Oreo Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cookie Bars

Making over the top and decadent desserts like these Oreo Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cookie Bars is definitely the best part of my job.  Wait, I’m pretty sure sharing and eating them with my family is the best part.

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15 years ago today I woke up nervous, anxious, and very excited.  That night I married my best friend.    God knew that I needed someone strong and patient to deal with my crazy and stressed out attitude.  My husband is definitely patient with me when I get strung out and crazy over deadlines and just life in general.  Oh, he has his moments too…he is just better at hiding them than I am.

I do love him very much for loving me and staying with me through thick and thin.   Who would have thought that 15 years later, we would have 3 kids, have lived in 2 states, moved 6 times, and changed jobs 10 times before getting to the place God wanted us to be.  Happy anniversary babe!  I can’t wait to see what happens in the next 15 years.

Oreo Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cookie Bars from insidebrucrewlife.com - cookie dough layered with cheesecake and topped with chocolate #cheesecake #cookies

Cheesecake is definitely the one dessert that my husband and I agree on.  He usually doesn’t care that much for dessert…I know, it’s hard being him in this house with what I bake up :-)  He is definitely the cheese to my cake!  LOL!  Corny yes, but hey, that’s why you read my blog right?

Cheesecake cookie bars are some of my favorite dessert to make.  If you haven’t seen this Caramel Apple Milky Way Cheesecake Cookie Bar, you need to take a peak.    It was the inspiration for this bad boy that is staring you down right now.

Oreo Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cookie Bars from insidebrucrewlife.com - cookie dough layered with cheesecake and topped with chocolate #cheesecake #cookies

To give this bar some more fun and crunch, you are going to add some Oreo cookie chunks into the the cookie dough.  Put some cheesecake between the layers and then bake it up.  Now you could go ahead and eat it as is (after is chills), but we need to pretty it up some.  A drizzle of white and dark chocolate and a sprinkling of Oreo cookie crumbs makes it totally done.

These are the perfect dessert for any celebration you might be facing…birthday, barbecue, ANNIVERSARY!!!  I better go bake another batch :-)

Oreo Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cookie Bars from insidebrucrewlife.com - cookie dough layered with cheesecake and topped with chocolate #cheesecake #cookies

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Oreo Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cookie Bars

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 24 bars

Oreo Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cookie Bars

Oreo chocolate chip cookie dough layered with cheesecake and drizzled with chocolate and cookie crumbs

Ingredients

For the Cookie Dough
1 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 3/4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups Oreo cookie chunks
1 cup dark chocolate chips
For the Cheesecake
1 package cream cheese, softened (8 oz.)
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
For the Topping
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening, divided
1/4 cup Oreo cookie crumbs

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugars until creamy. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat again. Sift together the baking soda, salt, and flour. Slowly add to the creamed mixture. Stir in the cookie chunks and chocolate chips by hand. Press half the dough into a greased 9x13 pan. Set aside.
  2. In another mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat again. Pour on top of the dough in the pan.
  3. Crumble the remaining dough over the top of the cheesecake gently. Bake at 350* for 30 minutes. Remove and place on a wire rack to cool. Refrigerate until completely chilled. Cut into 24 bars.
  4. Place the white chips in a microwaveable bowl with 1/2 teaspoon shortening. Heat for 30 seconds. Stir. Heat for 15 seconds more if needed Stir until creamy. Repeat with the dark chips. Place each chocolate into two plastic bags with one tip cut off each. Drizzle over the bars and top with cookie crumbs immediately. Keep refrigerated. Makes 24 bars.
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Comments

  1. says

    Congratulations on your 15th anniversary! My hubby and I had our 16th about 3 weeks ago. Quite a milestone for the four of us! *hahaha*

    I am seriously in love with the recipe today. And we’re several in the family under the weather today, so for now (until my next trip grocery shopping), I satisfied myself with pinning the recipe. :O)
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  2. says

    Hey. Joe, happy 15th anniversary to you, and yours! I even called up the “nabisco® company, and suggested they make a white chocolate covered golden Oreos®. that are perfect, For wedding receptons.

  3. says

    I may have just blurted out “awwwwwwww” as I read that line about marrying your best friend. Congratulations on 15 years!!! Definitely something to be proud of – and cheesecake is a BRILLIANT way to celebrate heehee. Add in oreos and I think you will be in ship-shape for the next 15 years. ;)
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  4. says

    How do you find opportunities to bake all the creative ideas that you share here? My goodness, if it’s for a baseball team, sign me up! Teachers at your kids’ school? I’ll apply! You’ve done it again. I’m in awe. YUMMMM!
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  5. Amanda says

    I just tried this recipe. My cookie dough was pretty wet and sticky. It was kind of hard to press it into the pan. And the crumbling didn’t work for me. Any ideas on what I might have done wrong? Thanks for any tips!

    • says

      How soft was your butter? Was it room temperature? If it was too soft or melted, the dough probably would be too sticky. You could always refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes. Mine was slightly sticky but not so bad that I couldn’t press it in the pan. That should help with putting the dough on top too. It won’t crumble like a hard cookie does, but you can drop small chunks all over the top gently. Let me know how it turns out.
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  6. Shannon says

    Hi, I am a beginning baker and I wanted to make something special for my sister’a birthday, and I think I just found it! This looks absolutely AMAZING! The only question I have after looking at the recipe is that do you simply take out the pan after cooked, let it cool, then put the tray into the fridge? This looks delicious and I can’t wait to see my sister’a face when she bites into this!

    • says

      Yay for fun baking. Your sister is going to love these. After they finish baking, let them cool on a baking rack for a few hours. Then refrigerate for at least 4 hours to let them set all the way. Then you can cut them into bars and decorate the tops. Let me know if you have any other questions :-)

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