Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake squares

In a strange and exotic twist of fate, Chocolate Chip Cookies get married to Cheesecake!!! This is a seductive union. The next most beautiful couple since William and Kate.

Super easy, 6 ingredients, and a fast way to make a dessert for a last minute affair. Double the batch to take to your next party. You'll be the star of the show with this recipe!!

1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
1/2 cup coconut, if desired
1 roll (16.5 oz) chocolate chip cookies

Heat oven to 350°

In small bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and egg until smooth. Stir in coconut.

In ungreased, 9- or 8-inch square pan, break up half of cookie dough. Press dough evenly in bottom of pan to form crust. Spread cream cheese mixture over dough. Crumble and sprinkle remaining half of dough over cream cheese mixture. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or until chilled. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store in refrigerator.

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