Tasty Tuesday: Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

I love all things cheesecake.   And while the real thing is scrumptious, sometimes these bars are just more practical- and equally scrumptious!  They don’t take long to whip together and they are perfect for potlucks and the like since they are easy to transport.  And the fact that they mix the flavors of cheesecake and chocolate chip cookies…what’s not to love?

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars
3/4 c. shortening
3/4 c. sugar
1/3 c. brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. baking soda
12 oz. chocolate chips

Filling:
16 oz. cream cheese
3/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla

Cream shortening and sugars. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, salt and baking soda. Add to the creamed mixture. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Set aside 1/4 to 1/3 of dough for topping. Press remaining dough into greased 9×13 pan. (If dough wants to stick to your hands/spatula try greasing them.)  Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Meanwhile mix filling (see instructions below). Spoon filling over crust. Drop teaspoonfuls of reserved dough over filling. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Store in refrigerator.

Filling instructions: Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well.

Linking up at Chef in Training, Living Well Spending Less and Mostly Homemade Mom.

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