The only thing better than fresh chocolate chip cookies is chocolate chip cookie dough. And while you’re technically not supposed to eat raw cookie dough because of the risk of contamination with illness-causing salmonella and E. coli, there are safe ways to enjoy it, such as with edible dough made by Nestle and this egg-free recipe for chocolate chip cookie dough bites.
And just when you thought safe-to-eat cookie dough couldn’t get any more delicious, this recipe for chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake from The Girl Who Ate Everything is here to blow your mind.
The type of crust you use for this creamy cheesecake is up to you, but the main event is the filling itself, which is full of chocolate chips and chunks of cookie dough:
You can head on over to the full recipe for all the details, but one quick tip: Make sure you evenly distribute the cookie dough balls so that each slice has plenty of cookie dough goodness.
Also, consider topping it with a whipped cream garnish with even more mini chocolate chips for a decadent finish that will make this already impressive dessert extra special.
As far as the crust goes, if you can’t get enough chocolate, you might want to try an Oreo-based crust. Though a graham cracker crust is a great classic option, too.
Although this recipe is a bit time-consuming, commenters say it’s worth every minute. If you’re looking for a shortcut, though, one commenter asked if pre-made cookie dough from the grocery store would work for this cheesecake, and the blog’s author responded that while she hadn’t tried it, she thinks it could work!
Looking for more inventive ways to enjoy cookie dough? This recipe for cookie dough frosting lets you enjoy cookies and cake in one decadent dessert. And this cookie dough fudge makes for a yummy and thoughtful gift.
If you want to expand beyond chocolate chip cookie dough, Pillsbury has released edible cookie dough in at least two other flavors: Strawberry Cheesecake and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Yum!