Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH CHEESECAKE

CRUST:

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted

CHEESECAKE:

24 ounces cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
1 cup chocolate chip cookie dough, * see note

Combine crumbs, sugar, and butter; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake at 350 F, 10 minutes.

Combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla, mixing at medium speed on electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

Drop 2/3 cup of the cookie dough by level teaspoonfuls into cheesecake batter; fold gently. Pour into crust. Dot with level teaspoonfuls of remaining 1/3 cup cookie dough. Bake at 450 F. for 10 minutes.

Reduce oven temperature to 250 F; continue baking for 30-40 minutes.

Loosen cake from rim of pan. Chill.

Serving Size: 12

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