Chocolate Chip Cookie Chips Mini-Cheesecakes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Chip Mini-Cheesecakes

That name is quite a mouthful, no?

So are the cheesecakes. In a really good way! Because in addition to being li’l bites of heaven, they’re not too heavy on the sugar. And they’re also completely full of Hannah Max chocolate chip cookie chips, i.e., my favorite flavor.

I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t love a chocolate chip cookie. When you put them into crispy cookie chips, they’re that much more addictive. Add cheesecake and I’m not really surprised that people’s eyes lit up at work when they saw me bring these in.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Chip Mini-Cheesecakes

Let’s just accept some of life’s truths: cookie chips are super tasty. Perfect weather days are few and far between. Beaches smell amazing (or they should). And left-handed people are not disabled.

Say what? No, I’m not kidding. I’mย a lefty, and I was shocked out of my senses a little while back when someone referred to being left-handed as, no joke, a disability. Verbatim. That is so offensive to so many people on so many levels.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Chip Mini-Cheesecakes

Back in the day, of course, people thought that being left-handed was a disadvantage. I was fairly certain we’d moved past that point of view. My handwriting is neater than most people who write with their right hands. I adjust for righty desks because it’s not really that hard, just mildly annoying. And even the smudge on the side of your hand doesn’t have to be there when you write. Just turn the paper sideways.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Chip Mini-Cheesecakes

They makeย left-handed baseball mitts. My son is also a lefty, and if he ever gets into playing baseball, he could make enough money to buy us a mansion. That’s not a real dream, don’t worry. But it bears thinking about. If lefties are more unusual, doesn’t that make us valuable? Supply and demand, you guys. I learned about it in economics.

Okay, weird rant over. I just don’t believe in using the word “disability” lightly. I would never show disrespect to people who are struggling with serious challenges by implying that writing with a left hand, of all things, puts me at any kind of disadvantage. It doesn’t.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Chip Mini-Cheesecakes

Now I’ll get back to cheesecake. These muffin-sized cheesecakes are filled with mini chocolate chips and chocolate chip cookie chip bits. The cookie chips also comprise the bottom crust and are crumbled on top. This is my personal favorite, the chocolate chip kind. Here’s what they look like:

Chocolate Chip Cookie Chip Mini-Cheesecakes

The cheesecake batter is on the tarter side to balance out the sweetness of everything else. There are benefits to having a cheesecake base that’s lower in sugar. It’s a lot healthier! Plus, this cheesecake is very simple. Just cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla. No sour cream, no yogurt. It manages to be creamy without a bunch of add-ins.

It takes recipes like this to remind me that simplicity is often best. When the foundation of your recipe is basic, then you can have a lot of fun with mix-ins. I can’t think of a better way to use these cookie chips!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Chip Mini-Cheesecakes

Listen, a lot of what you hear out there in the world is totally whack, like my aforementioned left-leaning rant. No, I’m not talking politics. Go back up and read what I wrote if you skimmed this for the recipe. But in all seriousness, cheesecake rocks, and thatย is truth. Chocolate chip cookies, ditto. And you’ll love these little cheesecakes!

Note: This post is sponsored by Hannah Max Cookie Chips. All opinions are 100% my own.

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Chip Mini-Cheesecakes

Ingredients

2 blocks of 8-oz. cream cheese, softened (I used light)
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 bag Hannah Max chocolate chip cookie chips, divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line a 12-count muffin tin with cupcake liners. Spray lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the softened cream cheese with the sugar until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla and stir again until completely incorporated. Mix in the mini chocolate chips and about one cup of cookie chips, broken into smaller pieces.
  3. In each muffin liner, place one whole cookie chip. Fill in any spaces on the bottom with small shards of cookie chips.
  4. Spoon the cheesecake batter into each cupcake liner until it each muffin is three-quarters filled. Top with more broken pieces of cookie chip.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the mini-cheesecakes are firm. Cool completely.
  6. Chill the mini-cheesecakes overnight. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
http://justaboutbaked.com/chocolate-chip-cookie-chip-mini-cheesecakes/

 

Mir

I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 37 Comments

  1. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg

    Mir – What a great recipe. I’ve never seen this brand of cookies in Connecticut, but I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled. I love cheesecake, and these are perfect to satisfy a craving. ๐Ÿ™‚
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    1. Mir

      If you have a Whole Foods or Safeway, they’re there. Or you can find a complete list of retailers online. I highly recommend, Erin!

  2. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Mir, ok, I’ll just say this: I wouldn’t trust anyone who doesnโ€™t love a chocolate chip cookie. I mean, come on .. and love the Hannah Max chocolate chip cookie chips!!!!! LOVE! and I’m with you sister! Celebrate the differences . . my niece is left handed. . back in the day, I heard about parents trying to re-teach their kid to make sure he or she was right handed . . crazy huh? again, right handed, left handed, who cares? Right? And it certainly is not a disability. that’s just crazy talk!!! I love these mini cheesecakes!!!!
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    1. Mir

      I’m with you, Alice! Anyone who doesn’t SWOON for a chocolate chip cookie is lacking a bit of soul. I don’t really get why people did that back in the day with lefties, but it was really stupid. Like, of all the problems in the world you think you should be tackling, this is going to be the one you pick? Weird.

