Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake


Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake

Today we are throwing a virtual bridal shower for our friend Julie!!  Julie is getting married in just a couple weeks.  I am sure it will be a gorgeous ceremony, and I can’t wait to see pictures of her in her dress!  To help celebrate Megan brought together some of Julie’s friends to share some great food.

I picked this chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake for a couple reasons.  First, I know Julie is a fan of The Cheesecake Factory, and that is where the idea for this recipe came from.  Second, I know she has been eating healthy so she could look beautiful in her dress.  That deserves a reward, so cheesecake it is!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake

I am going to be honest, I am not a big fan of cheesecake.  The only couple that I have liked have been heavily flavored with something else.  For example; tons of cookie dough.  The Cheesecake Factory has a version of this that is completely over the top.  I am pretty sure there is more cookie dough than cheesecake in theirs.  I evened the playing field a little, but however you want to do it is fine by me.  Plus it has an Oreo cookie crust, and I am just a sucker for Oreo crusts.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake

I thought about doing little mini version of these, but I wanted you to be able to see the cookie dough.  If you have a mini cheesecake pan (I don’t), these would be great to do in there.  Everyone loves mini desserts, and it is built in portion control :)

Congrats Julie!  I hope you have a wonderful day.  I know you and Jason will have a life time of happiness together.

Yields 12

New York Style Cheesecake filled with lots of cookie dough!

30 minPrep Time

90 minCook Time

2 hrTotal Time

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  • 2/3 package of Oreos, crushed
  • 4 Tbls butter, melted
  • Cheesecake
  • 2 1/2 pounds cream cheese, softened - cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 6 eggs, plus 2 egg yolks
  • 1 Tlbs butter, melted
  • Cookie Dough
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. Prepare the Cookie Dough :In an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugar. Add vanilla. With mixer on low, slowly add in the flour, until completely incorporated. It will be very dry, that is ok. Beat in milk until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Roll into small 1 inch balls. Place in freezer for 45 minutes, or until completely frozen.
  2. Prepare the crust: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix together the cookie crumbs and the butter. Press into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan. Use the bottom of a measuring cup to firmly press it into the bottom, keeping it off the sides. Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool completely.
  3. Prepare the Cheesecake: Increase oven heat to 500 degrees. Using an electric mixer beat cream cheese on low until broken up, about 1 minute. Scrape the sides, and add 3/4 cup of sugar, and salt. Mix over low for about a minute, until well combined. Beat in the remaining 3/4 cup of sugar.
  4. Scrape the sides, add sour cream, lemon juice, and vanilla. Mix over low for 1 minute. Mix in egg yolks until thoroughly combined. Add the whole eggs, 2 at a time, beating for about 1 minute after each addition. Stir in about 1/2 of the frozen cookie dough balls, until evenly distributed.
  5. Gently brush the top of the baked and cooled crust with the 1 Tbls of melted butter. Place springform pan on a baking sheet. Pour filling into the crust.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes. Without opening the oven door reduce the temperature to 200 degrees. Bake for about 90 minutes, or until the center of the cheesecake is 150 degrees.
  7. Let cool for 5 minutes. Then run a knife around the edge to loosen the sides. After 2 hours wrap in plastic and refrigerate until cold, about 3 hours.
  8. To remove the mold wrap a warm kitchen towel around the pan, and let set for 1 minute. Gently remove the sides. Cut into 12 slices, and top with whipped cream to serve.


Inspired by The Cheesecake Factory. Cheesecake base from Cook's Illustrated. Dip the remaining cookie dough balls in melted chocolate for Cookie Dough Truffles!


