Quick and simple. Rivals restaurant cheesecakes!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x13-inch baking pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Mix cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and vanilla together in a bowl until smooth and well blended.

  • Spread 1 roll of cookie dough on the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking pan to form the base. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly on top. Pinch off small pieces of the remaining cookie dough and distribute them on the cream cheese mixture.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cream cheese mixture is set and cookies on top are golden brown, 30 to 45 minutes. Let cool before serving, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Use your favorite kind of cookie dough to create customized variations.

Nutrition Facts

654 calories; protein 7g 14% DV; carbohydrates 74.4g 24% DV; fat 36.8g 57% DV; cholesterol 92.5mg 31% DV; sodium 404mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2018
Having just made this recipe, I've got several comments to make: First, technically this isn't a cheesecake. Rather these are cheesecake bars. That said, they're rather tasty and I'd make them again. Next, for the reviewer that claims this isn't a recipe, here's the definition of recipe from Merriam-Webster: a set of instructions for making something from various ingredients. Clearly, this satisfies that definition. If you're denigrating the recipe for using store-bought dough, then you're welcome to make your own dough. Finally, a suggestion: if like me you bought logs of dough in the refrigerated section, I'd let one of them sit out along-side the cream cheese. I think it would be a lot easier to form the crust that way. The other log, definitely keep chilled; rather than pinching off bits and pieces for the top, I just sliced the log into thin slices; it covered the top admirably. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2018
Pretty good. Kids were big fans. Nice and easy for big crowd! Read More
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59 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2018
Having just made this recipe, I've got several comments to make: First, technically this isn't a cheesecake. Rather these are cheesecake bars. That said, they're rather tasty and I'd make them again. Next, for the reviewer that claims this isn't a recipe, here's the definition of recipe from Merriam-Webster: a set of instructions for making something from various ingredients. Clearly, this satisfies that definition. If you're denigrating the recipe for using store-bought dough, then you're welcome to make your own dough. Finally, a suggestion: if like me you bought logs of dough in the refrigerated section, I'd let one of them sit out along-side the cream cheese. I think it would be a lot easier to form the crust that way. The other log, definitely keep chilled; rather than pinching off bits and pieces for the top, I just sliced the log into thin slices; it covered the top admirably. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2017
This is such an easy dessert to put together and tastes delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2018
Great dish! I made my own chocolate chip cookie dough (tollhouse recipe) instead of the packaged dough. I would say use about 1/2 the recipe for the crust and about 1/3 of the dough for the topping. The rest you can put in the freezer for cookies. I also lined my pan with parchment which I sprayed with cooking spray. It made it very easy to lift out of the pan to cut. I think I’m going to win the super bowl party! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2018
So very simple to make. I made one minor change. I couldn't find 18 oz. rolls of cookie dough. Only 16 1/2 oz. So I had to use a little of the 2nd roll to spread in the bottom of the pan. But otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. I found that it took the entire cooking time. It was a big hit at my party and none was left at the end of the night and many people complimented me on how good it was. Will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2018
My only complaint is why do people always put sizes of ingredients that don't exist in the real world in recipes? I double dog dare you to find ANY chocolate chip cookie dough in 18oz size! I bought a Nestle Toll House 36oz tub and divided it in half. Worked well. Used 1 pkg regular cream cheese and 1 pkg low fat and it turned out great. Also substituted 3/4 c. Stevia for the white sugar (hey gotta do what ya gotta do)! This is definitely a keeper!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2018
Saw this recipe and decided to try it out to get the cream cheese out of my fridge before it expired. Turns out I didn't have enough cream cheese, only half the amount, so I just halved the rest of the ingredients that involve the cheese. I then made the cookie portion from scratch (as I don't buy pre-made cookie dough). Nothing fancy, just the cookie recipe on the choc chip cookie bag. I was going to use the exact amount of cookie dough specified but changed my mind and just used it all. So, the recipe ended up with a lot more cookie dough than called for and half the amount of cream cheese...and it was great! Seriously, it would be hard to mess this up, so feel free to experiment all you want. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2019
I have been making a similar recipe for years and taking it to events where I needed a fast dessert. I bake it in a jelly roll pan so it makes lots of big bars. It is the easiest recipe in the world to 'punt' substitutions for whatever you have on hand--M&M's mini chocolate chips raisins Heath pieces different cookie dough etc. If you don't have pre-made cookie dough use a vanilla (or other) cake mix and the Cake Mix Cookies recipe instead. It works just as well. I know--I've done it. I add vanilla to my cheesecake part and use half the sugar just on personal taste. I also mix chopped pecans in with the reserved topping part of the cookie dough for texture and crunch. When I am taking the bars to a more upscale event than a football tailgate I drizzle with white chocolate and dark chocolate diagonally for a pretty effect. Kids and adults love this and it's easy fast and versatile. What more could you want? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2018
This recipe is super easy. I made it for a game night party we had this past weekend and it was devoured. It is a little rich, but so delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2018
Very easy to make and very good. Don't worry about using the exact amount of cookie dough as in the recipe. I might try just making the cookie dough myself the next time rather than getting store bought cookie dough. With these ingredients it's hard to mess up. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2018
Pretty good. Kids were big fans. Nice and easy for big crowd! Read More
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