Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake

This Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake is loaded with chocolate chips and chunks of cookie dough throughout!Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough CheesecakeI have been lusting after this Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake over at Mel’s Kitchen Café ever since I discovered food blogs. No joke, I’ve had this recipe bookmarked for three years. Whenever a special holiday like my birthday or Mother’s Day would come around my husband would ask me if there was a special dessert I had in mind. I always gave him a few choices including this cheesecake but he always chose one of the other options. Instead he’s made this Strawberry Shortcake with Almond Glaze, this Chocolate Cake, and these Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries. He’s not too shabby in the kitchen.

I think he went with the other choices because this has more steps than the usual recipe but honestly it came together so quickly. Yep. This year I decided to make this for myself for Mother’s Day. I’m sure we might end up with additional dessert as well but that’s just how we roll.

Cheesecakes can be a little intimidating and so frustrating when they don’t turn out. This came together beautifully. And did I mention it’s a cheesecake loaded with chunks of cookie dough throughout?

QB2A2069Half of my cookie dough balls. The dough will be kind of wet but harden up in the freezer while you prepare the rest of the cheesecake.

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I used graham cracker crumbs for my crust since I didn’t have any Oreos or chocolate crumbs on hand. Feel free to use whatever you prefer. Spread half of the cheesecake batter in the pan.

QB2A2072Then fold in your cookie dough balls and some chocolate chips.recipe blog7Spread it all into a pan and bake away.

QB2A2094Look at those chunks of cookie dough.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough CheesecakeThere’s a reason Cheesecake Factory tops all of its cheesecakes with fresh whipped cream. The cream cuts the rich dense cheesecake and is the perfect compliment. Don’t skip this part!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake
 
Ingredients
Cookie Dough:
  • ½ cup (113g) butter, softened
  • ½ cup (100g) sugar
  • ½ cup (110g) packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (136g) all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (180g) mini chocolate chips
  • Set aside an additional 1 cup mini chocolate chips to fold into the batter with the cookie dough balls
Crust:
  • 4 tablespoons (57g) butter, melted
  • 2½ cups (320g) graham cracker crumbs or chocolate cookie crumbs (like Oreos)
Filling:
  • 4 (8-ounce) (900g) packages cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup (200g) sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup (240g) sour cream
Garnish:
  • 1 cup (240g) heavy whipping cream
  • ⅓ cup (40g) powdered sugar
  • Mini chocolate chips, for sprinkling
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. For the cookie dough: In a medium bowl, combine the butter and sugars for the cookie dough. Add the milk, vanilla and blend. Mix in the flour, salt and the chocolate chips. The dough will be wet. Gently roll the dough into small teaspoons size balls and place them on a wax paper lined plate or baking sheet. Place them in the freezer to harden while making the rest of the cheesecake.
  3. For the crust: Lightly grease the bottom and sides of a 10-inch springform pan. In a medium bowl, combine the butter with the graham crackers or cookie crumbs. Press onto the bottom and about halfway up the sides of the prepared pan.
  4. For the cheesecake: Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat the cream cheese, sugar, eggs and flour until smooth. Add the vanilla and sour cream and mix just until blended. Be careful not to overmix – incorporating too much air into the batter can contribute to a cheesecake cracking on top during baking.
  5. Pour half the batter into the prepared crust. Gently stir in the cookie dough balls and the additional 1 cup mini chocolate chips into the remaining batter. Pour into the pan, spreading the batter to the sides of the pan and evening it out across the top. Make sure to try to evenly distribute the cookie balls so that every slice has some in it.
  6. Bake the cheesecake at 325 degrees for one hour. Turn off the oven and prop the door open several inches (make sure no kids are around!). Let the cake sit in the oven for an additional 30 minutes. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool completely on a wire rack. Refrigerate until chilled. For best results chill overnight.
  7. For whipped cream garnish: Whip cream with sugar until soft peaks form.
  8. To serve, cut into slices and top with whipped cream and mini chocolate chips.
Notes

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake
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Christy is the voice behind The Girl Who Who Ate Everything! She is no stranger to making meals that kids and adults will love. She grew up in Mesa, Arizona as the youngest of ten kids. She can always be found in her kitchen with music playing and cooking with her kids. She published her first cookbook in 2014. She loves party food that gets the conversations going!

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  1. Love that not only are there glorious chunks of cookie dough, but chocolate chips mixed in as well!

  2. Oh yum! Mel always has the best cheesecakes! This looks over the top decadent!

  3. Christy, we are so alike it’s scary. I make my own holiday desserts, too (Mother’s Day, birthday) and I read your comment on FB and laughed because I think I always have enough cream cheese on hand to make a cheesecake. You just never know when the need will arise, right? This cookie dough one is my all-time fave and that’s saying a lot because I love me some cheesecake.

