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Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars are far from being healthy, but, nonetheless, one of the most delicious recipes I’ve ever enjoyed.  These are smooth and rich, but melt in your mouth and leave you longing for just one more bite.

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A Clean Home and A Happy Mind

As I mentioned in Monday’s post, I’m finally feeling caught up with my work load.  But, for whatever reason, I continued to find my mind rushing every direction early this week.  But then Ray said something so simple and so true that it stopped me in my tracks.


“Why are you procrastinating.  I know you’re procrastinating when you keep cleaning.  What is it that you have going on that you’re procrastinating.”

Touché, Raymond.  Touché.

While it sometimes varies, I find myself cleaning and organizing non-stop when I feel like I can’t keep the house clean.  In the past, it’s been things like “needing” to pay bills, that actually have a deadline for three weeks from now, or “needing” to reply to that text that I know can wait.  So I made it my mission early this week to work through those methods of procrastination and get rid of them entirely.

Early this week, I bought a house cleaning appointment off of Groupon and got our home cleaned better than I’ve seen it in a long time.  I spent the first half of Monday closing out those bills, replying to texts, and ridding myself of any lingering paperwork.  This has led to an entirely clear mind and open heart to be able to tackle anything that comes my way across the week.  (Including a new freebie I have in the works for you guys!)

What do you have lingering as your method of procrastination?  I’d love to hear in the comments section below!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars

For the most part, I’m healthy, but sometimes, just sometimes… I just want dessert without the pressure.  99.9% of the time I’m an abstainer when it comes to food (more on this later), but I’ve learned some tricks of the trade.  The first one being that I decide to actually plate everything I eat – including dessert.

Related to Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars, I’ll plate just one for a snack around mid-day.  It gives me the delicious, melt-in-your-mouth goodness that I’m looking for, without giving me the guilt I would feel if I just reached into the pan to enjoy just one.

Special props to Ray’s Aunt Chris, because the base of this recipe was originally her’s… so she deserves all the credit. 🙂

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars

High Altitude – Prep Time: 10 minutes, Bake Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yields: 16 Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 tube of pre-made chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 1 8oz. tub of cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg

Directions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Spread 3/4 of the cookie dough in the bottom of a non-greased 8×8 pan.  Use a spatula to even out the top.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, egg, and sugar.  Whisk until completely mixed.  Pour this mixture on top of the cookie dough.
  3. Break apart the remaining 1/4 of the cookie dough and drop it sporadically on top.  This should almost cover the entire pan.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the pan comes out clean.  Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes (though I think these are even better the next day!)  Enjoy!  Enjoy covered for up to one week.

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4 Comments

  • Reply Carmen

    That looks delicious. It mixes my two favorite things, chocolate chip cookies & cheesecake. :]

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    October 5, 2016 at 9:00 am
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Right! There’s no way it can be bad! (Am I’m honestly still enjoying these through the early part of this week. Can’t stop, won’t stop, ha!)

      October 10, 2016 at 8:45 am
  • Reply Heather @ Polyglot Jot

    This looks great! If I don’t want to workout I sometimes use other chores, errands, etc as an excuse not to work out! It’s easy to get out of a workout routine and much harder to get back in!

    October 6, 2016 at 7:42 am
    • Reply semisweettooth

      YES! I use every excuse in the book when I’m just not in the zone. But oh well… the toughest part is taking that first step out of the door, right?

      October 10, 2016 at 8:46 am

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