2¼ cups all purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons butter, melted
½ cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided, plus more if desired
8 oz cream cheese, softened
¼ cup sour cream
1 egg, slightly beaten
¼ cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Line an 8 x 8 pan with greased parchment paper. Set aside.
In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl cream together butter and sugars.
Stir in eggs and vanilla extract.
Mix dry ingredients with wet ingredients just until a soft dough forms and flour mixture is incorporated.
Press half of dough into the prepared pan in an even layer.
Cover with 1 cup chocolate chips (can use more/less chocolate chips if desired).
Prepare the cheesecake batter by mixing together the cream cheese, sour cream, egg, powdered sugar and vanilla extract into a large bowl until creamy.
Pour cheesecake batter over chocolate chips and spread evenly.
Mix ½ cup chocolate chips into remaining cookie dough.
Drop remaining cookie dough over cheesecake layer until completely covered.
Sprinkle on more chocolate chips (if desired).
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until center of cookie is set and golden.
Allow bars to cool in pan and then refrigerate for at least 3 hours (Overnight is best)
Slice into bars.
Store in the refrigerator.
Serve cold or room temperature.