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Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars – Deliciously soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie bars that are filled with a sweet cream cheese centre. Two irresistible dessert recipes combined into one!

Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Cheesecake Stuffed Cookie Bars Recipe

This one is for the cheesecake and cookie lovers!

Deliciously soft and chewy cookie bars studded with chocolate chips, and filled with a sweet cream cheese centre.

So quick and easy to throw together, and only requires simple ingredients.

These cookie bars are a favourite in my house, and I’m sure your family and friends will love them too!

Looking for more cheesecake recipes? Check out my Mini Oreo Cheesecakes, No-Bake Double Chocolate Cheesecake, and my Cheesecake Brownies.

Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Ingredients you’ll need

Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make these bars. You can find my recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list with their amounts.

For the Cookie:

  • Plain/all-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Unsalted butter: Melted.
  • Light brown sugar
  • Caster/granulated sugar
  • Large egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Chocolate chips: You can use milk, dark, or semi-sweet.

For the Cheesecake Filling:

  • Cream cheese: Softened to room temperature.
  • Caster/granulated sugar
  • Large egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Plain/all-purpose flour

How to make Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

To make these cookie bars, simply grab a medium mixing bowl and whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In a separate large mixing bowl, whisk together the butter and sugars until combined.

Add the egg and vanilla extract, and whisk until combined.

Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

Fold in the chocolate chips.

Press half of the dough into an 8×8-inch square baking pan lined with parchment paper.

For the cheesecake filling, grab a medium mixing bowl and mix together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth and combined.

Add the egg, vanilla extract, and flour, and mix until completely combined.

Spread the cream cheese mixture into the prepared pan, and smooth out the top.

Place flattened out pieces of the remaining dough evenly on top.

Bake for 35 – 40 minutes or until golden brown on top. Allow to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.

TIP: For clean, neat slices, place the pan in the freezer for 1 hour before cutting into bars.

The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.

NOTE: For best results, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup measurements.

Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough, and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.

Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

These Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are:

  • deliciously thick, soft, and chewy
  • perfectly infused with vanilla
  • filled with a sweet cream cheese centre
  • the BEST dessert for cheesecake and cookie lovers!

How long will these cookie bars last? These bars will stay fresh, stored in an airtight container, in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Can I freeze these cookie bars? Yes, they also freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.

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Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Yield: 16 bars
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Deliciously soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie bars that are filled with a sweet cream cheese centre. Two irresistible dessert recipes combined into one!

Ingredients

For the Cookie

  • 2 cups (250g) plain/all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup (100g) light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50g) caster/granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (175g) chocolate chips

For the Cheesecake

  • 8 oz (226g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (100g) caster/granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons (25g) plain/all-purpose flour

Instructions

For the Cookie

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line an 8x8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a separate large bowl, whisk together the butter and sugars until combined. Add the egg and vanilla, and whisk until combined.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Press half of the dough into the prepared pan.

For the Cheesecake

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth and combined.
  2. Add the egg, vanilla, and flour, and mix until completely combined.
  3. Spread the cream cheese mixture into the prepared pan, and smooth out the top.
  4. Place flattened out pieces of the remaining dough evenly on top.
  5. Bake for 35 - 40 minutes or until golden brown on top. Allow to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
  6. TIP: For clean, neat slices, place the pan in the freezer for 1 hour before cutting into bars.

Notes

Bars stay fresh, stored in an airtight container, in the fridge for up to 1 week. They also freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 bars Serving Size: 1 bar
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 279Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 167mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 0.4gSugar: 19gProtein: 4g

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