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Chocolate Chip Cheese Bars

"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


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


  • Cut cookie dough in half. For crust, press half of the dough onto the bottom of a greased 8-in. square baking pan.
  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and egg until smooth. Spread over crust. Crumble remaining dough over top.
  • Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers.
Editor's Note: 2 cups of your favorite chocolate chip cookie dough can be substituted for the refrigerated dough.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 220 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 113mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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  • JGa2595176
    Jan 1, 2018

    Gosh, what an easy and delicious recipe! Family raved and I am going to add to my list of go-to desserts. Glad I found this recipe!

  • nx08473
    Jul 19, 2017

    I received this recipe at my bridal shower 15 years ago and have made them many times since then. The ingredient list is simple and the prep time is minimal; they are always well-received. They're very rich, so I like to cut them into small, 1-inch squares. This recipe can easily be doubled and baked in a 9x13.

  • gina1016
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.