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{cookie dough cheesecake bars}

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Missing my girl like CRAZY!!!  Bay gets home this weekend and I cannot wait to wrap my arms around her and squeeze her tight!!

A week is a lonngggg time.

And I bet she’s grown an inch too.

So today I’m sharing a post that she helped me out with.  Or I helped her out with?  Really she just baked another killer dessert and said I could post it.  Ha!

Bay is the baker in the house.  She calls me the cook.  But, I’m down with that.  Baking isn’t my specialty.  Bay on the other hand, LOVES it.  She’s also a math wiz and the exact measurements are her thing.  I’m more of a dump it in and think, yep….that looks about right.

I think her baking obsession started with the fact she has a massive sweet tooth 🙂  And my baking skills were lacking.

This is Bay back in 2014 with her heart-shaped chocolates peanut butter blossoms.

Look how little she is.  OMG, now I miss her even more….tears!

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The only way I can get Bay on the blog these days is by picking up all the ingredients for a baking recipe she’s found or made up.  When she told me about this one, I was like, Yesss!  Done!

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She’s grown just a little, huh?!?!

 

Ok, I’m done.  Back to the recipe…..

It’s easy.  It’s semi-homemade.  It will get your sweet tooth fix.

Just how Bay likes it.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 16 oz package refrigerated chocolate cookie dough (roll or bars work)
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Here’s what you’ll do:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line a  9 inch square baking dish with parchment paper.  Allowing extra to extend over the edges.  (this makes for easy removal) – Bay

Using your hands, spread + press a little more than half of the cookie dough into the bottom of the baking dish creating an even layer.

Beat cream cheese + sugar with a mixer until combined.  Add egg + vanilla, beat until smooth.

Pour cheesecake filling over the cookie layer.

Crumble the remaining cookie dough over the top.

Bake for 35 minutes.

Allow to cool.  Then stick in the fridge for 2 hours.  Cut into bars + serve.

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I broke my sugar cleanse, once again, to try these bars.  Bay promised it would be worth it.  And she doesn’t mess around when it comes to baked goods.  I don’t go for the cake + cupcakes, but cookies + bars.  All bets are OFF!

This is a great recipe for kids to make.  Give it a shot.  Then give Bay a shout out for another great recipe!!

 

xoxo stacyb

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