Go check out what everyone else brought to Julie’s Shower
Megan from Wanna Be A Country Cleaver: Smoked Salmon Crostini
Rachel from Rachel Cooks: Easy Cappucino Mousse Cups
Cassie from Bake Your Day: Confetti Popcorn
Tara from Chip Chip Hooray: Butterscotch Biscoff Chunk Blondies
Lauren from Climbing Grier Mountain: Vanilla Cupcakes with Purple Buttercream Frosting
Kathryn from London Bakes: Spring onion and parmesan mini quiche
Carla from Carla’s Confections: Blueberry Bliss Cocktail for Julie
Ali from Gimme Some Oven: Chicken Enchilada Cups
Rachel from Baked by Rachel: Chocolate Eclairs with White Chocolate Drizzle
Claire from Realistic Nutritionist: Chicken Salad Crostinis


  1. This is wonderful Erin! I love cheesecake of all kinds- but one loaded with cookie dough is even better! :)

  2. Oreos + cookie dough?!! :)

  3. Gah, you rock my world. This is one of my FAVORITES at cheesecake factory AND I’m obsessed with cookie dough. It looks so good!! I might’ve licked the screen…..thank you, thank you!!!! You’re so so sweet and I hope we get to meet really soon in real life!! xoxoxo

  4. Oh heck yes. This cheesecake will be the reason I fail at future wedding diets. 😉 Such a great treat (and reward!) for today!

  5. I could totally get behind this!

  6. Wooow. This looks incredible. I love any kind of cheesecake but one with cookie dough involved sounds even better! I made one once and was so excited that I attempted removing it from the pan straight from the oven and it totally fell apart and completely covered the stove and floor. It was delicious, though! I do love how yours is in one piece. 😀

  7. yum! i love chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake! Big congrats to Julie!

  8. Cheesecake is absolutely amazing, and made even more amazing with cookie dough! Perfect way to celebrate Julie! :)

  9. Cookie dough cheesecake is one of my favorites, yum!

  10. Now that is a cheesecake worthy of such a celebration!

  11. Aww yeah. This looks freaking awesome!

  12. I’m a fairly new cheesecake lover (odd, I know), but this HAS to happen. My new affinity for cheesecake is about to go into overdrive!

  13. I love this, Erin! Cheesecake is a favorite here!

  14. I worked at the cheesecake factory in high school and devoured slices like this! Must make at home ASAP!

  15. MMM such a classic! Love cheesecake and cookie dough just makes everything better :)

  16. I don’t think I’ve ever wanted cheesecake so bad in my life!!

  17. I happen to love cheesecake. Almost as much as my husband. He’s really going to love this one.

  18. Oh wow, your cheesecake looks divine!

  19. Wow, Erin…now THAT is a cheesecake. One I must pin, just to gaze at lovingly! :)

  20. OMG this is amazing!!

  21. I’m with you Erin, cheesecake in general isn’t one of my favorite desserts. But add cookie dough to the equation and all bets are off! :) This looks so amazing!

  22. Oh holy goodness. This looks absolutely amazing. I love cheesecake with fruit, but I could totally down this thing too.

  23. Congrats to the bride to be… I would break my diet to eat this. :)

  24. Sounds delightful, decadent and oh so delicious!!

  25. Looks delish, and did you like your own cheesecake? I like cheesecake in small doses, because it’s so rich.

  26. I don’t care too much for cheesecake either (for some reason, that’s always hard to admit). 😛 This cheesecake, however, looks delicious – it must be the cookie dough!

  27. Awww, I love these types of blog celebrations! Your cheesecake looks divine :)

  28. I can totally lick the plates clean after a couple of slices. OMG This looks insanely delicious!

  29. I love a great cheesecake but try my best to stay away since it just sits on my hips. What a great choice you made and I bet your family enjoyed partaking in the deliciousness!

  30. I have had a major craving for cheesecake for the last couple of weeks. Hubs doesn’t care too much for it, though, so I haven’t made any. After seeing this, I just might have to go ahead anyway. More for me!

  31. Woah…this cheesecake looks incredible!

  32. I made this, and although it was delicious, it made way too much batter and dough for one pan. I would suggest cutting the recipe in half.

  33. Argh!!!!!! We’re making this Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake right now and need to know what to do with the other half of the cookie dough. Why have we made double what we’re going to use???

    • The Cheesecake Factory cheesecake this is inspired by is crazy full with cookie dough. That is why the recipe calls for so much. As well as the fact that it uses 1 can of sweetened condensed milk. Dividing up that and finding uses for that is harder that finding uses for leftover cookie dough. I have plenty of recipes that use up that leftover cookie dough in my Recipe Index – brownie batter cookie dough pancakes, cookie dough truffles, cookie dough mini donuts, and I believe there are even more if you look.


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