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 only second to my famous Slutty Brownie recipe.

A tin of cheesecake cookie bars with chocolate chips being held by a person.

Why I love this recipe

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!


  • Unsalted Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • White Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Salt
  • Baking Soda
  • Baking Powder
  • Chocolate Chips

For the Cheesecake Layer

  • Cream Cheese
  • White sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla Extract

*For the full list of ingredients and directions please see recipe card below

How to make this recipe

Cookie layer

Step 1: Cream together the butter and sugars in a large stand mixer

Step 2: Add the eggs and vanilla, making sure to scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl

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Cheesecake Cookie Bars

Author: Gaby Dalkin
4.8 from 22 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. these are so festive and cute!! busy week, lady! glad you were able to get into the kitchen and cook away this weekend 🙂 these are perfect for Thursday! xo

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