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This cheesecake has a secret.

Cookie dough lumps hide beneath its cool surface

SOFT, CREAMY LUMPS of chocolate chip cookie dough, made without egg, are a tantalizing surprise in this smooth cheesecake. It's a dessert that indulges those addicted to nibbling cookies before they bake.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake

1 1/2 cups finely crushed chocolate wafer cookie crumbs (about 30 cookies)

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup (1/8 lb.) melted butter or margarine

2 large packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese or neufchatel (light cream) cheese, cut into chunks

1 cup regular or light (reduced-fat) sour cream

3 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

Cookie dough (recipe follows)

Topping (recipe follows)

Mix crumbs, 2 tablespoons sugar, and butter; press firmly over bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of a 9-inch cheesecake pan with removable rim. Bake in a 350 |degrees~ oven until slightly darker color, about 8 minutes.

In a food processor or with a mixer, whirl or beat remaining sugar with cheese. Add cream, eggs, and vanilla; mix well. Pour into crust. Drop cookie dough in 2-tablespoon portions evenly over cake; push dough beneath surface.

Bake in 350 |degrees~ oven until cake jiggles only slightly in center when gently shaken, about 40 minutes. Spread topping over hot cake. Let cake cool, then chill until cold, at least 4 hours; serve or wrap airtight up to 2 days. Serves 12 to 16.

Per serving: 417 cal. (58 percent from fat); 5.8 g protein; 27 g fat (16 g sat.); 40 g carbo.; 281 mg sodium; 100 mg chol.

Cookie dough. In a bowl, beat to blend 1/4 cup (1/8 lb.) butter or margarine, 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar, and 1/4 cup granulated sugar. Stir in 2 tablespoons water and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in 1/2 cup all-purpose flour and 1 cup (6 oz.) semisweet chocolate baking chips or chopped pieces.

Topping. Mix 1 cup regular or light (reduced-fat) sour cream, 2 teaspoons sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
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Author:Lipman, Karyn I.
Date:Jul 1, 1993
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