Chocolate Chip Cheese Bars Recipe
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Chocolate Chip Cheese Bars Recipe

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"This is my most requested dessert recipe," writes Teri Linquist of Gurnee, Illinois. "Everyone loves these yummy bars with their soft cream cheese filling...and the couldn't be easier."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1 tube (18 ounces) refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 220 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 113mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Cut cookie dough in half. For crust, press half of the dough onto the bottom of a greased 8-in. square baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and egg until smooth. Spread over crust. Crumble remaining dough over top.
  3. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Editor's Note: 2 cups of your favorite chocolate chip cookie dough can be substituted for the refrigerated dough.
Originally published as Chocolate Chip Cheese Bars in Quick Cooking March/April 2001, p8

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gina1016 User ID: 3513935 238850
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2015

"These are one of my all time favorite go to desserts. I keep the dough in the fridge to prevent it from getting too sticky until I am ready to use it, I also use some flour on my hands when pressing the dough into the pan. They are easy to make and require only a few ingredients, I always get recipe requests."

danali2001 User ID: 2512314 84438
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2014

"I took these recently for a youth event at church. I liked them the day that I made them, but they were better the next day cold from the frig. I personally would have given them 4 stars, but the kids at church seemed to really like them so I bumped it up to 5 stars."

jetasamba User ID: 7903354 84920
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2014

"This was absolutely delicious!!! I took it to dance and it didn't last long, I will make this again and again and it couldn't be easier."

mollymariecate User ID: 1626467 45953
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2014

"Very good, it was a little more gooey than I thought it would be, so I cooked it more. But the taste is awesome."

gaylene2 User ID: 3368539 78257
Reviewed May. 17, 2014

"My husband gave this ten out of ten! That doesn't usually happen! I made them for a church gathering and they were all gone in a flash! So I had to go back home and make some more for us! I have a chocolate chip bar recipe that I used for the batter. It worked great!"

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 31039
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

"I'd prepared these bars before and I made them again 3/1/14. I used my own favorite chocolate chip cookie dough recipe and for the filling, I just added 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract. I'd greased and floured the 8x8x2" baking pan! For the dough topping, I found it easiest to drop the remaining dough by tsp. over the cheese filling as I would for REGULAR chocolate chip cookies! This worked well for me! I baked 35 minutes at 350o F. This recipe is GREAT! Thank you so much for sharing it! delowenstein"

kpkaren User ID: 2650977 31006
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2014

"This is my go-to recipe whenever I need a quick dessert. I also like that it only makes an 8x8 inch dessert when you only have need for a smaller dessert. To reviewer "snowytrees", I've been making this for awhile and I never had it ooze. I also like to store it in the refrigerator since I like the cream cheese cold."

snowytrees User ID: 6711334 35355
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2013

"Can anyone tell me if it's okay if the cream cheese is oozy? The directions said the toothpick should come out clean, which it did, but when I cut into it, it oozed. I was only concerned since there is egg in the cream cheese mixture. Thanks. Otherwise, yum. I made it from scratch cookie dough, btw."

chocofeen User ID: 7510184 29512
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"I remember this recipe! We used to make it when we were kids...sigh. There's nothing like two favorites mixed together. I doubled this recipe with the biggest 32oz roll of cookie dough and doubled the cream cheese. cake out spectacular. Thanks for the memories!"

mrs._white User ID: 7182927 87026
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2013

"I made this recipe with my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and it turned out fantastic!! So yummy!"

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