Life with four kids is sure busy busy! I decided that this weekend I just needed some down time (well, besides church and soccer for the kids). I tried not to make plans so we could just chill out, spring clean a bit, and rest!
Not sure why but I have had the most wicked sweets craving ever. I decided to bake some stuff this weekend, cause my bananas were going bad (funny enough, I never did end up using my bananas), and I came across this recipe and remembered I wanted to try it. Hope you are having a sweet weekend too (and if not, go try this recipe and you will be).
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup coconut, if desired
1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated chocolate chip cookies
1. Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and egg until smooth. Stir in coconut.
2. In ungreased, 9- or 8-inch square pan, break up half of cookie dough. With floured fingers, press dough evenly in bottom of pan to form crust. Spread cream cheese mixture over dough. Crumble and sprinkle remaining half of dough over cream cheese mixture.
3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or until chilled. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store in refrigerator.