Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake is not your ordinary cheesecake – lots of chocolate chips and delicious cookie dough make this a cheesecake masterpiece!
My latest recipe post for Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake came about largely as a result of Father’s Day. Gerald loves any kind of cheesecake so I thought that it would be nice to make one for him in honour of Father’s Day. I thought that since he’s a pretty good dad, it was worth the effort! Jessica agreed wholeheartedly. She is also a fan of cheesecake so everyone was going to be happy, that was clear. In my opinion, cheesecake is not a dessert I would make all the time. It is rich and decadent and really is meant for special occasions like this one. Making Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake is fairly labour-intensive. It is definitely a weekend dessert for when I have lots of time. Preparation and cooking time as well as the setting time are quite long. You have to get started early in order to enjoy it for dessert after dinner. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not AT ALL trying to discourage you from making one for yourself. I really want you to try it out, in fact, I insist! You will be so pleased with the effort and time that you are going to put into it. That is a guarantee! I just wanted to warn you that this amazing cheesecake masterpiece will take a little time but it will be so worth it.
Once I decided that cheesecake was going to be the dessert extraordinaire for Father’s Day dinner, I had to find the perfect recipe first. I didn’t have one in my own recipe box so I had to go to the world’s largest, Pinterest! Okay, so once I was there, I knew I had to narrow down the type as there are sooooo many different cheesecakes you can make! I thought that cookie dough would be a good choice as it is always a huge hit in my house in any way, shape or form. Cooked, baked or otherwise, you can never go wrong with cookie dough. This is where I started my search. Off to Pinterest I went for Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake inspiration. As you might expect, Pinterest did not disappoint. I took a few ideas from the Brown Eyed Baker’s yummy recipe, tweaked it a little and Voila! I had my own version of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake.
Even though it does take a bit before you are able to sit down and enjoy a nice big slice, it really is not that difficult to make. There are 3 steps involved in making this cheesecake. The one thing that I always find difficult to avoid when I make cheesecake is the cracking on the top that always seems to occur. I have read about various ways to fix this but I really haven’t had much success when I tried it myself. It doesn’t bother me that it’s not perfect. I mean, it’s just going to get eaten up anyways!! If you would like to find ways to fix the inevitable cracks post baking, Pinterest has lots of suggestions. If you fine one that works, please drop me a line and let me know.
- 24 Oreo Cookies, crushed very finely
- 4 Tbsp Butter, melted
- 1/2 Cup Butter, softened
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Lt Brown Sugar
- 1 Cup Flour
- 2 Tbsp Milk
- 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 Tsp Salt
- 1 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips
- 4 8 oz. Crean cheese, room temperature
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 2 Tbsp Flour
- 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
- 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 3 Large Eggs
- 1 Large Egg Yolk
- 1/2 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips If you were using a bag of chocolate chips, finish the bag off even if it's a bit more that 1/2 cup
- Pinch Salt
Add the melted butter to the oreo cookie crumbs and mix well with a fork. Place the crumbs on the bottom and halfway up the side of a 9" springform pan that has been greased. Refrigerate while you make the rest of the cheesecake.
In a medium bowl, combine the butter, sugar and brown sugar. Using a hand mixer, beat until light and fluffy. Add the milk and vanilla and beat until combined. Next, mix in the flour and salt until well blended. Finally, fold in the mini chocolate chips. This dough will be wet and that's okay! Roll the dough into small teaspoon-sized portions and place on a cookie sheet or plate. Once all of the dough has been rolled into balls, place in the freezer while you prepare the cheesecake.
With an electric stand mixer, if you have one, if not an electric hand mixer will also work, beat the cream cheese, flour and salt until the mix is creamy in texture - about 3 minutes. Add in the heavy cream and vanilla, next add in the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add in the egg yolk and beat to combine. Once everything is well incorporated, fold in the mini chocolate chips. Next up is the cookie dough balls, fold those into the cheesecake mix next. Pour the filling on top of the chilled crust. Place the spring form pan on a rimmed baking sheet.....this is really an important step. I would have had a very dirty oven had I not done this! Bake the cheesecake until the outer couple of inches looks puffed and set but the center still jiggles when you move the pan. The time frame suggested was 45-60 minutes but in my oven it was definitely 60 minutes. I would say that once you get to the 45 minute mark, start checking on it until you achieve the desired consistency. Once it is done, turn off the oven, crack open the oven door and leave the cheesecake inside the cooling oven for an hour. Remove the cheesecake from the oven to a cooling rack. Run a thin knife around the edge of the cake. Once the cheesecake has cooled completely, refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. If you are wanting to make this and have it for dessert for dinner the same night, you need to get started early!
Here is the step where you are folding in the cookie dough balls. I think that you could make them a tad bit bigger and it would still work really well. It would also be less work “ball rolling”! I was worried that if I made them too big it would overpower the cheesecake but that was not the case at all.
Here is the finished product…..a work of culinary art, don’t you think??!! I just couldn’t wait to start cutting up the slices!
And finally, here is what you can expect once the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake has been sliced into pieces. The creamy texture coupled with the little cookie dough balls of heaven. I hope that your family enjoys this as much as mine did!