  3. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Mini cheesecakes are my favorite! I usually make them around the holidays and they are always the first dessert to go. I love that you added actual cookies right into the mix! Sounds like the perfect treat!
    Gayle @ Pumpkin ‘N Spice recently posted…Creamy Nutella DipMy Profile

    1. Mir

      People LOVE cheesecakes, Gayle. And when they’re that small size, they get even more excited! That’s why they disappeared at your party. Well, that and that I’m sure they were delicious.

  4. Jasline (Foodie Baker)

    I’m a lefty and I’m damn proud of it, though the ink smudges annoy me sometimes. Haha. Those mini cheesecakes look so cute and are so beggin to be eaten!
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    1. Mir

      Yep, I hear ya, Jasline. But the ink smudges are a proud sign of productivity. Be happy about them!

  5. Danielle

    Cheesecake is one of my weaknesses, especially in mini form and with chocolate chip cookies! These look so incredible, Mir!
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    1. Mir

      Two weaknesses in one, at least for me, Danielle! Thanks much!

  6. Harriet Emily

    cookies – chocolate – cheesecake – aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh *swoon*. These look incredible!! It’s all of the best things rolled into one. I just can’t cope. This is complete heaven for my sweet tooth!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Harriet Emily! You are definitely in agreement with me. Cookies and cheesecake are the best together!

  7. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    These cheesecakes look awesome and those cookies look to die for ๐Ÿ™‚ Pinning!
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    1. Mir

      They taste homemade, Medha! And on cheesecake, delightful. Thanks for pinning!

  8. Sam @ SugarSpunRun

    I need these in my life yesterday. They look to-die-for. Yum!
    Sam @ SugarSpunRun recently posted…Rosemary Roasted Sweet Potato SaladMy Profile

    1. Mir

      Thanks, Sam! I always need cheesecake and cookie chips in my life, too!

  9. Sues

    I could eat soo many of these mini cheesecakes! Love the idea of adding cookie chips to them!!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks! It’s easier than making a crust!

  10. Ami@NaiveCookCooks

    omg girl!!! All my favorite sweet things in one!! Send me a giant box of these please!!
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    1. Mir

      If only, Ami! Thanks much!

  11. Michele @ Two Raspberries

    holy moley! these look incredible! such a cool idea I love it! chocolate chip cookies on top makes them just over the top! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Michele @ Two Raspberries recently posted…Healthy Oil Free Sweet Potato Frys VeganMy Profile

    1. Mir

      Thanks, Michele! I’d like to put chocolate chip cookie chip on everything in a perfect world…

  12. Manali @ CookWithManali

    I would take a huge box of this please!! They look super delicious Mir, love cheesecake especially when they are mini and especially when there’s chocolate chip!!
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    1. Mir

      Agree, Manali! Thanks!

  13. Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

    Oh yum! So many awesome ingredients in this one bite! This is absolutely an stunning idea! Loving it! ๐Ÿ™‚
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Anu! I took many, many bites. Couldn’t help it!

  14. Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    Those little cheesecakes look fantastic Mir. Also, I really want to find these cookie chips, although they sound a tad dangerous!
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    1. Mir

      More than a tad, Stacey. Crazy dangerous!

  15. Wendy

    First the cheesecakes…delicious. The creamy, tart cheesecake plus the crunchy, sweet cookie bits is bite size dessert happiness! ๐Ÿ™‚ Now, my version of the left handedness rant. I am left handed. For a decade or so, I was an elementary teacher and never quite understood why the parents of left handed kids were so thrilled to hear their child had a left handed teacher. Then I became the parent of a left handed daughter (genetics) and finally understood. Right handed people are so used to being the “norm” that they don’t think about details like how a paper is turned on a desk (so a left handed child doesn’t turn their hand upside down or smear ink all over), or like what side of the computer the mouse is on….or if it is a universal mouse that can be used by either hand. There are lots of statistics on the higher than “norm” percentages of creative and intellectual genius amongst left handed people. Ah, the handicapping burden of giftedness! ๐Ÿ˜‰ End of rant. Thanks for this cheesecake….which I will mix up with my left hand. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Wendy recently posted…Gone Fishing Sugar Cookies and Military Care Package #12My Profile

    1. Mir

      To me, that’s just the differences between people. For instance, I can read upside-down, so I have a hard time remembering that other people can’t. But differences don’t make for a lack of ability. In fact, I think adjusting for the norm makes people smarter! And thanks for the cheesecake love, fellow lefty!

  16. mira

    Love cheesecake, especially in a mini dessert like this! They are perfect! And the chocolate chips on top are perfect!
    mira recently posted…Light No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake CupsMy Profile

    1. Mir

      Thanks, Mira! Portion control, ya know?

  17. THE HUNGRY MUM

    I can’t believe that a mere handful of items could produce something as perfect and needable (not a word but you get my drift) as these. I need a batch – now! #yum
    THE HUNGRY MUM recently posted…Black velvet cupcakesMy Profile

    1. Mir

      I like your word! New words make me happy! Thanks so much.

  18. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    Oh my gosh!! I’m a lefty too!! ๐Ÿ™‚ And I love these cheesecakes!
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust recently posted…Lemon Snack CakeMy Profile

    1. Mir

      I KNEW IT! ๐Ÿ™‚ We lefties love to bake, I guess. Thanks, Dorothy!

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