Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars12 Tblspn. butter, melted and cooled slightly
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 teas. vanilla extract
2 1/8 cups flour
1/2 teas. salt
1/2 teas. baking soda
2 cups Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teas. vanilla extract
Spray a 13 x 9 pan with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Wisk melted butter and sugars in a large bowl until combined. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and mix well. Add the flour, salt and baking soda, fold these into the dough until just blended. Don't over mix.
Fold in the chocolate chips. Press half the dough onto the bottom of the prepared pan making a thin even layer.
Mix the filling by combining the cream cheese and pdr. sugar together with a mixer on med. high until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla until well combined. Spread filling over the cookie dough in pan smooth it to the corners. Flatten small amounts of remaining dough to 1/4 inch thickness and lay on top of filling. The top will have places where the filling shows through. Bake for 30 minutes until light brown. Cool, then chill in fridge for a couple of hours before cutting into bars. Store covered in fridge.