Monday, February 1, 2016

Soft Batch Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies


Soft, chewy, loaded with semi-sweet chocolate chips - Soft Batch Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies is a winning recipe for cookie lovers!  





Today I am sharing one of my family's favorite chocolate chip cookies. I found this wonderful recipe a little over a year ago on Jen's Favorite Cookies. These awesome cookies were an instant hit and I make them all the time for my daughter with an allergy - they are egg free! Even my husband who is a major cookie snob loves them, and he's not a fan of cream cheese. I love them because they are a cinch to make and a cookie the whole family can enjoy. 





Soft, chewy, loaded with semi-sweet chocolate chips...this is a winning recipe for cookie lovers.  


Soft Batch Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies 

From Jen's Favorite Cookies, slightly adapted

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 8 ounce block of cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 12 oz bag of semi-sweet chocolate chip 
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, cream butter, cream cheese and sugars until they are smooth/creamy, then add the vanilla and mix well. Next, add flour, salt and baking soda - mix until all the dry ingredients are just blended-Do Not Over Mix! Last, add chocolate chips. Fold the chocolate chips into the dough, until just blended. Do not over mix the chocolate chips with the dough. Place heaping round tablespoons of dough on a ungreased cookie sheet approximately one inch apart. I use The Pampered Chef's Medium size scooper for the dough, it's the perfect size and I never have to touch the dough. Place cookies in the oven on middle rack and bake for 9-11 minutes, depending on your oven. Bake until cookies turn a light golden brown. Remove, place cookies on rack to cool. Store cooled cookies in an airtight container. Enjoy!

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25 comments:

Una Watt said...

These look delicious. I have some maple sugar that I am going to use. I made a yellow cake with maple instead of white, and it turned out fine. We shall see.
-Char

Anonymous said...

Do these have to be refrigerated?

Angelena said...

I made these to bring in as a treat for my coworkers. They LOVED them and asked me to make them again (numerous times). Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Does it make them taste different then a chocolate chip cookie

Nancy Hugick said...

Recipe don't have eggs,is there a reason ?

Teresa D'Angelo said...

I am unable to print this, there is not a button on words that say print recipe. Can you help?

Mary N said...

Sorry about that, Teresa - The Print Recipe link is fixed! You can head here too: https://sites.google.com/site/sweetlittlebluebird/soft-batch-cream-cheese-chocolate-chip-cookies

And Anonymous - this recipe doesn't need eggs due to the ingredients.

psd4fan said...

Baking soda seems kind of strange.
Is there a reason for it?

Mary N said...

psd4fan, baking soda is very common in cookies - head here to read more: "Read just about any cookie recipe, and you'll see baking soda in the list of ingredients."

http://www.seriouseats.com/2015/12/cookie-science-how-baking-soda-works.html

Anonymous said...

How many cookies does it make?

Anonymous said...

Pla lain or self rising flour. I always get confused on the flour

Anonymous said...

Anonymous - Regarding flour. Because baking soda and salt are listed in the ingredients, the flour is all-purpose! I'm making these today myself. They look divine!!!

Anonymous said...

Since there is cream cheese in them do you need to refrigate them?

Anonymous said...

Can u make them with unsalted butter?

Anonymous said...

Roughly how much does a batch make and can you make them with unsalted butter?

Anonymous said...

I made these with Bob's 1 to 1 Gluten free flour.. These were amazing!! First cookies to be gone from Christmas cookie collection. No one knew they were Gf!

Anonymous said...

I made these with Bob's 1 to 1 Gluten free flour.. These were amazing!! First cookies to be gone from Christmas cookie collection. No one knew they were Gf!

Anonymous said...

No eggs?

Hazel W McNew said...

This recipe is delicious and I like it as you can add your own ideas. I'm allergic to dark chocolate so use white chips, add 1/2 cup macadamia nuts, oh so good. Make several batches and freeze....I am going to try cranberries also.

hfrey said...

Family loved them! This was a great treat easy, simple and a small batch! Very soft and rich!!

Anonymous said...

You can freeze them? The white chocolate macadamia version sounds delish

Colleen parker said...

I never leave reviews...but these cookies were AMAZING! I am not even a big sweets person but I couldn't get enough of these! One mistake I made was I kept the cookies in a little longer than what the recipe time calls for. I am just not used to fluffy cookies so they looked under-cooked to me. I did a batch at the correct timing and those were the winners!!

Heather M. said...

Why would you need to refrigerate them? They will be cooked.

Heather M. said...

No they get cooked

Becky said...

What about using the 1/3 fat cream cheese? Will it taste different?