  4. Omg cookie dough & cheesecake…. sounds like an amazing combination!! I’m scared to make this, I’ll probably end up eating it all by myself 😛 haha

  5. I’m sort of speechless right now. This is a work of art.

  6. I’m drooling….

  7. Haha. I’ve had the exact same recipe bookmarked for almost three years as well. I need to follow your example and make it! It really does look amazing.

  8. I LOVE THIS CHEESECAKE!!! I’ve been making it since I saw it on Mel’s site. I’m not a fan of covering everything with whipped cream so instead I top the cheesecake with a chocolate ganache. Everyone loves it.

  9. Oh my gosh!!! This is the best looking cheesecake! I can only imagine how wonderful it tastes!!

  10. This looks so amazing! And this whole house just LOVES cookie dough! Is there anything better!?! Well, except to load it into a cheesecake (our second favorite thing!)!!! Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Making this soon 🙂

  12. I think I’m in the same boat. This is a perfect recipe I will be holding onto with the hopes of making sometime soon! I just hope it’s not 3 years before I get to make it!

  13. This cake looks sooo good!! Love, love, love!

  14. Oh my heavens. I will never recover from this!

  15. You had me at cheesecake and cookie dough!! That is one gorgeous looking cheesecake!!! I love all the chunks inside!!!

  16. Making this soon! It combines both of my & my daughter’s favorites! Thanks for posting!

  17. OMG this looks so heavenly!!! Drool! Hope you had a geat mother’s day!

  18. I am literally in heaven. Look at all of those huge chocolate chip cookie dough chunks!

    Happy Belated Mother’s Day, Christy! 🙂

  19. Mandy Schneider says:

    I made this last night and we ate it for dessert tonight and wow! Love it! My husband says I need to make another one soon! So I was looking at your other cheesecakes and I appreciate that none take a water bath…thank you so much!
    Mandy

  20. I mixed the batter very lightly and the cheesecake still cracked! Also it leaked from the pan while cooking. Did this happen to any of you?

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      Is your pan old? It should not leak from the pan. It’s okay to have a few cracks. After a day in the fridge they mend themselves usually.

  21. Yum, this looks absolutely dangerous and delicious!! LOL

  22. I absolutely love all of your recipes! I’ve made the healthy three cheese chicken penne pasta before and it was a HIT with my family. I just make this cheesecake and your baked ziti recipe for my fiancé’s fathers day dinner. he absolutely amazing work!

  23. Made this yesterday, tasted amazing! Everyone loved it and its not even hard to make!

  24. Is it 325 degrees Celsius?

  25. Made this today for a family gathering we are having this weekend. Mine didn’t cook all the way through when I cooked it for 1 hour. Not sure why? I went a head and stuck it back in the oven to let it finish.

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      All ovens are very different. You could very well need additional time. Hopefully it turned out okay.

  26. When you say “4 blocks of cream cheese” do you mean 32 oz of cream cheese (4 individual boxes of cream cheese)?

    • I’m also curious about this! is it like 4×250 gr ?

      • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

        @Nefeli,
        Yes, in grams it would be 4x 224 grams.

        • Thank you Christy. It turned out really nice, although the cream cheese batter was very watery and the cookies dropped to the bottom. Any suggestions on that? Should I add more flour to make it thicker?

          • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

            Oh no! The cream cheese batter should not be watery. As you see in my pics it is quite thick. Did you use extra-large eggs maybe? You could use less sour cream or more flour if you wished…

          • I used medium eggs. But maybe next time I could use fewer eggs or just the yolks. The sour cream I used is much thicker than the cream cheese itself. I could try to use lemon zest instead. Thanks for the answers! 🙂

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      Yes, I said 4 (8 ounce) packages but whatever measures out to 32 ounces will work.

  27. My sister and I absolutely love this recipe! I just made it again, this time using a water bath. I’ve heard that the cheesecake cooks much more evenly this way, so I’m excited to see how this one tastes!

  28. I was suggested this website by my cousin. I’m not sure whether
    this post is written by him as nobody else know such detailed about my trouble.
    You’re incredible! Thanks!

  29. Hi, I want to make this amazing cheesecake, but I’m confused when it comes to the amount of ingredients. Could you tell me how big should be the ‘cup’? How many ml, etc.?
    I will be very thankful for this information 🙂

  30. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMAZING!!!

  31. Dear Ms. I am living in iran, and cooked this cheesecake again and again . it is wonderful and delicious . thanks a lot and I hope, always succeed and be happy.

    best regards

  32. Just saw this recipie and I can’t wait to try it but I’m curious. Would you be able to buy chocolate chip cookie dough at a grocery store and use that? Is there a disadvantage to cooking this recipie this way?

  33. Cookie dough is the BEST! This looks so amazing!

  34. Mommy_of_three says:

    Hello
    I want to make this for my 2 year old son’s Birthday tomorrow
    Can i use paper cup to make this?