Cheesecake Cookie Bars

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Have you ever made a Cheesecake Cookie Bars? If not, please stop whatever you're doing, go raid your fridge, and then get down to business. They are the best treats ever.

Cheesecake Cookie Bars from (@whatsgabycookin)

Layers of homemade cookie dough and cheesecake mixed together results in the most decadent (but easy) Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cookie Bars! Omg get ready....

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cookie Bars have been around my house for literally decades!! I can remember the first time one of my aunts made them for us when I was a kid. It was the recipe on the back of the cream cheese box and I just about died. It was heaven. The recipe has gone through a few dozen modifications because nowadays I can ONLY use my most favorite chocolate chip cookie dough recipe in the whole wide world.  Which makes these bars even better! They the cookie dough gets split in half, layered in the bottom of a baking tin, topped with the cheesecake mixture and then dolloped with more cookie dough. HELLO PERFECTION!

Cheesecake Cookie Bars from (@whatsgabycookin)

Cheesecake Cookie Bars

Author: Gaby Dalkin
4.8 from 21 votes
The most incredible Cheesecake Cookie Bars on the planet. End of story.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people


For the Cookie Layer

  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips

For the Cheesecake Layer

  • 8 oz cream cheese room temp
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


For the Cookie Layer

  • Cream together the butter and sugars in a large stand mixer for 3 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla, making sure to scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl. Add the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder and mix on low until everything is incorporated. Toss in a handful of the chocolate chips and mix for a quick second. Chill the dough while you make the cheesecake layer

For the Cheesecake Layer

  • Whip together the cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla for 3 minutes until everything is evenly combined and smooth.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a 9x13 baking pan with tin foil and spray it with non-stick baking spray.
  • Press ½ of the cookie dough mixture into the bottom of the pan to make 1 even layer.
  • Spread the cheesecake mixture on top of the cookie dough.
  • Crumble and sprinkle the remaining cookie dough on top of the cheesecake mixture and then sprinkle with the remaining chocolate chips
  • Place it into the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes until the cookie dough is golden brown. The inner part of the dish might look a bit jiggly, but not to fear. Once the Cheesecake Cookie Bars have baked, remove them from the oven and let them cool on the counter for 30 minutes. Then transfer them to the fridge and cool completely for at least 2 hours. Cut and serve as needed.


Try different varieties of chocolate chips or a mix. You could even use chopped nuts.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 554kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 401mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 52g | Vitamin A: 786IU | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 2mg
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Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking


  1. 5 stars
    I made these today and OMG! So delicious! Quick question- do you recommend storing them in the fridge or is counter top fine? I made a big batch. Thanks Gaby!

  2. Can I use parchment paper in my baking pan instead of the foil?
    (Just wondering if this would create a problem?)

  3. Thoughts on doubling the recipe to go in a 12x18 sheet pan? Would you not recommend that? I'm hoping to pull a few recipes from your blog to give dessert to a huge crowd. 🙂

    1. I was reading all the older comments and didn't see one of the newest ones had a similar question! Would you bake it for a lot less time? Are there other sweet pan recipes on your blog you would recommend instead?

  4. 5 stars
    Amazing cookies, I used half of the ingredients and it came out really good, I think I would make it a little less sweet next time. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

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