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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Heavenly Dessert - Recipe to Share!

Thank you to my friend Donna Sterzer for this new favorite recipe. In fact, so many of the family's favorite recipes have come from her originally. She is a wonderful and inspiring cook! Thank you Donna for bringing this to our New Years Eve celebration, it was an instant favorite.

Kelsie and I later made it for her Girls Preference Dinner - and it was the hit of the evening!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake -

Crust: (I used one Oreo pre-made pie crust, dumped into the prepared cheesecake pan and pressed into the pan and up the sides) OR:

1-3/4 C crushed chocolate chip cookies or chocolate wafer crumbs
1/4 C. sugar
1/3 C butter, melted

3-8 oz pkg cream cheese softened
1 C sugar
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 C sour cream
1/2 t. vanilla extract

1/4 c butter softened (I used margarine)
1/4 C sugar
1/4 C packed brown sugar
1 T water
1 t. vanilla extract
1/2 C flour
1-1/2 C miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided

In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom and up 1" on the sides of a greased 9-in springform pan. Place pan on a baking sheet; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low until combined. Add sour cream and vanilla; beat just until blended. Pour over crust, set aside. In another mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add water and vanilla. Gradually add flour. Stir in 1 C. chocolate chips. Drop by teaspoonfuls over filling, gently pushing dough below the surface (dough should be completely covered by filling. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 min (I baked for only 40) or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. Remove sides of pan. Sprinkle with remaining chips. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield 12-14 servings.

Stop by 11th Heaven's Homemaking Monday for more great HOMEMAKINING ideas!


greg_nichole said...

That sounds heavenly!

Reeses Pieces said...

Mmmmm....sounds like a winner. I'll for sure give that one a try. I need to share this one with my Mom and sisters too.

Sherry said...

Oooh! This looks delish!

Holly said...

Oh my goodness- two of my favorite things together! Cheesecake and cookie dough! Thanks for sharing this recipe on our linky this week. Keem 'em coming! We post the recipe linky every wednesday :)

Carla said...

are you LDS too? This looks heavenly, just heavenly! Thank you for sharing:)

Carla said...

I read the rest of your side bar, and answered my own question-lol

Lynn said...

Oh yum! I make a chocolate chip cheesecake, but this one with cookie dough in it looks even better! Must stop drooling . . .

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

I think if I was giving an award for the best looking recipe of the day, you'd get it! I LOVE chocolate chip cheesecake!

Next week I'm featuring desserts for Valentine's Day on my blog. I'd love to feature your photo & a link to your site. If that's okay?

Valerie said...

It does look heavenly!!! Oh my!

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