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Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars

Not a cookie, not a brownie: these Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars are the softest, chewiest, gooey-est best of both worlds!

Yields 18 slices     adjust servings

Preparation 15m Cook Time 55m Total Time


    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

    • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
    • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
    • 2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

    Nutella Cheesecake Layer

    • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
    • 1/2 cup Nutella
    • 1 large egg
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


    Preheat to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8 cake pan with foil or parchment paper, then brush it with butter or spray with cooking spray. Set aside.

    To make the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars with a mixer for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until smooth.

    Whisk the flour, baking soda and salt in another bowl. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined, with all flour incorporated. Gently fold in the chocolate chips. 

    To make the Nutella Cheesecake Layer: Place the cream cheese in a medium bowl and beat until fluffy with a mixer. Blend in Nutella until combined, then add the egg and vanilla. Beat until smooth.

    Press 2/3 of the cookie dough evenly into the prepared pan. Spread the Nutella Cheesecake on top of the cookie dough. Gently press the remaining 1/3 of the cookie dough on the top of the Nutella layer in sections.

    Place in the oven and bake 50-55 minutes until the edges are browned and the center is set, covering the pan with foil after 35 minutes or so. Cool completely, at least one hour, cut into 18 pieces and serve.


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