRAZY good!!

    • The Hungry Mum December 12, 2016 at 11:42 am #

      I need to make them again, they were omg good!

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