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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Recipe

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Recipe

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 treat loves it. —Julie Craig, Kewaskum, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min. + chilling YIELD: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 (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs, 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls over filling, gently pushing dough below surface (dough should be completely covered by filling). Place pan on a baking sheet.
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. Remove sides of pan. Sprinkle with remaining chips. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 14 servings.

Nutritional 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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Cory User ID: 7656053 265837
Reviewed 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 User ID: 7825623 241158
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2016

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

sgronholz User ID: 1473861 236953
Reviewed 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 User ID: 8584715 235538
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2015 Edited Nov. 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 User ID: 7145187 222590
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3766053 222301
Reviewed 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"

MsSpatula User ID: 116092 214291
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2014

"I make this for every holiday dinner. It is even great without the cookie dough add ins."

Bexxtraordinary User ID: 7899444 84210
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2014

"So, with a little trial and error I've made my own alterations to it that in my opinion made it better.

For those of you who do not like springform pans or making your own pie crust, the amount of filling this creates can fill 2 premade 9" pie crusts you find at the grocery store. I also add the flour in heaping 1/4 cup fulls to prevent it from being so sticky when trying to form small balls of dough. So, I would say 3/4 cup flour instead of 1/2 cup. All in all the cheesecake base is delicious and it's a hit whenever I serve it!"

RainbowGramma User ID: 7544947 19068
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2014

"I made this for my son's army going away party. It was a hit for sure!!! Everyone raved about it! The recipe is so easy and I never imagined it could be so good!!! I can't wait to make it again!!!"

sarah2830 User ID: 2581651 69592
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2014

"I have made this delectable cheesecake many times..It is by far my favorite. .Very simple & oh so good!"

mom2lauren User ID: 7407229 24319
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2013

"I've been making this since it won the contest in 1999. I've tried many cheesecake recipes over the years, but my family keeps talking about this one and asks me to make it often. My hubby just asked if I'd make him one to share at work this week."

Diane515 User ID: 6445237 24304
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"I've made this recipe twice now, once as bars and once as cupcakes, and gotten amazing results. After reading other reviews, I froze the cookie dough before adding it to the cheesecake mixture, which resulted in nice cookie dough chunks that remained intact after baking."

DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina User ID: 4938423 18965
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2013

"This is absolutely amazing, and has become our favorite special occasion dessert. It turns out great every time - worth the process of making it!"

besidethesea User ID: 6799048 84208
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2013

"Cheesecake doesn't get any better than this! Jst fabulous..."

blueheron93 User ID: 207827 51820
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2013

"Everyone loved this cheesecake. It was delicious and pretty to look at. My only problem with it was the cookie dough basically melted in the cheesecake. It didn't stay chunky like I was expecting."

Marion WC User ID: 7074224 23092
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2013

"Ok, i did something terribly wrong,, everyone seems to get it perfect n pretty but mine looks like gunk....

It was all good until the baking stage and now?? In the oven it formed a hard cake/pie like cover over the top. I pulled it off, and the runny mixture was on the bottom, same as before the oven,,,,, i put it back in the oven for a while, but the mixture didnt harden at all or change, ,,,, so im not sure what to do with the oven bit,,, definatly not hard enough to get out of the pan..... LOST - help plz"

insanemom User ID: 5948052 24295
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2012

"Best ever. Made for the first time for a cookout last summer and have been making it ever since!"

jax4787 User ID: 5528762 23090
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2012

"This turned out great. There was a lot of the mixture but it just fit into the pan. Everyone loved it, especially myself. I love anything with chocolate chips. I added more chocolate chip cookies for the crust because I did not have enough."

Twodisneyfans User ID: 5579393 69591
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2012

"This is my go-to cheesecake recipe. It's the perfect cheesecake - not too sweet so I feel like I can have a decent-sized piece to eat without it being too rich or sugary. I use chocolate graham crackers for the crust. Everyone who has tried this recipe loves it and many have asked for the recipe to make for their families! It's one of our absolute favorite desserts!"

mdcopper User ID: 1387363 25111
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"A chocolate lover's dream. I donated one of these to my son's Cub Scout pack for a dessert auction and it sold for $75"

juliejuly User ID: 6425552 69590
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

"I'll be honest...I'm a young college student and never baked anything besides premade cookie dough and decided I wanted to make cheesecake for Christmas and found this recipe. The cheesecake was phenomenal and the instructions were very easy to follow! The whole family LOVED this cheesecake! Definetly making this again!"

