I made this for Father's Day. It is one of those recipes that is super quick to put together, looks and serves beautifully and everyone raves about it. It is super creamy, chocolate-y, ultra-smooth to the tongue and it has a chocolate chip cookie crust, what more can a person ask for?
This recipe makes a nice thick cheesecake that is pretty enough for company!
(1) 16 & 1/2 ounce pkg. refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough (or 2 cups of home made chocolate chip cookie dough) at room temperature.
(2) 8 ounce packages of cream cheese (room temperature)
(1) cup of white sugar
(4) one ounce packets of Nestle Toll House pre-melted chocolate (see note)
(2) 8 ounce containers of Cool Whip (thawed)
For the crust:
Preheat your oven to 375. Evenly spread the cookie dough into an ungreased 9" spring form pan (2 piece pan). Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Let this cool completely (leave it in the pan ).
For the filling:
With an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese, sugar and pre-melted chocolate until very well blended. Beat in the two containers of Cool Whip until you see an even color throughout the filling. Spoon the filling into the cooled crust. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
This does not have to be frosted, but it is pretty with either a drizzled frosting or a simple chocolate glaze & sprinkles.
NOTE: This recipe calls for Nestle Toll House Choco Bake which is a pre-melted chocolate. It comes in a box of eight, one ounce packets. I found it at Walmart, of all places, right with the other baking chocolate.
NOTE: Make sure the cookie dough and cream cheese are at room temperature.