Sunday, June 19, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate chip cookie layer:

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup butter flavored vegetable shortening
1 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 tsp salt
1 T cider vinegar
1 large egg
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Cheesecake layer:

1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, at room temp
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla


1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, shortening, sugars, vanilla, salt and vinegar. Beat in the egg, then the baking soda and flour. Stir in the chocolate chips. Divide the dough into two equal portions and set aside.

2. In a medium mixing bowl cream the cream cheese with the sugar until thoroughly combined. Beat in the egg and vanilla. 

3. In a 9x13 pan, spread 1/2 of the cookie dough mixture evenly across the bottom. (This is somewhat tricky to do. I find it easier to add dollops of cookie dough throughout the pan and then spread all the dollops together. Spread the cream cheese mixture on the top of the cookie dough. With the remaining cookie dough, flatten chunks of dough between your hands into discs, and then place on top of the cream cheese mixture. (The dough discs don't have to touch, just place them near each other so they cover the surface as well as possible.) 

4. Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes, or until the top is brown and cooked through. Cool completely and store in the refrigerator.

(To make this in a sheet pan like pictured in this post, double the recipe and press into a 12x17" sheet pan. The cooking time is slightly shorter.)


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Under the directions - can you delete the wording and replace with the link to the owner of the pictures and the directions?
Many do not know that taking information from another website and reposting is a violation of copyright.
You may know Nicole and she may have given you permission - at which point I will apologize. Every once in a while I look out on the net to see who is using pieces of her website.
The main reason to link back is so she gets the exposure and visitors get to see her other recipes.
The link to the page.
Believe it or not there are many sites that take recipes (or have others post them as something that they like) so they can have a site that is a compilation of others work so they get ad revenue without having to create any content themselves. I know this does not describe you - you simply want to share a recipe you like.
Thank you for your understanding.