How to Make Easy Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

by Alli

When it comes to baking, I like easy! How about you? I admit that I sometimes make complicated desserts. I once made an amazing Red Velvet White Chocolate Cheesecake I saw on the cover of Southern Living. It took two days to make. I don’t mean two whole days, but there are many steps and some of the steps have to be done the day before. When all was said and done, it was worth every minute. However, this Easy Chocolate Chip Cheesecake is a breeze to make. I promise!

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars - Finished Product

This recipe also comes from my cousin, Dixie. She’s the one who gave me the Pecan Cobbler recipe that went crazy viral on FB back in September. I don’t know if she created this recipe herself or if it’s been handed down from her mom. I do know that I tasted this Chocolate Chip Cheesecake at a family reunion and it was love at first bite.

The beauty of this take on cheesecake is that it all starts with two packs of chocolate chip cookie dough. It makes a large dessert and is perfect for serving when you’re entertaining family and friends.

Dixie uses two rolls of chocolate chip cookie dough, but I always change things up a bit.

Cookie Dough - Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Easy Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Spray a 9 x 13 glass baking dish with cooking spray. Press one package of cookie dough evenly onto the bottom of the dish. I let the cookie dough soften for about 15 minutes at room temperature before pressing into the baking dish.

first layer - chocolate chip cheesecake

Beat the cream cheese, eggs, sugar, and vanilla.

Mixture for Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Pour cream cheese mixture over the cookie dough and bake at 350º for 12 minutes. Remove from the oven.

2nd layer - Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Carefully, place the cookies from the remaining package of cookie dough on top of the partially baked cheesecake. Return to oven and bake 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Place cookie dough on top - Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Helpful Hint: The cookie dough I use is already cut into squares. It’s best to cut them into smaller squares or pinch the squares in half before placing on the partially cooked cheesecake. I was in a hurry when I made these to show you how it’s done and I didn’t cut the squares into smaller pieces. Oops! So, I had to cook it longer. Don’t be like me. Cut or pinch the cookie dough into smaller squares. 🙂

How to Make Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Cool and then refrigerate until time to serve. Cut into squares to serve.

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake


  • 2 (18-oz.) packages refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough (I use Toll House)
  • 3 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Spray a 9 x 13 x 2-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Press one package of cookie dough evenly onto the bottom of the baking dish. Set aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, eggs, sugar and vanilla. Beat until well blended.
  5. Pour cream cheese mixture over the cookie dough in the baking dish and bake at 350º for 12 minutes. Remove the cookie dough/cream cheese mixture from oven.
  6. Cut the remaining package of cookie dough into smaller squares and place on top of the partially baked cheesecake. Return to oven and bake for 15-20 minutes OR until lightly browned.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool. Cut into squares to serve. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

If you’re looking for an easy, delicious dessert, this Chocolate Chip Cheesecake is it.

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robin rue January 29, 2018 - 6:46 am

Chocolate chip cheesecake is my youngest son’s favorite. I am totally going to have to make this for him – it’s easier than I thought.

valmg @ Mom Knows It All January 29, 2018 - 7:01 am

I love chocolate chip cheesecake bars. I love most things related to cheesecake, it’s my favorite dessert in the world.

Amber Myers January 29, 2018 - 8:20 am

Oh heck yes! I’ve never tried these before, but I’m intrigued now. I will be making these soon. I love cheesecake and I love chocolate chip cookies, so it’s the perfect combo!

candy January 29, 2018 - 8:56 am

Looks different from the usual cheesecake. Something my daughter would probably enjoy trying out in her kitchen. We do love our cheesecake and chocolate chips.

Terri Beavers January 29, 2018 - 8:56 am

I love recipes that don’t take a thousand ingredients to make such as this one. And anything with chocolate chips and cheesecake is always a fave around here. I bet these would be cute for Valentine’s day wrapped in red or pin tissue paper.

Jeanettte January 29, 2018 - 9:08 am

You had me at easy and cheesecake! I am all over this. I think I might make this for Super Bowl!

Farrah Less G. January 29, 2018 - 10:31 am

I bet my husband would love this delicious desserts. He loves cheesecake, I think I cam bake him this cake as gift for Valentines Day.

Sandy N Vyjay January 29, 2018 - 10:35 am

The Chocolate Chip cheesecake looks really delectable.I love this recipe and it looks really doable, nice to make for one of the long weekends that we have coming up.

Glamamom January 29, 2018 - 1:08 pm

WOW! These look incredible. Two of my favorite desserts in one. I like that the recipe is manageable too. Have to try this one.

Natalie January 29, 2018 - 1:17 pm

This looks super decadent and indulgent! One of my friends would be all over this – I am sending her your recipe!

Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh January 29, 2018 - 1:42 pm

I love chocolate chip cookies, and I love cheesecake. I love that you have paired two of my favorite sweet treats into one!

Sarah Bailey January 29, 2018 - 2:10 pm

I have recently started to get really into cheesecake after previously being sure I didn’t like it at all, so I definitely need to try making my own and this sounds like a delicious one to start with.

Sarah January 29, 2018 - 3:19 pm

Cheesecake is my hubs favorite. I usually make it once a year because it takes 2 days. This recipe looks like the perfect dessert to make for him! And so much less time!

Carol Cassara January 29, 2018 - 6:56 pm

Wow! Two of my favorites combined in one yummy dessert. The best part is that it’s not difficult or time consuming to make. I’d love to try this recipe!

Emily January 29, 2018 - 11:23 pm

Um what?!! I did not know something like this even existed, but it looks mouth watering! I want to make these so much now, but I worry I will then want to eat them all…. which you know, is not good to do 😉

Anosa January 30, 2018 - 12:26 am

I have taken up baking again and really loving the simple and quick ideas than the complicated ones. These chocolate chip cheesecakes look absolutely yummy

Claudia Krusch January 30, 2018 - 8:05 am

I am all over this. I think I might make this for game day! I can’t wait to try it!

Kita Bryant January 30, 2018 - 1:40 pm

This recipe is unreal! These are some of my favorite desserts in one!


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