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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mini Cheesecakes

Mini cheesecakes with a chocolate chip cookie crust, creamy cheesecake center and topped with an eggless chocolate chip cookie dough. These gluten free chocolate chip cookie dough mini cheesecakes are for cookie dough lovers and cheesecake lovers alike.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mini Cheesecakes from What The Fork Food Blog

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mini Cheesecakes

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.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mini Cheesecakes from What The Fork Food Blog

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.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mini Cheesecakes from What The Fork Food Blog

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.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mini Cheesecakes from What The Fork Food Blog

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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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mini Cheesecakes

5 from 8 ratings
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.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 18 mini cheesecakes
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For the Cheesecakes:

  • 1 C chocolate chip cookie crumbs gluten-free or regular
  • 3/4 C granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp butter melted
  • 3 8oz packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • hot fudge sauce

For the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough:

  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour or regular all-purpose flour*
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips


  • Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees and line muffin tins with 18 paper liners.
  • Mix chocolate chip cookie crumbs with melted butter and evenly distrubute between the 18 cups and press down to form crust.
  • In a large bowl (or with a stand mixer) beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until combined. Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition. Use a scoop to cover crusts. I used a large OXO scoop (about 3 Tbsp).
  • Bake 25- 30 min or until centers are set. Cool completely on a wire rack and then refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • While cheesecakes are cooling, make the cookie dough. Cream together butter and brown sugar.
  • Mix in milk and vanilla.
  • Add flour and mini chocolate chips. Mix until combined. Refrigerate cookie dough (FOR AT LEAST 30 MINUTES) until cheesecakes are done cooling.
  • To assemble the cheesecakes, top each mini cheesecake with 1-2 tsp hot fudge sauce. (I used Hershey's Special Dark). Form cookie dough into 18 balls of dough. I used a medium OXO scoop and it made exactly 18.
  • Place a ball of cookie dough on top of the hot fudge. Top with additional hot fudge sauce, if desired.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.


When following a gluten-free diet be sure to use gluten-free ingredients. * I would not recommend using gluten-free all-purpose flour containing garbanzo bean/chickpea flour or Sorghum. ** Do NOT bake the eggless cookie dough. It is NOT meant to be baked. **


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  1. Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) says:

    I love how these came out and YAY for the deck! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t wait to see what you share this week! Its LIVE!


  2. Miz Helen says:

    5 stars
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week! Enjoy your weekend and your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

  3. These are so perfect for a party… so pretty. Pinned. Thanks for coming to Weekend Bites ( formally Foodie Friday.)

  4. KC the Kitchen Chopper says:

    Oh how I wish I baked! These cookie/cheesecake delights look tantalizing. Thanks for bringing them to #theWeekendSocial. Pinned. Hope to see you again Thursday 9:00 PM EST.

  5. Alecia says:

    Thank you for linking up to Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday last week. As one of the co-hosts, I will be featuring your recipe on Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday this week on my site, Detours in Life. Congrats! Please stop by and grab a feature button when you get a chance.

  6. Miz Helen says:

    5 stars
    I just pinned your post and 14 people re-pinned it right away, that is awesome!
    Miz Helen

  7. Miz Helen says:

    5 stars
    What a very special treat, I just love your Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mini Cheesecake. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. Kayla says:

    This looks like a bite of heaven :)! I love it!

  9. Cathy says:

    There are just not enough words to describe how good these look, I really wish that I could pluck one off the screen ๐Ÿ™‚
    Amazing! So glad that I am saying hello from pin it Thursday! Every time I see the name of your blog, I smile! Such a creative name! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Oh my gosh these cheesecakes look amazing! I love that huge-ish scoop of glorious cookie dough on top!

  11. Elizabeth says:

    Sharon, these look scrumptious! I love it. Thank you for sharing and I am pinning. I just love the little servings. Would be perfect for my upcoming baby shower for my friend! Thanks.

  12. Chocolate chip. Cookie dough. Mini Cheesecakes. There isn’t one word that doesn’t entice me. Pinned! I would love for you to share this post at my Create & Share Link Party tonight (7:00 PM MST)! Hope to see you there ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Julie V. says:

    I love how many dimensions this recipe has: the homemade cookie crust, the cheesecake, the cookie dough, and then the chocolate drizzled on top. Thanks for shaing and I will have to keep this in mind!

  14. Maria says:

    What a decadent looking dessert!!!! These look beautiful and sound SOOO delicious!!!!

  15. Ida says:

    These look so amazing. I pinned them for later!!

    Stopping by from the Merry Monday link up!

  16. Sharon, these look SO good! I’m a cookie dough addict ๐Ÿ˜‰ totally Pinned! and there’s totally no crime in using foods that are going to go bad soon- especially if you make them look this good ๐Ÿ˜‰ yum!

  17. 5 stars
    I love mini cheesecakes I don’t feel quite as guilty eating them as a big piece, but then I’m often tempted to eat two of them.