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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake

No recipe image available.If you love cookie dough, this is the cheesecake for you. Sour cream offsets the sweetness in this dream dessert.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 3/4 cups crushed chocolate chip cookies or chocolate wafer crumbs
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted

3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cookie Dough:
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips - divided use

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom and 1-inch up the sides of a greased 9-inch springform pan; set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low just until combined. Add sour cream and vanilla; beat just until blended. Pour over crust; set aside.
  3. In another mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars on medium speed for 3 minutes. Add water and vanilla. gradually add flour. Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls over filling, gently pushing dough below surface (dough should be completely covered by filling).
  4. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 45 to 55 minutes or until center is almost set.
  5. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  6. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer.
  7. Refrigerate overnight and remove sides of pan.
  8. Before serving, sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips.

Makes 12 servings.