I mean YUM-EEEEEEEE!
This recipe is from the cool food blog DinnersDishesandDesserts.com.
I found Erin's blog through my super amazing,
She inspires me every.single.day with her amazing strength
and wit and grace.
And she has turned me on to several food blogs of which I would not have known about including DinnersDishesandDesserts.
so here's the fixins for these Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cookie
And since my baking skills and patience are pretty lacking and because my head almost pops off my shoulders whenever I have to bake (don't believe me?
see here....and here)
pretty good eh??!!
Did you notice my cute Christmas spatula thing?
HoHoHo to you!
I have a feeling I've bragged about this Christmas spatula before, like within the last two weeks.
Hmmm. I either must stop bragging or quit getting excited over and over about dumb things.
So let's start by making the cookie layer.
I think Erin says in her blog this is a very standard cookie dough mixture.
See, that's the thing...baking ingredients takes such boring pictures.
I should have stuck a cat up on the counter or something.
It gets a little more exciting though when you add the brown brown sugar and the brown vanilla and the yellow and clear eggs in.
You know, I will say I started getting excited about right here cuz I knew what was coming...
Can you tell I rarely eat anything with chocolate chips in it?
moving on, we now have the chocolate chip cookie dough.
Now we start with the cream cheese filling.
Easy enough and Good Golly Miss Molly,
DO NOT start eating this. You may not be able to stop.
Is what I heard.
Now we get to the good part!!!!
Spread half that evil dough into the bottom of the
Do you have any of that creamy cream cheese and sugar mixture left from slurping it down straight outta that bowl? If you do, then pour it onto the cookie dough!
Dollop the other half of the cookie dough onto the top of the mixture.
Don't dilly dally...
Bake for 35-45 minutes,
remove from oven and allow to cool.
Hint: Don't wait for the kids to come home....
I only plated one up cuz I had eaten so much of the cream cheese mixture. I mean I had filled up with raw veggies at lunch.
See that cream cheese peeking out there?
It says, "Hello."
They say, "Hey Good Lookin'."
cookie-wookie yummy-tummy topping?
"Be my Valentine."
This recipe is a fun combination of cookie and cheesecake all within a bar.
These are delish!
It'd be awesome if someone else tries these and let me know what you think.
Here's the recipe, printable is on the right hand side.
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cookie Bars
½ cup butter
½ cup shortening
¾ cup sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 ¼ cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 bag chocolate chips
1 (8oz) package cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Cream together the butter, shortening and sugar. Add in eggs, and vanilla. Mix in flour, salt, and baking soda. Stir in chocolate chips. Transfer this to another bowl.
In mixer beat cream cheese until smooth - about 2-3 minutes on medium speed. Add sugar, egg and vanilla. Mix until just combined.
Using a 13x9 pan, spread ½ the cookie dough over the bottom of the pan. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the dough. With the remaining dough, drop chunks of it over the cream cheese.
Bake for 35-45 minutes. The top will be lightly browned, and if you insert a toothpick it will come out clean.
Allow to cool before slicing. Store in the fridge.
Okay so my above mentioned cousin J...she posts the best, most inspirational quotes and musings ever.
She inspires me and her words constantly inspire me.
J posted this poem and I thought I would share it.
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.
- "Invictus" by William Ernest Henley
Have a great night!!!
we'll talk at ya soon!