Peanut Butter Cheesecake Cookie Bars

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Peanut Butter Cheesecake Cookie Bars

I’m going to keep it short and sweet today because company is coming tomorrow and my house looks like I’ve been laid up with two broke legs for the past six weeks. Wheelchair cleaning takes twice as long to do so I best get to it!

I often have brilliant ideas. From time to time those pan out to be as brilliant as I had hoped they would be.

This recipe is one of those :)

A cookie bar that combines soft peanut butter cookies with a cheesecake filling studded with peanut butter morsels. If you’re a peanut butter and cheesecake lover, get ready to sing “Glory!”. This is an easy recipe to throw together, even at the end of a long day, and the bars travel and pack well, too!

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

You’ll need: Cream Cheese, Vanilla, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Peanut Butter Cookie Dough, and Peanut Butter Chips.  You’re also going to need one egg.

My egg was camera shy and I respected it’s feelings.

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

Place softened cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, egg, and vanilla in a mixing bowl.

Most recipes would tell you to beat it until it is fluffy but here I want you to beat it until it blends together in submission to your supreme cooking will.

You can be ruler of the universe, it’s just a teeny tiny universe and it only resides in your kitchen.

*On the Sweetened Condensed Milk – You’ll have some leftover from this. I’ve heard it is absolutely decadent in your coffee :)

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

Add in peanut butter chips.

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

Stir those in until well mixed.

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

Divide your peanut butter cookie dough in half.

I do this quite literally.

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

 Pat half of the cookie dough into the bottom of an 8×8 pan that you have sprayed with baking spray.

If you wet your hand, it will pat this out really easily and the dough won’t stick.

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

Pour your yummy cream cheese mixture over the top of the dough.

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

Take the other half of your dough and break off little pieces of it to put on top until you don’t have any dough left.

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

Bake this at 350 for 35-40 minutes, or until it is lightly browned on top.

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Cookie Bars

Cool (of you want), Cut, Serve….

 ENJOY! 

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

Ingredients

  • 16 ounce roll peanut butter cookie dough
  • 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips

Instructions

  1. Grease an 8x8 pan and set aside.
  2. In mixing bowl, place softened cream cheese, egg, vanilla, and sweetened condensed milk. Beat until smooth and creamy. Stir in peanut butter chips.
  3. Pat half of cookie dough into bottom of greased 8x8 pan (Wet your hands and it will be easier). Pour cheesecake mixture over this.
  4. Break up remaining cookie dough and scatter on top of cheesecake mixture in pan.
  5. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes, or until lightly browned on top.
  6. Let cool before cutting (or eat warm, free country!).
http://www.southernplate.com/2013/09/peanut-butter-cheesecake-bars.html

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Comments

  1. Sharron Horton says

    This sounds like a great bar cookie to take to game night at church next Thursday night! We are having home made ice cream too!
    Christy, do you know if you can freeze left over condensed milk? I don’t usually use recipes that have any left over so I might try it in my coffee. Sounds delicious!

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