Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies


These Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies are absolutely delicious but I do have a weakness for cookies in general, I mean who doesn't right?   The cream cheese in these cookies give a slight tangy flavor and makes these cookies soft in the middle, with nice crisp edges.   I also loved the dark chocolate chips in these cookies.  I have been non-stop cooking and baking with all this free time I have, so thank you government shutdown.  I never thought I would say that I can't wait to get back to work.  At least I can enjoy these awesome Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies!



Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients
2 ¼ cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
¾ cup butter, room temperature (1 ½ sticks)
¼ cup cream cheese, room temperature (I used Neufchatel cheese.)
½ cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate chips.)


Directions

In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.  Set aside.


In a stand mixer, beat butter, cream cheese, and sugars until light and fluffy.


Beat in vanilla and eggs.


Slowly add in flour mixture until combined.


Stir in chocolate chips.


Note:  It is best to allow cookie dough to cool in the fridge for at least 2 hours or longer.   

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 

Drop the cookie dough by tablespoonfuls, well apart, on baking sheets.  


Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.  Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 



Makes 3 dozen cookies. 


Buddy wanted a cookie too, but he's not allowed.  He likes to hang out in the kitchen when he knows I'm cooking or baking :)