Need I say more?
If there are two things I love, it’s chocolate chip cookies and cheesecake. My Great Aunt Dava [Barbaresi] Catone, in all her brilliance, decided to combine the two. What you end up with is something that leaves Husband with only expletives to describe its deliciousness.
Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Cookies
2 8-oz. packages cream cheese, room temperature
¾ cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 18-oz. tubes chocolate chip cookie dough
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9 x 13-inch pan.
Slice cookie dough into ¼-inch thick rounds. Arrange closely on bottom of pan, pressing to fill in the gaps. In a large bowl, cream the sugar with the cream cheese until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, and mix well. Pour cream cheese mixture over cookie dough. Slice second roll of cookies and place over top of cream cheese.
Bake for 45-50 minutes, until puffed, golden, and center has set. Cool. Cut into 1-inch squares and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Dava [Barbaresi] Catone
New Haven, Connecticut – Hamden, Connecticut
1921 - 1998
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