Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake

If you’re looking for a fun and unique dessert, then put this Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake on the list!  It’s delicious!

If you're looking for a fun and unique dessert, then put this Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake on the list!  It's delicious!Sometimes you just have to get a little crazy.  I mean I love a good chocolate chip cookie.  I also love cheesecake.  So it stands to reason that shoving a slice of cheesecake in between two chocolate chip cookies would turn out well, right?  My hunches were correct.  This Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake is a fun dessert for anyone who loves chocolate chips…or cookies…or cheesecake!

If you're looking for a fun and unique dessert, then put this Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake on the list!  It's delicious!I’ve never been a huge fan of sugary cereals.  Actually, check that.  Growing up, I absolutely loved Fruity Pebbles.  We didn’t get Pebbles every morning, but when we did?  Oh man, that was a good day!  The only downside was you had to dig straight into that bowl as soon as the milk was poured since they got soggy so quickly.  No one wants soggy cereal!

But when it comes to chocolate-y cereals?  No thanks.  I’m not big into chocolate for breakfast, so it’s easy for me to pass on Cocoa Krispies, Cocoa Puffs and the like.  I’ll make an exception once a year at Halloween for Count Chocula…but that’s only because I like the Count.  That, and the marshmallows are ghosts.  I’ve always liked ghosts.

If you're looking for a fun and unique dessert, then put this Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake on the list!  It's delicious!Robbie and I were walking down the cereal aisle at the grocery store this past weekend, and I was surprised by how many kid’s cereals are out there.  And some of ’em sound really good…or at least interesting.  Sour Patch Kids cereal?  Say what? Robbie eats “adult” cereal with us in the mornings, but we do let him eat kid’s cereal as a snack in the afternoon sometimes.  (He eats it dry…for maximum crunch, of course)  I picked up a box of Cookie Crisp (Cooooooookie Crisp!), and we went about our merry way.

If you're looking for a fun and unique dessert, then put this Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake on the list!  It's delicious!Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake

Later that afternoon, I borrowed several of Robbie’s Cookie Crisps to use as garnish for this Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake.  After all, the only thing that can make a gigantic cookie better is to top it with a miniature cookie, right?  But let’s chat about this cheesecake.  First of all, it’s delicious.  Second of all, it’s about a mile high once assembled.  A thin slice is all you need to get your cookie fix.  And your cheesecake fix.  Talk about killing two birds with one stone!

If you're looking for a fun and unique dessert, then put this Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake on the list!  It's delicious!The cookie portion of this recipe is a simplified version of my favorite chocolate chip cookie of all time.  (I left out all of the nuts, oats, pretzels and other add-ins for this recipe.)  However, I know everyone has their own favorite recipe when it comes to chocolate chip cookies, so feel free to sub in your favorite version.  The cheesecake layer is a half-version of my go-to cheesecake recipe.  I’d initially planned to make a full version, but after seeing the size of the cookies I had to call an audible.  This Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake is an impressive dessert…I didn’t need to shove a full-sized layer of cheesecake in there, too!

If you’re looking for a fun (and unique!) dessert to make for family and friends, then this Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake is a good one!  Enjoy!

Did you make this Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake at home?  Leave a comment.  Or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog).

Looking for more chocolate chip cookie fun?  Check out these other recipe, too:

Kitchen Sink Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Dark Chocolate Chip & Hazelnut Cookies

If you're looking for a fun and unique dessert, then put this Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake on the list!  It's delicious!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake

If you're looking for a fun and unique dessert, then put this Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake on the list!  It's delicious!
5 from 10 votes
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 16 slices
Calories: 587kcal

Ingredients

For the Cookie Crusts

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • ¾ cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 3.4-oz. package vanilla instant pudding mix
  • tbsp vanilla extract
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 12 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
  • 8 oz. milk chocolate chips

For the Cheesecake

  • 16 oz. cream cheese room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 additional large egg yolk
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For Garnish

  • whipped cream

Instructions

For the Cookie Crusts

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Lightly butter or grease (2) 9” springform pans. Line the bottom of pans with a circle of parchment paper. Set pans aside. (See note below about pans.)
  • Using an electric mixer, add butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar; beat on medium speed until smooth.
  • Add eggs; beat on low until well combined.
  • Add pudding mix and vanilla extract; beat on low until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, cornstarch and salt. Add the flour mixture in 2 additions, mixing after each addition.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Divide the cookie dough mixture evenly between the 2 prepared pans.
  • Press the cookie dough firmly into the bottom of each pan. (Tip: A flat-bottomed glass helps pack the crust mixture down evenly.)
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until top just begins to turn golden brown. (Tip: Make sure not to overbake the cookies or else they will be too crispy!)
  • Remove pans from oven and let cool fully. Leave the cookie crust in one of the pans (this will be for the bottom of the cheesecake). Remove the cookie from the other pan and set aside. (Tip: Wrap the top cookie crust in plastic wrap to keep fresh.)

