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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake

Last month, I made this cheesecake for my birthday. I absolutely LOVE the Cheesecake Factory’s version and was hoping I would be able to replicate it. It isn’t quite like the cheesecake factories, but it will definitely do when your in a bind and someone loves a cheesecake full of chocolate chip cookie dough! 
Unfortunately, my cheesecake was a little “jiggly” in the middle. It didn’t set all the way and I had cooked it over it’s recommended baking time. My mom and I think it’s because my crust was so thick… I want to give this recipe a try one more time, but probably not for a long while–well at least until someone request it for their birthday! All in-all I was pleased with it and it satisfied my birthday sweet tooth! 

I’m posting this recipe today in honor of my mother’s birthday!

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 30 minutes + chill time
Serves: 12

Ingredients for Crust:
4 tablespoons butter, melted
2 1/2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs 
(I did not have these on hand so I opted to go the traditional route)
Ingredients for Filling:
4 (8-ounce) blocks cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1 cup sugar
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sour cream 
(I used light and it worked just fine)
Ingredients for Cookie Dough:
½ cup butter, softened
½ cup sugar
½ cup packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoon water or milk
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup mini chocolate chips
An additional 1 cup mini chocolate chips to fold into the batter with the cookie dough balls
Ingredients/Directions for Garnish:
1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped to stiff peaks 
(add 1 tablespoon powdered sugar while whipping if you like a bit of extra sweetness)
Mini chocolate chips, for sprinkling
Directions for the cookie dough: In a medium bowl, combine the butter and sugars for the cookie dough. Add the water (or milk), vanilla and blend. Mix in the flour, salt and the chocolate chips. The dough will be fairly soft. Gently roll the dough into small balls (about a teaspoon size, maybe a bit larger) and place them on a wax paper lined plate or baking sheet. Place them in the freezer to harden while making the rest of the cheesecake.
Directions for the crust: Lightly grease the bottom and sides of a 10-inch springform pan. In a medium bowl, combine the butter with the chocolate cookie crumbs (you could easily use a food processor to crush the cookies and incorporate the butter). Press onto the bottom and about halfway up the sides of the prepared pan.
Directions for the cheesecake: Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat the cream cheese, sugar, eggs and flour until smooth. Add the vanilla and sour cream and mix just until blended. Be careful not to overmix – incorporating too much air into the batter can contribute to a cheesecake cracking on top during baking.
Pour half the batter into the prepared crust. Gently stir in the cookie dough balls and the additional 1 cup mini chocolate chips into the remaining batter. Pour into the pan, spreading the batter to the sides of the pan and evening it out across the top (it is ok to see bumps of cookie dough here and there, smooth it the best you can). Bake the cheesecake at 325 degrees for one hour. Turn off the oven and prop the door open several inches. Let the cake sit in the oven for an additional 30 minutes. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool completely on a wire rack. Refrigerate until chilled (ideally, overnight). To serve, cut into slices and top with whipped cream and mini chocolate chips.


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18 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake”

  1. ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com posted on May 10, 2011 at 10:51 am (#)

    Jiggly or not, it looks amazing!

  2. Danielle posted on May 10, 2011 at 12:27 pm (#)

    This looks amazing!!

  3. shannon i olson posted on May 10, 2011 at 1:48 pm (#)

    wow that looks good…and like something I would eat the entire cake all by myself. 🙂

  4. idesign posted on May 10, 2011 at 3:14 pm (#)

    this looks so good! i'll have to bookmark this 🙂

    -Jackie
    http://jaclyndesigns.blogspot.com/

  5. Amanda- Eating in Winnipeg posted on May 10, 2011 at 4:00 pm (#)

    oh my gosh this looks so great!! i just made a vanilla bean cheese cake for mother's day so i have cheese cake on the mind! i'd love it if you came over and shared a recipe on my blog hop on sunday!

  6. brettb734 posted on May 10, 2011 at 5:26 pm (#)

    That looks delicious! My wife loves just about anything with cookie dough, so I better put this in the recipe box to try.

  7. Liz @ Two Maids a Milking posted on May 10, 2011 at 8:49 pm (#)

    Oh wow. That looks awesome! Would love for you to come and link it up to Two Maids a Baking!

    http://twomaidsamilking.blogspot.com

  8. Kelli @ RTSM posted on May 11, 2011 at 11:46 am (#)

    This looks so yummy! When I take a break from my diet I am making this for sure:) I always have a hard time making cheesecake because I want to eat it as soon as it comes out of the oven, but I know it needs too cool to taste its best!

  9. Katie @ This Chick Cooks posted on May 11, 2011 at 12:34 pm (#)

    Happy birthday to your mom! That cheesecake looks delicious. Chocolate+ cheesecake is a winner by me 🙂 Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  10. OhioMomPatriot posted on May 11, 2011 at 12:45 pm (#)

    This looks divine! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Lisa posted on May 11, 2011 at 4:55 pm (#)

    That cheesecake looks incredible. I'd say there's no better way to celebrate a birthday than with something as delicious as this.

  12. Valerie@Occasionally Crafty posted on May 11, 2011 at 8:36 pm (#)

    That sounds delicious! Now I just need a reason to make it. Or not….

    I am featuring this on my blog for Three Things Thursday, tomorrow May 12th. Stop on by, check it out, and grab a button if you like.

    Have a great day!

  13. Erin posted on May 13, 2011 at 5:22 pm (#)

    That just looks like heaven on a plate!!! Yum!

  14. Karen posted on May 13, 2011 at 5:55 pm (#)

    Wow this looks awesome. Love cookie dough anything!

  15. Danielle posted on May 14, 2011 at 5:04 pm (#)

    This looks amazing – I wanted to let you know that I featured this on my "What I Bookmarked This Week" post today. Stop by and check it out!

    danielle

  16. Andrea . Charcoal and crayons posted on May 25, 2011 at 5:57 pm (#)

    Looks absolutely yummy! Will be bookmarking for sure!

  17. D+B posted on June 6, 2011 at 6:20 am (#)

    These look so delicious!! I am your new follower! I will definitely be trying some of your recipes.. 🙂 Also if you want to check out my blog it is For-The-Love-Of.blogspot.com I am new to this, but I am excited to share recipes, crafts, and make-up. If you would want to follow also that would be wonderful!!

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