Friday, August 24, 2012

That Time I Gained 20 Pounds


it was Thursday evening and we needed something sweet.
like we desperately needed something.
so what to do when you need a quick sinful-like dessert? 
pinterest…. where you can find a ton of how-to’s for every impulsive 
thought you have. i say this bc I know, ..obviously.

this was the second dessert that popped up and it involved 
cookie dough so that’s how we decided.
here is the link in case you want to go straight to it.
or here are all the deets.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

*1 ½ C graham crackers
*5 T butter, melted

Cookie Dough:
*5 T butter, room temp.
 *1/3 C packed light brown sugar
 *3 T sugar
 *1/4 t salt
 *1 t vanilla extract
 *3/4 C flour
 *2/3 C chocolate chips

Cheesecake Filling:
   *10 oz cream cheese, room temp
   *1/4 C sugar
   *1 large egg
   *1 t vanilla extract

 preheat oven to 325.
line an 8” pan with wax paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
mix the melted butter and graham crackers until thoroughly combined. 
press the mixture into the bottom of the pan.
bake in oven for 6 min. remove pan and let cool.

in a bowl prepare the cookie dough. beat together butter, brown sugar, sugar, salt and vanilla until smooth and thoroughly combined. mix in flour on low speed. then mix in the chocolate chips. this mixture will be dry and crumbly…that’s ok…set aside.

now in another bowl cream together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. mix in the egg and vanilla on low speed. pour cheesecake batter into the crust. use your hands to form clumps of cookie dough, smoosh it together and flatten it out. distribute the cookie dough on top of the cheesecake batter in teaspoon sized clumps.

bake for 30 min until the pan when given a shake is firm. chill in refrigerator or freezer if your trying to hurry up the process…like we were.

i give this recipe a 6-7 out of 10.
they look really good and the ingredients are the just right thing.
but if you  happen to be dieting, let me help you by saying “DON”T DO IT” you can hold out….hehe. 
did that work.

O.k now go turn on some Ben Rector and get to baking.
Have a great weekend!



  1. Oh my stars! That sounds sweeter than sweet! YUMMY!!!! Pinterest is going to be the death of me...and my waist line...and my check book! ;)

  2. I mean...I wanted you to post this but I didn't want you to post it. B/c now my hard work to lose this pregnancy weight will be downhill.

  3. I saw this on IG and was hoping you'd post the recipe!!! Not that I need to be eating them but I have a husband who would like them......... ha! Who am I kidding!! Thanks for posting!!!

  4. my favorite dessert is chocolate chip cookies. hubz' favorite is cheese cake. this concoction could be fabulous & deadly in our house.
    thanks. sharing is caring! ;)

  5. ummm...make these in october?! :)

  6. I guess I'll be making these now, thanks a lot. xoxo