Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Cookie Recipe #186 - Mocha-Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars
Picture your favorite chocolate chip cookie and a creamy piece of cheesecake; now put them together into one delicious bar and you have today's cookie recipe. Starting with a refrigerated package of cookie dough (I'll have everyone know this is the first time in my life I've ever bought cookie dough!!), this is a simple-to-make recipe.
Ingredients: 1 18-ounce package refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough, 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon instant coffee crystals, 1 teaspoon water, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a 13x9x2-inch baking pan crumble cookie dough and press evenly into bottom; set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl beat together cream cheese, sugar and egg until smooth. In a small bowl stir together coffee crystals, water, and vanilla until crystals dissolve. Stir coffee mixture into cream cheese mixture. Spread evenly over crust. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
Bake in preheated 350 degree oven about 20 minutes or until completely set. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack before cutting into bars or squares.
Store in the refrigerator up to 3 days or freeze up to a month.
Makes 36 bars.
"Better Homes and Gardens Biggest Book of Cookies", Meredith Corporation, Des Moines, IA, 2003.