Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with Cheesecake Filling


30 minutes


30 minutes






  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) Challenge Unsalted Butter, softened
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini morsels semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly butter a 9-inch square pan.

  • 2

    In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

  • 3

    In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar and ⅓ cup white sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla.

  • 4

    Add flour mixture, stir by hand to keep from dusting then mix on low speed until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

  • 5

    Press half of this dough into bottom of 9-inch square pan.

  • 6

    Roll the remaining cookie dough into an approximately 8 to 9-inch rectangle between 2 sheets of parchment or waxed paper. Set aside and chill briefly while filling is prepared.

  • 7

    For the filling: mix the cream cheese and ⅓ cup sugar until smooth, then blend in vanilla and egg. Pour the filling over cookie dough in the pan.

  • 8

    Cut dough square into smaller 1¼ to 1½-inch squares. Place pieces evenly over the top of the filling. (Cookie layer will expand as it bakes.)

  • 9

    Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool completely, and then chill. Cut into squares to serve.

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