CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH CHEESECAKE
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
24 ounces cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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