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Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Recipe

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Recipe

Our daughter first astounded us with her cooking talents when she made this cheesecake at 13 years of age. With a unique cookie crumb crust and extra-creamy filling, people think this dessert was made by a gourmet baker! —Kathleen Gualano, Cary, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 70 min. + chilling YIELD:12-14 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chocolate chip cookie crumbs (about 28 cookies)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 5 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 5 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chip cookie crumbs

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine cookie crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom and 2 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan; set aside.
  • 2. In another large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and flour until smooth. Add eggs and egg yolks; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in sour cream and vanilla. Fold in chocolate chips and orange peel. Pour into crust. Place pan on a baking sheet.
  • 3. Bake at 325° for 65-75 minutes or until center is almost set. Remove from the oven; let stand for 5 minutes.
  • 4. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, sugar and vanilla; spread over filling. Return to the oven for 8 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  • 5. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen. Cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. Garnish with cookie crumbs. Yield: 12-14 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 432 calories, 25 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 149 mg cholesterol, 201 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.