Written by Jenny –
I know it seems a little odd that I am proposing that you celebrate Chocolate Chip Cookie Day with a recipe other than the Original Nestlé® Toll House® Chocolate Chip Cookie. It’s not that I want to turn you away from the most wonderful cookie in the whole wide world! I just want to introduce you to another recipe to celebrate this delicious day: Double Chocolate Chip Mini Cheesecakes. Baked Nestlé® Toll House® Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is the base for these individual cheesecakes. The cookie bases are topped with a creamy cheesecake that is studded with semi-sweet chocolate mini morsels. I think I have you captivated now. One more detail to mention, each of these cheesecakes has a simple drizzle of chocolate for the final touch. Where is my fork when I need it?
Ingredients for 24 servings:
- 1 1/2 cups NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Tub Dough or 1 package (16.5 ounces) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Dough
- 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, at room temperature
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels, divided
PREHEAT oven to 325° F. Paper-line 24 muffin cups. Place 1 level tablespoon of cookie dough (1 square if using bar dough) into each muffin cup.
BAKE for 10 minutes or until cookie has spread to edge of cup.
BEAT cream cheese, sugar and flour in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla extract; mix well. Stir 1/2 cup morsels into batter. Spoon 2 heaping measuring tablespoons of batter over each cookie in cup.
BAKE for additional 13 to 15 minutes or until just set but not browned. Remove from oven to wire rack. Cool completely in pans on wire rack. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
MELT remaining 1/4 cup mini morsels in small, heavy-duty plastic bag on HIGH (100%) power for 30 seconds; knead. Microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag; squeeze to drizzle lightly over each cheesecake just before serving.
If you are looking for some more information on the history of the Original Nestlé® Toll House® Cookie and Ruth Wakefield, the inventor of the cookie, please take a look at my previous post. There you will find some more recipes to celebrate Chocolate Chip Cookie Day with and also to get a head start for Chocolate Chip Day, August 4th!
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