You have to make these delicious Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars. They are the perfect combination of creamy cheesecake and chocolate chip cookies. They are perfect for the holidays, bake sales, cookie trays and more!

Close up image of chocolate chip cookie cheesecake bars stack on top of each other.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars:

Your family will love these Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars. You can’t go wrong combining the deliciousness of chocolate chip cookies and cheesecake! I love how easy they are to make any night of the week!

I love cookie bars. In my opinion, they are much easier to bake then regular cookies. You don’t have to scoop and batch bake your dough. It all goes into one pan.

Close up image of chocolate chip cookie cheesecake bars cut in squares on a platter.

What could be better than delicious cheesecake or chocolate chip cookies? Chocolate chip cream cheese bars of course!

This recipe is a game changer and one you will fall in love with.

These cookie cheesecake bars are delicious and pretty much amazing! The cheesecake filling combined with the chocolate chip cookie dough make a dessert that no one will forget!

It’s always a hit regardless of what kind you make and everyone will really love these Cookie bars!

Close up image of chocolate chip cookie cheesecake bars cut in squares.

Ingredients:

For the Crust (which is also the cookie layer):

  • Flour – In use unbleached all purpose flour for this recipe.
  • Baking Soda – This is needed so that the bars will rise when baking.
  • Salt – Just a small amount to bring out the flavors in the other ingredients.
  • Butter – Softened at room temperature.
  • Sugar and Brown Sugar – I love using a combination of both types of sugar.
  • Egg – This is necessary as it binds the other ingredients.
  • Vanilla Extract – Just a little bit as a delicious sweetness to these cookie bars.
  • Chocolate Chips – I usually use semi-sweet chocolate chips but milk chocolate would be delicious in this recipe too.
Close up image of ingredients for chocolate chip cookie cheesecake bars.

For the Cream Cheese Filling:

  • Cream Cheese – Full fat cream cheese as it makes these cheesecake bars cream.
  • Sugar – I only us the white granular sugar in the cream cheese layer.
  • Egg – Again it’s needed to bind the other ingredients together.
  • Vanilla – A small amount adds a delicious sweetness to the cream cheese layer.

This is a really simple recipe and even the kids can help. The results are so tasty and one of our favorite recipes.

  • Make the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. – In a large bowl, combine the chocolate chip cookie dough crust ingredients, then press 2/3 of it into the 9×9 pan. Save the remaining dough for after you pour in the cheesecake filling.
  • Make the Cream Cheese Layer. – In a separate bowl beat the cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Add in the egg and vanilla for the Cheesecake Bar filling. Then pour the filling on top of the crust.
Close up image of chocolate chip cookie dough in a bowl and a bowl of cheesecake filling.
  • Make the Topping. – Then with the remaining dough, crumble on top and bake.
  • Then bake. – Bake at 350 degrees F for about 35-40 minutes and the top is golden brown!
Close up image of chocolate chip cookie cheesecake bars in process.
  • And cool. – Let the cheesecake bars cool on the counter for an hour and then refrigerate for 3-4 hours before serving.

Everyone will go crazy over this delicious and easy dessert. Make sure you have your 9 x 9 baking pans for your cookie bars. Especially if you making for your next get together!

The ones with the lid are really handy if you are taking this dessert somewhere. When I am bringing it to a party or a family get together, I always bring in a disposable pan. This makes it easy to leave what is leftover, but there is rarely any left.

Close up image of chocolate chip cookie cheesecake bars cut in squares.

Tips for the best cheesecake bars:

Follow these tips for the best Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake bars:

  • You can use refrigerated cookie dough to save time. In my opinion, homemade cookie dough is the way to go but you can use pre-made to save time.
  • I have even used white chocolate chips and it was delicious. Sometimes you have to use what you have on hand.
  • You can also add any nuts, candies, or sprinkles. That is what is great about this recipe, you can change it up to what your family likes! You might even co-ordinate the sprinkles with your holiday party!
  • Make sure to let them cool completely. – I have found that it is best to let them cool completely before cutting into them. As crazy as it sounds, using a plastic knife makes it cut easier. The cookie bars cut into perfect squares!
  • I usually make the chocolate chip cookie cheesecake bars in a 9×9 pan. But if I am bringing it to a party, I will double the recipe. Then I will use a 9 x 13 pan.
  • Use parchment paper. – Line the baking pan with parchment paper as it makes it easier to remove the cheesecake bars from the pan.
Close up image of a 9x9 pan of chocolate chip cookie cheesecake bars.

