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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake

I created this recipe to combine two of my all-time favorites: cheesecake for the grown-up in me and chocolate chip cookie dough for the little girl in me. Sour cream offsets the sweetness and adds a nice tang. Everyone who tries this scrumptious cookie dough cheesecake loves it. —Julie Craig, Kewaskum, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    14 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups crushed chocolate chip cookies or chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips, divided


  • In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Place pan on a baking sheet; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in sour cream and vanilla. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour over crust; set aside.
  • In another bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add water and vanilla. Gradually add flour and mix well. Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips.
  • Drop dough by teaspoonfuls over filling, gently pushing dough below surface (dough should be completely covered by filling). Place pan on a baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove sides of pan. Sprinkle with remaining chips. Refrigerate leftovers.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • A reliable way to test cheesecake and baked custard for doneness is to gently thump the side of the pan. If the custard wobbles as one unit (instead of rippling like a stone’s been tossed in the pool), it’s ready.
  • For a fun decoration, pipe a star of homemade ganache or canned chocolate frosting on top of the cheesecake and garnish with candy.
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  • Nutrition Facts
    1 slice: 551 calories, 36g fat (22g saturated fat), 131mg cholesterol, 328mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.
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    • Dana
      May 29, 2020

      This recipe is amazing, i always do it. Today i made it but forgot to add 1/4 cup sugar to the cookie dough batter(only added the brown).... what will happen ?? Someone please advise

    • drushi00
      Jun 29, 2018

      This is a recipe I have made for years. My dad loves cheesecake, and while I lived away, I went out in search of the best cheesecake out there. This was the one. It is what I am famous for at work and at church dinners!! I put a baking sheet below it to catch any melted butter.

    • eldie1959
      Jan 14, 2018

      I made this wonderful cheesecake in Devember,1999 when the recipe was first published in Taste of Home. At that time I was baking cheese cakes every year for my Office Christmas party.The cake was beautiful and combined the best flavors of a chocolate chip cookie and a rich cheesecake. It was loved by my co workers.

    • jhmyoung
      Jan 1, 2018

      I made this for Christmas day and everyone enjoyed it, I could have made two of them!

    • Cory
      May 10, 2017

      My son seen this recipe and wanted this for his birthday tomorrow instead of a traditional cake. I'm a decent baker and followed this recipe to the T....epic fail!!! It baked for over an hour and when the edges started to brown I took it out thinking it certainly has to be done. Cooled the cheesecake for 10 minutes as it said and took the ring off only to have it shift because it was indeed raw I'm the middle all over the counter. I managed to scrape most of it up and put it in a pan. The cookie crust was a chocolate goo not stable enough to be a crust for this dessert. I baked it for another 20-30 min and hope it's done. Tastes good...looks like a hot mess. #disappointed

    • Jenna092
      Jan 5, 2016

      Delicious recipe! My family loved it! Very creative to combine cookie dough with cheesecake.

    • sgronholz
      Nov 8, 2015

      This cheesecake is awesome! It was one of my most-requested recipes when I baked at the coffee shop and still remains a favorite with my family and friends. Instead of sprinkling it with mini chocolate chips, I like to top it with a ganache.

    • rachelbarnesjn116
      Oct 24, 2015

      I made this for a friend's birthday and everyone loves it. I got so many compliments. :-) this one is a keeper in my book.The cheesecake was flavorful and the cookie dough with it is just the perfect combo, and one I haven't thought of before - genius!

    • hepcat1962
      Mar 11, 2015

      This is an outstanding recipe. I used oreo cookies blended to make the crust and the result was very tasty. The cheesecake base could be used for other types of cheesecake also. Thanks TOH for a great recipe. I can see why it was award winning.

    • delowenstein
      Mar 8, 2015

      I actually recall making this cheesecake back in 1999! I'd taken it to a chapel holiday function! It went over VERY WELL and FAST, too! I had prepared this recipe when it was featured in Taste of Home! This IS a wonderful combination of cheesecake/chocolate-chip cookie dough for anyone who enjoys BOTH! Thank you for this recipe! delowenstein