Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake
1-3/4 cups crushed chocolate chip cookies or chocolate wafer crumbs 1/4 cup sugar 1/3 cup butter, melted FILLING: 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened 1 cup sugar 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 large eggs, lightly beaten COOKIE DOUGH: 1/4 cup butter, softened 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 tablespoon water 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1-1/2 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips, divided In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Place pan on a baking sheet; set aside. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in sour cream and vanilla. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour over crust; set aside. In another bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add water and vanilla. Gradually add flour and mix well. Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls over filling, gently pushing dough below surface (dough should be completely covered by filling). Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. Remove sides of pan. Sprinkle with remaining chips. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 14 servings.