kbussey User ID: 614681 202900
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"This is my favorite cheesecake recipe!!"

alexalouser User ID: 2780049 23089
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

"This has quickly become an all time family favorite. A little time consuming to make, but worth the extra effort."

looovetobake User ID: 6260483 23086
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2011

"MMMMM! Maybe one of my biggest cooking successes ever! Everyone I served it to loved it, and a couple people asked for the recipe. It was not too time consuming, and everything went perfectly! One thing I did do differently; the top of it looked so bad that instead of just chocolate chips I melted together chocolate, shortening, and milk and poured it over top. It hardened very nicely and looked beautiful!"

Heisrisen User ID: 3897193 24791
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2011

"The cheesecake part of this is really good, and is now one of my go-to basic cheesecake recipes. I used oreos for the crust, as that's what we had on hand. However, the cookie dough isn't my favorite. To me it doesn't taste like real cookie dough, and is more of a distraction in the cheesecake than an enhancement. I made 2/3 of the recipe (2 packages cream cheese, 2/3 cup sugar, ect.) and baked it in an 8-in. spring-pan, and that worked great. So basically, I think it's a great cheesecake base, but not so great cookie dough."

Julie Waters User ID: 5142030 50160
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2011

"Amazing! Two of my husbands favorite in one dessert. I did not use all of the cookie dough I think I reserved about a 1/2-3/4 cup but we just made cookie dough shakes with it!"

rayandkim User ID: 3478124 202899
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"This is my new favorite recipe---definitely gives you that cookie dough feeling! I might add less butter to the crust mixture next time and will probably lower the temp. to 300 and cook a little longer (the edges/top browned more than I would have liked). After topping w/ the chocolate chips, I drizzled caramel and fudge topping over everything. It was a big hit!"

cece70 User ID: 4999231 58113
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2010

"Have been making this for years. It is a one of my favorites. The cheesecake is excellent."

JessiSchueler User ID: 5180116 24272
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2010

"I made 3 cheesecakes for a 4th of July party. This one was the first one gone. I'm a complete cookie dough lover and I was seriously upset that I didn't set a few slices aside for myself."

Mary Grinnell User ID: 3512583 48250
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2009

"My son's "birthday cake" every December!"

btakpowers User ID: 1270070 24790
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2009

"This is a wonderful cheesecake and one that family and friends ask for often."

rachocki4 User ID: 2403274 69589
Reviewed May. 9, 2009 Edited May. 12, 2017

"you have to make this cheesecake it is so good I have made this several times and always get rave reviews!!so so yummy"

dpplett User ID: 2349608 63891
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2009 Edited May. 12, 2017

"This one is a favorite!!"

jl_calkins User ID: 2113815 18960
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2008

"Made this for family Thanksgiving and everyone raved about it! It's very, very rich though so a small piece goes a long way. easy to make and I'll definately make it again."

LilChic User ID: 2720410 31174
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2008 Edited May. 12, 2017

"THE BEST CHEESECAKE I HAVE EVER MADE!!! just the right consistency between not to creamy not to dry. You can taste the chocolate but i wouldnt say that it tastes like cookie dough though. Still it was scruptious!"

rainbodell User ID: 1416543 31173
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2008 Edited May. 12, 2017

"I first made this cheesecake when our 15 year old daughter went to her first formal. She asked us to make a special dinner for her and her friend before they left. This is what we had for dessert. It was a real hit! Now, on her 17th birthday, she is asking me to make it for her party again."

carce User ID: 1280074 23082
Reviewed May. 24, 2008

"This cheesecake is amazing. My husband asks me to make it as his birthday cake every year."

mbills8778 User ID: 1623311 31717
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2008

"This was the very first cheesecake I've ever made and everyone loved it. Absolutely awesome!

M.B. Texas"

rachocki4 User ID: 2403274 202898
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2008 Edited May. 12, 2017

"This was the first cheesecake I have ever is also the best cheesecake I have ever had....If you really want to please a cheesecake chocolate lover You have to make this one..nmr stow,ohio"

Terri A. User ID: 2715279 24789
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2008 Edited May. 12, 2017

"This is one of the best cheesecake recipes I've ever tried. I made it for my dad on his birthday and he says it tastes just like one you would order in a high-end restaurant!

T.A., Texas"

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 31171
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2008

"This is one of our all-time favorite cheesecakes, and we have made several varieties!"

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