Chocolate Cookie Dough No-Bake Cheesecake

I’ve eaten probably more than my share of cookie dough in my lifetime. If I’m making cookies, you can safely wager that I’ll be trying at least a bite of unbaked dough. Of course, we all know that eating cookie dough is not the best of ideas. But, I bet I’m not the only one who’s guilty.

There’s some great news for those of us who like to sample from the mixing bowl. Lindsay of the fabulous Love and Olive Oil has a brand new cookbook just for us. It’s called The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook, and it’s packed with recipes for cookies, cakes, and other treats. Every recipe has a cookie dough component that’s made without eggs. So, we get to have our cookie dough fix the right way.

To celebrate this new cookbook, which will be available June 5th, Quirk Books has asked some food bloggers to come up with our own creations based on Lindsay’s eggless cookie dough. All throughout June, you’ll be able to follow all the recipes in what is being billed as The Cookie Dough-lympics. Amber from Awake at the Whisk started carrying the torch this past Friday. It passes through BoB today, moves on to Betty at The Queen’s Notebook tomorrow, and keeps going all month. To keep up with all the recipes, you can follow me on Twitter or Pinterest.

For my cookie dough creation, I used Lindsay’s chocolate cookie dough recipe to dress up a no-bake cheesecake. Traditional graham cracker crust is topped off with a thick layer of chocolate cookie dough. Then, creamy cheesecake goes on top of that. Yeah, it’s just as good as you think it is.

Chocolate Cookie Dough No-Bake Cheesecake combines rich chocolate cookie dough with a sweet no-bake cheesecake for an irresistible dessert! - Bake or Break

This is a no-bake cheesecake with an asterisk. I like to bake the crust, but it’s not essential that you do. It holds together a bit better when it’s baked, which I found to be helpful for spreading the cookie dough layer on top.

While I have the attention of the cookie dough fans out there, I have some great news.  One lucky Bake or Break reader will receive their own copy of The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook.

UPDATE: Contest has ended. Check back for more great giveaways!

Chocolate Cookie Dough Cheesecake

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1 9-inch cheesecake (8-10 servings)

Chocolate Cookie Dough Cheesecake


    For the crust:
  • 1 & 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • For the chocolate cookie dough:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cream (or milk)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • For the cheesecake:
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • chocolate chips, sprinkles, or shavings for garnish


To make the crust:

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9-inch pie pan.

Mix together crumbs, brown sugar, and butter until combined. Press into bottom and up sides of prepared pan.

Bake for 10 minutes.

To make the chocolate cookie dough:

Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in cream and vanilla. Add cocoa, flour, and salt. Mix on low speed until combined.

Spread dough over prepared crust. Refrigerate while making the cheesecake.

To make the cheesecake:

Beat cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Mix in vanilla.

Whip cream until soft peaks form. Gently fold into cream cheese mixture. Spread evenly on top of cookie dough layer.

Garnish with chocolate, if desired.

Refrigerate about 3 hours before serving.


Eggless Cookie Dough recipe adapted from The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook

Keep refrigerated. You may find it's easier to slice the cheesecake if you let it stand at room temperature for about 10 minutes.

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  1. Malia June 4, 2012 Reply

    my fav cookie is currently lemon ricotta cookies with a lemon glaze, yum.

  2. Holly June 4, 2012 Reply

    Chocolate Chips Cookies. So Good! Everybody’s Favorite. (At least at my house anyways. I aim to please!)

  3. nettajean June 4, 2012 Reply

    My favorite is a good old fashioned chocolate chip cookie with a tall glass of cold milk.

  4. My favorite cookies are Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies!

  5. AmyHB June 4, 2012 Reply

    Chocolate Chip of course!

  6. Stephanie June 4, 2012 Reply

    Right now I’m loving any cookie baked in my muffin top pan. Gotta love when ONE cookie is enough to fill you up!

  7. Rena June 4, 2012 Reply

    Choc chip bc the dough is the best!!

  8. corinne June 4, 2012 Reply

    A skillet cookie with pretzel M&Ms is pretty perfect!

  9. Traci June 4, 2012 Reply

    I like chewy graham cracker cookies with small melted marshmallows on top and drizzled with chocolate…makes the perfect s’more cookie :)

  10. shari June 4, 2012 Reply

    chocolate chip, tried and true!

  11. Phyllis June 4, 2012 Reply

    Oatmeal scotchies are great!