For the Cheesecake

  • Reduce oven temperature to 325°F.
  • Using a countertop mixer, beat the cream cheese on medium speed until completely smooth (about 3 minutes).
  • Add sugar and mix well, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Whisk the eggs and egg yolks together and add to the bowl; mix until well combined.
  • Add the sour cream, vanilla extract and mini chocolate chips; mix until well combined. (Tip: Use a spatula to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure the filling is fully mixed.)
  • Pour batter into pan containing the cookie crust. Wrap the bottom of the pan with aluminum foil and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Fill pan with about ½”-¾” of water. Bake at 325°F until center of cake is just barely set (~60-65 minutes).
  • With the cheesecake still in the pan, place the remaining cookie on top, pressing down lightly.
  • Let cheesecake cool in pan at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Cover pan lightly with foil or plastic wrap; refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. (Tip: I actually like to wrap my cheesecake in plastic wrap and then freeze it overnight. It makes it easier to remove from the pan and slice.)
  • Remove cheesecake from pan and place on a large plate. If frozen, let thaw in the refrigerator for several hours.
  • Before serving, garnish top of cheesecake with fresh whipped cream.

Notes

If you don’t have 2 springform pans, you can bake these cookie crusts in 2 rounds. Just bake the first cookie, let it cool and then remove from pan. Repeat with 2nd cookie crust, but do not remove that one once baked.

If you're looking for a fun and unique dessert, then put this Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake on the list!  It's delicious!

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25 Comments

    1. Haha! Thank you so much, Alexandra. I’m not quite sure what led me to this idea, but I figured things would go well if I combined chocolate chips cookies and cheesecake. 🙂

  1. 5 stars
    I always loved family trips because it’s when we got the Kellogg’s mini multipack with fruit loops and corn pops. That was the only time we really got sugary cereal. That said, this cake looks amazing. Love the cookie crisps as a garnish!!

    1. Oh man, I totally remember those Kellogg’s mini packs of cereal! The only problem was you’d eat all of the favorites at the start, and then be left with the others. I agree though. Sugary cereals aren’t really my thing, but the Cookie Crisps as a garnish totally worked for this dessert! Thanks, Matt!

  2. 5 stars
    I’m not really into sweetened breakfast cereals; I only like to eat (occasionally) bran flakes. But a cheesecake? Now we’re talking my friend! I do love this gigantic chocolate chip cookie pretending to be a cheesecake…or a cheesecake pretending to be a gigantic cookie…or a cheesecake chocolate chip cookie…? Oh well, never mind. The name doesn’t really matter when you’ve got this beauty in front of you, right? (Sadly, not in front of me) 🙁

    1. I do love bran flakes too, Ben! Bran flakes and cheesecake? Eh, not so much. But chocolate chip cookies and cheesecake? Yup! I’m not really sure if this is a cheesecake pretending to be a cookie, or a cookie pretending to be a cheesecake…but whatever it is, it’s delicious! 🙂 Thanks so much, my friend!

  3. 5 stars
    This has my name written allllll over it. Chocolate chips and cheesecake and COOKIES? I’m so in! I hope you saved a slice (or five) for me!

  4. 5 stars
    Ain’t nobody got time for soggy cereal! The milk hits it and I’m eating it right away! I recently picked up a chocolate shredded wheat variety that I’m excited to try (yes, I get excited about cereal, lol). Another thing that would excite me is this dang delicious cheesecake! I’ll ask again for you to send me a slice and maybe one day (if I mention it enough), I’ll get one…hehehe. Happy Friday, my friend 🙂

    1. Same here when it comes to soggy cereal, Dawn! I actually time it so that I can watch the news (instead of commercials) so I pour my milk right when the news starts. Hilarious, right? 🙂 I do excited about cereal, too…so you’re not alone! I feel the same way about this chocolate chip cheesecake, too. So good!! Thanks so much, my friend!

    1. Hey, that teeny tiny cookie was totally a last second addition when I saw Cookie Crisp cereal in the grocery store. It works, though! 🙂 Thanks so much, Kathy!

  5. 5 stars
    I love when two of my favorite desserts come together to make one! Brilliant. And I appreciate how generous you are with the chocolate chips! Perfect. ~Valentina

  6. 5 stars
    What a great idea for a cheesecake! Very creative and what a great combination too. Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies and cheesecake? It’s a marriage made in heaven in my eyes! Double yum David!

    1. Tell me about it! I love a good chocolate chip cookie. I love a good cheesecake. So it just stands to reason that the combination would be tasty, right? So good!! 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    David, this looks INSANE!! All I can do is sit and stare at my computer because there are no words! The perfectly baked cookie layers, that beautiful, creamy cheesecake filling, and all that chocolate! I’m swooning!

    1. Insane is the best way to describe this one, Kelly! As I was making it, I was like I can’t believe I’m shoving cheesecake in between chocolate chips cookies…but it was SO good. 🙂 Thanks so much, my friend!

  8. Wow- David – Im not sure where to start! This Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake is what dreams are made of! I love chocolate chip cookies and cheesecake and this here is my idea of bliss!
    Your talk about cereals reminds me I haven’t been down the cereal aisle all summer – now I need to meander down there to check on those sugary cereal choices – while Im not a huge cereal+milk eater, I do love cereal in muffins or on cheesecakes like this! Truly spectacular!

    1. That was my exact thought, too, Shashi! I love chocolate chip cookies. I love cheesecake. So let’s shove them together and see what happens, right? I like the result! 🙂 Thanks so much, my friend!

    1. I’m right there with ya, Marissa! I love chocolate chip cookies, and I love cheesecake…so the combo just makes sense, right? 🙂 Thanks so much!

  9. fruity pebbles? nope don’t know them. this cheesecake sounds amazing. and those tiny little biscuits (cookies) on top are the bomb. this really looks delectable. cheers sherry

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