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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!

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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.
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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 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 252

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 (Cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla) 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
    I just made these last night and had the taste test this afternoon. The combination of chocolate chip cookie and cream cheese makes a very interesting mix. All I can say is that they are very addictive!

  2. 4 stars
    I cut down the sugar and used Pamela’s GF pancake and baking mix and these turned out very yummy in deed! Thanks!

  3. Hi just wondering how many servings this makes? I’m assuming about 12 since it’s a 9×9 pan. Thanks!

  4. Yes it depends on how big or small you make them, but I usually cut it into 12. thanks for stopping by.

  5. Why are you putting the dough on foil in the pan instead of putting the dough right into the pan?

  6. 5 stars
    We enjoy this recipe. I remember making it a few years ago and it’s stuck with me enough that I hunted it down to make it again tonight. We doubled the recipe and put them in two 9×9 and that went well but I will say next time I’ll cut down on the chocolate chips. It was a pretty easy recipes though, my 5 year-old was able to make most of it with just a bit of guidance…and help mixing.

  7. When you say 2 cup full how big is the cup you’re using got to be,I’m in England and use oz or grams for measuring the ingredients out x please help as I’m desperate to make these,thanks in advance xx

  8. 5 stars
    How big are the cups used for this recipe please,I’m in England and use oz or grams for measuring the ingredients out so is it possible for you to tell me the cup size or weight of the ingredients thanks in advance xx

  9. 5 stars
    My husband and I made these and they were terrifyingly decadent and delicious. We ate it all so fast! Next time we need to make sure we have guests to share with!

  10. 5 stars
    I made these recently and they are now my most popular cookie. I love to bake and give most of it away so my husband and I don’t eat it all. I just got asked for the recipe today and tonight got a request to make them for a party this weekend. It is a Mother’s Day dinner and a birthday party for her daughter. She is even paying me! When my husband bit into the first one he joked that he could feel his arteries clogging. I will continue to make these for all groups and occasions.

  11. 5 stars
    I made them for my family but almost want to hide them so no one else can eat them– they’re delicious and addictive. Amazing recipe- very fun and easy to follow too!

  12. Description talks about a 9×13 pan but recipe says to use 9×9. Is one a misprint?

  13. What size pan are you supposed to use? You say you need a 9×13 but the recipe states smaller.

  14. You say a 9×13 pan in the article about this recipe. Then the actual recipe says 9×9 pan. So which is it? Also actual recipe never tells you when to add the cream cheese. I am assuming it’s with the butter mixture.

  15. Pleas clarify is it a 9×9 pan or 9×13 pan since recipe calls for both!

  16. It’s a 9X9 pan, we have corrected the post. On the cream cheese, it’s blended together in step 9 on the recipe card when the filling ingredients are blended together. Thank you Judy!

  17. 5 stars
    I made this and doubled the batch. Will cut back some of the sugar next time. Amazing bars! Thank you for the recipe! It’s a Keeper!

  18. 5 stars
    Great recipe! I made these and took them into work and my coworkers kept talking about them all day. I then made them for Father’s Day and was informed by my siblings they wanted a whole pan just for themselves. I plan on trying to add some peanut butter and see what happens, I’m assuming more deliciousness.

    I did notice that store brand cream cheese does not work as well as a brand like Phildelphia.

  19. I haven’t tried this before but I think you could. I would increase the baking time by 5-10 minutes since it would be a bit thicker. Thank you!

  20. 5 stars
    These were amazing! I have made them several times and they disappear quickly every time. I highly recommend these! ???

  21. Would this be possible with a 9in round pan? In quarantine and no square pans available at home

  22. Soooo yummy!!! Everyone loved them!!! Thanks so much for posting this delicious recipe ??

  23. 5 stars
    I’ve made this earlier today for my husband’s birthday, and it was soooooo good! My family LOVED it. It was easy to make.

  24. 5 stars
    These were delicious! Made them as directed, but used dark chocolate chips because that’s what we had on hand and honestly, I wouldn’t change a thing. I served them when they were still a tiny bit warm, but yet chilled and they were a huge hit with our family – will definitely make again! Thank you for the recipe and amazing pictures that made me want to make this!

  25. I made these cookies, there are yummy but why did the cream cheese felt soft , little slimy?

  26. if i was to use a 9×13 pan, just double everything in the recipe?? or do you think i need to cut down on some ingredients, wasn’t sure if it would be to much sugar or chocolate chips

  27. 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.

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

  29. 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

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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 !

  33. 5 stars
    Soooo tasty! It’s like a chocolate chip cookie and a cheesecake had a baby! Even my picky eater teenager loved them!

  34. 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!!!!!

  35. 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!

  36. 5 stars
    These are delicious and easy to make. My go to recipe to take when needed for dessert.

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 5 stars
    I just made these today and my family loved them. Thank you for the fabulous recipe! ?

  40. 5 stars
    Delicious, sweet and rich! I made these for my office and got rave reviews. I doubled the recipe and used a 13×9 pan but only used 3 cups of chocolate chips (instead of 4) based on some of the other reviews I read. I think that was the right choice. Everyone loved them. It was very easy to make too. This will be my go-to recipe for potlucks and parties.

  41. 5 stars
    These are great. Delicious and easy to make. Didn’t have a 9×9, so used the 7×11. Worked great. I just oiled pan instead of using parchment paper. No problem getting them out.

  42. 5 stars
    I made this for my family lunch Sunday and it was a huge hit! I had several comments on how good it was! Very easy to make.

  43. 5 stars
    MAKE THESE!!!! If you’re looking for a wow factor…..this is the dessert recipe you want!!!!
    I sent these with my husband to a mens meeting several months ago and they are still talking about them!!! They want the recipe!!
    I bake almost every day. Mostly pies. But are fabulous!!!
    Followed the recipe exactly.

  44. Totally missing as to where/when you add the cream cheese here??
    I read it 3x and didn’t see it in the directions.

  45. It is on step 9. I added more details on it to make it more clear. Thank you for commenting.

  46. 5 stars
    I made this in a 9×13 pan and baked for about 25 mins. 8 kids and 2 adults ate almost the whole pan! So good and so easy

  47. 5 stars
    I made this x1 in a 9×13 pan and baked about 25 mins. 8 kids and 2 adults ate almost the whole pan! So good and so easy

  48. 5 stars
    I am recently retired and trying out different recipes. This Chocolate chip Cookie Cheesecake Bar recipe is one of the best I have ever tried! I was easy and I already had all the ingredients on hand. My grown daughter was so impressed that it became one of her top third desserts ever! I am trying to find recipes that I can make as Christmas gifts and this one definitely will be included. Thank you for such a wonderful treat.

  49. 5 stars
    These are amazing, used an 8×8 pan and came out perfectly. Cannot recommend this recipe enough!

  50. 5 stars
    This is one of my favourite baking recipes. If you love cheesecake like me, double the “filling” part!!