Friday, January 30, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake...WOW!

This is a recipe given to me by my friend, Suzanne. It is amazing! Two things to know before you start: it's a little time consuming and you have to use a springform pan.

1 3/4 cups crushed chocolate chip cookies or chocolate cookies
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted

3 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 (8 oz) cup sour cream
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Cookie Dough:
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 T. water
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips, divided

In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan; set aside.

In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low just until combined. Add sour cream and vanilla; beat just until blended. Pour over crust; set aside.

In another mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars on medium speed for 3 minutes. Add water and vanilla. Gradually add flour. Stir in 1 cup of chocolate chips. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls over filling, gently pushing dough below surface (dough should be completely covered by filling).

Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes. (My oven took a good bit longer. You can tell it's done when the center is almost set and the top begins to crack slightly.) I put a cookie sheet under my springform pan b/c some liquid runs out when it's baking. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Remove sides of the pan. Sprinkle with remaining chips before serving.

Last thing, call me over to enjoy a slice with you!!!


Mary said...

Looks amazing! i think I might give it a try!

Mary said...

I'm making this tonight... come over!