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Chocolate Chip Cheese Bars Recipe

Chocolate Chip Cheese Bars Recipe

"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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Recipe Note

Editor's Note: 2 cups of your favorite chocolate chip cookie dough can be substituted for the refrigerated dough.

Nutritional 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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nx08473 User ID: 1597772 269689
Reviewed 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 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!"

hunkydoriest User ID: 4515323 35052
Reviewed May. 26, 2013

"These are so good and so easy. I have made them many times and I add a little almond extract to the cream cheese really takes it up a notch. Be prepared to give this recipe out every time you make it."

Ashaline User ID: 1186991 29975
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

"We love these. So easy to make and they taste great!"

jmps3 User ID: 1637063 35354
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

"These are wonderful!! I had to use a cookie mix from a package, but they turned out fine. The best way to cut them is to use a plastic picnic knife, which is also the best way to cut any kind of brownie. Of course they are easier to cut after they've been chilled, and I thought they tasted better that way, too."

sd20 User ID: 5560294 78256
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2011

"easy and delicious!! :)"

sammy139 User ID: 4026115 87025
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

"This is so easy and 100% DELICIOUS I will make so much.Thank you for the recipe"

weaver5 User ID: 2901478 78255
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2011

"These are delicious!!!!! Everyone who tries them asks for the recipe. I make my cookie dough from scratch."

jlukens1 User ID: 3028013 51306
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2011

"Very Very good and so easy"

jriley826 User ID: 3289954 84918
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2011

"Super easy to make and I received tons of compliments on it."

tagsfan1 User ID: 5704329 114635
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2011

"These are really good and make regular chocolate chip cookies into something special. I have made these with homemade cookie dough, and they are better."

Torampaul User ID: 1024983 51285
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

"These are part of my Christmas baking every year, and are always a big hit."

castlek User ID: 1056158 29974
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2010

"My kids loved these bars, but I was not that thrilled with them. They were okay but nothing to rave about. My daughter is standing over my shoulder saying my review is crazy that she LOVED them."

monicabalsiger User ID: 104130 204138
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2010

"I have been making these bars since 2001 after seeing this recipe! I make them at least 4 times a year. I do use 2 tubes of dough and then make it in a 9x13 pan as there is plenty of "filling" to cover that big of a pan. Enjoy!"

ybowker User ID: 4461163 114626
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2010

"So easy to make and they are delicious! Will definitely make again."

naomisaunt User ID: 1452402 45946
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2010

"These were fabulous! I added a little vanilla extract to the cream cheese filling. Definitely a keeper."

meggi36 User ID: 2502010 84917
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2009

"The cream cheese filling wasn't as good as I thought it would be."

hunkydoriest User ID: 4515323 91971
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2009

"I have made this several times and it is a winner. When people ask for the recipe, they are so pleased to see how easy it is. I add a little almond extract to the cream cheese filling and it pushes it over the top."

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