2/3 cup toffee bits
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 8-oz. cream cheese, room temperature
*I also like to use parchment paper for this recipe.
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup milk chocolate chips
Green food coloring if you're making these for St. Patrick's Day
To start, preheat oven to 385 degrees. Mix together the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, salt and vanilla. I used my KitchenAid Mixer for this, and it save me a lot of work. next dump in your egg and mix thouroughly, then stir in your flour and baking soda. Last, dump in your chocolate chips and toffee pieces.
Divide mixture in half. Line a 13x9 pan with parchment paper, and spray with cooking spray. Then spread half of the mixture into the pan. I use my handss to do this. Set aside.
For the cheesecake portion, microwave your cream cheese for 1 minute on 50% power, then put in mixing bowl and mix together the cream cheese and white sugar until fully blended. I used my mixer again for this part Beat in the egg and vanilla. Mix until smooth. Stir in a couple drops food coloring if you want to color your cheesecake filling. I
Pour the cheesecake mixture over your cookie dough, and make sure your cookie is mostly all covered with the cheesecake filling. Then, use your hands and flatten out your remaining cookie on top. I did this by grabbing handfuls at a time, flattening htem out into circles and laying them on top. It's okay if some of your cheesecake is exposed. You want to have the cheesecake mostly covered with cookie, but it doesn't have to be 100%.
Bake for 30 - 45 minutes or until the bars are cooked through and your cookie is light brown.
|Normally the filling is white, but this time I colored it green in honor of St. Patty's Day!|