How to Store:

Due to the cheesecake layer, these bars should be stored in the refrigerator in an air tight container for up to 5-7 days. They can sit at room temperature for 15 – 30 minutes when serving but should be refrigerated after that time.

Can you Freeze?

Yes, these cheesecake bars freeze great.

To freeze:

  • Ensure that the bars have cooled completely and cut into bars.
  • Place the bars on a baking sheet and then put them in the freezer for at least 40 minutes to 1 hour.
  • After this time, move the cars to a freezer safe bag.
  • Then freeze for up to 2-3 months.
  • When you are ready to enjoy them, defrost them out over night in the refrigerator.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars

4.71 from 48 votes
Need a an easy dessert – make these chocolate chip cookie cheesecake bars. YUM! They are the perfect marriage of chocolate chip cookies and cheescake!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 252
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 2 cup Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2/3 cup softened Butter
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 cup Chocolate Chips
  • Filling:
  • 8 oz softened Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Line a 9×9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil and spray with nonstick spray.
  • Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt for crust.
  • Cream together butter, brown sugar and sugar until fluffy.
  • Add egg and vanilla and whip to incorporate.
  • Add flour mixture and mix until incorporated.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Press 2/3 of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan to form an even layer.
  • Combine filling ingredients and beat until blended.
  • Spread filling over the cookie dough layer and level.
  • Crumble remaining crust dough over the filling layer.
  • Bake for 40 minutes, or until cheesecake is set and cookie dough has browned.
  • Allow to cool completely and chill before slicing.

Recipe Notes

Chocolate and cheesecake come together to make the perfect dessert combination in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 252kcal, Carbohydrates 33g, Protein 2g, Fat 12g, Saturated Fat 7g, Cholesterol 39mg, Sodium 167mg, Potassium 38mg, Sugar 24g, Vitamin A 340IU, Vitamin C 0.1mg, Calcium 37mg, Iron 0.8mg

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  1. 5 stars
    These were delicious and simple – a good ‘no fuss’ recipe to bring to a friend’s or share with family.

    I didn’t have a 9×9 so I used an 8×12. Worked fine. I baked for the same time, then turned off the oven and let them sit in the heat for an extra 7 minutes (the tops were already browned so I wanted the bottom to solidify a bit more. Turned out perfectly.

  2. Awesome! This is great to hear and I’m glad the larger pan worked out perfectly!

  3. Does this need to be refrigerated after the initial chill after cooling? Also, how long is this dessert good for? Please let me know. Thank you

  4. I do store this in the refrigerate after making it since it has the cheesecake in it. Generally it will last 5-7 days in the refrigerator. Thank you.

  5. 5 stars
    These are AMAZING!!! My whole family loved them…..even the one who doesn’t eat desserts (strange kid, I know). We doubled the recipe & used a 9×13 baking dish. Baked them approx 5 minutes longer.

  6. 5 stars
    I have made these numerous times and they are always a hit. The cookie dough is always chewy and soft. The cheesecake is gooey and filling. Tip: keep a close eye on them around 30 minutes I typically always take mine out early ! Do not try them until they are chilled completely different taste !

  7. 5 stars
    Soooo tasty! It’s like a chocolate chip cookie and a cheesecake had a baby! Even my picky eater teenager loved them!

  8. 5 stars
    I made these today for our all alone covid Christmas celebration.
    Super easy and delicious!!!
    My honey had one bite and proclaimed they are a definite repeat!!! Thanks so much for the recipe!!!!!

  9. 5 stars
    On my kids’ birthdays I always give my kids a choice of a cake or brownies to celebrate. Last year they asked if this could be a choice. Now it’s what they all choose!

  10. 5 stars
    These are delicious and easy to make. My go to recipe to take when needed for dessert.

  11. 5 stars
    Saw this recipe and had to make these, immediately! I used store brand cream cheese and no problems. My son (he’s 14, 5’8″ size 11 mens shoe) wont stop eating them. These are dense and creamy, sweet and chewy. This is a great easy recipe for a decadent delicious result, winner and keeper!! Thanks for sharing 😀 Next time I’ll add pecans or walnuts.

  12. Hello, I’m making these for my father in laws birthday celebration. He saw the recipe on Facebook and asked for them. The recipe doesn’t specify if the butter should be salted or unsalted. Thanks in advance.

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