Cheesecake has to rank among one of my favorite desserts. Cookies, however, will always be my all time favorite. There’s something comforting about the simplicity of a warm cookie that brings back memories of my childhood. I grew up baking cookies with my mother and grandmother and to this day it’s my favorite thing to do with my daughter. Recently I combined my two favorite desserts into a gluten free cookie dough cheesecake bar with mini Reese’s.
I made a semi-homemade version of this recipe using the new Pillsbury gluten free cookie dough. The cookie dough was a mixture between a soft and crispy crust that complimented the cheesecake filling. The Reese’s were a necessary bonus, of course. A chocolate chip cookie crust, cheesecake filling, and Reese’s..sounds like the perfect combination to me! I have to admit I was pretty glad to see these cheesecake bars go quickly, I’m afraid I would’ve eaten them all if everyone else didn’t. I’m planning on making them again for a birthday party in a few weeks, I’m thinking of adding chocolate chips to the batter instead of Reese’s.
Pillsbury’s new gluten free cookie dough is great for creating desserts with or enjoying a delicious gluten free chocolate chip cookie. Over the last few months we’ve been incorporating more gluten-free meals into our diet and I’ve found that eating gluten-free is not as easy for someone who loves baking like I do. I’m still new to using gluten-free recipes but I’m always excited to try new gluten free products that can help make things easier. I purchased the only container left at my store but I’m already looking forward to trying new gluten free desserts when I get a hold of more.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars
- 10 oz package cream cheese room temperature
- 1 tsp sour cream
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Pillsbury gluten free cookie dough
- 1 cup Mini Reese's
- Preheat oven to 325; line 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper.
- Press cookie dough into baking dish, bake for 7 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
- Combine cream cheese, sour cream, and sugar in stand mixer.
- Add egg and vanilla; mix until well combined.
- Pour cheesecake filling on cookie dough, add mini Reese's on top.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes. Allow to cool completely before slicing.
I have been looking for the gluten free cookie dough and still haven’t found it. It will probably show up in the grocery store about the time the coupons expire :)
You have combined my two favorite desserts! Looks amazing!
I just baked it and it is in the fridge and it looks really good ,we are going to hide it away from my husband so we could eat it all, it looks to good for him to eat.
Yum! These sound amazing and perfect for my aunt with a gluten allergy! Pinning to make for her when she comes to visit!
YUM! This looks amazing!!
UM YUM!!!! Wow, when are they going to invent a way for me to reach in the computer to snag one of these??? :) Michelle