  12. Melissa June 4, 2012 Reply

    My fave = Peanut Butter Blossoms. There just something about the warm peanut butter cookie with the slightly melty chocolate. mmmm

  13. Carla June 4, 2012 Reply

    Well, I love chocolate chip cookies but, I also love oatmeal raisin cookies. If I’m not making one of those, I making the other. :)

  14. Mary June 4, 2012 Reply

    My favorite cookie is the vanishing oatmeal raisin cookie. The recipe is inside the cover of the Quaker oatmeal box.

  15. Jaime June 4, 2012 Reply

    I love my chocolate chip oatmeal cookie recipe. It’s a keeper!!

  16. Tricia June 4, 2012 Reply

    My favorite cookie to make is a rolled oatmeal cookie from my grandmother’s recipe.

  17. Rachael June 4, 2012 Reply

    I love baking oatmeal and raisin cookies!

  18. Zoey June 4, 2012 Reply

    I love baking good ol’ chocolate chip cookies.

  19. Laura June 4, 2012 Reply

    I love Oatmeal Chocolate Chip!

  20. Caley June 4, 2012 Reply

    My favorite is lemon dough with white chocolate chips. Adding dried strawberries, if you can find them, makes the cookies even better!

  21. Linda F, June 4, 2012 Reply

    Favorite cookie is double chocolate chip.

  22. Cori June 4, 2012 Reply

    Old-fashioned chocolate chip cookies!

  23. Mel June 4, 2012 Reply

    Chocolate chip cookie dough with some added almonds and coconut! Yumyum.

  24. Chelsea W. June 4, 2012 Reply

    sugar cookies! and they are my favorite to eat too :)

  25. Carole Resnick June 4, 2012 Reply

    My favorite cookie is oatmeal with dried cranberries.

  26. This cookie dough cheesecake looks incredible! I love that it’s with a layer of chocolate cookie dough, adds a little something extra!

  27. Cheryl June 4, 2012 Reply

    I love so many. But chocolate crinkle cookies are my families favorite !

  28. Wendi June 4, 2012 Reply

    White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookies are my fave to make, with Peanut Butter Chip cookies in CLOSE second!

  29. stacie June 4, 2012 Reply

    I love making plain ‘ol Chocolate Chip Cookies.

  30. Jenny June 4, 2012 Reply

    I love monster cookies!

  31. Jennie June 4, 2012 Reply

    I love maple walnut cookies!

  32. Brittany June 4, 2012 Reply

    I love puffy snickerdoodle cookies!

  33. Dorothea June 4, 2012 Reply

    My favorite cookie to bake is Oatmeal Raisin – this particular recipe calls for refrigerating the dough overnight and the raisins soften up a bit – I love eating the dough as much as the baked cookie!

  34. Whoa! This is insane!! Yum!

  35. Jennifer June 4, 2012 Reply

    My ultimate favorite cookie?

    Gooey Chocolate Cookies (made w/ semi-sweet chocolate chips)..for some reason, my mom-in-law makes the best! Oh, yum.
    I actually made “short-cut” choco chip cookies tonight, what a coincidence! *wink*

  36. Jennifer June 4, 2012 Reply

    Surprised there’s no butterscotch cookie, though…
    No butterscotch lovers?

  37. Tiffany C. June 4, 2012 Reply

    I love M&M cookies!

  38. kamaile June 4, 2012 Reply

    mmm…this cheesecake sounds delicious! just in time for summer. Turning on the oven when it’s 100 degress outside makes me sad.

    my favorite cookies to bake are ginger chewies.

  39. Stephanie June 4, 2012 Reply

    My favorite cookies to bake are chocolate with PB chips…they are my father’s favorite to eat!

  40. Mary L June 4, 2012 Reply

    I like to make Butter cookies

  41. ileana June 4, 2012 Reply

    Oatmeal raisin!

  42. Amanda H June 4, 2012 Reply

    I like to make a sugar cookie with a capful of peppermint oil, especially around the holidays. They’re familiar but surprising!

  43. Monica June 4, 2012 Reply

    Chocolate Chip-Oatmeal. So many choices…hard to pick just one!

  44. Lisa June 4, 2012 Reply

    My favorite cookie to make are pizzelles…brings back wonderful memories of my grandma!

  45. Dawn June 4, 2012 Reply

    Oh, my Great Auntie Bee’s peanut butter cookies rolled in sugar and flattened with the tines of a fork. The best!

  46. Katie June 4, 2012 Reply

    My favorite cookie has always been the chocolate chip cookie!

  47. Jennifer June 4, 2012 Reply

    My favorite cookie is the classic chocolate chip cookie – reminds me of when Mom used to let me like the mixing spoon. Good times!

