Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake

I have never really had the best of luck with cheesecakes… I think one of the reasons is the low fat cream cheese that is available here.. well obviously you do get better cream cheeses here but I personally think for a teeny tub of 200gm is 500 odd rupee is ridiculous. I made this with the low fat cream cheese and also used some greek yogurt for a good depth of flavour.  Made this for a dinner party aaaaaand it was a hit… Its a chocolate chip cookie base, chocochip cheesecake garnished with chunks of chocochip cookie bits and dark chocolate…. just the perfect amount of sweetness is what makes this special 😉

Ingredients:
Chocolate Chip Cookie Base: 

  • ​Flour – 120 gm 
  • Butter – 100gm
  • Egg – 1
  • Dark brown sugar – 75gm
  • Sugar – 50gm 
  • Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
  • Sea salt – pinch 
  • Dark chocolate chips – a handful (about 75gm)

Choco- Chip Cheesecake:

  • Cream Cheese – 360gm 
  • Greek yogurt – 125ml 
  • Sugar – 3 tablespoons
  • Eggs – 2 large
  • Lemon juice – 2 teaspoons
  • salt – a pinch
  • Dark chocolate chips – a handful (about 75gm)

Dark Chocolate glaze:

  • Dark chocolate – 100gm (melted)

Method:
Chocolate Chip Cookie Base:

  • In a large bowl, add the flour, brown sugar, sugar, salt and sugar. 
  • Mix all of them well, make a well in the middle and add the egg and vanilla extract. 
  • Mix well. Melt the butter and pour it into the cookie mix. 
  • Add the chocolate chips and fold into the cookie dough. 
  • Divide the cookie dough to 3/4 th and 1/4th. 
  • Flatten the 3/4th of the cookie dough into a thick round disk, the size of the cake pan (10cm) approx. 
  • Chill it in the refrigerator for about 30-40 minutes. 
  • Make the remaining 1/4th of cookie dough into small chunks and chill it as well. 
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. Grease and line the cake tin, place the cookie dough dish in the cake tin. 
  • Bake for 10 minutes. It needs to be partially baked. Once done, let the cake tin to cool. 
  • Bake the chocolate chip chunks also for 10 minutes and let it cool. 

Choco chip Cheesecake:

  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celsius.
  • In a large bowl, add the cream cheese, greek yogurt, eggs, lemon juice and sugar. 
  • Beat all until completely mixed. 
  • Fold in half the choco chips in the batter.  Pour the batter on top of the chocochip cookie bas that was partially baked. 
  • Sprinkle the rest of the choco chips on top of the batter. 
  • Cover the cake tin with silver foil, bake for 30 minutes. 
  • Remove the foil and bake for another 15 minutes, until the cake is slightly wobbly. 
  • Chill the cheesecake for an hour or two. 

Finishing the cake: 

  • Garnish the cheesecake with the chocolate chip cookie chunks. 
  • Drizzle melted chocolate all over the chocolate chip cookie chunks.

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