Mini cheesecakes with a chocolate chip cookie crust, creamy cheesecake center and topped with an eggless chocolate chip cookie dough. These chocolate chip cookie dough mini cheesecakes are for cookie dough lovers and cheesecake lovers alike.
I have a confession. This recipe came about because I had a container of chocolate chip cookies getting stale. I know, I know. It’s probably a crime somewhere. But I don’t eat a lot of cookies and Adam just wasn’t eating 3 dozen cookies fast enough. I should have frozen some or given some away but I wasn’t thinking straight, apparently.
So I was trying to think of what I can do with chocolate chip cookies that weren’t bad but were no longer at their peak. Turning things (like bread, crackers, pretzels, etc.) into crumbs is usually my go-to thing when they’re on their way to Staleville. My next thought was turning the crumbs into a crust, cheesecake ideas bounced around in my brain and here is the result. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mini Cheesecakes. Yum, yum and yu-um.
And this time around I got smart – no desserts are getting left behind to get old here! See, I owed my father-in-law a little thank you treat and these chocolate chip cookie dough mini cheesecakes fit the bill. My father-in-law has done A LOT to help us fix things up around our house since we bought it several years ago. So far, he’s put in a new dishwasher, moved a water line to put our fridge in a different place, helped us build a shed, changed our sliding closet doors to doors that pull open, installed a wall ac unit, and some other various things. It totally pays to have someone handy in the family and I pay with a currency otherwise known as dessert.
This past July, my father-in-law helped Adam build me a deck. I reaaalllly wanted a deck (built over the existing concrete slab patio) and thanks to Adam, his dad, my brother and my dad, I got an awesomely huge deck for my birthday. Yay! But building a deck is so time-consuming and takes tons of time. It took the whole 4th of July weekend (minus 1 day due to rain) plus some other random days to finish the stairs and the railings. Adam’s dad was here quite a bit helping to get all of that done. So I had to make him something special as a nice ‘thank-you’. And by had to, I mean wanted to. These little cheesecakes are the perfect little token of appreciation.
These chocolate chip cookie dough mini cheesecakes are sososo good. Chocolate chip cookie crumb crust, creamy cheesecake, hot fudge and chocolate chip cookie dough. #yesplease. The chocolate chip cookie dough is what makes this cheesecake. It’s the best of both worlds, cheesecake and cookie dough. You guys need to try this. It’s almost too good to explain. I mean, really. Cheesecake tastes amazing. Cookie dough is amazing. It’s a whole lotta amazing in one little package. It’s #bangarang
ps the cookie dough has NO EGGS so it’s totally safe to eat raw!
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