  48. Michelle June 4, 2012 Reply

    I like making Rolo cookies- they taste delicious and come out looking great every time. They’re a great recipe for impressing people.

  49. Marcia June 4, 2012 Reply

    Chocolate chip cookies as always are my very favorite!

  50. The Cookie Dough-lympics?!?! OMG that’s so exciting!! I will absolutely be following this! My hands down fave cookies are gingersnaps.

  51. Chloe June 5, 2012 Reply

    I love baking Oatmeal Raisin cookies. Yum!

  52. Whitney June 5, 2012 Reply

    Gosh, this recipe looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it this weekend! My all-time favorite cookie to bake is chocolate chip, simple but never a disappointment.

  53. Kathleen June 5, 2012 Reply

    i love making my brother´s favorite chocolate with green mint chip cookies :)

  54. Kim June 5, 2012 Reply

    My favorite cookie is oatmeal with white chocolate chips, dried cranberries, and pecans.

  55. Torrey June 5, 2012 Reply

    Oatmeal cookies but I love eating all cookies :-)

  56. Michelle June 5, 2012 Reply

    My favorite is oatmeal chocolate chip with pecans!

  57. Amber June 5, 2012 Reply

    Fantastic photos! I’m so thrilled to get to know some new blogs through the Dough-Lympics. :) Too fun! I love Quirk Books.

  58. dori June 5, 2012 Reply

    Chocolate chip, still warm from the oven!!!!

  59. The cookie dough Olympics?! I love it! My favorite cookies, also to bake, are chocolate chip cookies.

    I love this pie! It sounds like such a great combo and I love that it’s no bake (although I’d bake the crust too :))

  60. Mary Carol June 5, 2012 Reply

    No matter what I try, I always go back to the standard oatmeal raisin cookie. I just love ’em. Could eat a million of ’em with a glass of milk…Can’t wait to try this cheesecake!

  61. Kathy June 5, 2012 Reply

    Chocolate chip is my all time favorite, but I have been on a peanut butter kick lately. I am going to try this pie out this weekend. Can’t wait.

  62. Diane D June 5, 2012 Reply

    Chocolate Chip — there are some many different recipes out there it is fun to see how each turns out and what the taste differences are!

  63. Christa June 5, 2012 Reply

    Chocolate chip, of course!

  64. Yaka June 5, 2012 Reply

    My favorite cookie to bake has to be red velvet crinkle cookies. Simple, easy cookie to make. Though they are a “cheat” cookie to make, they are a crowd pleaser.

  65. Deirdre June 5, 2012 Reply

    I love to bake my Grandma’s old fashioned butter cookies. As they rise in the oven, the smells remind me of childhood Christmases spent in her house.

  66. Suzy June 5, 2012 Reply

    Many years ago I had to contend with a cranky baby who’s nap never gave me enough time to make drop cookies. I turned to bar cookies and have always loved to bake Apricot Bars – a crubmly, buttery oatmeal crust with delicious jam in the middle. They can be made in less than 45 minutes but taste and look impressive.

  67. Valerie June 5, 2012 Reply

    I love to make chocolate chip cookies… mostly because I love to eat them!

  68. Jodi June 5, 2012 Reply

    Hands down best cookie? Monster Cookies!! PB, oats, M&Ms, chocolate chips,…. Heaven!

  69. Anna June 5, 2012 Reply

    Gingerbread, definitely!

  70. Jamie June 6, 2012 Reply

    I love to bake chocolate chip cookies.

  71. Sue June 6, 2012 Reply

    I love making snickerdoodles. The house smells amazing afterwards.

  72. Michelle June 6, 2012 Reply

    I love to make sugar cookies

  73. Nicole June 6, 2012 Reply

    Chocolate chip, although snickerdoodles are also pretty amazing.

  74. Lauri June 6, 2012 Reply

    I love making chocolate chip cookies because nothing is so simple and beloved as those delicious cookies. This cheesecake does sound pretty good too! I love anything cookie dough and it is so veratile.

  75. Heather June 6, 2012 Reply

    My favorite cookies to bake are white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies. They smell so good!

  76. Rebecca June 7, 2012 Reply

    Gotta be chocolate chip!

  77. Emma June 10, 2012 Reply

    This looks yummy! Lovely post.

  78. Jenny @ BAKE June 14, 2012 Reply

    WOW! This sounds like the best desert EVER

  79. Betty Ann @Mango_Queen October 12, 2012 Reply

    A belated thank you for the kind mention and link to my other blog. What a fun cake this was to make. Your chocolate cookie dough no-bake cheesecake looks divine. I must try it. Thanks for sharing!

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