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Monday, February 22, 2016

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake - Mondays with MiMi


     Boy oh boy did that fettuccine alfredo recipe bring back memories.  The subject of the special chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake recipe came up.  For special dinners, Carlee often requested that I make the alfredo, a salad with Aunt Ellen's Garlic Parmesan Dressing and this cheesecake.  Her friends enjoyed this before several formal dances too.



     Evidently it has been a while since I last made it.  My piles of recipes have all been gone through and organized.  I have 2 full recipe boxes that have been completely emptied and searched through.  Still, I could not find THE recipe.  I vaguely remembered it was an Olive Garden copycat but wasn't sure.  Carlee, who was oblivious to the torment I was going through, emailed me the link to a recipe she thought may be it.  She was wanting me to make it again too.  I just can't surprise that girl.  Would you believe that after I gave up I went downstairs to my file cabinet to get some labels and found several file folders of old recipes?  I bet you could guess what I found in the last one!  Luckily I found some others that I can't wait to share as well.

      Since I buy a big tub of Pillsbury cookie dough for the dough balls in the cheesecake, I changed the recipe for the crust.  I love putting my own spin on recipes.  There are just a few changes to the original copycat recipe.  This is my spin on it:



Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake

Ingredients:

2 T butter, melted
3 cups cookie crumbs (Oreos, chocolate chip, graham) I baked about 1 1/2 dozen cookies from the tub of chocolate chip cookie dough
4 8 oz pkg. cream cheese - softened
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp all purpose flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
1 tub refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
1/2 cup chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F
  2. For crust: Generously grease the bottom and sides of a 10 inch spring form pan. Combine the butter and cookie crumbs.  Press onto the bottom and sides of the pan.
  3. For filling: use and electric mixer on high-speed to combine the cream cheese, sugar, eggs and flour.  Beat until smooth.  Add the vanilla and sour cream and mix just until blended.  Pour half of the batter into the prepared crust.  Scoop one pound of the cookie dough and form into golf ball size pieces.  Drop those into the batter. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Pour remaining batter over that. 
  4. Bake for 60 minutes.  Turn off the oven and leave the cake in the oven for 30 more minutes.
  5. Let cool to room temperature then cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  6. To serve, remove the sides of the pan and cut into pieces. 


24 comments:

  1. Well, I'll just plan on making this for my family this weekend!!! Oh my cookie dough and cheesecake heaven!! Yum!!

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    1. I hope you all love it! I wish I had a tally for how many years in a row this was my birthday dessert. It had been a while since we made it, so it was a lot of fun to have it again!

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  2. Wow Carlee this looks and sounds so good!
    Thanks for sharing your awesome recipes with us at Cooking & Crafting with J&J.

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    1. Thanks, Julie! I always love partying with you gals!

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  3. Mmmm... This sounds so good! Thanks for sharing, Mimi!

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    1. She has always made delicious desserts, it was fun to have her dig this one out of the vault!

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  4. Oh wow... I think I'll make this as soon as I lose the weight, so I can celebrate eating again LOL

    xo,
    rue

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    1. Ha! If I waited until then, I could never have it ;-) Thanks, Rue!

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  5. Wow, Carlee, what genius is this??! I think I might have been missing out all these years!! Happy Throwback Thursday!!

    Mollie

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    1. I know, right? Two of my favorite indulgences mashed into one decadent dessert!

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  6. So basically my 2 favorite desserts in one! I need to make this right away!

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    1. Mine too! I can't believe we somehow went a few years without making one. It won't happen again!

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  7. This looks absolutely delicious and totally yummed to try now soon ;)

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  8. Swoon! Cookie dough and cheesecake! Oh my! I want this now. Thanks for sharing on the Creative K. Kids Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. I hope you will join us again next week.

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    1. I know, right?! Two of my favorite guilty pleasures married into one bite!

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  9. What a neat recipe!!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  10. This is definitely for me!! Cookie dough and cheesecake - what a wonderful combination

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    1. Me too, two of my favorites combined! Thank you!

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  11. Thanks so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  12. Wow, this sounds amazing! I would love to try it! Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

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    1. It's definitely decadent (and worth every calorie!)

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