At last night's podcast, I brought a hastily-made batch of Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars. Here is the recipe.
Please note I've added some steps in bold, which you can ignore, unless you desire to increase your kitchen stress via a 5-year old child.
12 oz. pkg. chocolate chips (plus ingredients for preparing the cookie dough)
Pre-made cookie dough from the grocery store.
2 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
On the back of the chocolate chip package, follow the directions for making Toll House cookie dough (no nuts). Set aside. Alternatively, you can just buy grocery store cookie dough, like the kind you get in a roll.
Soften cream cheese. Put in mixer and beat cream cheese with sugar. Tell your son to stop pulling spoons out of the drawer and beating on table impatiently. Add remaining ingredients and mix well until creamy, or allow your son to stir the mixture, spewing cream cheese mix all over the floor and walls of the kitchen in the process.
Grease the bottom and sides of a 9 x 13 inch pan. Son, put the cooking spray down....don't aim it at the cat! Cut cookie dough in half. Spread half of the dough in the pan. Pour all cream cheese over dough. Put the rest of the dough. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. No, it is not done yet! It has to cook! Go play in your room please! Chill. Drink a Beer.