15 + 25 minutes
13" X 9" baking pan
1/2 cup cold butter (1-stick)
1 pouch (1# size) chocolate chip cookie mix (I use Betty Crocker brand)
2 - 8 ounce packages cream cheese softened
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray bottom of pan with cooking spray.
In large bowl, cut butter into cookie mix using fork or pastry blender. Stir in 1 egg until mixture is crumbly. Gently spoon 3 cups crumb mixture into pan; press into bottom of pan. Bake 15 minutes.
In small bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, 2 eggs and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Pour over cookie crust. Spoon remaining crumb mixture over cream cheese.
Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or until chilled before cutting into bars. Store covered in refrigerator.
Use a wet knife for cutting cheesecake bars, wiping off crumbs after each cut.